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Rose Latte (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Stress Reducing)

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This beautifully fragrant rose latte will relax your stress away. Plus, it’s dairy-free, refined sugar free and pink – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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There’s so much going on in the world these days that it’s hard to just write about rose lattes.  Let me just say: I went to Syria in the fall of 2009.  It was the most magical, beautiful country I’ve ever been to, filled with the most wonderful, welcoming people.  I shouldn’t need to say this – we shouldn’t only help that which feels known to us – but the thing that surprised me the most was how familiar it all felt.  Families just like the one I’d grown up in; kids dreaming about college and being yelled at by their parents for not studying enough and watching too much TV; two-car garages and chic coffee shops and stores filled with the latest fashions.  Among all of this, there was thousands of years of history.  Cities (now destroyed), markets (now rubble), castles (now unrecognizable).

Imagine if these kids, these families, were your neighbors.  Imagine if this was your life that had been blown to bits, every idea of safety and stability you’ve ever known demolished.  Imagine if people you loved had died.  How are we turning our backs on these people?  How is this who we are?  I expect us to be better.  I know we can be.  Whatever side of the political spectrum you fall on, you can call your representatives and tell them that you’re on the side of humanity.  That you expect your government to do better.  That you know it can.

So.

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Lattes.  I love using rose right now, as it has long been renowned for its stress-relieving properties.  To me, holding and sipping this latte feels like love: warming, safe, and comforting, like coming home.  The coconut oil is emulsified into your milk of choice (I love almond, coconut and pistachio best) and further adds to the stress-relieving properties, by keeping your blood sugar stable.  I write about this more in my turmeric latte recipe, but in short, what our body perceives as anxiety is often simply a blood sugar dip that our brain is misattributing.  By sipping this, you’re preventing those dips, and preventing anxiety as a result.

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The raspberries are optional, but give a beautiful pink hue that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Whip it up for your lover or just to show love for yourself.  Either way, you’re in for a treat.

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rose latte

Rose Latte (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Stress Reducing)


  • Author: Latte
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Mug 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup milk of choice (I especially love almond, pistachio and coconut)
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries (optional)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey (can sub maple syrup)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients save for honey and coconut oil. Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally, and let simmer until the raspberries have begun to dissolve into the milk, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before blending until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer (a tea strainer works great) and then add coconut oil, honey and blend again until rich and frothy. Serve immediately.
  2. Alternatively, you can skip using the raspberries and simply heat all ingredients, save for honey and coconut oil until just warm. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, then add the honey and coconut oil and blend until rich and frothy. Serve immediately. Serves 1.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5

 

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  1. meika says:

    oh my gosh !! absolutely OBSESSED. i love rosewater to death and was so excited to try this. added a little less honey and some extra rosewater. mixture ended up being a little thick so i added some hot water and then i topped it with frothed milk. made the PERFECT amount for two generous mugs. tasted so good ! can’t wait to make it in winter.

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Hi Meika! I’m SO glad! Isn’t it delicious?! xo, Liz

  2. Truddie says:

    Made this recipe used frozen strawberries instead of raspberries, made it slightly less sweet, and added one more teaspoon of rose water, and it was delicious!

  3. Ant says:

    Great recipe! I am able to use coconut water for coconut oil?

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Hi Ant — The consistency would definitely be different. I would suggest coconut oil. Thanks!
      Xo Liz

  4. mai says:

    By blending, did you mean the blender machine?

  5. Rachel G. Halsey says:

    Hi Liz,
    I just landed on your blog while searching for Rose Latte redipes. After reading this post, I can’t wait to delve deeper into your pages.

    Can this latte be made with the addition of coffee?

    Thank You!
    Rachel

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Yes, I think that’d be delicious! I’d do a shot of espresso!

  6. Joanna says:

    This sounds delicious! I’m totally in love with your turmeric latte too Thankyou!

    Thankyou also for your beautiful words about Syria, you are so right. It distresses me to hear such mean comments about these poor people.

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Agreed, Joanna. It’s just a reminder to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves! <3

  7. eunoia says:

    Thank you for writing this, we can and should expect better of our governments ( I’m from Australia). Looking forward to trying out this lovely recipe too. : )

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Agreed, Eunoia. Hopefully it will only be progress from here though!

  8. Romina says:

    Where can I find rose water and what brands do you recommend?

    1. Liz Moody says:

      Hi Romina! Any of these brands are great, but you can also find rose water at Indian grocery stores or even in the cocktail section of liquor stores!