Why pay 400-500円 for a soy latte when you can make it in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price?? For those who don’t know, you can now buy soy cream from many supermarkets in Japan! So the first thing I did was make a creamy soy latte and it was soooo good!
Iced Soy Latte with Soy Cream
Soy milk latte
- 1/4 cup coffee of choice
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- sweetener optional
- cacao powder (to sprinkle on cream) optional
- soy cream
- sugar optional; adjust to taste
- Optional; To whip the soy cream: place soy cream in a bowl and whip with electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until desired whippness occurs. Alternatively use a whisk (it will take extra time & effort though).OR, for un-whipped: simply add sweetener (if desired) and whisk together
- Make coffee however you usually make it (e.g., brew in coffee machine, drip, instant coffee etc.
- Add coffee to a glass, add sweetener (optional), ice and soy milk leaving about 1-2 cm from the top. Stir well. Add soy cream and sprinkle with cacao powder.
- For a firmer whipped cream- use chilled soy cream and a chilled bowl. The suggestion on the packaging says to use one bowl with a layer of ice, then add another bowl on top which will contain the soy cream. Then whip. ( I haven’t tried this yet!)
- This could easily be a hot soy latte. Heat the soy milk in microwave or over a stove and obviously don’t add any ice!
Ingredients guide for Japan residents
I usually get the soymilk below. It’s 100% soymilk, so no sugar or preservatives. If you are used to sweetened soymilk, then this one can take some getting used to, but I highly recommend giving it a try. I wasn’t a big fan at first, but now I love it!