How to perfect your coffee at home with Oatly Barista

How to perfect your coffee at home with Oatly Barista

. 2 min read

Today we’ll be teaching you how to get the best out of Oatly Barista by creating some lovely, velvety foam to take your coffee up a notch. It’s quick, easy and all you need are a couple of things which you’ll probably have lying around in your kitchen.

For the ultimate home foaming experience, you’ll need:

  • A carton of Oatly Barista milk
  • A microwave
  • Either a whisk and pan, french press, or a jar with a secure lid

Ready? Steady? Foam.

The simple art of foaming

Want barista level flat whites at home without the bells, whistles, and expensive kit? Luckily the additional vegetable oil content in Oatly Barista means it behaves similarly to cow’s milk. Here are 3 tips for top coffee without leaving the kitchen.

Method 1 – Heat and whirl

If you prefer your oat milk to be foamy and airy with big fluffy bubbles, the heat and whirl method will be best for you. All you need is a stove, a pan, and a whisk.

  • Pour 120ml of Oatly Barista into a pan (remember, the milk will foam so you don’t need too much)
  • Place on the stove on a medium-low heat and with an electrical whisk, whip the milk until a fluffy texture begins to form
  • Remove from the stove and gently pour the foamed oat milk into your coffee

Method 2 – Plunge your Oatly  

For a denser foam to sit on your coffee, you’ll need a French Press for this method. You’ll be left with a creamy and velvety Oatly Barista foam.

  • Pour 120ml of Oatly Barista into a French Press, just under halfway should be fine
  • Add your plunger and rapidly pump away (careful not to make a mess)
  • You’ll start to notice the Oatly milk become thicker – now transfer this to a microwaveable container and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds
  • Remove and stir, then heat for 10 second intervals until warm. Then pour the dense foam into your coffee and enjoy

Method 3 – Shake, shake, shake

Don’t want to deal with all the washing up after creating your lovely, foamed milk? Then this is the method for you. All you need is a jar with a lid that can be tightly sealed, that’s it.

  • Pour 120ml of Oatly Barista into the jar, seal the lid tightly to avoid any milk explosions in your kitchen
  • Shake the jar vigorously until the oat milk begins to froth up, this usually takes around 30 seconds
  • You’ll need to pop this into the microwave for 30 seconds, so make sure your jar is microwaveable or transfer into a microwaveable container
  • Remove and stir, then pop back into the microwave for 10 second intervals until warm
  • Your Oatly Barista should now be foamy and smooth but fluid enough to pour direct into your coffee

If you’ve read both our articles on Oatly Barista, you should now be a fully equipped Oatly Barista wizard that knows why it’s probably the best milk ever and know how to use it to its full potential. Check out our other Oatly article to learn more about the difference between Oatly Barista and ordinary oat milks.

Have a go at foaming your Oatly Barista and send us a picture on Instagram, we might just showcase your skills!