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Maple Rose Iced Latte

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Homemade iced latte cold brewed with maple water and garnished with rose petals Iced coffee and roses are synonymous with summer. This delicious latte is cold-brewed with refreshing maple water and garnished with edible organic rose petals. Pretty fancy for a latte.

Homemade iced latte garnished with rose petals

What is Maple Water?

Maple water is made from the unprocessed sap of the maple tree. Maple trees pull groundwater from the soil up through their roots and into their trunk and branches. During the Spring, the trees are then tapped for this water which has been infused with the goodness of the tree.

Benefits of Maple Water

Maple water contains polyphenols which have been shown to fight inflammation and aid in preventing atherosclerosis1,2. As well, the water (or sap) is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

Maple water is also the same ingredient that is used to make maple syrup, but maple water is not as sweet as it sounds. It has a light crisp taste with only a subtle hint of delicate sweetness. It also boasts only half the calories and sugar of coconut water.

In fact, depending on the brand, an 8 ounce serving of maple water has approximately 20 calories and only 3 grams of sugar. Comparatively, 8 ounces of coconut water has 45 calories and 11 grams of sugar. However, both coconut water and maple water contain potassium and other electrolytes which makes them equally refreshing for when temperatures rise.

Maple water is also quite versatile and adds a subtle flavour to various beverages. You can drink it as is or use it in smoothies, iced teas and cocktails.

If purchased in the area in which it’s produced, maple water will have a more minimal environmental footprint than other natural waters.

Benefits of Roses

Rose petals are believed to have many benefits both internally and topically. Rose water (made from rose petals) is an excellent natural astringent and can soothe sensitive and irritated skin. Both rose petals and rose water contain antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress.

In Ayurveda, rose petals are thought to have cooling properties. When consumed, they can combat excess heat, aid digestion and help soothe an upset stomach.

Maple iced latte recipe cold brewed with maple water

Of course, roses also smell incredibly aromatic.

Studies have shown that smelling roses has both mood-enhancing and stress-relieving properties. This certainly gives new meaning to the phrase “stop and smell the roses.” Although, be sure the petals you purchase for this recipe are culinary grade, organic, and pesticide free.

The sprinkling of rose petal garnish on the lattes add a fragrant touch which is sure to impress guests.

Maple iced latte with edible rose petals as garnish

Homemade iced latte cold-brewed with maple water

 

Maple Rose Iced Latte

This delicious latte is cold-brewed with refreshing maple water for natural sweetness. Edible organic rose petals add a beautiful touch that is sure to impress guests. Pretty fancy for a latte!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Canadian, Real Food
Servings: 8 coffees
Author: Kim @ A Life Adjacent

What You'll Need

Ingredients

Supplies

Instructions

  • Grind your coffee on the coarse setting, or use pre-made coarsely ground coffee, like this one.
  • Place coffee in French press or glass container or your choice.
  • Add the maple water and the vanilla extract. Stir gently and steep in fridge or on counter for 12-18 hours.
  • If using a French press, push down the plunger to strain the grounds. If not using a French press or brewer, use cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain your grounds. If using cheesecloth, strain 2-3 times to remove any murky residue.
  • Transfer cold-brewed coffee to large glass pitcher. Add ice directly to pitcher or in glasses (or both).
  • Add a small dash of rose water if desired.
  • Add the condensed milk to taste and stir gently. 1-2 of condensed milk to every 8 ounce cup of coffee should suffice. Add slowly and taste test along the way.
  • Garnish each glass with a sprinkling of rose petals and serve.

Notes

If you’re limiting your sugar intake, you can also substitute organic non-homogenized whipping cream for the condensed milk as the maple water will add a light sweetness. And if you're vegan, you can substitute condensed coconut milk.
 
Homemade latte garnished with rose petals
During the cold weather, this recipe can also be prepared hot. Just pour boiled maple water over medium-fine coffee grounds. Mix in condensed milk or frothed cream, add vanilla extract and garnish with rose petals.

 

Have you ever tried using edible flowers in your iced coffee or other desserts? Let us know in the comments below.

And if you’re looking for more ways to use rose petals, try our rose petal vinegar or DIY rose petal vanilla bath bombs!

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Maple iced latte recipe with rose petals

References

1 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/be8a/d788f9812320a0d8852c2ffa2095a53fb9ea.pdf
2 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464613001485

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Lisa Mecham

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

That looks so absolutely incredible! Can I just be a fly on the wall in your kitchen?! I swear Starbucks will never make anything near that beautiful. I'll definitely be trying this!

Kim and Kyla

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Awww thanks, Lisa! We wish we could be flies on the wall at your place -- you make the best DIYs :)