This Sakura Strawberry Latte combines the floral notes of cherry blossom with the aroma and flavour of fresh strawberries in this delightfully pink drink!
I had a bunch of strawberries that needed to be used, and this pretty in pink drink idea came to my mind.
Why you'll love this recipe
This Sakura Strawberry Latte recipe is really simple to make, as long as you have cherry blossom (or sakura) syrup on hand.
It's a beautiful, caffeine-free drink.
However, you can add a shot of espresso coffee to make it a coffee-based drink.
Or you can substitute the sakura syrup with rose syrup for a different floral take.
It's the perfect drink to celebrate Spring!
Ingredients you'll need
You'll only need 3 ingredients to make this drink:
- fresh strawberries: you can use frozen strawberries too
- milk of your choice: you can use whole milk, or any non-dairy alternative
- sakura cherry blossom syrup: I made my own, but you can use a commercially-made one
How to make it
In a high-speed blender, combine fresh strawberries and milk and blend until smooth.
To a tall glass, add in sakura cherry blossom syrup to your taste.
Next, add in ice and the blended strawberry milk.
Top with additional milk.
Add a few diced strawberries (or freeze-dried strawberries) to the drink (optional).
Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy.
You can interchange the sakura syrup for a rose syrup for a different floral flavour.
Add whipped cream to the latte to make it more indulgent.
Instead of fresh strawberries, you can use freeze-dried strawberries as a garnish.
Add some matcha to the drink for a Matcha Sakura latte.
What does sakura/cherry blossom taste like?
It has a subtle, slightly earthy, floral taste, with a hint of almond and cherry.
Does the sakura latte contain coffee?
This particular version does not contain coffee, but you can add a shot of espresso to make it a coffee-based drink.
Other recipes you may like
Be sure to check out these recipes:
Matcha Sakura Cherry Blossom Doughnuts
Sakura Cherry Blossom Panna Cotta Jelly
Korean Strawberry Milk (Easy No Cook)
Layered Strawberry Matcha Latte
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Sakura Strawberry Latte
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Sakura Strawberry Latte:
- a handful of fresh strawberries
- ½ C milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon sakura cherry blossom syrup or to taste
- extra milk to top
- freeze-dried or fresh diced strawberries optional, as garnish
- ¼ C hot water
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
Sakura Strawberry Latte:
- In a high-speed blender, combine fresh strawberries and milk and blend until smooth.
- To a tall glass, add in sakura cherry blossom syrup to your taste.
- Next, add in ice and the blended strawberry milk.
- Top with additional milk.
- Add a few diced strawberries (or freeze-dried strawberries) to the drink (optional).
- Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy.
- Whisk together hot water and matcha together until frothy.
- Prepare the Sakura Strawberry latte as above.
- After topping with additional milk, pour the matcha over top.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
David @ Spiced
What a fun idea! I'm SO excited for fresh strawberry season. Sure, you can get strawberries year-round, but they taste so much better this time of the year. And that version with the matcha looks amazing! So creative!
Agreed, strawberries definitely taste better when enjoyed in their peak season 🙂 Thanks David!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
Another lovely idea - loving how beautiful and fresh this is! Yay to spring / summer season and recipes 🙂
Yes, cannot wait for the warmer temps -- but not TOO warm! Thanks Ben!
Healthy World Cuisine
Love the matcha and strawberry together. It is one of our favorite pairings. Happy Hanami!
Happy Hanami Bobbi! This colour always brings a smile to my face 🙂