As I write this, nearing the end of 2021, oat milk is a big craze.
And what’s more, oat milk and coffee.
We could practically say that oat milk is the new soy.
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And let me just say right up front, I’m not bashing on oat milk.
I actually love the taste of it, aside from the fact that it’s a healthy type of “milk” that makes a really nice tasting latte or other espresso beverages.
So read on to find out why it’s popular, why I like it, and to see the best deals on the best brands!
Why Is Oat Milk So Popular, And Good!?
I think there are a few main reasons why oat milk is so popular now, and especially oat milk lattes.
These reasons are the ones that I’ve just stated above: it tastes great, it’s healthy, and it foams well for lattes.
If we’re honest, the plant-based, lactose-free milks that are trendy are ever-evolving.
And there’s nothing wrong with that, it just means that there’s always a newer, healthier and more delicious plant-based milk being discovered and trending.
Soy was in for a long time.
Now it seems that oat milk is the big man on campus.
It tastes great because it has a nice texture, and it has a great creamy semi-sweet taste that really does compliment espresso or coffee quite nicely.
I can sometimes be hard to please when it comes to plant-based milks, but oat milk is honestly really good.
Some of the health benefits of it are that it’s very high in fiber, specifically beta glucan, a type of soluble fiber that’s found in oats that may help lower cholesterol.
It also has many vitamins and is good for bone health.
Oat milk holds its own in protein, at about 3 grams per cup.
It’s slightly higher in sugar than many other plant-based milks, at about 6 grams per cup, due to the fact that oats naturally are a source of carbohydrates.
Some Great Options
Whether you’re into fancy, flavored lattes made with oat milk from your favorite coffee shop, or you’re taking the more healthy, less expensive route of making plain ol’ brewed coffee at home and just putting some oat milk in it as creamer, it’s certainly a nice pairing with coffee.
And when it comes to other plant-based milks like almond milk and soy milk, which by the way are the other most popular milks to make coffee or espresso beverages with, they have their own health benefits compared to oat milk.
Even cow milk has its own health benefits.
But of course, there are many people who steer clear of dairy milk because they can’t drink it for various reasons.
But not only is oat milk a great option for its health benefits, it just gives coffee or espresso a really nice body and feel to it.
So if you’re looking for some good recommendations for oat milk, here are the top ones…
Califia Farms Barista Blend Oat Milk
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I’ve written about Califia Farms’ dairy-free almond milk creamer in this article, and now I’m recommending another fantastic product from this great company.
If it’s oat milk blended with either coffee or espresso to create a sublime coffee with creamer, or latte, or any other espresso/coffee and oat milk beverage with amazing texture and taste that you’re longing for, let me just say that Califia Farms Barista Blend oat milk is the way to go.
This stuff is actually crafted with baristas or just coffee lovers in mind.
It steams beautifully, pours like a pro, works perfectly for latte art, is no sugar added, has all real ingredients, and pairs perfectly with coffee or tastes delicious just by itself.
It’s basically amazing as either milk or creamer, take your pick and enjoy.
This oat milk is also made from North American grown, whole rolled, gluten-free oats.
I can certainly say that this is my top recommendation for oat milk.
Lastly, not only is it just delicious oat milk that goes perfectly with any coffee or espresso you use, but I have a great deal for you on it!
Rise Brewing Co. Oat Milk
Priding themselves on their top (and few) ingredients, Rise Brewing Co.’s organic oat milk is another awesome option for you daily brew.
Their oat milk is organic, has only 4 ingredients and doesn’t use any gums, stabilizers or fillers.
It’s creamy, slightly sweet, and refreshing, and can be used again for any of your coffee needs… as creamer for brewed coffee, to make lattes, cappuccinos or any other espresso drink, etc.
This stuff is super smooth, and even though it’s not specifically made with baristas or coffee in mind like the Califia Farms one, it’s just a flat out delicious, quality milk that is quite worthy to pair with your coffee.
If it’s top notch and few ingredients that you’re looking for, and an oat milk that’s USDA Organic, non-GMO, dairy-free and gluten-free, you’ve come to the right place with this one.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that oat milk is pretty great.
It tastes really good, it has good nutrients and health benefits, and it’s just a very nice option to go with coffee or espresso.
It’s also pretty trendy at the moment, which isn’t good or bad, but that shouldn’t deter you or make you want want it more necessarily.
And just as a side note, oat milk even just by itself without coffee is also pretty great.
You can also use oat milk for so many other things aside from coffee.
You can use it for cereal, add it to your oatmeal, smoothies, baking goodies or cooking food, and possibly thousands of other recipes.
It’s an awesome substitute for dairy milk if you’re not able to drink dairy milk.
I hope this article was helpful about oat milk, its health benefits, and how it tastes and pairs with coffee and espresso!
And if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know in the comments section and I’ll be happy to hear from you.
So oat milk and coffee cheers to that!