Homemade Sweet Potato Lattes


Foodies, rejoice! I am so excited to introduce to you, Grace Su, the newest food contributor to MichellePhan.com. For her first post, she shows up how to warm up this winter with a unique and delectable beverage.

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes and eggnog lattes, but I’d like to take this moment to give thanks to the sweet potato latte. The sweet potato latte is not a real latte in the sense that it is not made with espresso, but it is certainly a warm and delicious treat for the winter!

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I first discovered the sweet potato latte while living in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. You can almost find it at any Korean cafe, but if you know Korean cafes, then you also know that they can get a bit pricey! So for those on a budget or not in the proximity of Koreatown, I invite you to try the sweet potato latte in the comfort of your own home!

Ingredients for a single serving:

  • 2 tablespoons of sweet potato (baked)
  • 1 tablespoon of agave (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk (or soy milk)
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This is definitely not the proper way to make a latte, but this is how I do it:

  1. Bake a sweet potato (sometimes I bake a few at once and refrigerate them for later use)
  2. Boil milk
  3. Add sweet potato, sweetener, and milk to blender (I use a Magic Bullet)
  4. Blend then pour into your favorite mug!
  5. Top it off with some sliced almonds and/or cinnamon if you want to be fancy. Enjoy!

 
Obviously, all recipes can be modified to fit your personal taste. For example, you might want to use less or more sweet potato. You might even want to try it with a Japanese purple sweet potato! Be adventurous—this is your sweet potato latte!

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What’s your favorite type of latte or non-caffeinated warm beverage for cold winter days?

 -G
www.peachies.net

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