RISE Brewing: 8 Delicious Recipes With Oat Milk & Coffee

RISE Brewing oat milk and cold brew

Until recently, I’d never heard of oat milk, much less tried it. So when RISE Brewing reached out to ask if I’d like to sample some of their product, my curiosity was piqued.  I occasionally use almond milk, and I really like oatmeal, so the idea of oat milk sounded promising. Once I received the oat milk, I began experimenting with various culinary creations to develop some recipes with oat milk that I would enjoy using in the future. 

Since I love coffee, it seemed a natural place to start. These 8 recipes with coffee and oat milk are a combination of favorites my hubby and I liked using RISE Brewing oat milk. 

Who is RISE Brewing Co

RISE Brewing was created in 2014 with humble beginnings brewing nitro cold brew in a garage. They have since grown and now offer quality nitro cold brew coffee in a can that can be shipped anywhere in the USA.  They are USDA-certified organic and strive to use only the best ingredients in all of their products.  Visit their website to learn more about the company and their products. 

Benefits of Oat Milk

Since starting, RISE Brewing branched out into producing oat milk as well as cold brew coffee.  Their oat milk is organic (non-GMO), gluten-free, and vegan (dairy-free).  RISE Brewing oat milk is a great option for someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It’s also great for people with nut allergies as it is a nut-free milk substitute.* 

Oat milk is an excellent option for anyone suffering from lactose intolerance. In the past I’ve used almond milk, but unlike milk it has a watery consistency. That is not the case with oat milk! I was impressed with the creaminess of oat milk and its milk-like texture. 

*Please note they do mention that although RISE Brewing uses only gluten-free oats to make their oat milk, there is a chance the factory they use also processes nuts or gluten products.

8 Delicious Recipes With Oat Milk & Coffee

Here are 8 easy and delicious recipes using oat milk and coffee to jazz up your mornings (or evenings) and provide a stepping stone to all things oat milk. Make sure to check out the additional recipes with oat milk at the bottom of the post to learn even more ways for using oat milk in your day-to-day recipes and savory dishes. 

Feel free to jump ahead to any of the recipes in this article.

  1. Vanilla Oat Milk Cold Brew
  2. Cinnamon-Vanilla Latte
  3. Coffee Chia Pudding with Oat Milk
  4. Mocha Pudding
  5. Brown Sugar & Oat Milk Iced Coffee
  6. Coffee Banana Oat Milk Smoothie
  7. Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte
  8. Coffee & Cream Bundt Cake

Plus: Additional Recipes & Ways to Use Oat Milk

oat milk and coffee

1) Vanilla Oat Milk Cold Brew

RISE Brewing started as a cold brew company.  In addition to trying their oat milk, I also had the opportunity to sample their Original Black Nitro Cold Brew. I was surprised at the frothiness they could achieve from a canned nitro cold brew. Normally, I add half-n-half to my cold brew at home, but since I had oat milk, I used that instead.  It was great! My hubby really likes using the RISE Brewing oat milk in his morning coffee too.  It gives the cold brew an oaty flavor that seems sweet to me even without using any additional sweetener in my cold brew.

Vanilla Oat Milk Cold Brew

  • 8 oz cold brew
  • ¼ cup oat milk
  • 2 pumps vanilla syrup (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

Instructions:

Fill a glass with 2 cups of ice. Pour cold brew over the ice, then add oat milk and vanilla syrup. Stir and enjoy!

Vanilla Oat Milk Cold Brew

Creamy oat milk cold brew.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cold brew, oat milk
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cold brew
  • ¼ cup oat milk
  • 2 pumps vanilla syrup
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with 2 cups of ice. Pour cold brew over the ice, then add oat milk and vanilla syrup. Stir and enjoy!
oat milk latte

2) Cinnamon-Vanilla Latte

My hubby was the first to try frothing oat milk.  I stood silent by (okay, not too silently) and waited skeptically for his oat milk to froth.  Since almond milk was my only experience with milk substitutes and it does not froth well, I had very low expectations for this oat milk recipe. However, hubby was triumphant, and I was left pleasantly surprised to discover how frothy the oat milk got!

If you want a great starting place for a recipe for oat milk, then look no further than your favorite latte recipe.  I personally prefer something simple, and create my own version of a faux latte like this:

Faux Cinnamon-Vanilla Oat Milk Latte

  • 4 oz dark strongly brewed hot coffee
  • ½ cup frothed oat milk
  • 2 pumps vanilla syrup
  • dash of cinnamon
Instructions:
Brew 4 ounces of strong coffee and add to a mug. Add in the vanilla syrup now or mix in with the frothed milk. Then top with foamy oat milk and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon.
 

I use a milk frother similar to this one and either brew a strong shot of coffee using my Aeropress to make a faux espresso, or if I’m in a hurry, I’ll brew 4 ounces using a dark roast k-cup in my Keurig k-cup machine.

Cinnamon-Vanilla Oat Milk Latte

Faux Cinnamon-Vanilla Oat Milk Latte
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 oz dark strong brewed coffee
  • ½ cup frothed oat milk
  • 2 pumps vanilla syrup
  • dash cinnamon

Instructions

  • Brew 4 ounces of strong coffee and add to a mug. Add in the vanilla syrup now or mix in with the frothed milk. Then top with foamy oat milk and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon.
coffee chia pudding with oat milk

3) Coffee Chia Pudding with Oat Milk

This recipe with oat milk also uses cold brew, making it a great way to get a little extra coffee kick later in the day.  It’s a healthy coffee treat you can eat guilt-free! Okay, mostly guilt-free.  Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. According to this article, some of their benefits are improved digestive health, blood levels of heart-healthy omega-3s, and possibly lowering risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. I like to toss a little in with my smoothies or make chia pudding like the recipe below.

Coffee Chia Pudding with Oat Milk

  • ½ cup cold brew
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey or sweetener (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • banana slices for topping (optional)

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients except bananas to a jar or small bowl, stir and put a lid on your container. Place in the fridge overnight. You will want to stir one more time before eating for the “pudding” to thicken. The chia seeds settle and need this final stirring to fully thicken the oat milk. Since I make mine before going to bed, I take it out the next morning, stir and then place it back in the fridge for another hour. I then slice up a banana, place some on top and enjoy!

Coffee Chia Pudding with Oat Milk

Easy coffee-flavored chia pudding.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: chia seeds, coffee
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black cold brew
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey or sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 banana (slices for topping)

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients except bananas to a jar or small bowl, stir and put a lid on your container. Place in the fridge overnight.
  • Stir one more time before eating for the "pudding" to thicken. The chia seeds settle and need this final stirring to fully thicken the oat milk.
  • Slice up a banana, place some on top and enjoy!

Notes

Since I make my chia pudding before going to bed, I take it out the next morning, stir and then place it back in the fridge for another hour. I then slice up a banana, place some on top and eat!
mocha pudding with oat milk

4) Mocha Pudding

This creamy pudding combines coffee and chocolate for a decadent treat! Try it with a little whipped topping or dip a banana in it for a yummy chocolate banana combo. If you want a more kid-friendly version, you can leave out the instant espresso and make a regular chocolate pudding.

Mocha Pudding

  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 2-3 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon (for topping) (optional)
  • whipped topping (optional)

Instructions:

In a 2-quart saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly whisk in the 2 cups oat milk until smooth and combined. Stir the mixture constantly over medium-low heat.  Continue stirring until it begins to bubble and thicken. The pudding should coat the back of the spoon (about 10-15 minutes). Add the chopped bittersweet chocolate and stir it into the pudding until fully combined, and the pudding is thick and smooth (about 1 minute). 

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and instant espresso until the espresso is fully dissolved. Spoon into a bowl, cover, and chill for about 3 hours before eating.  (You can eat warm too if preferred, but it will thicken as it cools.)  Top with cool whip and a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!

For an additional chocolate punch, you may want to consider trying their new chocolate oat milk!

Mocha Pudding

Rich pudding with chocolate and coffee.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, coffee, mocha
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • cup sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 2-3 oz bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
  • dash sea salt
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon (for dusting on top) (optional)
  • whipped topping (optional)

Instructions

  • In a 2-quart saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Slowly whisk in the 2 cups oat milk until smooth and combined. Stir the mixture constantly over medium-low heat.  Continue stirring until it begins to bubble and thicken. The pudding should coat the back of the spoon (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Add the chopped bittersweet chocolate and stir it into the pudding until fully combined, and the pudding is thick and smooth (about 1 minute). 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and instant espresso until the espresso is fully dissolved. Spoon into a bowl, cover, and chill for about 3 hours before eating.  (You can eat warm too if preferred, but it will thicken as it cools.)  Top with cool whip and a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!

5) Brown Sugar & Oat Milk Iced Coffee

During this initial period that I was sampling RISE Brewing oat milk and trying recipes with oat milk, my hubby tells me Starbucks released a new drink using brown sugar and oat milk. He thinks “we” should try making one at home.  So, of course, since his “we” really meant “me,” I am tasked with trying to create a similar drink even though I’ve never even tried the original.  Ha! Well, that’s what I get for playing the role of oat milk recipe scientist. So here is what I came up with, we like it but have no idea whether it even remotely resembles the latest Starbucks creation.

Brown Sugar & Oat Milk Iced Coffee

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oat milk
  • 4 oz dark strong brewed coffee or double espresso shot
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions:
Heat the brown sugar, vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of water in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute, stirring at 30 seconds and then again after 1 minute.

Brew 4 ounces of dark strong coffee, pour over 2 cups ice, then top with brown sugar syrup and 1/4 cup oat milk. Shake until well mixed. Enjoy!

Brown Sugar & Oat Milk Iced Coffee

A sweet refreshing iced coffee.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee, oat milk
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup oat milk
  • 4 oz strong brewed coffee (or 2 shots espresso)
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  • Heat the brown sugar, vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of water in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute, stirring at 30 seconds and then again after 1 minute.
  • Brew 4 ounces of dark strong coffee, pour over 2 cups ice, then top with brown sugar syrup and 1/4 cup oat milk. Stir until mixed. Enjoy!
coffee and banana

6) Coffee Banana Oat Milk Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie has it all in one glass! You’ve got your grain, fruit, coffee, milk, and protein all in a handy-to-go smoothie.  It is so easy to make too!

Coffee Banana Oat Milk Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cold brew or chilled strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (refrigerated)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 TB protein powder (optional)

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients, pour into a cup, and enjoy!

TIP: Make sure to put your oat milk in the fridge.  I found this helped enhance the flavor of the oat milk and gave me more of the “milk” feeling I like.

Coffee Banana Oat Milk Smoothie

A unique breakfast smoothie made with coffee.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: coffee, oat milk, smoothies
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold brew (or strong brewed coffee chilled)
  • ½ cup oat milk (chilled)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup quick oats
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients, pour into a cup, and enjoy!

7) Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte

I have a nephew who won’t drink coffee, but he recently discovered he loves chai tea lattes. Now he has something to order when his friends want to go to the café.  Perhaps you’re like him, or you’re like me and enjoy both tea and coffee. Either way, here’s an easy chai tea latte recipe with oat milk.

Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte

  • 1-2 bags of strong black tea (I like to use Assam tea.)
  • 1 tsp chai spices (see below)
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • brown sugar, maple syrup, or 2 pumps of vanilla syrup (optional sweeteners)
Instructions:
In a small saucepan, whisk together the oat milk and spices, add the tea bag, and heat over medium heat until boiling, remove from heat, and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and pour into a mug and enjoy! Add in any optional sweeteners such as brown sugar, vanilla syrup, or maple syrup. (Pour your chai tea mixture through a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter after heating to filter out the spices, otherwise they settle in the bottom of your cup.)

Microwave instructions: Add oat milk and spices to a microwaveable container, whisk, then add the tea bag (only the kind with no metal staple), and microwave for 1.5-2 minutes until boiling. Watch carefully, so it doesn’t boil over. Steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and stir (be careful as the microwave container might be hot to the touch).  Add in any optional sweeteners such as brown sugar, vanilla syrup, or maple syrup. (Feel free to strain the mixture before drinking to remove the sediment from the spices.)

Chai Spices Mixture

Mix: 3 TB cinnamon, 2 TB ground ginger, 1/2 TB cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper—Reserve extra for future use.

Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte

Creamy chai tea latte.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: chai tea, milk tea, oat milk
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1-2 black tea bags
  • 1 tsp chai spices (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar/maple syrup/sweetener of choice

Chai Spices

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tbsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Stovetop Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the oat milk and spices, add the tea bag, and heat over medium heat until boiling, remove from heat, and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and pour into a mug and enjoy! Add in any optional sweeteners such as brown sugar, vanilla syrup, or maple syrup. (Pour your chai tea mixture through a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter after heating to filter out the spices, otherwise they settle in the bottom of your cup.)

Microwave Instructions

  • Add oat milk and spices to a microwaveable container, whisk, then add the tea bag (only the kind with no metal staple), and microwave for 1.5-2 minutes until boiling. Watch carefully, so it doesn't boil over. Steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and stir (be careful as the microwave container might be hot to the touch).  Add in any optional sweeteners such as brown sugar, vanilla syrup, or maple syrup. (Feel free to strain the mixture before drinking to remove the sediment from the spices.)

Chai Spices

  • Whisk together the chai spices with a fork or small whisk, reserve the extra for future use.
coffee and cream Bundt cake

8) Coffee & Cream Bundt Cake

This Bundt cake looks pretty and tastes good too! It uses strong coffee mixed with oat milk (for the “cream”) to create a fluffy coffee-flavored dessert.  I made it using coffee icing, but if you prefer a glaze, I also included that option in the recipe notes.

Oatmilk Coffee & Cream Bundt Cake

A coffee flavored bundt cake with oat milk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bundt cake, coffee, oat milk
Servings: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) (2 sticks)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs (large) (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tbsp instant espresso
  • ¼ cup oat milk

Coffee Icing

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp oat milk

*See alternative Coffee Glaze option in the notes.

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt cake pan.
    • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Set aside.
    • With an electric mixer, cream the butter. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar ¼ cup at a time and mix into the butter until light and fluffy. Scraping the sides of the bowl as needed to mix all the sugar in.
    • Add the vanilla and then the eggs one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each egg.
    • Mix the coffee and oat milk together in a cup.
    • Add the flour and coffee mixture to the mixture at the lowest/stir setting. Mix a little at a time alternating between the coffee mixture and flour until it is all incorporated in the mixing bowl.
    • Pour the batter into the bundt cake pan. Bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    • Cool the cake for 10 minutes. Then invert it onto a cooling rack lined with parchment paper. Cool completely.

    Coffee Icing

    • Add 6 TB butter for the icing to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
    • Add 1 TB instant espresso and whisk to combine with the butter. Take the pan off the heat.
    • Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 TB oat milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Whisk it all until well combined.
    • Let the icing cool 1-2 minutes before drizzling over the cooled coffee bundt cake.

    Notes

    *If you prefer a glaze for your bundt cake instead of icing then make a coffee glaze as follows:

    Coffee Glaze

    • 2 TB hot coffee
    • 1/2 TB instant espresso
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 TB oat milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    Directions: Mix hot coffee and instant espresso in a saucepan over low heat until fully combined, then turn off the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, oat milk, and vanilla extract.  Pour the warm glaze over the cooled bundt cake.

    Additional Uses & Recipes with Oat Milk

    I realize up to this point, most of these recipes are for coffee and oat milk. However, I wanted to make sure to include some recipes that demonstrate the versatility of oat milk outside of your morning coffee fix. 

    I found these recipes for ranch dip and artichoke dip on RISE Brewing’s website. I have yet to try these two recipes, but I look forward to trying them and adding a couple of recipes to my repertoire when my vegan or lactose-free friends come to visit.

    You can also use oat milk in soups and savory dishes. It adds a creaminess to these types of dishes that other milk substitutes lack.  Try this vegan potato soup or this creamy vegetable soup.

    My Opinion & Final Thoughts

    I was surprised at how much I liked RISE Brewing’s oat milk, and I love that they use quality ingredients with no added chemicals.  I enjoyed the thick creaminess as well as the oaty flavor of their oat milk.  It had the thickness that was lacking from my almond milk.  That being said, it is much higher in calories than almond milk.  So, I will most likely continue to use almond milk for things like cereal and some of my smoothies to reduce calories.  

    Calories in 1 cup:

    • Almond Milk – 30 cal. 
    • Oat Milk – 130 cal.
    • 2% dairy milk – 124 cal.

    I will continue to use oat milk as a substitute for milk whenever I want that thick creaminess.  If you’re blessed with the ability to not think about calories, then the choice is probably much easier for you.  I love oat milk in my coffee and will continue to explore more recipes with oat milk to expand my list of uses for this delicious new choice!

    *I was not paid for this article, and this is my personal opinion based on my experience trying RISE Brewing oat milk. 

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    2 Comments

    • Angela at Reply

      I’m intrigued by the coffee chia pudding as I LOVE pudding, also the chai tea latte (without the latte) and oat milk sounded interesting as I don’t drink coffee. I never put milk in my tea either, but it sounds fun. Maybe I’ll get a little wild and throw in some boba too! Like one of those people who say “I’ll take a rum and coke, hold the rum.” I’ll take a Chai tea latte, hold the latte. Fun article! Thanks for posting!

      • Charity at Reply

        Chia seed pudding ideas are endless it seems! Also, latte means “milk” in Italian. So when you hear something referred to as a “latte” it means milk was added. I think you’ll really enjoy the chai tea latte too, chai has such an interesting flavor! That’s funny about boba, my hubby tells me I need to make my own coffee boba, one of these days… Let me know if you try the chai tea and what you think of it.

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