This Rose Latte is sweet and creamy like any traditional latte, but has delicious and subtle floral notes. The combination of a latte mixed with rose is comforting and calming. You only need 5 ingredients and just a few minutes of time!
I have probably had more of these lattes than I can count. They are perfect for regular occasions and extra special and festive on days like Valentine's Day. You can even enjoy it with these Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries for a romantic dining experience.
My other absolute favorite latte that you will find me binging on in the fall is my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte. It curbs my sweet tooth and satisfies the pumpkin spice needs!
❤️Why You'll Love this Rose Latte
- It's more budget friendly than going to a coffee shop.
- You only need 5 ingredients!
- It's a sweet, warm and cozy beverage that is perfect for the cold weather seasons.
- Rose powder provides good health benefits!
- It's low calorie!
🌹Rose Latte Benefits
- Rose powder has strong anti inflammatory properties.
- Can soothe sore throats and help with skin redness.
- Contains powerful antioxidants.
- It's a mood enhancer with calming properties.
- Can help treat and prevent infections.
- Has anti-aging properties.
- It's good for digestion.
- Plus many more!
You can read more rose benefits in detail here.
Rose powder- Make sure to purchase one that is edible. Some are made for only external use and should not be consumed. I really like the Anima Mundi brand, as I try to be mindful of the quality of ingredients I use. This little jar should last you a while because you only need a half of a teaspoon for this recipe.
Beetroot powder is not totally necessary for this recipe, but it does provide a nice pink color to the milk. The rose powder gives off more of a purple color. Beetroot powder is a great natural food dye to keep in your pantry. I use the Kate Naturals brand.
Pure maple syrup- make sure to use a 100% pure maple syrup. Other maple syrups contain artificial sugars and additives.
In a saucepan over the stove, or in a microwave safe cup, heat the plant based milk until it's warm (about 150 degrees Fahrenheit).
Add the rose powder, beetroot powder and the pure maple syrup to the milk.
With a milk frother, mix the contents completely together, until the milk is foamy.
Pour the milk over the hot coffee and enjoy!
Milk frother- I use this immersion blender that also has a frother attachment.
Cashew milk- I like to use my homemade cashew milk because it's delicious and has a high fat content. A great choice is to use a plant based milk that is a barista blend (like oatsome oat milk). Some good options include oat milk, soy milk or coconut milk. However, you can really use any plant based milk that you enjoy the taste of.
Pure maple syrup, honey or date syrup will work for a natural sweetener. This rose latte recipe is vegan as is. So if you choose to use honey, just know it is not vegan. The addition of honey will give you a rose honey latte, another popular beverage! If you choose to make this variation, you may leave the beetroot powder out.
Coffee- I absolutely love using Dandy Blend tea as a coffee substitute. Sometimes I use it for my lattes because I don't feel like brewing coffee, it's late in the evening and I don't want coffee or because I just really like the taste of Dandy Blend. If you use enough powder (maybe almost a half of a tablespoon per half cup of water), it really tastes a lot like coffee. It's delicious! And very good for you too.
Make this a vanilla rose latte by adding ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract!
Make an iced rose latte by using cold coffee and ice cubes!
It's best to enjoy this beverage right away, but it can be stored if needed. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container (like a glass mason jar). It will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat until warm and mix well before serving.
- A creamy plant based milk such as a barista blend will give you a creamier latte.
- Use a milk frother!
❓Frequently Asked Questions
A traditional rose latte is usually made of coffee or espresso, whole milk and a rose simple syrup that's made with sugar and rose water. This rose latte uses plant based milk, coffee, pure maple syrup as a sweetener, rose powder and beetroot powder (for a pink color).
A rose latte tastes like a traditional latte with the addition of subtle sweet, floral notes. In this recipe, the rose flavor is not strong or over powering. If you enjoy a traditional latte, this one is worth trying.
Yes! Rose is an excellent addition to your coffee beverages because it is a quite subtle flavor. I wouldn't add it straight in with black coffee, but rather mixed in with warm milk and a sweetener, so the flavor doesn't get lost.
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- Milk frother see notes
- ½ cup homemade cashew milk see notes for substitutions
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon rose powder
- ¼ teaspoon beetroot powder optional
- ½ cup hot coffee
- In a saucepan over the stove, or in a microwave safe cup, heat the plant based milk until it's warm (about 150 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Add the rose powder and the beetroot powder to the milk. With a milk frother, mix the contents completely together, until the milk is thick and foamy.
- Pour the milk over the hot coffee and enjoy!
- I use homemade cashew milk. It's creamier and luscious with a subtle flavor. If you are not using a homemade milk, I highly recommend finding a plant based milk that is a barista blend (like oatsome oat milk). Or just use any other plant based milk that has a high fat content, and one that you enjoy the taste of (like coconut milk, oat milk or soy milk).
- Beetroot powder is not completely necessary for this recipe but it does add a pink color. Rose powder has more of a purple color than a pink color.
- For an iced rose latte, use cold coffee and ice cubes.
- If you don't want to buy a milk frother, you could add the ingredients to the warm milk and then whisk it vigorously until well combined and foamy, or mix them using a blender.
Note: The nutrition label is only an estimate. Amounts may vary.