If you're up for a vibrant twist on your daily brew, meet our Iced Ube Latte: a quietly captivating addition to the realm of artisanal coffee. This refreshing Iced Ube (purple yam) Latte combines the natural sweetness of fresh ube, the creaminess of your milk of choice, and a shot of invigorating espresso. The result is a delightful purple-hued drink that's perfect for summer.
I will take you through the recipe for discovering the unique blend of flavors and colors in every sip.
Milk of choice
Simple Syrup (optional)
Brew a strong shot of espresso using your preferred method. If you have an espresso machine, use it to extract a rich and aromatic shot. Alternatively, if you don't have an espresso machine, you can prepare a potent cup of instant coffee using hot water.
Take a tall glass and pour a generous amount of ube extract into it. Ube extract is what gives the latte its vibrant purple color and sweet flavor. Next, fill the glass with ice cubes. The ice not only chills the drink but also complements the creamy and sweet ube flavor.
Carefully pour your chosen milk into the glass, covering the ice and ube extract. You can use almond milk, coconut milk, or any other milk you prefer. Stir the mixture gently to ensure that the ube extract is well incorporated into the milk, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
The final touch is adding a shot of espresso. Slowly pour the freshly brewed espresso over the ube and milk mixture. As the espresso blends with the other ingredients, you'll notice a delightful contrast between the bold coffee flavor and the sweet, nutty essence of ube.
If you have a sweet tooth, you can enhance the flavor by adding simple syrup to the latte. Stir the simple syrup into the drink until it reaches your desired level of sweetness. Keep in mind that the natural sweetness of ube extract and your choice of milk might already make the latte sweet enough for your liking. Your Iced Ube Latte is now ready to be served and enjoyed. Sip it slowly and savor the delightful fusion of ube and coffee, perfect for a sunny day or anytime you crave a unique coffee experience.
The Iced Ube Latte or as some people call it, the purple yam latte, is a delightful beverage, with a pop of color and flavor to your coffee routine. Its vibrant hue and the nutty essence of ube create a truly unique experience. Whether you're a barista experimenting with exciting flavors or a coffee enthusiast looking for something new, this ube latte is a must-try.
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I am a barista by profession hailing from NC. My journey began in my late teens when I started working as a barista in a local coffee shop. My passion for coffee quickly became evident as I immersed myself in the art of espresso extraction, latte art ...