Orange Blossom Matcha latte with cardamom honey oat milk
Springtime in Southern California is a treat.
Wanna know why? Well, first off, there’s the perfect pre-summery but actually summery weather- just warm enough during the day, but still nice and cool at night. But that’s not what today’s post is about though.
The springtime treat I want to talk about is citrus blossoms. For a few weeks every year, I find myself wanting to twirl myself silly while singing “The hills are alive” from the Sound Of Music. And it’s all because of citrus blossoms. Everywhere you turn, light, magical floral breezes hit you smack in the face. It’s positively dizzying to experience.
So I thought, why not bring this delight to everyone with an iced latte that’s about to become you’re new favorite drink: the orange blossom match latte.
But then I thought- “hey, why not kick it up a notch with some cardamom honey oat milk.” Cause I fancy like that.
The oat milk is easy, but takes a bit a steeping time, so you may want to whip up an advance batch to keep in the fridge for “emergency” situations.
orange blossom matcha latte with cardamom honey oat milk
1 tsp matcha powder
1/3 cup water
1 cup cardamom honey oat milk (recipe below)
1 tbsp orange blossom water
Put matcha powder in the bottom of your glass and add just enough water to cover- a splash, really. Whisk until it has a smooth consistency. This will keep it from forming clumps when adding the rest of the liquid. Add the rest of the water, then ice. Pour the sweetened oat milk over top, and stir in the orange blossom water.
Cardamom Honey Oat Milk
1.5 cups oat milk
8-10 cardamom pods
1 tbs honey
Lightly crush the cardamom pods to release their aroma. Put pods, milk, and honey in a small sauce pan and heat until simmering. Remove from heat and allow the cardamom to steep in the milk for at least 15 minutes, and up to 24 hours. If steeping for 24 hours, place in fridge once milk has cooled. When finished steeping, strain pods out of milk.
Recipe can be doubled or tripled so you have plenty on hand for lattes!
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