This dairy free rose latte is lightly floral and creamy. With espresso, oat milk, and a touch of rose water, you can skip the coffee shop and make this beverage easily at home! Dairy free, no refined sugar, and simply delicious.Jump to Recipe
Why this recipe works
This recipe is:
- A nice twist on a regular cup of coffee
- Dairy free
- Made with no refined sugar
Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this dairy free rose latte.
You will need a two ounce shot of espresso for this recipe. You can use an espresso machine, Aeropress, or Moka pot. You can also brew strong coffee in a french press in place of espresso for this recipe.
I use oat milk, but feel free to use almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk here. I find oat milk to be one of the best whole milk substitutes for making lattes since it froths into a creamy foam. Read more about clean oat milk brands below.
Rose water has a light floral rose flavor and scent. It is becoming more popular for its skin care and health benefits. You should be able to find it online.
Dried rose petals
This is optional, but makes for such a lovely presentation! I use Firepot Organic Pink Rose Buds and Petals, but you can use any edible organic brand. You can even brew tea from the rose petals and use them in place of the espresso for a rose tea latte.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Clean Oat Milk Brands
I try to purchase healthy, organic, and clean ingredients when I can. So, what is the cleanest oat milk brand? There are quite a few clean oat milks out there. Look for oat milks that have:
- Few ingredients (think: oats, water and salt - the fewer the better)
- No gums (like xanthan gum)
- No oils (like canola oil, rapeseed oil)
- Glyphosate* free oats or organic oats or gluten free oats
*Glyphosate (an ingredient in pesticides that is toxic to plants) is found in non-organic ingredients. Wheats and grains can have higher levels of glyphosate and are better if purchased as glyphosate free, organic or gluten free.
This simple latte is easy to make!
Brew espresso and pour into a mug. Add drops of rose water.
Top with frothed or steamed milk. You can buy inexpensive milk frothers online and use to froth heated milk. Garnish with optional edible rose petals.
I don’t typically sweeten my lattes but feel free to add your favorite sweetener if needed! I recommend using a rose simple syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar for this rose latte recipe.
This hot drink is perfect for cold days, but you can change it up as you see fit!
- If you prefer iced coffee, make it an iced rose latte instead by serving it over ice.
- Make it a rose tea latte by using brewed rose tea instead of espresso.
- Use matcha powder instead of espresso to make a matcha rose latte.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Pour the latte into a sauce pan. Heat on low and stir frequently for a few minutes. Once the latte is at the desired temperature, pour the latte into your mug!
If you don’t have a frother, you can always use a stovetop method. Use a whisk back and forth while your oat milk is on the stove top in a small sauce pot. Whisk until the milk froths.
More Dairy Free Lattes
- Pumpkin Chai Latte
- Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- Honey Cinnamon Latte (hot and iced)
- Iced Oat Latte
- Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Latte
- Iced White Chocolate Mocha Latte
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Rose Latte (Dairy Free)
- Espresso maker
- 2 ounces espresso
- 1 cup oat milk
- 2 drops rose water
- Edible dried rose petals optional
- Pour espresso into mug of choice and add drops of rose water.
- Top with frothed or steamed milk and garnish with edible rose petals.
- Dried Rose Petals - Rose has a delicious light and floral taste. Use dried rose petals to make this rose tea. Typically dried rose petals are loose leaf. I use Firepot Organic Pink Rose Buds and Petals. You could also use hibiscus rose tea bags or rose tea bags (they’re harder to find).
- Sweetener - Use maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar.
Ever since she taught herself how to cook, Elise has been making simple recipes with fresh ingredients. She believes the best recipes highlight the ingredients by using the best of cooking techniques. She’s an avid juicer and has juiced each and every fruit and vegetable there is. She also creates savory recipes inspired by what’s available in California. Many of her authentic Mexican recipes are passed down from her from mother in law and is a huge influence on her cooking.