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We have collaborated with Shark Mountain Coffee Company to create a sweet and spicy cappuccino for Spring/Summer. With Turmeric being a flavor trend for 2016, we tried different things to pair with this healthy, vibrant spice and came up with a Turmeric Ginger Cappuccino!
An excerpt from our interview on the creation of our drink:
What is the recipe for the Turmeric Ginger Cappuccino we collaborated on?
We made a cappuccino which is just espresso and steamed milk. The steamed milk is infused with ginger by adding ginger to cold milk and steaming them together. What that does is extract the volatile compounds of the ginger that are fat soluble as the milk is warming. That will produce a stronger ginger flavor.
The ginger gives it a nice spiciness. Ginger I think goes really well with espresso in general, because espresso has a nice bite or kick to it that sort of coalesces with the ginger quite nicely. On top of the espresso, before we add the milk, we put a pinch of turmeric which has a really delightful sweetness to it. I mean ginger and turmeric are in the same family but obviously turmeric has the sweetness whereas ginger has the spice. In regard to our espresso, because we do everything light roasted and single origin, there is a really nice sweetness and so when you put them all together you get this really powerful sweet and spicy mixture. It tastes exotic, it tastes interesting.
Check out our interview with Shark Mountain Coffee (here) and be sure to enter our giveaway on Facebook and Instagram to win a selection of coffees and chocolate!
MADEMOISELLE MEME x SHARK MNTN
Turmeric Ginger Cappuccino:
1 pinch ground Turmeric
Organic whole milk (alternative: cashew milk)
Add dehydrated ginger to cold milk and steam. Pull an espresso shot and add one pinch of turmeric on top of the shot. Pour the infused, steamed milk into the turmeric espresso. Enjoy.