This Cardamom Latte recipe uses homemade cardamom milk instead of syrup so you can control the sweetness of your latte. Its quick, simple and delicious!
I love a fancy coffee on the weekend mornings, and lately this latte has been my go to. Its quick and simple and I love how the warm, floral flavor of cardamom pairs with espresso.
Espresso: I use a Nespresso machine for my lattes and cappuccinos. Ill talk more about the options below.
Milk: I used oat milk.
Whole Cardamom: Whole cardamom is important. Don't use ground cardamom or cardamom pods here.
Sweetener: Sweetener is totally optional in this recipe.
You do need an espresso maker for this recipe. As I said above, I have a Nespresso Machine, but any espresso maker will work.
If you don't have one, a Bialetti Moka Pot will work. And they are pretty inexpensive. Especially when comparing them to traditional espresso makers.
How to Make Infused Milk
The infused milk is the most important part of this cardamom latte recipe. Its where all of the cardamom flavor comes from.
To make it:
Add the milk and whole cardamom into a small sauce pan over low heat.
Bring the milk to just barely a simmer.
Next, remove from heat, and place a lid on the pan.
Allow the mixture to steep for 5 minutes.
Then, strain the hot milk into a cup to remove the seeds.
And now you're ready to froth!
How to Store
You can batch up the cardamom milk recipe for easy lattes all week. To do that, simply stop after straining the milk.
Allow the milk to cool down. Then, store in a container with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
Then, when you want a latte, pull a shot of espresso, warm some milk up, froth it and combine!
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Vegan Iced Latte by: My Vegan Minimalist
- 1 Espresso Maker such as: Nespresso, Moka Pot, etc
- 1 Small Saucepan
- 1 Small Fine Mesh Strainer
- 1 Milk Frother
- 2 Coffee Cups
- 1 ½ Cups Milk I used Oatly oat milk
- ¼ teaspoon Whole Cardamom
- 2 Shots Espresso each shot should be about 1.5 Ounces
- 1 tablespoon Sweetener of Choice Optional
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine milk and whole cardamom.
- Bring to just barely a simmer, place a lid on the pot and remove from heat.
- Allow mixture to steep for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put one espresso shot each into two coffee mugs. Add optional sweetener here.
- After 5 minutes, pour the cardamom milk through a fine mesh strainer into a heat safe measuring cup.
- Froth the milk and divide evenly between the two coffee cups.