A beautiful, fruity latte, perfect for winter and summer alike.
Summertime in Nordic countries means two things - slightly warmer weather than the rest of the year and an abundance of things to forage in the forests. Mushrooms and berries, most importantly.
This recipe highlights my favourites - wild blueberries or bilberries. They've got so much flavour and punch packed into a small round package, it's impossible not to love them! In summer we usually freeze as much as we can for the winter ahead, perfect for making these lattes later in the year!
If you can't find bilberries then regular blueberries will work just as well! Living in South Africa means that there are no bilberries here, which is why I've used regular blueberries for these pictures too. It tastes really amazing!
for 1-2 people
3 heaped tbsp blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cup plant milk (oat/almond milk is best) + more for foaming
1/2 cup water (optional)
1-2 berry tea bags (rooibos works well too)
1 tsp powdered vanilla (sub with vanilla extract)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat off and let infuse for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag and pour into cups. Foam the milk by placing a few tbsp in a French press and moving the handle up and down. Pour on top of the latte and sprinkle cinnamon on top.