As the leaves turn and the air gets crisp, I’m thrilled to share a fall favorite with you – my Caramel Apple Oat Milk Iced Latte.
Made with the creamy goodness of oat milk and the rich flavors of caramel and apple, this is not just a drink—it’s a seasonal celebration in a cup.
Follow along to create your own autumnal bliss!
Table of Contents
|Oat Milk (3/4 cups or 6 ounces)
|Nespresso Vertuo Machine
|Caramel Apple Butter Syrup (2 tbsp)
|Electric Hand Whisk
|Brown Sugar Syrup (1 tbsp, optional)
|Apple Pie Spice (to taste)
|Small Cocktail Shaker/Mason Jar
|Caramel Sauce (to taste)
|Blonde Roast Espresso Capsules (2)
I’m excited to guide you through the creation of a Caramel Apple Oat Milk Iced Latte that’s sure to warm your heart while cooling your palate.
It’s a simple process with a delightful outcome. Here’s how I do it:
Step 1: Prep the Mix
I start by pouring the chilled oat milk into a pitcher. To infuse it with autumnal flavors, I add about two tablespoons of caramel apple butter syrup. Then, for a deeper sweetness, I mix in a tablespoon of my homemade brown sugar syrup. For that extra hint of fall, a sprinkle of apple pie spice is whisked into the milk.
Pro Tip: If you’re out of homemade syrup, store-bought cinnamon brown sugar syrup is a fantastic substitute.
Step 2: Brew the Espresso
Next, I fire up my Nespresso Vertuo machine. I pop in a blonde roast espresso capsule, press the brew button, and watch as the rich, aromatic espresso drips into the glass. I repeat this with a second capsule because we want a strong coffee base for our latte.
Step 3: Layer the Flavors
In a cup, I begin with a drizzle of caramel sauce, followed by a teaspoon of caramel apple syrup. In my mason jar, a handful of ice goes in before the espresso. Sealing the jar, I give it a good shake. This mixes the coffee with the syrups and chills it simultaneously.
Pro Tip: Shaking the espresso with ice not only cools it but also adds a frothy texture.
Step 4: Assemble the Drink
I then add ice to my serving cup, already layered with caramel and apple syrup. The milk mixture, now frothy and spiced, is poured over the ice. The chilled, shaken espresso is gently layered on top to create a beautiful marbling effect.
Pro Tip: Pour the espresso slowly over the back of a spoon for that perfect layered look.
Step 5: The Final Touch
Finally, I whip up a little extra caramel and apple butter syrup to create a sweet drizzle on top of the drink. To finish, a light dusting of apple pie spice adds an aromatic touch that complements the caramel drizzle.
And there you have it, my very own Caramel Apple Oat Milk Iced Latte, a drink that’s like a cozy sweater for your soul.
If you decide to give this recipe a spin or put your twist on it, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Questions? Curiosities? Drop them below, and let’s chat!