You’re Oat-ally Going To Want To Try This

Oat milk is a non-dairy substitute that has risen to popularity in the past couple of years and can now be found in most coffee shops! Of Course, along with the rise in popularity came the rise in cost and so I started looking to see if I could make it on my own. This recipe was created by my friend Jaelyn Harlow and is by far the best recipe I have found (I love her little additions to the traditional recipe!). As she grows and shares her creativity, I have been inspired to share it with you too. Today I am excited to share her Oat Milk Recipe with you all!

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About The Author:

Hi there! I’m Jaelyn Harlow, but I go by Jae, & if I were to describe myself in a short sentence, I would say that I am a puppy, pizza, coffee, & Jesus lover. I love doing anything creative & I’ve recently gotten into various different home projects. Ever since I started building a life with my husband & new puppy, my goal was to strive to make less waste as a family. My low waste journey has led me to try new things like growing my own sprouts, making my own oat milk, crocheting my own cotton rounds, & tackling many other homemade sustainable projects or household swaps. This has constantly challenged me to embody more intentionality in everything I do! In regards to the world & people around me, I’m striving to learn more, create more, & love more.

Jae’s Oat Milk Recipe

Ingredients:

Step 1:

Blend all ingredinets together for 45 seconds- 1 minute

Step 2:

Strain the mixture through a french press and keep your oat milk in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days! You can also easily double the recipe like I did for even more oat milk yumminess

Best Latte In L.A.

Okay so this is a big claim, I know, but I feel strongly enough about this particular espresso drink that I am ready to face the inevitable debates for my claim. Before I tell you why I think I have found the best tasting latte in Los Angeles, let me first give you an idea of what type of coffee I enjoy. I was raised believing that Honey Nut Cheerios were junk food because they have more sugar than a human should ever eat (which my mother was not wrong guys, sounds crazy but that sugar-to-protein ratio for breakfast is a no-go). So understanding this, it is no surprise that I HATE sugar in my coffee. This makes finding the perfect cup of coffee difficult since I also love flavors in my coffee and dread the super tangy (or as I like to incorrectly call it ‘bitter’) cup that most coffee lovers live for. Even though I am making it pretty clear that my coffee taste lies more in the minority of preferences than it does the majority, I still feel as though I have found the perfect latte because I have yet to met a coffee taster who doesn’t love this latte no matter what their preferred cup of coffee tastes like.

“Came here to try their almond essence latte and it’s by far one of the most delicious drink I have ever had…”

Read Jack F.‘s review of Balconi Coffee Company on Yelp

Okay, so let’s get into to the details of this drink and where you can find it to give it a try yourself.

The Latte that I have been raving about is none other than the Almond Essence Latte from Balconi Coffee Company in Santa Monica, CA. As described by the Company, this latte is an

“Origional Creation! Espresso with steamed organic STRAUS Whole Milk and sweetened pulverized almonds.”

http://www.balconicoffee.com/menu

Yeah you read the right, PULVERIZED ALMONDS. They aren’t just using almond milk or some almond sweetener, but sweetened pulverized almonds to add the perfect unique sweet taste to their espresso without it having the overwhelming sugary sweetness that we are used to in most flavored lattes. If you are dairy-free, I would recommend trying it with their special ordered Oat Milk (This is my personal non-dairy substitute favorite), but they also have other non-dairy substitutes available. Sound too good to be true? Head to Los Angeles to give it a try for yourself and comment below what you think!