Azuki latte in a glass cup next to the window

Dreamy Creamy Azuki Latte

Azuki lattes are super easy to make.  This sweet drink blends espresso, sweet azuki beans and vanilla and then is topped with steamed milk and some fresh mint. Served with a pastry or doughnut it is a sweet way to start your week.

This creamy and caffeinated hot drink could be the best latte you have ever had! My wife and I whip up two of these on Sunday mornings and sip them while we relax.

Dreamy Creamy Azuki Latte

You will need an immersion blender or an espresso machine to whip this up perfectly. The beans are already sweetened so for those who like it sweet, there is no need to add any additional sweeteners to this drink.

PREP COOKING YIELD
5 Minutes N/A 2 6oz Cups
PREP 5 Minutes
COOKING N/A
YIELD 2 6oz Cups
Azuki latte in a glass cup next to the window

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBSP tsubu-an (prepared azuki beans)
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso (100 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (150 ml)
  • Fresh mint leaf (optional)

Instructions:

  • Blend: whip the bean paste, vanilla extract and hot espresso together using an immersion blender.
  • Pour: pour the mixture into two 6oz cups.
  • Steam: steam the milk. Froth to your preference using an espresso maker or an immersion blender. Pour equally into the two cups.
  • Serve: top with a mint leaf and serve.

Notes:

  • Tsubu-an is also known as anko, or coarse sweet bean paste. Anko is used in many Japanese desserts and pastries. It can be purchased at an Asian grocery or online, or you can easily make your own using dry azuki beans.
  • Soy milk, Almond Milk or low-fat milk can be used in place of whole milk.

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