Gingerbread turmeric latte

I have a non-standard recipe “Golden” milk, there are so many different spices (composition close to the gingerbread mixture), but it’s a very versatile option I like the most.

Makes a great warming drink and very nutritious, by the way)

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

• 1 Cup (250 ml) of any milk. But I like the combination of fatty coconut (50 ml) and oat/soybean (200 ml).

• 0.5 tsp. ground turmeric without slides,

• 0.5 tsp. ground ground ginger without slides,

• 1 stick of cinnamon (can be replaced with 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon),

• Pinch of black pepper,

• Super mini pinch of nutmeg, Cayenne pepper and sea salt

• Sweetener to taste (I like a neutral Jerusalem artichoke syrup). Also suitable honey or maple syrup, but they give your taste a touch of look according to your taste.

• 1 tsp coconut oil (you can substitute butter, ghee),

• 1 box of green cardamom.

If you do not like any spice, they can not be used. Only the main ones are turmeric and ginger. Their number is also at your discretion.

In addition, if you don’t have any spices at home, but there is, for example, a mixture of gingerbread, it is also very go. Put the taste gradually.

How to do:

1. Heat the butter in a saucepan together with the cinnamon stick and cardamom, fry them until the aroma for a few minutes. Then make a quiet fire and add milk.

2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat, until the state when it already is steam (about 60C). Most importantly – do not boil it.

3. Then take out the cinnamon stick and cardamom and whisk the warm milk with the rest of the spices in a blender (if using ground cinnamon, put it at this stage), add sweetener gradually to taste. Then again whipped. The longer you postpone, the more foam;)

Cardamom and cinnamon I usually throw away and put in the curry, if you cook it the same day because the spices after such a short heating is still very flavorful.

4. Pour the milk in your favorite Cup and enjoy, Bon appetit!

Matcha latte (hot and cold options)

Matcha is the only green tea I dearly love. Of course, such tea requires ceremony and traditional use (brewing with warm water and whipping with a whisk), but many like to drink it with milk. I also like matcha latte, although the taste of tea is killed.

In general, the traditional recipe is basically the same everywhere you can google it, and lattes do everything in their own way. By trial I formed a simple but very tasty recipe.


* 0.75 tsp. matcha tea (half a spoonful is small, and the whole is strong),

* 50 ml. water, heated to 70C,

* 50 ml concentrated coconut milk (I like it best with Foco),

* 100 ml oat milk,

* Optional sweetener (best suited Jerusalem artichoke syrup).

Vegetable milk can also be taken in the following variants:

* 75 ml coconut milk + 75 ml water,

* 75ml Cedar milk + 75 ml of water.

The hot option:

1. Boil water to 70 C, No More, otherwise the tea will be bitter. If you do not have a thermometer on the kettle, just open it and let it stand for 20 minutes.

2. in a saucepan, heat coconut and oat milk to 70 C. If there is no thermometer, I touch it with my hand. Fleetingly with the edge of a finger – it should be warm, but not scalding.

3. Take a cup in which it will be convenient to whip tea (I have a wide and rather deep Cup), and pour tea there, I recommend doing this through a fine strainer so that there are no lumps in the drink. Next, pour 50 ml of warm water into a cup and whisk the tea until smooth and frothy. It does not necessarily need a special whisk, any that is convenient for you will do. Mechanical or electrical.

4. while the tea was being whipped, the milk was already hot. You can just pour it into the tea, stir and enjoy. But I still love foam, so I pour hot milk into a blender and whisk it at maximum speed for 1 minute, and only then pour it into a cup of tea. It turns out just a buzz! If desired, you can put a sweetener.

Express version (taste slightly different from long version): just heat the water and milk, put all the ingredients in a blender and whisk for 1 minute. Done)

The cold version:

The first step in the “hot version” is brewing tea. Heat the water to 70C, beat the tea with water, as described above. Then add cold milk, whisk all together until frothy. If desired, you can put a sweetener. Then pour the latte into a glass, add ice, let it cool a little, done!

I make ice from vegetable milk (wrote about it hereI recommend putting half of the ice from oat milk, half of the usual-from water. So that by the end of the match your drink is not too watery.

PS I highly recommend drinking tea without sweeteners. If the tea is quality, and the milk is delicious (mine oatmeal coconut has already indicated above), the water is good (without foreign odors), then the tea turns out very tasty and so. But if you still like sweeter, you can add a sweetener at the stage of whipping tea.

Coffee with lavender milk

It is not as high in calories as the popular lavender RAF (usually RAF is made on cream), but it is still delicious.

Proportions: 200 ml. of any milk (preferably almond, soy and cow) I put a pinch of lavender (about the same as in the photo). Add lavender to the milk and let it brew for an hour. If the milk is heated, it will take less time. Filter through a strainer and add to the coffee in the amount you need

By the way, you can prepare cocoa/hot chocolate in a similar way. It turns out very tasty!

Important 1. If you do not drink cow’s milk, then choose neutral plant options without a bright own smell.

Important 2. in fact, I do not decorate coffee with lavender flowers, because they interfere with drinking it))) But I sometimes put blueberries or cherries in the drink to make it color nicely;) And then you can eat them with pleasure.

Mulled wine

The base can be any wine that you really like.

Proportions: for 2 bottles of wine I put 2-3 apples, 2 oranges, 1/2 lemon, 4 sticks of cinnamon, 2 cardamom, 4-5 black pepper, 2 cloves and 1 star star anise.

If you have a ready-made package of spices for mulled wine, look at the proportions on it, and most importantly-focus on your taste;)


Stage 1. Brew spices. 

This is done exclusively in water, because all other ingredients should not be boiled. You need a little water, just cover the spices. 10 minutes of boiling is enough for them to give almost all the taste, the rest will be given when heated with wine and fruit.

Stage 2. Fruit.

Wash the fruit thoroughly, remove the core from the apples. Apples cut into a large cube, oranges-circles, and then cut the circles into 2/4 parts, depending on their size or on your preference. Set aside half for serving.

Lemon cut into cubes, it is better to give the juice. And try to remove all the bones from the Citrus during the cutting process.

Stage 3. cooking mulled wine.

In the brewed spices we put fruit (part of apples and oranges and the whole lemon) and wine. Warm on low heat, but do not bring to a boil. In the process, we try to suppress the citrus so that they give the maximum juice.

As soon as the boiling of the wine approaches, immediately remove the pan from the fire. Filter the mulled wine into another container, return the apples and oranges there. That is, we will get mulled wine without any garbage and only with those fruits that you can eat with pleasure in the process of drinking.

Step 4. slightly heat it, balance the taste with sweetness (honey/syrup) and you’re done!

I also have a second way even easier and faster, but I use it exclusively for red wine, and when there is no variety of spices.

For 1 bottle of wine you will need 3 sticks of cinnamon and 2 stars of star anise. Sweetener to taste.

Just like in the first recipe, I brew spices in water, then add wine to them and heat it on a very low heat without bringing it to a boil. In the middle of heating, add honey / sweetener to taste. If the wine is very tart – add water. Try everything, the taste should be pleasant and balanced for you. As soon as the boiling of the wine approaches, immediately remove the pan from the fire. Pour into glasses and add a circle of Orange to each serving. It is recommended to suppress the orange so that the zest and pulp give the drink their flavors.

Enjoy mulled wine drinking!