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Blue Butterfly Pea Latte

10 min

Drink

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

On-the-go

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!

Servings

Total

10 min

Prep

10 min

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Ingredients

To make the powdered mix

To make the lattes

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

  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!

Notes

  • 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.

Storage

  • 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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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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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!