This chamomile cinnamon moon milk latte is a calming and warming drink that's excellent for soothing a stressed nervous system and restoring some balance in your day.
When I was growing up, my mother believed that there was nothing that couldn't be cured with a cup of chamomile tea and honey. While it may not have been everything, she wasn't entirely wrong. Chamomile, after all, is one of the most impressive natural remedies for an upset stomach, reducing anxiety, taming an overactive nervous system, improving sleep, and much more.
I love having chamomile tea in the evening or when I need a little destressing (which is pretty much always) but sometimes I like to change things up a little bit, particularly during the cooler months. So I decided to experiment with chamomile in a latte. And yes, you might be thinking, can you put chamomile in milk? Yes, you can; and not only that but if you spruce it up with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and a pinch of cloves, it turns into this divine, warming, and calming evening drink. Or anytime drink. This truly is a different way to use chamomile besides tea.
Check out some other moon milk and latte recipes like this calming cardamom moon milk, hormone balancing hot cocoa, anti-inflammatory turmeric latte, pumpkin spice moon milk latte, and if you're looking for an energizing morning drink, this matcha and moringa latte.
Why You'll Love This Drink
- It's relaxing and good for the nervous system
- Chamomile is good for sleep
- It's vegan, paleo, and keto friendly
- You can customize it to your liking
- It's a perfect drink for cooler weather
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk - I may be biased but I always prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk, particularly Almond Breeze (no affiliation) but you can use any plant milk that you'd like.
Ground Cinnamon - The cinnamon in this moon milk latte will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Ground Cardamom - Most grocery stores carry cardamom or you can always purchase it online if that's easier.
Ground Cloves - A little goes a long way when it comes to ground cloves.
Vanilla Extract - Because one can never have too much vanilla.
Coconut Oil - My secret ingredient for making my lattes and moon milk creamy and frothy is always coconut oil.
Optional: Honey or maple syrup to taste.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step 1. Combine all ingredients aside from coconut oil in a small saucepan and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
Step 2. You can let the mixture steep a bit longer otherwise, strain the mixture into a blender cup, add coconut milk, and blend until frothy (about 10-20 seconds).
Step 3. Serve right away.
Hint: If you want to give your chamomille cinnamon latte extra froth, feel free to add ¼ cup milk to an electric milk frother for some extra foam but certainly not necessary.
Here are some substitutions to make your life a little bit easier if you don't have the exact ingredients on hand.
- Chamomile tea bags - if you don't have the dried chamomile flowers available, no worries, you can use two tea bags and steep them the same way.
- Cardamom - You can also crush a cardamom pod if you don't have ground cardamom.
- Cloves - If you don't have ground cloves, you can use whole cloves. 3-4 cloves will be good and simmer them the same way.
- Almond milk - A good alternative to almond milk is oat milk as it is very creamy.
- Ashwagandha - for an extra special touch and to make this moon milk even cozier, add ashwagandha powder.
- Cinnamon only - if you don't have cardamom or cloves, you can easily make this chamomille moon milk with just cinnamon.
Adding coconut oil adds lots of flavor and also gives the chamomile cinnamon latte a natural froth.
If you don't have chamomile flowers, you can steep chamomile tea bags.
Though it may seem strange, when blended in this drink, coconut oil adds a beautiful froth to the chamomile latte. If you are allergic to coconut oil but still want to create froth, you can always use a frother.
This drink is caffeine-free and great to have any time of the day.
If you drink this chamomille latte before bed, it will help relax you and induce sleep, but if you're having it during the day, it will just help you relax a little.
Not necessarily. If you just want to simmer your ingredients and strain them, you can enjoy the chamomille latte as it is and skip the coconut oil. Alternatively, you can use the frother for extra froth or not.
If you're someone who isn't a fan of the taste of chamomille, don't worry, you don't actually taste it in this latte, thanks to the beautiful combination of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- Combine all ingredients aside from coconut oil in a small saucepan and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
- You can let the mixture steep a bit longer otherwise, strain the mixture into a blender cup, add coconut milk, and blend until frothy (about 10-20 seconds).
- Serve right away.
1. Coconut oil helps to add nice extra froth to the chamomille moon milk. You can also use a frother.
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McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 fl oz
Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil 15 fl oz, Cold-Pressed, Fresh Flavor for Cooking, Natural Hair, Skin, Massage Oil and, Non-GMO, USDA Organic, Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Aceite de Coco)
Simply Organic Ground Cloves 2.82 Ounce Jar, Pure Organic Ground Cloves, Kosher, Pungent Warm Aroma, Bittersweet & Spicy
Simply Organic Cardamom, 2.82 Ounce, Certified Organic & Kosher, Aromatic, Subtly Spicy-Sweet, No ETO, Non Irradiated
Organic Chamomile Whole Flower, Loose Leaf, Tea Leaves, 4oz (Packaging may vary)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g