Indulge in the rich warmth of a cup that not only soothes your senses but also captivates your taste buds—a saffron latte. This drink brings together the subtle sweetness of saffron and the velvety smoothness of steamed milk creating a beverage that's as comforting as it is luxurious. In this guide, we'll teach your how to make a Saffron Latte!
- A pinch of premium Saffron
- 1 cup of milk (see note below)
- Honey to taste
- Ground cardamom
- Fresh vanilla beans
- Heat the Milk: Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Be cautious not to bring it to a boil; you want it hot but not scalded.
Add Saffron: While the milk is heating, add 1-2 strands of saffron to the milk. If you'd like a stronger saffron flavor, you can crush the strands slightly before adding.
Steep the Saffron: Allow the saffron to steep in the hot milk for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the saffron to infuse its flavor and color into the milk.
Strain (Optional): If you prefer a smoother texture, you can strain the milk to remove saffron threads before serving.
Sweeten (Optional): If desired, add sweetener to taste. This can include honey, sugar, agave syrup, or any sweetener of your choice.
Froth the Milk (Optional): For a latte-like texture, you can froth the saffron-infused milk using a frother or whisk. This step is optional but adds a nice touch.
Pour and Garnish: Pour the saffron latte into your favorite mug. Optionally, garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, ground cardamom, or vanilla beans for extra flavor and visual appeal.
Enjoy: Sip and savor your delightful saffron latte
Feel free to adjust the saffron quantity, sweetener, or other elements to suit your taste preferences.