This Vanilla Cardamom Latte Recipe is not only delicious, but it's also something that is extremely simple to make! It is one of my favorite cardamom recipes.
Looks delicious right?!
I've recently become a huge fan of espresso drinks (like this Maple Latte). I don't know why I've never enjoyed expresso drinks before.
As I get older, I've noticed I'm slowly going back to trying things I didn't like when I was a kid. Most of the time I end up enjoying them. Is that weird?
I didn't know much about cardamom but had seen it in the stores quite a bit. I noticed it also started appearing on the local coffee shop menu. Since I kept seeing cardamom everywhere, I wanted to see what all the hubbub was about.
After some quick searching, I found out that cardamom actually has a lot of antioxidants. Another plus for enjoying a cardamom latte!
What is Cardamom
Cardamom is a spice that actually comes from plants in the ginger family. It has kind of a spicy, minty flavor with a hint of citrus. It's a unique taste and strong aroma that can be hard to put your finger on unless you are familiar with cardamom.
You can ground up the cardamom or use it as a whole. Obviously, with coffee, you will want to use ground cardamom. It's also used in a variety of different Indian recipes.
I did not know this but there are three kinds of cardamom. Green cardamom, which is probably what you see at the supermarket, is great for both sweet and savory dishes. White cardamom is just the bleached version of the green cardamom and isn't as flavorful. Black cardamom is mainly used for more savory dishes because it has a smokey flavor to it.
Benefits of Cardamom
If the tasty flavor of cardamom isn't enough to learn how to make a cardamom latte, maybe these health benefits will!
- it can help fight inflammation
- it may help lower blood pressure
- it can help with digestive problems
- cardamom pods are used as a breath freshener
This cardamom latte recipe has become one of my favorites, and it's so stinking easy to make. It's perfect for a nice pick me up or a great way to warm up on a cool fall day. The cardamom flavor just gives the cardamom latte an extra boost.
If you are looking for a bit more coffee flavor with your dessert, this coffee caramel cake recipe is great too! But it's versatile enough that it can be enjoyed while snacking on some pumpkin cookies.
Vanilla Cardamom Latte Ingredients
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons cardamom
- 2 tablespoons vanilla simple syrup
- 2 shots of espresso (4 ounces)
- milk, frothed (2 ounces)
If you want a stronger coffee flavor, you can adjust the milk as necessary to get your favorite cardamom latte flavor.
How To Make A Cardamom Latte with Vanilla
In a cup, add the cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of the cardamon. Stir in the vanilla.
Brew the espresso with your espresso machine. I like this one because it's easy to use.
Once you have your espresso brewed, pour it into the cup with the cinnamon mixture.
Froth the milk and pour on top of the espresso so that the cardamom latte recipe comes together.
Sprinkle the remaining cardamon on top for a little extra taste and to make the espresso look a little more pretty.
And now you can enjoy your delicious Vanilla Cardamom Latte!
I've put the recipe below so that you can print it out and have it handy. If you like espresso and lattes, you may also want to check out this delicious Maple Latte!
Since I've enjoyed the flavor of cardamom, I'm hoping to find more cardamom recipes to share. If you have a few favorite cardamom recipes, I'd love for you to share!
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Print the recipe:
Vanilla Cardamon Latte
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cardamon
- 2 tbsp vanilla simple syrup
- 2 shots of espresso (4 ounces)
- 2 ounces milk (frothed)
- In a cup, add cinnamon and 1 teaspoon cardamon.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Brew espresso and pour into the cup.
- Froth the milk and pour on top of the espresso.
- Sprinkle remaining cardamon on top.
I really hope you enjoyed the Vanilla Cardamom Latte Recipe! I'm on the hunt for more cardamom recipes! If you have one that you enjoy, I would love to check it out.