Never, I mean never, get hung up on not having the exact ingredients for a luscious drink. Use the guide below to mix and match to suit your tastes AND pantry. This is my personal base for crowd pleasing, creamy, not soapy tasting, hint-of-flowers ratio. Enjoy!
Creamy flower infusion:
+ Choose one of the following, dried: ¼ cup rose buds/calendula, 2 tbsp lavender/marigold
+ 2 cups of any milk or milk alternative
+ Add flowers & milk to sauce pan & stir to wet flowers.
+ Cover with lid.
+ Heat on high, STAY CLOSE BY, until boiling and IMMEDIATELY turn off.
+ Leave pan on stove. Do not remove lid.
+ Steep 20 minutes.
+ Strain flowers.
+ Stores in the fridge for 5 days.
Velvet Flowers Latte: 2 servings or 1 large serving
+ Choose 1-2 Bittering Components:
2 tbsp cacao/mushroom powder
1 tbsp cinnamon/ginger
1 cup coffee
2 shots espresso
1 cup double strength black tea
+ Choose 1 Thickener:
2 tbsp collagen powder
2 egg yolks beaten and tempered with small amount of hot liquid before adding
1 tbsp cornstarch beaten and blended with small amount of hot liquid before adding
+ Choose 1 Sweetener:
+ Add flower infused milk.
+ Blend with immersion blender or standard blender.