Oat milk has been a trendy dairy alternative ever since Oatly hit it big in the United States. Demand for the oat milk was so high they had to open their first production in facility in the U.S. Both plant-based and non-vegan brands have been joining the party and launching their own brands of oat milks or oat-based products from Silk to Quaker, Elmhurst, So Delicious, Chobani, and Mooala. Just this week, Starbucks announced that they’d finally be expanding oat milk to 1,300 locations, but it looks like there will be tough competition. Dunkin’ also recently announced the arrival of oat milk to their menu.
Unlike Starbucks though, Dunkin’ is adding oat milk to menus nationwide this Spring! The Oatmilk Latte, which can be made hot or iced, is made from rich, handcrafted espresso and creamy oatmilk. The good news is you don’t have to get the oatmilk latte to enjoy the creamy dairy-free alternative. Customers will also be order oat milk in their hot or iced coffee, cold brew and frozen beverages.
While most of the country has to wait until Spring to taste the oatmilk latte, customers in California are in luck. Since January 1st, Dunkin’ has been offering oatmilk in their California locations. Participating locations in the state are also giving free samples of the Oatmilk Latte every Friday in January from 8-10 am.
Make Your Own Oat Milk
Excited about Dunkin’s menu addition? Until Spring, make your own homemade oat milk; it’s actually quite easy. Try this recipe from the Food Monster App.
Source: Simple Vanilla Oat Milk
This Simple Vanilla Oat Milk by Kelly Williams is the easiest of easy homemade non-dairy milk recipes. To make oat milk, the only equipment you need is a blender and a nut milk bag. Unlike nuts, oats require very little soaking, so you can make a batch in nearly no time. And if you, like me, lack a fancy-pants blender, you’ll still be able to have creamy, delicious non-dairy milk without a trip to the grocery store.
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