Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

This 3-ingredient Kinako Latte is a great alternative to hot chocolate as it’s rich and comforting without being too sweet, and a fab caffeine-free option if you’re tired of herbal tea. 

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour (so it’s gluten-free), and is widely used in Japanese cuisine. 

Kinako is traditionally used in Japanese sweet treats such as mochi, but I like to use it for lots of things such as:

It lends a lovely rich, nutty and naturally sweet flavour and is also really healthy as it’s full of protein and B vitamins. You can buy kinako in Asian supermarkets.

You can use whatever milk you like for this Kinako Latte, but I personally like to use unsweetened cashew or almond milk. You could even enjoy this drink without any added sugar as kinako has a naturally sweet flavour, but you can add any sweetener you like. 

This latte can be enjoyed hot or cold! I had mine steaming hot and frothed it up with the aid of my newly purchased hand-held milk foamer – I highly recommend you get one too. They’re really cheap yet somehow manage to bring so much joy. 

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Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)
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Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This 3-ingredient Kinako Latte is a great alternative to hot chocolate as it’s rich and comforting without being too sweet.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons kinako
  • 1 cup milk, any kind (I recommend unsweetened cashew or almond milk)
  • Maple syrup, to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan with the kinako powder (and sweetener if desired)
  2. Keep stirring until the kinako powder has been properly mixed in
  3. Keep heating until steaming hot and pour into a mug
  4. Either enjoy immediately or keep chilled and enjoy cold

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