Three things – foam in my cup

In my old life – the one where I left the house every day and stopped for coffee numerous times a week – I rarely made a latte or needed to steam milk at home. But now it is a part of my every day. I start the morning with simple coffee, no additions. Then I often have a cup of tea mid-morning. By early afternoon, I am ready for another hot beverage so I make an herbal latte with maca or a matcha latte. I have a small froth/foam machine that is easy to use and clean. Here are my top three choices for non-dairy milky foam:

#1 is Oatly! I discovered this a few years ago and it is really my absolute favorite. A 10 on the foam presentation factor. It is not shelf stable so I can’t stock up. I try not to run out.

#2 Good Karma Flax Milk. This one is very thick and creamy. The foam factor is okay and it is shelf stable so I keep a box of this in my cupboard. This one is also very good in smoothies.

#3 Califa Oat Barista blend – another shelf stable option. This one does not foam well in my machine – a zero on presentation. The new-in-town coffee place is using this as a non-dairy option and they get nice foam so their machine must be more powerful. I have an extra box of this in the cupboard but I don’t think I will restock.

All three have very few ingredients and match well with being free of the things I am avoiding. When I did my weekly grocery shopping this week, the dairy case had lots of Oatly so I will hope that trend will continue.

Joining up with Carole today.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Three things – foam in my cup

  1. What a fun post! I’ve heard a lot of people love oat milk for their plant-based milk option. (I haven’t tried it; I like cashew…it’s pretty rich, not sure how it would foam.) Sounds like you have a beautiful rhythm to your hot-drink-day!

  2. I love that there are so many options these days for those who can’t or don’t want to do dairy. I haven’t done it in a while, but my special non-dairy treat in my coffee sometimes is chocolate almond milk.

  3. I really need to get a foam/froth machine to liven up our home-coffee-making routine! What would you recommend??? And thanks for these milk-substitute suggestions, too. 🙂

  4. I drink my coffee black without sugar or milk but I do occasionally enjoy a latte from our local coffee place. About 30 years ago we had an espresso machine and it was fun but it took up SO much room!

  5. there are lots of choices now and those sound good. I love children’s illustrated books… those you showed are so up my alley!LeeAnna

  6. I have not tried the oat milk yet. I use almond milk occasionally, but for my coffee I just use non-fat dairy milk. I have a hand frother (battery operated) and it generates a ton of froth and foam and then I just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so…perfect for my morning coffee!

  7. Hmmm… I haven’t made steamed milk for a while. Hubby used to make coffee with steamed milk for me for a special treat after a long run. Maybe he will do that again. He has been buying a coconut-flavored cashew milk. It has no added sugar and tastes wonderful!

  8. I’m another person who typically drinks her coffee black (yum!) but I do love a good coffee treat, including lattes. I’d love to learn to make them at home. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I have a hand frother – no battery just a pump mechanism. It does have to be washed by hand but that is a small price to pay. I really like Oat milk in my coffee and when I need milk in a savory dish such as a quiche or soup. Trader Joes makes an oat beverage that is good in a pinch.

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