Learn how to make your own homemade energizing Pink Latte using beetroot powder and dried rose petals. You won’t believe it’s caffeine-free!
If you’re looking for a natural (and eye-catching) way to boost your energy, it’s time you learn all about how to make a Pink Latte! That’s right, this vivid beauty is entirely caffeine-free, yet will give you sustainable energy to get you through the day. And, with the help of a few special ingredients, it’s super simple to make. You can think of it as the perfect alternative to that Sleepytime Lavender Milk you all love so much. Roses in the morning, lavender in the evening – it doesn’t get much better than that!
I’m not going to lie, Pink Latte’s first caught my eye for their Instagram-worthy color but, once I read up on them a little more – and after a chance encounter at the grocery store – I knew I had to create an easy recipe so I could make my own at home. I was so pleased with the results that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. So, let’s get into how it’s done!
Secret Sauce: The Ingredients
Before you embark on your Pink Latte-making journey, you’ll want to stock up on the following ingredients:
TBH, I had never heard much about beetroot powder until my mom and I ran into a talkative soul in the dairy section of the supermarket a couple of months ago. The conversation started with him telling us just HOW good Kerrygold butter is (which, duh, we already knew – it’s the best!) for bulletproof coffee, but then he segued into his entire health history and why he now turns to beetroot powder for his daily energy instead of coffee. Sure, it was TMI, but it got me thinking about what the bright red little superfood could do.
After doing more of my own research (because, hey, you can never be too sure about those rando’s you meet in the grocery store) I learned that beetroot powder does, in fact, have many health benefits including, but not limited to: increased endurance, improved brain and heart health and reduced exercise recovery time.
The cherry on top? You can easily order beetroot powder on Amazon [*affiliate link] or just pick it up at your local Whole Foods or health food store.
Dried Rose Petals
Rose petals are another great superfood that you don’t necessarily think of when you want to make a power-packed drink, but you should! Not only do they lend a beautiful floral taste to whatever you use them in, but they also pack many health benefits, including: enhanced mood, help with digestion and pain relief, among other things.
You can also order culinary-grade dried rose petals on Amazon [*affiliate link] or you can find them at your local health food stores.
Aside from these two special ingredients, I’m willing to bet you already have the only other two ingredients you need already on hand: milk of your choice and honey!
Energizing Pink Latte, Comin’ Right Up!
Okay, now you know what you need, time to make this tasty latte in three easy steps:
The first step is to make our rose simple syrup, which is done by boiling together honey, your dried rose petals and some water until reduced.
The next step is to whisk together the beetroot powder with your choice of milk and then heat it up. You can use either a milk frother for this (if you have one) or simply place the milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
The final step is to assemble your drinks. This recipe makes two lattes, so be sure to recruit your hubby, partner, friend or roommate to enjoy one with you. Then you simply pour the syrup into your cozy coffee mug and top with the warmed milk and drink up.
I hope you enjoy this Energizing Pink Latte as much as I do. It’s a healthy, tasty and fuel-filled way to start your day!
Energizing Pink Latte (Caffeine-Free!)
For the rose syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons culinary-grade dried rose petals
- 2 tablespoons honey You may reduce this amount if you don't like too much sweetness.
- 1 cup milk of your choice I like almond or oat milk.
- 2 tablespoons beetroot powder
- Combine water, rose petals and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by about half, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
- While the syrup is simmering, whisk together the milk and beetroot powder and heat up using a milk frother or the microwave. If you are using the microwave, it should take between 1-2 minutes for the milk to come to proper temperature without curdling.
- Using a small sieve, divide the rose syrup evenly between two coffee mugs, then divide the milk evenly over top and serve.