Sweet, creamy, warming and slightly spiced - a great Autumn and Winter beverage for any time of day!
For the spice mix (this makes a bulk batch, store in a glass jar)
You will need a coffee grinder, mortar and pestle or a high powered processor such as a Thermomix to grind the whole spices. Alternatively, you can use pre-ground spices.
1 whole nutmeg
6 cardamom pods
2 T ground ginger
2 cinnamon quills
1 tsp black peppercorns
For the latte
1/2 tsp spice mix
1 tsp pure maple syrup / raw honey
250ml coconut milk (or any preferred milk)
1 T coconut cream
Add whole spices to your machine and blitz until powdered, otherwise combine pre-ground spices in your jar and stir to combine (approx. 1 tablespoon of the ground spice will be the equivalent of the whole spices listed).
Add your spice mix, sweetener, milk and cream to a saucepan and whisk to combine, heat gently stirring as you go. Add to a large mug and consume with a smile.
OPTION: I have a coffee machine with a milk steamer, so I add all ingredients to the milk jug, stir and then steam the spiced mixture + sweetener into the milk.