Cardamom Rose Almond Milk

Roses have always been a favorite flower of mine. During my childhood, my mom wore rose oil perfume and the scent and sight of roses have always held a maternal quality for me.

This fall, as the last of the roses begin to bloom, I stand in awe of their beauty and fragrance. They invite me to turn inward, spiraling consciously towards the things that feel warm and comforting, such as wearing cozy slippers on my feet, taking long baths, and having my hands warmed by steamy mugs filled nourishing beverages like this.

This recipe can be made with fall roses harvested right from your own a garden. I hope that you find it to be as deeply nourishing and delicious as I do!

Cardamom Rose Almond Milk

Cardamom Rose Almond Milk
Makes 4 cups

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons organic dried rose petals
  • 1 cup raw organic almonds, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp organic cardamom powder
  • sweetener of choice (I use liquid stevia drops)

Bring 4 cups of water to a gentle boil.  Add the rose petals and steep for 10 minutes.  Strain and set aside until the tea has cooled to room temperature.

Place rose petal tea, almonds, cardamom and sweetener of choice in a high speed blender. Blend until very smooth.  Strain through a nut/seed milk bag or, for a thicker drink, do not strain.

Warm slightly on the stove, taking care not to over heat. Pour into large mugs and enjoy!

Katherine DessertKatherine Dessert is a mother, nurturer and Waldorf trained early childhood caregiver. She is passionate about bringing beauty into the world through shining light on daily rhythms and sharing her love of nourishing food. She lives with her family in Northern California.


14 Responses to “Cardamom Rose Almond Milk”

  1. Jessica says:

    What a way to move into fall! Love the cardamom and rose combo. Thank you for sharing your wonderful food world. Looking forward to seeing more. xo

  2. Katherine Dessert says:

    Thanks, Jessica!

  3. Janet Katherine Wind says:

    Beautiful in every way <3

  4. Katherine Dessert says:

    Thank you, Janet <3

  5. Denise says:

    This will be such yumminess! I just created a raw chèvre cheesecake last week that had saffron and cardamom with a rose water and berry syrup. I can already taste the cardamom and rose together with the almond milk. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Kiya says:

    This lady is truly a vision of radiance!

  7. A warm and wonderful creative contribution for our health and well-being. Thank you Katherine!

  8. Armida Cervantez says:

    Yes, roses do offer a maternal blessing. I am remembering the many celebrations in church with Mother Mary and roses. Absolutely nourishing recipe for body and spirit. Just beautiful.

    • Katherine Dessert says:

      <3 So lovely, Armida. Sounds like you have a very special connection with Roses. I look forward to hearing from you when you try the recipe:) Love, Katherine

  9. Tracy Young says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Yum! Thank you Katherine for the early fall decadence! I am going to soak some almonds now, so I can make it tonight:)

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