Oleato also known as Olive Oil in Coffee! An Oleato is simply olive oil shaken or blended into hot or iced coffee. My Oleato Coffee recipe is an excellent way to get more healthy fats into your day and all the benefits of olive oil!
Starbucks just released 3 new beverages that all include olive oil! Who would've thought this combination would come together at one of the most famous coffee chains. There is the Starbucks Oleato Caffe Latte, which is a light roasted coffee infused with extra virgin olive oil and topped with frothy warm oat milk.
Next up is the Starbucks Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew. This olive oil infused cold brew is perfect to cool off in the spring and summer with a healthy kick! Extra virgin olive oil infused right into the cold foam and piled on top of strong cold brew. Yum!
And finally is the Starbucks Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso, which I am sharing how to make right at home below. In my opinion this one is the easiest and most delicious of all 3! This espresso drink is made simply by shaking olive oil right into espresso and topping with milk. Let's give it a try!
OLEATO RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Starbucks has their own signature way of making coffee drinks, but I am going to show you how to make an Oleato Shaken Espresso right at home with common ingredients and it will taste just as good!
All you need to make an Oleato coffee at home is:
- Espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pure Vanilla Extract (or Hazelnut Extract)
- Optional Sweetener (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, etc.)
- Ice Cubes
- Milk of Choice
CAN I PUT OLIVE OIL IN MY COFFEE?
Yes! To mix coffee and olive oil yourself at home, use a hand held drink mixer or blender to mix 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into your coffee with any other ingredients. You can also use a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake the olive oil into your coffee.
WHAT IS A HEALTHY OIL TO ADD TO COFFEE?
You can put extra virgin olive oil in coffee because the fats inside the olive oil have extra beneficial health effects. Make sure to use cold pressed extra virgin olive oil that is stored in a dark container out of light for the most healthy benefits!
As an added bonus, the healthy fats inside the olive oil help to slow the absorption of caffeine into your system, which gives you the energy without as many caffeine jitters.
IS IT HEALTHY TO PUT OLIVE OIL IN YOUR COFFEE?
Long ago we believed fat made you fat. Not any more. "We should be adding more healthy fats to our diet," explains Rosemary, Registered Dietitian and expert in women's weight loss. Fats help with hormone balance and gut health, which help sustain a long term healthy weight.
Adding olive oil into your coffee is an excellent way to get more healthy fats in your diet, especially if you don't typically eat a lot of nuts, seeds, and whole milk dairy products.
CAN I DRINK OLIVE OIL IN COFFEE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Yes! Adding olive oil in your coffee is excellent for weight loss. Instead of your classic coffee loaded with sugars and artificial sweeteners, try adding a tablespoon of olive oil, and go light on the added sugars.
Olive oil in Coffee's benefits include improvements in:
- Gut Health
- Hormone Balance
- Heart Health, including blood pressure and cholesterol
- Joint Health
- Skin Health
HOW TO MAKE STARBUCKS OLEATO AT HOME
My Oleato Shaken Espresso recipe is so easy to make right at home! Grab a mason jar with a tight fitting lid, or a drink shaker and let's get started!
STEP 1: Shake Espresso into Olive Oil
In a jar add:
- 2 shots of fresh brewed espresso (or ¼ cup strong brewed coffee)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla or hazelnut extract
- ½ cup ice cubes
- sweetener of choice, optional
Cover tightly and shake until the espresso is frothy. You can alternatively use a blender or hand held blender to blend the olive oil into your espresso.
STEP 2: Add Milk and Enjoy!
Remove the lid and add more ice cubes.
Top with any kind of milk that you like. I love using organic unsweetened soy milk in my espresso recipes because I am sensitive to dairy and too much sugar. But use the kind of milk that works best for you!
Add more ice and use a straw to stir the milk into the espresso that is on the bottom of your Oelato. Enjoy! Let me know what you think of the taste of olive oil in coffee below. I think it was pretty delicious but had to be drank pretty fast as the olive oil began to separate from the coffee.
More Homemade Coffee Drinks you can make at home!
- Dirty Iced Matcha Latte
- Chocolate Cold Foam Cold Brew
- Chocolate Latte
- Brown Sugar Cookie Cold Foam
- Banana Iced Coffee
- Spanish Iced Latte
Frequently asked questions about drinking olive oil in coffee.
HOW DO I MAKE AN OLEATO WARM AND NOT ICED?
Simply do not add the ice cubes when you shake the olive oil into your espresso or coffee. Then, steam your milk of choice and pour over the olive oil shaken into the coffee.
WHY DO YOU PUT OLIVE OIL IN COFFEE?
Adding olive oil to your coffee is a great way to not only produce a richer, creamier coffee texture but also to get more healthy fats in!
CAN YOU PUT OLIVE OIL IN BLACK COFFEE?
Yes! Putting olive oil in black coffee is the best way to maximize the benefits of the coffee and the olive oil! Both offer inflammation lowering antioxidants and olive oil offers healthy fats.
CAN I DRINK A CUP OF OLIVE OIL EVERYDAY?
Is it safe to drink olive oil? Yes! According to Rosemary, Registered Dietitian some who live in the Mediterranean drink ¼ cup of olive oil daily. The Mediterranean diet has long been known as one of the healthiest diets in the world!
CAN YOU DRINK STRAIGHT UP OLIVE OIL?
Yes! But only if you enjoy the taste of olive oil! You can get the same exact olive oil benefits by mixing it into coffee, salads, and anything you like.
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Oleato (Olive Oil in Coffee!)
- jar with a lid
- In a mason jar add espresso or coffee, olive oil, vanilla extract, optional sweetener to taste, and ice cubes.2 shots espresso, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, sweetener to taste, optional, ½ cup ice cubes
- Cover mason jar and shake until the coffee is frothy.
- Remove lid and add more ice cubes to your preference.
- Top with milk of choice.1 cup milk of choice
- Stir milk into coffee and enjoy!