Cardamom Latte with Honey

Side view of cardamom latte next to honey wand.

This Cardamom Latte with Honey is deliciously creamy and fragrant with a hint of sweetness from a swirl of honey. It’s the perfect warm beverage to start your day with. 

A day starting with a mug of this fragrant Honey Cardamom Latte is always the best. And if you’re already making lattes at home in the morning, there’s really nothing more to making this delicious latte creation than just adding in some cardamom and a little honey.  

Sometimes, if I want to get really fancy, I’ll swap out my standard milk for vanilla oat or almond milk. It adds even more flavor. You could also add in ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract to get that warm, vanilla flavor. And, to finish things off, I’ll sprinkle on a little cinnamon. But other than that, this recipe is super simple and can be made with just four ingredients that you may have on hand already. 

Cardamom Latte Ingredients: 

You only need four ingredients to make this Honey Cardamom Latte recipe. 

  1. Espresso
  2. Honey
  3. Milk (Regular, Soy, Almond, Oat) 
  4. Ground Cardamom

Two mugs of cardamom latte next to pinch bowl of cardamom and small bowl of honey.

What is Cardamom? 

  • Cardamom is spicy and fragrant with notes of citrus and mint. It’s used often in baked goods like this Apple Galette with Cardamom, but it can also be delicious in savory recipes. 
  • Cardamom can be purchased either in its pod form, or ground. I used ground cardamom in this recipe. 

Is There a Substitute for Cardamom? 

  • While its flavor can’t be replicated, you can use other spices in place of the cardamom in this recipe. Try using ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg in its place. 

How To Make a Cardamom Latte: 

  1. Add espresso, honey and cardamom to a large mug. Stir to combine. 
  2. Froth and heat milk using milk frother attachment. 
  3. Top espresso with the frothed milk and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon. 
  4. Serve. 

Coffee maker next to two mugs.

For this recipe, I used my Calphalon Temp iQ Espresso Machine. It’s pre-programmed to make a double shot, so that makes things extra easy. And it uses precise temperature for an even extraction throughout the brew cycle for café-quality coffee at home. After the brewing is complete, I combine the espresso, honey and cardamom and let it sit on the built-in cup warming tray while I froth the milk. 

To do that, I just switch the dial from “brew” to “steam” and use the milk frothing pitcher. The integrated steam wand produces a dry steam for creamy froth with microfoam milk making it easy to create super frothy lattes. Look for the Calphalon Temp iQ Espresso Machine at Bed Bath & Beyond

Side view of mug of latte next to small bowl of honey.

Can I Make this Cardamom Latte with Tea? 

  • Yes! This cardamom latte would also be delicious made with black tea. 

Recipes that Use Cardamom: 

Overhead shot of cardamom latte next to honey wand and bowl of cardamom.

Cardamom Latte Recipe

Hand holding cream colored mug of honey cardamom latte next to small dish of honey and honey wand.

Cardamom Latte with Honey

This Cardamom Latte with Honey is deliciously creamy and fragrant with a hint of sweetness from a swirl of honey. It’s the perfect warm beverage to start your day with.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)
  • 3/4 cup milk (almond milk, soy milk, oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch cinnamon (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Add espresso, honey and cardamom to a large mug. Stir to combine.
  • Froth and heat milk using milk frother attachment.
  • Top espresso with the frothed milk and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Serve.

Notes

This Cardamom Latte can also be made with black tea. 
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Equipment

Espresso Machine
Milk Frother

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg

I teamed up with Calphalon to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

 

4 comments

  1. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    5 stars
    Cardamom is one of my favorite spices and is way underrated, in my opinion. That said, I’ve never thought to use cardamom in a latte! (My fave way is with yogurt and pear – DELISH.) And I totally agree that starting your day with something special and warm in a mug is a great way to ensure you’ll have a good day!

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    1. Erin

      Yum! Adding cardamom to some yogurt with pears sounds amazing Catherine!

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  2. Mary

    5 stars
    Oh goodness that sounds so darn comforting and delicious. I’m totally going to give this a try. I’m sure my kiddos would love it too (sans the espresso of course ;).
    Cheers!

    Reply

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