And I’m back with yet another recipe with edible flowers. You know, I just have a thing for them.
Doesn’t this ombré butterfly pea flower milk look mesmerizing, though? I mean, look at those shades of blue… I usually don’t find blue foods or drinks appealing, but butterfly pea anything never fails to get me.
As pretty as it looks, this drink is SUPDER DUPER easy to make. Believe it or not, you only need two ingredients, namely butterfly pea flowers and milk, to make magic happen.
THE BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWERS
You can use either fresh or dried butterfly pea flowers. I like to use fresh ones simply because my neighbor grows the plant and has a never-ending supply of butterfly pea flowers that she’s always happy to share. To be fair, the plant has actually begun to invade my house!
If you’re a fan of butterfly pea tea and you already have dried butterfly pea flowers in your pantry, this will be very convenient for you. If not, you should be able to get them in an Asian grocery store.
I personally like to use sweetened milk because, as weird as it sounds, this drink is more of a refresher here in Thailand. It’s meant to be something like Thai milk tea, so a little sweetness won’t hurt. However, if you want to keep this drink the healthiest it can be, or you’re a vegan or follow a plant-based diet, you can use any unsweetened plant-based milk you prefer.
And if you have children who don’t like milk, (I know, you’re thinking what kind of kid doesn’t like milk, but I wouldn’t drink unsweetened milk as a kid!) maybe you can try making them butterfly pea milk. Who knows, the fact that this looks like unicorn food might get them going. It could work as part of breakfast, don’t you think?
AN EASY BUTTERFLY PEA MILK
To make this pretty floral drink, simply pour 100 ml of boiling water over a handful of fresh or dried butterfly pea flowers in a cup and let sit for a couple of minutes. Then, use a spoon to press the flower against the bottom of the cup so that the color of your butterfly pea tea is vivid.
Once the butterfly pea tea is cool, fill two glasses with ice and add about 100 milliliters of milk to each glass. Then, pour the tea on top of the milk and stir to enjoy!
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Butterfly Pea Milk Recipe
This butterfly pea milk is as good as it looks. It’s made with only two ingredients and can be made vegan or plant-based, as you can use any kind of milk you want.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 glasses 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Thai
- 1 handful fresh or dried butterfly pea flowers
- 2 glasses ice
- 200 milliliters sweetened milk (or any kind of milk you prefer)
- Place the butter fly pea flowers in a cup and add 150 milliliters of hot water to it. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Use a spoon to press the flowers against the bottom of the cup so they release more color. Discard the flowers once the color is vivid enough.
- Fill 2 glasses with ice.
- Add 100 milliliters of milk to each glasses.
- Add the butterfly pea tea to the top of each glass and enjoy right away.
Keywords: butterfly pea milk, butterfly pea drink, refreshing drink, edible flower drink
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