Cacao Latte (with oat milk)

Oct 05, 21

Cacao Latte (with oat milk)

MAKE YOUR OWN DRINKING CHOCOLATE

 

The creaminess of cacao with milk is difficult to resist. Our preference goes to plant-based barista milks like oat. Traditional style cacao is made on water base and are a bit stronger is effect, chocolate milk is more famous as a delicious treat. Even nicer to create your own healthy drinking chocolate.

There are a few different ways to make and serve a cacao drink with plant-based milk. This recipe is prepared by pouring foamed milk over the dissolved cacao. Like a cappuccino - or a cacaopuccino!

1. add 15-20 gram (1-2 tbsp) cacao.
You can choose how strong you want to make it, this is a nice range. If you don't have a scale: 1 tablespoon = ±10gr cacao flakes.

2. add just enough (±40ml) hot water to melt the cacao.
If you don't want to the drink to be too thick/creamy you can add more water here and less plant-based milk later. For example 50-50 or even only a dash of foamed milk in your cacao drink can be nice.

3. pour foamed milk over the cacao paste.
You can froth the oat, almond, coconut, or other milk with a barista steamer or in a pan with a hand whisk or electric frother. Pour it over the cacao so it mixes and the top is covered in foam.

4. add a dash of cardamom on top.
This creates a delicious aroma with every sip. You can also add some cayenne pepper or other spices in the drink. Yummmm!

Variations
⤖ Pour a small cacao shot over foamed milk in a transparent glass.
⤖ Mix the cacao directly in plant-based milk in a pan or milk frother.
Ah yes, technically plant-based milk is not really milk ;-).

Enjoy the aromas and sip with a smile ☺.