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Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte: A Festive Nespresso Creation [VIDEO]

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Erica Cervenkova

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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.

Preparation

Preparation time3 minutes
Preparation difficulty3/10
Serving size1 serving 
Best servedHot

Ingredients/Equipment

Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte Ingredients
IngredientsEquipment
Nespresso Coffee Capsule (Gingerbread)Nespresso Vertuo Plus Machine
Chai Latte or Chai Tea ConcentrateVessel
Gingerbread SyrupHand Whisk
Oat MilkFroth Pitcher
Ice Cubes
Optional: Gingerbread spice blend for topping

Step-by-Step Guide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte
About
Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.

Erica

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