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If you’re in need of a new coffee recipe with a plethora of health benefits, this dairy-free latte offers just that.

The “is coffee Paleo?” debate was finally put to rest a few years back. Coffee beans are not considered a legume and therefore are Paleo. However, some people do have a caffeine sensitivity and should proceed with caution when drinking coffee.  

This iced cardamom latte is an alternative to the $12 iced coffee from your local cafe. Now you can make flavorful coffee drinks in the comfort of your own home with the help of just a few ingredients and an espresso maker. 

One of the main ingredients used to make this drink is cardamom. This uniquely flavored spice is found in everything from cookies, to chai, to curry, and provides various health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, fighting inflammation, and aiding digestion.

Rosehips are no slouch either. Not only do they give this latte a floral taste, but they also contain anti-aging properties, can reduce arthritis pain, and may even be able to help with fat loss.  


  • Almond milk can easily be swapped for your favorite plant-based Paleo milk.  
  • To make your cardamom latte more vibrant in color, add an additional teaspoon of beet powder.  

STAFF TIP: “If you are in a rush and don’t have time to wait until the espresso cools, you can use a cocktail shaker and ice to instantly shock the espresso cold. I recommend this rather than pouring over ice, which may end up in a diluted drink and reduced flavor.” – Isabella Mead, Assistant Project Manager.

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  • Serves: 3 coffees
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
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  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (AIP: Most people can consume)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 3/4 cups dried rosehips or rosebuds

  • 1/2 cups pistachios, finley chopped

  • 1 tsp beet powder (optional)

  • 2 1/4 cups water, divided

  • 3 tsp raw honey

  • 2 1/4 cups almond milk, divided

  • shots, espresso, cooled


  1. To a medium saucepan, add cardamom, cinnamon, dried rosehips, pistachios, beet powder, 2 cups water, honey, and 2 cups almond milk. Cover saucepan and bring to boil, then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and allow ingredients too steep for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, steam ¼ cup almond milk and set aside.

  4. Strain steeped liquid between three cups using a fine mesh strainer. Add espresso shots according to personal preference and caffeine tolerance.

  5. Top with steamed nut milk, crushed rosehips, and pistachios. Serve immediately.

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