This pink latte, infused with warming spices, is a comforting, caffeine-free, nutritious, and energizing alternative. Packed with antioxidants, the beetroot latte boasts a smooth and delicious texture, enhanced with beetroot powder for its vibrant pink color.
Since I started getting sensitive to caffeine, I’ve been looking for alternatives. I like making chicory coffee or having chocolate tea, but I’m still trying different things. Recently, I came across this beautiful pink latte that caught my eye! It’s not only a fun pink color but also smells amazing.
I couldn’t resist trying it right away and was simply amazed. I was a bit skeptical when I found out that this latte recipe was made of beets. I like beets in a salad or as chips, but in coffee? Surprisingly, I didn’t notice the beetroot taste at all.
So whether you are a coffee lover worried about caffeine intake or you just like to try new things, you must try this pink latte simple recipe.
What is a pink latte?
This Pink latte is a caffeine free energizing beverage made of warming spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger vanilla, and beetroot powder. It is a plant based delicious drink that can be served hot or in its iced version (see below)
This combination of spices adds healthy benefits and a vibrant hue to this pink latte.
why you will like this pink beet latte recipe?
- The addition of beetroot gives the latte a vibrant pink color, making it delicious and visually appealing. It can serve as a fun drink for birthday parties of Valentine’s day surprise breakfast.
- Beetroot and species are packed with nutritional benefits, including antioxidants, vitamins, and energizing properties, making it an afternoon pick-me-up without any caffeine.
- Combining spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, and vanilla adds a unique flavor profile to the latte, making it a tasty and satisfying drink.
Beet Latte drink recipe ingredients.
Beyond lending a pleasing color to your latte, raw beet powder is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Consider swapping out your second cup of coffee for this delicious pink latte mug to enhance your well-being.
Beetroot powder (beet powder or beet root powder) offers many health benefits. It is a concentration of all the healthy nutrients. 1 tsp beet powder equals an entire beet or 1/2 cup of beet juice. It contains vitamins, fiber, minerals, folic acid, protein, iron, and antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
Beets are a great source of fiber, manganese, potassium, nitrate, iron, and vitamins C and B9. They also contain antioxidants such as betalains that help us fight against free radicals and protect us against chronic disease(1)
This study describes how beetroot significantly helped in lowering blood pressure by help dilate your blood vessels and blood flow and, therefore promotes heart health (2)
Beetroots contain folate and iron that help flush toxins out of the liver and aid with detoxification of our body (3)
The selection of spices is personal, so choose whatever works for you. I like using spices such as cinnamon, cloves or ginger, but some prefer cocoa powder. Whether you opt for whole spices or ground, I’ve tried both versions. I prefer using whole spices as they are easier to remove before consumption. If you use ground spices, use a fine cloth to remove them. YOu can also leave them in the latte, but you may notice small lumps. For a smoother texture, I recommend straining them.
For 2 cups of pink latte, I used the following spices:
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- ½ vanilla bean
- 3 cardamon seeds
- 1 inch fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3 cloves
- 1 cup of dairy-free unsweetened Almond Milk – You can use regular milk or plant-based milk like almond milk or plain oat milk
- 1 cup of water
- Maple syrup or honey – similarly, the choice of sweetener is yours. I also like to add vanilla syrup or just raw sugar.
How to Make a Pink Latte
First step: Infuse the spices
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add whole or ground spices, reduce the heat to a simmer, and let the spices cook for 10 minutes.
This allows the flavors to infuse into the water and create a spiced base for your latte. After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat.
If you use whole spices, it’s time to strain the mixture to remove them. You can use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
PS: I also like to remove the ground spices to achieve a smooth beet latte.
Second step: Add beetroot powder and sweetener
After straining, while the spiced water is still warm, add beetroot powder and sweetener of your choice. Stir well. The beetroot powder dissolves very easily in the water.
Third step: Warm up the milk
Warm up the milk in a saucepan. Ensure you don’t bring it to a full boil; the goal is to make it pleasantly steamy. Stir regularly, as the milk can quickly overflow and stick to the bottom or sides. Using hot milk makes it easier to whisk into foam in the next step.
Fourth step: Combine
Pour the spiced and beetroot-infused water into half of the warm milk and mix.
Froth the remaining warm milk until thick and foamy. You can use a handheld frother for this step. Pour or scoop the foam over the pink latte and serve while still hot.
Tips for Making Energizing Pink Beetroot Lattes
- To ensure this pink latte tastes as good as it looks, I recommend a longer infusion of spices in simmering water rather than just mixing the sices with warm milk.
- Straining the spices is crucial to ensure a smooth beetroot latte
- beet root powder is water soluble. Beetroot powder is water-soluble and easily removable from porcelain or glass but not from cloth.
- Making the foam is a bit tricky and requires some preparedness. Froth the hot milk as it whips up more quickly than cold milk. I like to use this electric milk frother with a heating function that warms and froths the milk simultaneously. Yo might have similar on your espresso machine. Alternatively, use this handheld frother, a hand blender or whisk it briefly by hand until frothed.
Pink Latte Recipe Variations
Feel free to customize the spice profile of your pink latte by experimenting with different flavors that pair well with beet powder. Instead of cinnamon, consider incorporating a chai spice mix, a touch of nutmeg, or turmeric.
YOu can also include cacao powder or cocoa beans in the spice mix to add chocolate flavor.
Add a shot of espresso to get a bold coffee flavor.
To elevate the creaminess of this cozy drink, consider swapping a portion of the plant milk with a splash of coconut cream, around 1/4 cup. This addition contributes to a velvety texture and sweet coconut flavor.
Replace beet powder with matcha powder or a vibrant green hue for a matcha latte twist. Whisk in 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder into the infused spice water before adding the milk.
Make an Iced Pink Latte
After making the spiced-infused water, strain it to remove any remnants of spices and Let it cool down or refrigerate.
The iced version doesn’t require frothing the milk. If you prefer a frothy texture, you can use a frother to create foam on the cold milk.
Combine cooled spiced water and milk in a glass. Stir well and drop ice cubes into the glass.
Can I make this Vegan latte pink drink ahead of time?
You can prepare this beetroot latte recipe ahead of time, particularly the spiced-infused water, which you can store alongside the milk in the fridge. When ready to serve, warm the spiced-infused water, mix it with beetroot powder, warm up, and froth the milk, then combine the two. The infused water with spices can last in the fridge for a week.