Iced Rose & Cardamom Latte

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Cardamom is a plant whose seeds have been used for thousands of years as both a spice and medicine. 

When it comes to nutrition, cardamom is great for:

  • Digestion: cardamom has been shown to help with constipation, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting

  • Immunity: as an antioxidant, cardamom supports health and helps prevent disease

And rose is wonderful for: 

  • Vitamin C: an antioxidant that supports your immune system as well as healthy skin and hair

  • Menstrual cramps: rose tea has been used for centuries to relieve cramping and psychological stress during menstruation

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About the Recipe

We're all about versatility, so after we infused rose petals with coconut oil to make our Rose & Eucalyptus Lip Balm, we started experimenting with other ways we could use the leftover infused oil. Coffee is one of those things we drink almost every day, so we're always looking for new ways to spice it up and add a little variety, and stumbled on this inspiring recipe by Local Milk Blog to make the delicious concoction you see below. 

Ingredients needed for rose-infused coconut oil:

  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals (bought in the bulk herb section at the natural market)

  • 1/2 c coconut oil (use virgin, unrefined coconut oil for best results)

    • This recipe makes 1/2 c of rose-infused coconut oil, but you only need to use about 1 tbsp in your cup of coffee

  • LEVO oil infusion machine

Ingredients needed for one serving of Iced Rose + Cardamom Latte: 

  • 1/4 c coffee beans

  • 1 tbsp rose-infused coconut oil

  • 1 c milk

    • We used unsweetened almond milk, but don't hesitate to experiment with other milks like hemp, oat, coconut, dairy, soy, and more!

  • 1/2 c ice

    • To avoid watering down your coffee, try freezing coffee into ice cubes!

  • 1 tsp cardamom seeds

    • We bought about 5-8 cardamom pods (in the bulk herb section at the natural market) and crushed them ourselves for the freshest flavor possible

  • sweetener to taste

    • We try to avoid adding extra sugar to our recipes, but you can feel free to add honey, cane sugar, or any other natural sweetener

To make rose-infused coconut oil:

  1. Fill LEVO herb pod with rose petals

  2. Add coconut oil to LEVO and set at 170°F for 30 minutes, as recommended by LEVO's infusion calculator

    • Your coconut oil does not have to be liquified at this point — the LEVO will take care of that for you!

To make one serving of Iced Rose + Cardamom Latte:  

  1. Brew coffee

    • Brew it cold or throw a hot brew in the fridge for a while!

  2. Harvest your cardamom seeds

    • Lightly crush your cardamom pods (we used a mortar and pestle, but a spoon on a cutting board will do fine) and remove the seeds inside

  3. Add 1 tbsp rose-infused coconut oil and mix well

    • If your coconut oil has solidified, we find that it's best to warm it in the microwave for about 10 seconds to liquify it again

  4. Add 1 c milk of choice

  5. Pour over ice

  6. Sprinkle cardamom seeds on top (and extra rose petals, if you're feeling fancy) and enjoy!

 

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Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight, learn more about dosing here). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.

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Steepfuze CBD coffee

If you'd like to enhance your coffee with cannabinoids, you can use Steepfuze's CBD coffee or add an available CBD or THC isolate. If you live in a legal state, you may also add cannabis to your LEVO herb pod. 

Steepfuze's CBD coffee is available online for all 50 states. Both companies' CBD is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC.

Use code HEMPSLEY at checkout for 20% off your Steepfuze CBD coffee purchase

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LEVO Oil Infusion Machine

If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.

Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!


The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange. 

LEVO’s sponsorship supported our mission to bring you free, quality education by allowing us to purchase props, create original imagery, perform research, write and edit content, & host events in our local community. Although this is a sponsored recipe, we assure you that we are committed to bringing you unbiased information and promise that all thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for your support!

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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright  Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved