Fragrant, floral and light. This Rose Latte using oat milk is dairy free, refined sugar free, and delicious! Perfect for bedtime, this latte recipe is also caffeine free.
There are two types of rose lattes: coffee lattes and tea lattes. Because rose petals are known for stress relief, I love a rose tea latte. I find it the perfect nighttime addition to a routine.
I prefer making lattes that are refined sugar free and caffeine free. They’re perfect for nighttime and relaxing. I typically have a lavender chamomile tea at night, but sometimes I want something more creamy and milky.
Bedtime teas are great for a nighttime routine. They are made of herbal or floral ingredients like chamomile, rose or lavender. These bedtime teas are great for putting the brain in a relaxed mood and helping sleep. (If you're like me and have a hard time winding down at night, a sleepy tea and phone on do not disturb after dinner time really helps!)
Drinking a warm tea or caffeine free latte helps create a more restful environment. Who’s ready to add this to their new calming bedtime routine?!
Highlights of this Recipe
This recipe is:
- Light + Floral
- Perfect for Sleep-Time
- Stress Relieving
Ingredients & Substitutions
- 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).
- Oat Milk - See below for notes on cleanest oat milk brands and how to choose.
- Sweetener - Use maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar.
Dried Rose for Tea
Rose is known for having stress-relieving properties and can calm the body and mind. Rose tea is made from whole rose blossoms or petals that have been dried.
I use Firepot dried organic pink rose buds and petals. These rose petals are grown in India and I love that they’re a woman-owned business!
Oat Milk in Lattes
Oat milk is typically thought of as the closest dairy milk option for lattes. Baristas often compare oat milk as being creamy and having a great ability to froth.
Barista versions of milks (there’s oat, hemp, soy, almond, macadamia, and more!) have popped up recently. This version has higher fat content and a few added ingredients so that it froths better and creamier.
An article on Tenderly outlines a summary of nine different non-dairy barista blends. The favorites from baristas are Oatly Barista Oat and Califia Barista Oat. My favorite clean brand for barista oat blends is Elmhurst.
Clean Oat Milk Brands
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.
Is Oat Milk Gluten Free?
Oats are not intrinsically gluten free.
Oat milk can be sometimes contaminated with gluten as they are processed in facilities with gluten. If you are celiac or have a stronger gluten intolerance, look for gluten-free certified oats.
Look for glyphosate free oats or gluten-free certified oats.
STEP ONE: Steep the dried rose petals in boiling water for about five minutes.
STEP TWO: While the rose petals steep in the boiling water, heat oat milk on a small sauce pot on the stove.
STEP THREE: Either froth with a whisk on the stove, or remove oat milk from the pot and froth using a handheld or electrical frother.
STEP FOUR: Strain the rose tea into a mug and pour the frothed warm milk over the tea.
STEP FIVE: Sprinkle with extra dried rose petals.
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
- Earl Grey Tea Latte
- Iced Oat Latte
- Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Latte
- Iced White Chocolate Mocha Latte
Rose Tea Latte (Dairy Free, Caffeine Free)
- Tea Kettle or Sauce Pot
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon rose petals
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Bring ½ Cup of water to a boil in a tea kettle or pot.
- Pour the boiled water into a measuring cup or bowl with a lip. Add the dried rose petals. Let steep for 5-minutes.
- While the rose petals steep, warm the oat milk and maple syrup on simmer. Simmer until warm enough to your liking.
- Froth the hot oat milk and syrup mixture with an electric frother or by whisking.
- Strain the steeped rose water into your mug. Top with frothed oat milk.
- Sprinkle with dried rose petals. (optional)
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