Skip the coffee shop, and make this delicious Rose Latte Recipe with homemade rose syrup, steamed milk, and a coffee base. Everyone's favorite plant makes for a lovely, delicate, and flavorful coffee drink filled with rose flavor. It's quick, easy, and the perfect way to treat yourself!
Roses aren't only for Valentine's Day, and this rose latte is not your regular cup of coffee! Treat yourself to a delicious homemade latte with a lovely floral note.
❤️Why you'll love this
- Simple ingredients. Believe it or not, there are only 5 ingredients to make this lovely floral delight!
- Can be made low sugar. It's easy to make this recipe lower in carbs and sugar with a simple swap!
- No special equipment needed. While an espresso machine is great to have, you don't need anything fancy to make this drink.
- Packed with flavor.The flavor of this drink is so unique and totally captivating, yet so simple.
Here are the ingredients you will need.
Here is a list of ingredients, you can see the recipe card for quantities.
- Edible rose petals or rosebuds - Make sure to use something like these rose buds or these rose petals that are food safe! Many roses are grown using pesticides, so that's definitely not something you want to ingest.
- Water - To make the rose simple syrup.
- Sugar or sweetener of choice - Use your favorite sweetener to make the rose simple syrup.
- Milk of choice - Anything you prefer will work here. We prefer to use whole milk for a creamy texture.
- Strong coffee - Espresso, or strong brewed coffee can be used.
Add water, rosebuds, and sugar (or sweetener) to a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, and allow to steep for about 10-15 minutes. Strain away buds and discard. Now your syrup is ready to use!
*Please note: you may need to add more water if a lot evaporates.
In a mug, pour in espresso or strong brewed coffee.
Pour in rose simple syrup to taste.
Froth warm milk using a hand frother or other preferred method. Pour milk into the mug.
Garnish with rose petals or buds.
Here's a few ways to alter the drink.
- Sugar free simple syrup - You can make the rose syrup with a sweetener called allulose (affiliate link) for a sugar free version. It's not quite as sweet as sugar, so you will need 1 and ⅓ cups for every 1 cup of sugar.
- Keto - Use your favorite low carb milk, like unsweetened nut milk.
- Vegan - This drink can easily be made plant based with your favorite nut milk, like almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.
- Make it pink - You could add a bit of beetroot powder to your milk, but it may alter the flavor slightly. You could also use a little food coloring to create a pleasant and pink drink!
- Try it iced - Use iced coffee simply pour this drink over ice for warmer days with frothed milk and enjoy!
Luckily, this recipe is pretty standard and you actually don't need any special equipment to make it! Here's some different tools you can use.
- Espresso machine - Okay, so this is 100% our preferred method, so you can get the best shots of delicious espresso, and perfectly steamed milk. We just recently took the leap however, so don't worry if you don't have one. Many people use a Nespresso machine & love them, but we don't have one ourselves.
- Hand frother - You can definitely use this handy tool with warmed milk to create a nice foamy milk for your coffee. Just warm milk in a small saucepan on the stove, then froth it with your handheld frother. These tools are affordable and work great!
- Pour over or french press - Are both perfectly good options for making high quality, delicious coffee drinks at home. For either of these methods, you will want to use about 4 ounces of strong brewed coffee to substitute for 2 ounces of espresso.
- Beverage thermometer- can be helpful to make sure your milk is 165°F, the perfect temperature for steaming, but again, this is optional.
- You can also use a mason jar with a lid to make steamed milk if you don't have a handheld frother. Simply heat milk over low heat in a small saucepan on the stove, place it in the jar, and then use an oven mitt to shake the jar until nice and creamy. If the milk isn't hot enough to your liking after shaking, remove the lid and microwave the jar until foam rises to the top.
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We don't recommend fully preparing this drink ahead of time, but you make the rose simple syrup up to a month in advance.
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For the rose simple syrup (makes 4-6 servings):
- 4 ounces water (may need to add more if water evaporates)
- 2 tablespoons edible rosebuds (about 8 grams)
- ½ cup sugar (about 100 grams)
For the rose latte:
- 2 ounces espresso
- 8 ounces whole milk (or any milk of choice)
- ½ - 1 ounce homemade rose simple syrup (to taste)
- Edible rose petals for garnish (optional)
- The simple syrup can be made up to 1 month in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. To make it, heat water, rose buds, and allulose or sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes, then strain away rose buds before using.
- Pour espresso into your mug of choice, followed by the rose simple syrup.
- Top with frothed, steamed milk, and garnish with edible rose petals. Enjoy!
- Sweeten to taste.
- If you'd like to make this recipe sugar free, use 128 grams of allulose sweetener in place of sugar.
- Use any milk you like including nut milk or oat milk.
- Strong brewed coffee can be used instead of espresso, use about 4 ounces of strong brewed coffee to substitute for 2 ounces of espresso.