As a Nespresso enthusiast, I’ve been experimenting with delightful recipes, and my latest obsession is the Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte.
It’s a fusion of spicy, sweet, and refreshing flavors, perfect for any season. Using Nespresso’s robust coffee as a base, this latte combines the warmth of gingerbread with the creaminess of oat milk and the exotic notes of chai.
Let me walk you through this exquisite creation!
Creating an iced gingerbread oat milk chai latte with a Nespresso machine is a delightful experience, perfect for the holiday season.
Table of Contents
|Nespresso Coffee Capsule (Gingerbread)
|Nespresso Vertuo Plus Machine
|Chai Latte or Chai Tea Concentrate
|Optional: Gingerbread spice blend for topping
Here’s a detailed, step-by-step guide to crafting this festive drink, ensuring every sip is as enchanting as the holidays themselves:
Step 1: Warm Up the Nespresso Machine
Start by turning on your Nespresso Vertuo Plus machine. This initial step is crucial for warming up the machine, ensuring that your coffee brews perfectly.
Step 2: Brew the Coffee
Next, select an espresso gingerbread coffee pod and insert it into the machine. Press the brew button to start the process. The gingerbread pod adds a seasonal twist to the espresso, enhancing the holiday flavor.
Step 3: Prepare the Chai Concentrate
While the coffee is brewing, take a frothing pitcher and pour in about 2-3 ounces of chai latte concentrate. This concentrate is the backbone of your latte, providing that distinctive chai spice blend.
Step 4: Add Oat Milk and Syrup
To the same pitcher, add oat milk until the total volume reaches six ounces. Then, stir in some Monin gingerbread-flavored syrup. The oat milk brings a creamy texture, while the syrup infuses a sweet gingerbread flavor.
Step 5: Shake the Brewed Espresso
Once your coffee is brewed, transfer it to a mason jar filled with ice. Seal and shake it vigorously. This technique not only cools down the espresso but also gives it a frothy texture.
Step 6: Froth the Milk Mixture
Using a hand whisk, vigorously froth the milk, chai, and syrup mixture in the pitcher. This step aerates the milk, creating a light and fluffy texture that’s key for a perfect latte.
Step 7: Assemble the Latte
Fill a cup with ice, then pour over the shaken espresso. Gently add the frothed oat milk mixture on top, creating a beautiful layering effect. The contrast between the dark espresso and the creamy milk is not just visually appealing but also a delight to taste.
Step 8: Garnish with Gingerbread Spice (Optional)
For an extra touch of holiday cheer, sprinkle a homemade gingerbread spice blend over the top. This optional step adds a festive aroma and a burst of spice that complements the drink wonderfully.