This gluten-free, sugar free and vegan rose latte is cozy, delicious and delicately infused with fragrant rose petals. The oat milk imparts a nutty tatse while honey enriches the taste of this latte even more. Enjoy it iced on a hot day or hot on a cold day. This is your THE easy recipe to learn how to make a perfect rose latte with non diary milk.
I love the subtle flavors of rose and honestly can never get enough. The mild and subtle aroma of rose is so dreamy and delicate…,and if you have been following me, you probably already know that I have quite a few recipes that use rose water giving these baked goodies such a beautiful flavor profile. Coming back to this gluten-free, sugar free and vegan rose latte which is so cozy, delicious and delicately infused with fragrant rose petals and a rich cardamom flavor can be enjoyed with a loved one on a cold night by the fire. 🙂
Enjoy it iced on a hot day or hot on a cold day. This is your easy recipe to learn how to make a perfect rose latte with non diary milk.
Coming back to this rose latte recipe, holding and sipping a steaming cup of rose latte feels like love and what can be better than cozying up with a cup of Vegan Rose Latte with someone you love!! It can be such a perfect drink for Valentine’s day too or those winter evenings.
What kind milk works best for this recipe?
In this recipe for Vegan Rose Latte, I have used oat milk instead of regular milk and that makes this latte vegan. For quite some time now, I have switched to non-diary milk. Believe me I have nothing against milk and I still use regular milk for making homemade yogurt or other Indian desserts like Kheer , however, I like the taste of nut milk in my lattes. And I love lattes. I have been loving oat latte mildly flavored with rose. You can use almond milk if you want, but trust me, oat milk works and tastes BES.
Ingredients used in Sugar Free Vegan Rose Latte
- Rose simple syrup – I have used a home made rose simple syrup
- Oat milk – I have used a good brand of Oat milk. You can use almond milk as well
- Espresso – I have used Starbucks espresso powder to make this vegan rose latte
Rose Syrup vs Rose Water
Both are made with steeping rose petals in water. However, rose syrup is made with added sugar and is, in fact, like a cordial. Rose syrup is a rose flavored simple syrup (liquid sugar) made with just three ingredients: sugar, water, and dried rose petals. It’s super easy to make at home. You can use rose syrup to flavor hot or cold drinks. This imparts a beautiful floral note.
rose water is made without sugar, and is used for its aroma, rather than its taste.
In this Vegan Rose Latte recipe, I used the rose petals I got from Istanbul from our trip 2 years ago. But you dont need to travel to Istanbul for rose buds. You can easily make your own rose syrup at home with some good quality organically grown roses. A very simple process, a matter of simmering the roses, steeping them overnight, straining, et voilà! And you know, this is not an exact science, so if your roses aren’t as big as mine, it doesn’t matter, slightly less water, slightly more sugar? No big deal!
Even though Red roses will give you that beautiful color, but, any roses will do.
How does rose syrup taste?
Rose syrup, with a rich aromatic flavor, adds a light, floral accent to springtime specialties and romantic cocktails.
Some other uses of Rose syrup?
Treat it like a cordial, dilute with water at a ratio of 1:4
Make a Rose Flavored Tres Le ches Cake
Use it in Cocktails. A bit of rose syrup will go well with any gin or vodka cocktails.
Why you’ll love this Rose Latte recipe
Holding and sipping a steaming cup of rose latte feels like love.
The combination of rose with coffee can make a latte taste so fresh and floral
What can be better and healthier than a vegan and sugar free latte that can be made within 10 minutes
You get a café quality frothy latte at home without stepping into a café.
How to make a Vegan Rose Latte
1 – Make your rose syrup by boiling rose petals, honey, and water.
2 – Add 2 tablespoons of Rose syrup and 1 tablespoon espresso in a cup
3 – Heat the oat milk. Use a frother to froth the milk. You can either use a frother to make this latte, or you can make it by heating it all together in a pot. I prefer to make this with a frother, which gives it that beautiful creamy foam on top.
4 – Pour the hot and frothy oat milk (or any other vegan milk) into the cup
5 – Give it a good mix.
6 – sprinkle some edible rose petals and enjoy your hot beverage.
Tips for making Vegan Rose Latte recipe perfectly
I used a cheap frother from IKEA to froth warm vegan milk for this Rose Latte recipe
Oat milk froths the best compared to other nut/vegan milks
Some brands mark the word “barista” on the plant-based milk to indicate that it froths well.
Rose syrup can be stored for 2/3 weeks in refrigerator
Play around with the amounts of coffee, rose syrup and milk to suit your taste.
- If you’re not used to floral flavors, you might not want to overdo it. It can get quite overpowering and “perfumy”. So, taste as you go and accordingly add or reduce the rose water.
- Instead of coffee, you can use tea to make a London Fog
- Instead of honey, you can use agave
- If you cannot find rose petals, you can also use rose water If you do not own an espresso machine, you can use instant coffee
Other Rose flavored Recipes –
Sandesh Cake with Saffron and Rose Water
Pistachio Rosewater Bundt Cake
Vegan Rose Latte (Sugar Free)
- Sauce Pan
Rose Simple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Rose petals (or 1 teaspoon rose water)
- 1/4 cup Honey/Agave/Maple Syrup
- 1/2 cup Water
For Hot Latte
- 1 tbsp Instant Espresso Powder (Starbucks instant espresso powder)
- 2 tbsp Rose Syrup
- 1 cup Oat Milk (or any other Vegan milk)
Rose Simple Syrup
- Rose Simple Syrup: 1. 2 tbsp rose petals or 1 teaspoon rose water
- You can always replace Oat Milk with Almond Milk. However, I have noticed that, Oat Milk tastes the best. I use Oatly brand Oat Milk and I can vouch for the taste.
- If you are an Iced Latte person, then use the same recipe to make a Iced Vegan Rose Latte. Just add Ice 🙂
- I use a cheap frother from IKEA to froth the hot oat milk. Works like magic.
- Make sure that, you taste as you go while adding the Rose Simple Syrup. It has a tendency to taste perfumy.
- You can store the left over Rose Simple Syrup to make cocktails or pour over ice cream.
Wonderful latte infused with rose petals. Definitely a treat for the holiday season
Rich cardamom flavor???? You may have omitted a sprinkle of cardamom prefer from your recipe because this has no cardamom flavor whatsoever