Rose and Cardamom Lunar Latte

I think my love for moon milk (or lunar lattes), is well known.   Here’s one I started drinking during the last full moon, which was a flower moon.

It tastes a little like Turkish Delight and is certainly full of eastern promise.  Butterfly Pea Flower powder (try saying that after a glass of wine) gives this latte it’s beautiful, potion-like colour, but it’s cardamom that makes it really special.

Cardamom is a truly magical spice with a warming flavour and heady scent.  Medicinally it’s a proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties.

I add ashwaganda, which you can read about here.  But this is optional.

You will need

1 cup of your preferred, unsweetened milk (I use almond)

1 teaspoon rose water

6 cardamom pods

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon Ashwaganda (optional)

Pinch of butterfly pea flower powder (for colour)

Method

  • Pour the milk and rosewater into a pan
  • Split the cardamom pods and add just the seeds to the milk
  • Very slowly heat until piping hot
  • Add the pea flower powder, ashwaganda and maple syrup
  • Blend or whisk to make the milk frothy
  • Heat again.
  • Decorate with fresh or dried rose petals

This soothing drink is perfect for bedtime on a warm summer’s evening.

Love Rachel ❤️