Sweet Potato “Goguma” Green Tea Latte
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Pureed sweet potato, milk, honey, cinnamon and green tea are combined in this traditional Korean goguma green tea latte recipe!
When my friend Michael asked if I wanted a “Goguma Latte” at All About Cha Tea in Oklahoma, my exact response was “a gogu-what?”
Per usual, I agreed to try something new, because what’s there to lose, right?
Michael promised me the drink was delicious… and he was NOT lying!
Goguma lattes are also known as Korean Sweet Potato lattes and generally consist of sweet potato puree, milk and sweetener, with the option of adding green tea or espresso for a little kick of caffeine!
After experiencing the amazingness of the “Goguma Latte” in Oklahoma, I attempted to find a coffee shop in San Diego where I could purchase the delectable beverage on a regular basis.
I googled, yelped, binged and nothing, no goguma latte’s to be found, so I did what I do best, I went into the kitchen and made my own!
Ingredients (makes 1 latte)
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato (app 1 small sweet potato)
- 1 1/2 cups milk (coconut, soy, almond or regular)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 green tea bag (or 1 tbsp green tea powder)
Puree the cooked sweet potato and milk in a blender.
Add the mixture to a small pot on the stove over high heat then add the honey.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Once the latte comes to a boil, add the sweet potato mixture to a mug with the green tea bag.
Remove the bag after 3-4 minutes then dust the cinnamon on top. I attempted a heart shape… got kinda close 😉
I then spotted a few pistachios left from my Pistachio Basil Crusted Tilapia and decided to crush a couple up and sprinkle them on top!
Adds a little color, flavor and crunch, but totally optional 😉
I hope you’ll trust me, like I trusted my friend Michael, and try this delicious Korean favorite at home!
*Leftover cooked sweet potatoes are perfect for this recipe! As mentioned in the ingredients list above, 1 small sweet potato equals about 1 cup. If cooking the sweet potato specifically for this recipe simply place the sweet potato in a 350° oven for 45 minutes or until soft to the touch. Allow to cool, peel, then puree!
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9 Comments on “Sweet Potato “Goguma” Green Tea Latte”
I just had a similar experience today! I ran into a friend at All About Cha who popped in to satisfy her goguma craving. I tried it, loved it, and have been Googling on a sleepless night to find out how to create it. Thank you for posting this!
How much matcha powder would you recommend using for this recipe instead of the bag?
Hi Gabby, you can use 1 tablespoon matcha powder to replace the green tea bag. Enjoy!
Made it, So good!!! I sprinkled some pecans on top👌👌👌
that looks delicious! definitely will try this recipe with Okinawan sweet potatoes 🙂
I’m intrigued by this! As a Registered Dietitian, I can definitely get behind this as a healthy, balanced snack made with low-fat milk. Definitely look forward to trying…
Thanks Heather! This is an interesting drink, that I was quite unsure about at first, but is now one of my favorite drinks! Hope you enjoy and let me know how it turns out for you 🙂
I love that you did something Korean!! Looks delicious, just like all your other recipes!
Thanks Caroline! I’m so happy my favorite Korean’s approved of the recipe! Will have to make you one next time you and PK are over!