Whether you’re in the coffee business, an aspiring barista, or just a java enthusiast, it’s never too late to step up your coffee game with latte art. Not a milk drinker? Not a problem. Oddlygood’s got you covered with the ultimate plant-based alternative.
Our vegan-friendly All-In Barista Oat Drink will satisfy your latte craving without dairy, gluten, or added sugars. It’s made with the whole oat, creating no waste so you can feel good about the coffee you’re creating — and consuming. Check out our guide to using plant-based alternatives to achieve the dreamiest latte foam.
What is Milk Frothing?
Frothing milk is essential to creating the perfect latte. In this process, milk is aerated until it becomes a light foam, ready to gently rest at the top of your coffee. And all you need to make the finest foam is a whisk, French press, jar with a lid, electric mixer, or immersion blender. Oddlygood All-In Barista Oat Drink is made to be swirled into creamy, dreamy foam with any frothing method.
How to Make Coffee Art with a Milk Frother
If you are using a milk frother, follow these simple steps to create your latte art masterpiece.
Steam and froth your milk. Submerge your steam wand in the metal pitcher of milk and gradually move the wand closer to the surface until the milk begins to swirl in circles. Move it up and down until a light foam filled with tiny bubbles forms.
Prepare the espresso. Fill your portafilter with espresso and firmly tamp the grounds. Don’t let too much time pass before you pull the espresso shot. It’s helpful to use a mug with a wider mouth to preserve the crema — the frothy, golden layer that rests at the surface of espresso. A good layer of crema provides optimal conditions for creating latte art.
Get creative. To ensure that you preserve the crema, carefully pour your frothed milk into the center of the mug. When you see small foamy white dots forming, it’s time to make your design. Experiment by building up a large foam circle in the center, the starting point of many artistic shapes. Next, guide the stream of milk across the circle to the other side of the mug. This movement will magically morph the circle into a heart, adding a thoughtful touch to your beverage.
Can You Froth Plant-Based Milk?
Absolutely! For years, whole milk was the popular choice for frothing due to its high fat content, but today’s plant-based alternatives are rising to the occasion. When frothing oat milk, the process takes slightly longer than it does with dairy milk due to the difference in protein, but slow and steady wins the race. The secret to creating latte art is having the right foam consistency. When it’s full of soft, tiny bubbles, you’ve achieved greatness. You can tap the bottom of the pitcher on your counter and lightly give it a swirl to minimize any large bubbles that may interfere with your pour. To enhance the milk’s texture, some coffee aficionados recommend letting your oat milk rest for 30 seconds before pouring.
Using All-In Barista Oat Drink To Make Coffee Froth Art
Oddlygood’s All-in Barista Oat Drink is thoughtfully crafted to produce the most high-quality, velvety foam for your coffee shop classics. Unlike other plant-based milks, Oddlygood uses a formula that remains stable and froths to the right consistency. Its texture gives it the thick, steady pour needed to create shapes in espresso’s natural crema. Since milk only froths up to a certain temperature, baristas recommend pre-chilling your oat milk and pitcher. A longer aeration period allows more time to achieve a silky foam and bring out the best in Oddlygood’s All-In Barista Oat Drink.
Not in the mood for hot coffee? Our plant-based alternative is just as delicious cold and won’t water down your coffee. Its smooth flavor complements the espresso, creating a full-bodied beverage without overpowering the taste of your favorite grounds.
At Oddlygood, we believe everyone deserves a well-crafted latte, topped with a work of art to brighten your day. Our All-In Barista Oat Drink ensures you’ll get the perfect pour every time. Its flavor, consistency, and ability to froth set the stage for your latte foam masterpiece. This vegan-friendly, gluten-free, zero-waste product makes delicious, artistic lattes available to all by accommodating a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences.