This orange blossom iced latte is inspired by Moroccan coffee with a modern twist. I'll show you how to make a foamy iced oat milk latte, flavored with orange blossom and cinnamon, along with tips to customize it the way you like.
Moroccan coffee is a coffee brewed with cinnamon and other fragrant spices. It is common to add orange blossom water and milk and enjoy it after a meal. I love using oat milk in this recipe, for a non-dairy alternative that is just as creamy and foams perfectly. Inspired by Moroccan coffee, this iced orange blossom latte is one of my favorite caffeinated beverages to enjoy year-round.
Orange blossom is a flavor well known to Arab cuisine, often used in dessert and breakfast recipes, such as "riz bi haleeb" (Middle Eastern rice pudding) and vegan kunafa (a dessert consisting of shredded phyllo dough and a cheesy vegan filling.) This latte would go well with any one of my vegan breakfast recipes, such as my raspberry & cream french toast or avocado pita with spiced chickpeas, to name some of my favorites.
You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this elegant iced oat latte!
- Oat milk: I love using oat milk because it's a creamy non-dairy milk that froths well. I usually use Chobani or Trader Joe's brand, and I recommend any brand that is creamy (not low fat or low sugar).
- Espresso: You can brew a single or double shot of espresso, depending on how strong you want your latte to be.
- Agave: This is optional, but I like to add just a little bit to bring out the orange blossom flavor more and add some sweetness.
- Orange blossom water: This is the star of the orange blossom latte!
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon pairs perfectly with orange blossom, and they are often used together in Middle Eastern cuisine.
See recipe card for quantities.
The process to make this orange blossom latte is simple and straightforward.
Froth the oat milk at an angle.
Pour the brewed espresso over the iced oat milk foam.
We will start out by brewing the espresso. While it cools, we will add the cinnamon and orange blossom water to the oat milk before frothing it. Add ice to the foamy oat milk, pour the cooled espresso over the iced milk, and enjoy!
Hint: Adding a few ice cubes to the espresso right after brewing helps it cool down quickly! Frothing the oat milk at an angle prevents it from getting too foamy.
Here are some substitutions you can make for this orange blossom latte, if you wish.
- Oat milk - instead of oat milk, you can use soy or cashew milk! I recommend either of these non-dairy alternatives because they will still foam well.
- Espresso - if you don't have an espresso machine, you can brew a strong cup of coffee.
- Agave - you can use simple syrup instead of agave, or even stevia or another sweetener of your choice.
In addition to the substitutions above, try these orange blossom coffee variations when you want a change.
- Traditional Moroccan spices - To make this latte more like Moroccan coffee, you can brew the espresso with cloves, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom, in addition to the cinnamon. I would use ⅛ tsp of each spice, except for the clove and cardamom (you only need a pinch).
- Hot - Omit the ice and have a hot latte on colder days, or when you're feeling cozy.
You will need a handheld milk frother, as well as an espresso machine to make this iced oat latte. I got both of mine from Amazon, as they have affordable options.
Top tip for making an iced oat milk latte
Make sure not to froth your milk for so long that it all turns to foam! It will still be delicious, but if you still want some creaminess, keep an eye on the oat milk while frothing.
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- Single or double shot of espresso*
- ¼-1/3 cup oat milk**
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp orange blossom water
- 1 tsp agave (optional)
- Brew a single or double shot of espresso. Set aside to let cool. To cool quickly, add a few ice cubes.
- Add oat milk to a glass. Add orange blossom water and cinnamon. Froth the milk using a milk frother, at an angle, for about 10-15 seconds, until it is foamed to your liking.
- Add ice cubes to the glass of milk, ¾ of the way up. Pour the espresso over the iced milk. Top with a dash of cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!
*You can brew strong coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.
**Use the amount according to how much milk/how creamy you like your coffee. I like it creamy, so I use ⅓ cup.
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Cortas - Orange Blossom Water, 10 Fl Oz
SIMPLETaste Milk Frother Handheld Battery Operated Electric Foam Maker, Drink Mixer with Stainless Steel Whisk and Stand for Cappuccino, Bulletproof Coffee, Latte
De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, 15 Bar Pump Pressure + Manual Milk Frother Steam Wand, Black / Stainless, EC260BK
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although zenandzaatar.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.