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Whilst soy and almond milk have long been regular options at cafes, oat milk is fast becoming the favourite choice of baristas for its creamy properties and neutral flavour. Now, to perfect your technique …

You will need

Serves 1

  • 1 shot of your favourite coffee (~19g)
  • 150-200ml oat milk (or your preferred plant-based milk)

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5 mins to prep

mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Grind your coffee, lightly tamp and run a shot of espresso into a cup or mug.

  2. Step 2

    To froth your oat milk, add it to a jug and use a steam wand to heat it to 55-60℃ ; it should create a gentle whirlpool as you steam. Once heated, give it a little swirl in your jug, it should be nice and glossy on top — tap the jug on the counter a couple times to knock out any larger bubbles.

  3. Step 3

    Gently pour the milk into the very edge of your coffee cup, so it creates a nice caramel colour around the edge but leaves the centre white.

Recipe: Simon Toohey

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