March 18, 2021

by Alyssa

London Fog Drink with Oat Milk

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This is my favorite London fog recipe! It's a creamy plant-based London fog latte made with foamy oat milk, earl grey tea, vanilla extract, and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.

Side view of two glass mugs of london fogs with cinnamon on top.

Want to shake up your morning coffee or matcha latte routine? Try this cozy London Fog drink. Made with earl grey tea, maple syrup, and frothy oat milk, this classic beverage is the perfect way to start your day. This recipe is a cinch to make and it tastes amazing.

What is a London Fog?

A London fog is a latte made with earl grey tea, steamed milk, vanilla, and a sweetener. It's popular at Starbucks where they make it with sweetened earl grey tea and vanilla syrup.

Contrary to its name, the London Fog was actually created in Canada. Apparently, there was a woman who was pregnant and could no longer drink coffee, so she asked her local barista to whip her up something familiar, but sans coffee. So they created the London Fog!

collage of four images to make london fog lattes with earl grey tea

Recipe Ingredients

I wanted to create my own healthy version that was dairy-free and naturally sweetened, but still every bit as delicious. So for this London fog recipe, here's a quick overview of what we're using. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for specific amounts.

  • Earl Grey tea: You can use any type of earl grey that you like. It's a popular tea, so it should be easy to find!
  • Hot water: You're going to use a little hot water to steep your earl grey to get the full tea flavor into your latte.
  • Oat milk: I used oat milk in this recipe because it froths beautifully, but you can really use whatever type of milk you'd like!
  • Maple syrup: The sweetener is optional, but I personally love a little added sweetness – it pairs perfectly with the floral nature of earl grey.
  • Vanilla extract: And finally, vanilla extract to give it that slight vanilla flavor!

I also love sprinkling the latte with a dash of cinnamon at the end as well!

What's the Best Kind of Milk to Use?

If you're making a London fog at home, you can really use whatever type of milk you like. If you have a frother, go for one that froths, but if you don't really care about that, then choose what you like.

Some of my favorite milk options include:

  • Coconut milk
  • Homemade almond milk
  • Organic soy milk
  • Pistachio milk

Or if you use dairy, that works too!

Do I Need a Frother?

A frother is helpful if you want to get that foamy top, but it's not necessary. You can just warm your milk in the microwave or on the stovetop, then use it in your drink. You can also get a bit of froth by whisking the milk vigorously with a whisk. Make sure your bowl or pot is large enough for you to whisk the milk without anything splashing out.

Can I Use a Different Tea for a London Fog?

It won't be a London Fog recipe if you use another type of tea, but you totally can if you want. This would be just a generally great tea latte with whatever type of bagged tea you like. Just know, it won't be a “true” London Fog 😉

45 degree overhead of a glass mug with london fog latte topped with cinnamon

How to Make a London Fog Drink

Are you ready to make a cozy London Fog? Here's how to do it:

  • Brew the tea. Add the tea bags into two mugs and top with 1/2 cup water each. Steep for at least 3 minutes.
  • Froth the oat milk in a frother.
  • Remove the tea bags. Squeeze them to release any extra tea.
  • Add sweetener. Stir in 1 teaspoon maple syrup and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla into each mug.
  • Top with the frothed oat milk.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Overhead of two glass mugs with creamy london fog lattes with cinnamon on top

So tell me…are you a tea or coffee drinker? Will you try this? I can't wait to hear what you think! We'll be sharing a how-to over on Instagram as well, so be sure to check that out.

More Vegan Latte Recipes

London Fog Drink

Make a creamy vegan London Fog drink made with foamy oat milk, earl grey tea, vanilla extract and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 84kcal
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side view of two glass mugs of london fog lattes topped with cinnamon
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Ingredients

  • 2 bags earl grey tea
  • 1 cup oat milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the tea bags into two mugs and top with 1/2 cup water each. Steep for at least 3 minutes.
  • Froth the oat milk in a frother*.
  • Remove the tea bags and squeeze them to release any extra tea. Stir in 1 teaspoon maple syrup and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla into each mug. Top with the frothed oat milk.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1latte | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. If you make your London Fog with Vanilla Soy milk you don’t even need any sweetner! I have this drink for breakfast every day!!

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