Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sweet chestnut spice latte 2

Here is another version of a chestnut spice latte. If you cannot find sweet chestnuts, you can use baked sweet potatoes or Hokaido pumpkins as a replacement in this recipe. They work just fine. This drink is very filling so it can replace a dessert or a snack. 


120g steamed and peeled chestnuts (or 300g sweet potato or pumpkin, baked in the oven)
600 ml almond milk (or a mixture oat milk + coconut milk or the milk of your preference)
1 1/2 t.s. cinnamon 
sweetener to taste (sucanat / mascobado, agave syrup, dates, stevia)
1 t.s. cardamom powder
1/4 t.s. mace powder (or nutmeg)
1/4 t.s. allspice powder
1/2 t.s. freshly grated ginger
2 tbsp orange compote or 1/2 t.s.. orange zest (optional)
1 tbsp orange water
Other nice additions are saffron and 1/4 t.s. red chili flakes

Mix the cooked and peeled chestnuts with all the other ingredients until smooth and bring the liquid to a quick boil over medium-heat until the chestnut and milk become thickened. If too thick, add more milk. Serve immediately.

There is no problem if you don't have all these spices at home. It works fine sometimes only with cinnamon, cardamom and orange compote for instance. 

If you have harvested/foraged your chestnuts fresh and need to learn how to prepare them, please check out this other post

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