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Blue Butterfly Pea Latte

10 min


10 ingredients or less

This blue latte is both beautiful and delicious! The blue powder comes from butterfly pea flowers and can be used to make a caffeine-free herbal tea. The plant is most common in southeast Asian countries, but due to its popularity, it can now be found in many countries around the world. Pro tip: scale up the recipe to make a large batch of the powdered mix for quick lattes on-demand!



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To make the powdered mix

To make the lattes

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    boiling water
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    barista oat milk


  1. Mix together all the powdered mix ingredients in a jar*.
  2. To make each latte, add 2 tsp of the powdered mix and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of boiling water to each cup. Stir to dissolve.
  3. Then add 1 cup (240 mL) of hot milk to each cup, stir, and enjoy!


  • You may be able to find butterfly pea powder from your local health food store, or online.
  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • * Make-ahead: in the photos, we batch-made 15 servings of the powdered mix. Simply use the scaling feature to scale the recipe to your desired number of servings.


  • The prepared drink is best if enjoyed immediately.
  • The dry powdered mix can be stored in a sealed mason jar in a cool and dry place for up to 6 months.

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Lee Don Borkwood - May 24, 2024, 9:33 p.m.

Love the colour! Tastes good, too. Thanks for introducing me to the blue butterfly pea powder.

Hannah - May 7, 2024, 4:40 p.m.

It tastes like a matcha latte, but the great thing -besides the wonderful color- is that this blue latte is caffeine free 🙌🏻

PUL Team - May 7, 2024, 6:52 p.m.

Yess we love the vibrant colour of the latte! So glad you're enjoying it, Hannah 😊

Joanna - April 29, 2024, 2:07 p.m.

This is amazing

Aileen - Dec. 29, 2023, 2:32 a.m.

I honestly did not expect to be a big fan as I believe ginger and cardamom have a peculiar taste I would not associate with a drink. However! It was absolutely delicious. I just purchased the same blue butterfly pea powder and was so excited to use it for the first time as the blue is such a gorgeous color. My husband and I have been wanting to make homemade bread, so I was gifted a lot of the supplies for Christmas and now we are also excited to naturally dye the bread a lovely blue with this powder.

Magalie Harnois - Dec. 13, 2023, 5:01 a.m.

I'm very surprise by this drink. It's very good.

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:25 a.m.

Hehe so happy to hear, Magalie, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗

April Parekh - Dec. 6, 2023, 3:42 a.m.

This was really nice and a perfect before bed drink. It's comforting like a hug, pleasant, mild flavor. Thank you for exposing me to this! I lived in India for seven years and though I now see it is well known there, I never encountered it. I love trying new things.

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 5:28 a.m.

How lovely to hear that the latte brought you comfort and introduced you to something new, even after your time in India. Exploring diverse flavours is a joy, and we appreciate you sharing this experience with us, April! Cheers to more delightful discoveries 🥰

fs - July 2, 2023, 8:03 p.m.

Martunia - March 14, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

I ordered 25g of the powder online and used all of it to make the latte mix. I'm enjoying my first cup of it and it's so lovely. The cardamom flavor works so well and the color is heavenly 😍

PUL Team - March 16, 2023, 5:51 a.m.

Awe we're so glad to hear, Martunia - happy sipping 🥰

Archa - Feb. 8, 2023, 8:40 a.m.

I made it. Really nice. I didn't have vanilla sugar so used the normal sugar. It's really good as a bedtime drink. Thank you PUL team ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2023, 4:37 p.m.

Thank YOU, Archa!

Uma - Jan. 28, 2023, 12:04 p.m.

In southern part of India we have these plants and we take these flowers for granted. Should start to preserve the flowers. Recently tried this recipe and loved it.

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2023, 6:33 a.m.

So happy it was enjoyed, Uma - sending lots of love to India ✨

Chhaya - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:25 p.m.

I keep getting surprised by the creativity of the PULteam. This smurf drink is on another level. I enjoyed the taste. So did my family. We tried it with both barista oat milk and normal oatmilk. I prefer the barista version! Keep up the great flavorsome drinks Sadia and the others at PUL!

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 5:57 a.m.

Aw it means so much, Chhaya, thank YOU 💛

Tess - July 20, 2022, 12:10 a.m.

Wow, I was skeptical at first, but this drink is a lullaby in a cup. I didn’t have cardamom so swapped for cinnamon. Definitely going to be making this again!

PUL Team - July 20, 2022, 3:54 a.m.

A lullaby in a cup is such a fun way to describe it! So glad it was enjoyed, Tess 🤗

Kurwin - June 20, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

I was extremely skeptical of this latte mix, but never have i thought drinking a foreign powder and cardamom would be the most delightful thing in the world. Guess ill be kissing Starbucks goodbye. Truly like a warm smurf in a mug, Would 100000% recommend!!!!

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 3:57 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Kurwin, what a big compliment!

S - May 12, 2022, 12:52 a.m.

I’ve mistakenly ordered loose dried butterfly pea flower tea… will it still work?

PUL Team - May 12, 2022, 3:51 p.m.

Hey S, we suspect it would! The colour and taste may just be a tad different depending on how concentrated the loose tea is and if there are other ingredients. You could always add more tea and steep for longer if a stronger taste is desired. It also may be preferred to strain the latte before drinking if you don't have teabags to get rid of the excess dried bits 🙂

Pamela - Jan. 22, 2022, 3:47 p.m.

I am addicted to this recipe. Thank you for the variation of recipes there's never a dull episode.

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Pamela! Do let us know if you have any other feedback 😃

Kristen - Jan. 4, 2022, 2:12 a.m.

This was super fun to try and really yummy! Has a sorta light herbal flavor too me. We had to order the butterfly pea powder off Amazon, and it came in a nice small bag (I was worried it would come in a giant bag!). We used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar and that worked great to add some mild sweetness. It’s a nice change from classic coffee lattes. Thanks for another great recipe!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:03 p.m.

Thanks s bunch for sharing your experience with this one, Kristen - we're so glad it was enjoyed!

Charlotte - Dec. 27, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

I'd never heard of this butterfly pea powder before so when I saw your recipe I was keen to give it a try. I loved the subtle flavour combined with the spices and the colour is truly amazing! 🤩 With foamed milk on top it is akin to a smurf exactly!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:22 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Charlotte, thank you 😍

Tsion Mideksa - Dec. 15, 2021, 8:10 p.m.

This was delicious. Love you guys & Congrats on the engagement

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 8:14 a.m.

Aw we appreciate this so much, Tsion, thank you ❣️

Valli - Dec. 14, 2021, 2:46 p.m.

AWESOME... Like Chai tea latte sans the caffeine...
Thanks PUL! 😊

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2021, 7 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Valli 😃

Jay - Dec. 13, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

super yummy! Added a bit of monk fruit sweetener since I wanted a bit more of a sugary taste.

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 5:07 a.m.

So happy to hear, Jay - thank you 🙂

Martyna - Dec. 12, 2021, 11:50 p.m.

Got my butterfly pea powder, can't wait to try!

PUL Team - Dec. 13, 2021, 8:22 a.m.

We hope you enjoy it, Martyna!