Dairy free, sugar free and made with rose water, this easy Rose Latte uses just 5 ingredients and tastes like a hug in a mug! Great for when you want a caffeine-free hot drink.
I'm a sucker for an at-home latte. Don't get me wrong, I love going out too but there's something really satisfying about making your own drink from scratch, especially when it ends up tasting better than the coffee shop!
And this rose latte is a special one. Made with rose water, vanilla, maple syrup and dairy free milk (and optional beet powder), it's vegan, dairy free, gluten free and naturally sweetened. The kind of treat you can feel great about enjoying.
I make this recipe whenever I want a caffeine free drink as it's the perfect pick-me-up. Pair it with a vegan, gluten free Carrot Cake Muffin and you're good to go!
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS ROSE LATTE
So comforting on cold days. It's quite literally like a hug in a mug, and the soothing taste of rose is so relaxing.
It's dairy free but you'd never know! Oat, almond or soy milk work so well in this drink and you won't miss the dairy.
Uses 5 ingredients. Rose water, dairy free milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and beet powder (optional). That's it!
Totally caffeine free. On those days where you want maintain your energy without the jitters, this caffeine free rose latte is a great alternative to coffee.
It's SO easy. All you need to do is blend the ingredients together, heat in a pan and you're done.
OTHER DAIRY FREE LATTES YOU'LL LOVE
Dairy Free Milk - Any milk works, but if you're using a milk frother (see recipe note for method) I recommend store-bought oat or soy as they foam up much better than almond, cashew or coconut. If you're not concerned about your milk frothing and would like to make your own, you can try my 2 Ingredient Hemp Milk.
Rose Water - This gives the latte its rose flavour and is a cheap ingredient to use. See FAQs below on where to buy. This cannnot be substituted!
Vanilla Extract - Balances the floral flavour of rose with its warm sweetness. You could also use raw vanilla powder. You can omit this if you don't have it, but I recommend it.
Maple Syrup - The perfect sweetener in drinks! You can use other liquid sweeteners too (agave, coconut nectar, stevia). Homemade Date Paste also works well if you prefer to make your own sweetener from scratch.
Beet Powder - Totally optional, but this is what makes the rose latte look pink! You could also use beet juice.
ROSE HEALTH BENEFITS
It's calming. Rose is actually a mood enhancer and has been shown to calm nerves.
Contains antioxidants. Which help protect cells from damage.
Soothes digestive issues. Rose has been used for years in folk medicine to sooth digestive upsets.
Can sooth sore throats. While there's little scientific research to support this, rose has traditionally been used for years to treat sore throats.
You can find more info here on the health benefits of rosewater.
HOW TO MAKE - STEP BY STEP
1) Add milk, rose water, vanilla, maple syrup, beet powder and salt to a blender.
2) Blend on high power until fully combined (10-15 seconds).
3) Pour rose latte into a small saucepan and warm over low heat.
4) Pour into a mug. Optionally decorate with rose petals, extra beet powder or chopped pistachios.
Use a milk frother if you have one - You won't regret it! It will give your latte a luxurious, super creamy foam (see recipe note for method).
Add toppings - Rose petals, chopped pistachios, or extra beet powder all make this drink extra special.
Try different flavours - Mix it up by adding matcha or ground cardamom instead of beet powder.
Try it iced! - A chilled latte is so refreshing in the summer months (see recipe note for how to make an iced rose latte).
Like a hug in a mug. It's one of the most calming hot drinks out there - perfectly sweet, floral and creamy.
Rose water is made from water and rose petals. The liquid is made by distilling the rose petals in the water.
Most commonly you can find it in Persion or Indian grocery stores, but some supermarkets and even local convenience stores have now started carrying it too.
Yes! Just add a shot of espresso to the blender with the other ingredients (decrease the amount of milk to compensate for the extra liquid).
Easy Rose Latte (Dairy Free)
- milk frother (optional - see milk frother method in notes below)
- 1½ cups oat, almond or soy milk
- 3 teaspoon rose water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 teaspoon maple syrup (depending on sweetness preference)
- ¼ teaspoon beet powder (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on high power until fully combined (about 10-15 seconds).
- Pour into a small saucepan and warm over gentle heat.
- Pour into a mug. Optionally decorate with rose petals, extra beet powder or chopped pistachios.
MILK FROTHER METHOD:Reserve and set aside ½ cup milk before blending other ingredients. While latte is warming, froth remaining ½ cup of milk in a milk frother until light and foamy. Pour warmed latte into a mug and pour over frothed milk. Decorate with rose petals and extra beet powder as desired.
ICED METHOD:After blending all ingredients, pour rose latte mixture over a glass of ice instead of heating and enjoy!
COFFEE METHOD:Add a shot of espresso to the blender with all the other ingredients. Be sure to decrease the amount of milk you use to compensate for the extra liquid.
INGREDIENTS:Dairy Free Milk - Any plant milk works, but if using a milk frother I recommend store-bought oat or soy as they foam up much better than almond, cashew or coconut milk. Rose Water - This gives the latte its rose flavour. It can't be substituted! Vanilla Extract - Balances out the floral flavour of rose. You could also use raw vanilla powder instead if you have it. Maple Syrup - Feel free to use other liquid sweeteners if you don't have maple (agave, coconut nectar, stevia etc.). Beet Powder - Totally optional, but this is what makes the rose latte pink!
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