Unconventional coffee or April Fool's joke?

With colours comes spring! Rainbow latte is proof of that!

Rainbow latte. Image source: Canva

Colorful milkshakes are one of today's social media hits. There is nothing complicated about making such a drink.

Itis mainlywhipped milk with added coloring from so-called superfoods. Then you just need to add a little creativity and the rainbow latte is in the world. And what are these superfoods?

1. Roses

  • Rose powder creates a very light shade of pink. If you prefer a darker pink, add a little beetroot or hibiscus powder.

2. Beetroot

  • Beetroot contains lots of colouring agents, so it will reliably colour your whipped milk. When you add heart-shaped latte art to it, you'll please more than just your sweetheart.

3. Batatas

  • With this sweet vegetable, you can make rich orange milk drinks. You can also prepare sweet potato powder at home.

Just boil peeled sweet potatoes, blend them into a puree, spread them in a thin layer on baking paper and dry them in a fruit dehydrator or in the oven at 50°C. Then just grind the dried sweet potatoes and you can start making magic.

If you go ahead and make your own colouring powders, please don't grind them in your coffee grinder. And while we're at it, doesn't your coffee grinder need cleaning? To make sure you don't have "April" coffee that tastes like old beans, read up on how to clean your grinder or add barista cleaners to your cart right away!

4. Turmeric

  • I'm sure you know about turmeric's dyeing abilities. From your kitchen cutting board to your fingers. In the case of lattes, it can help you create beautifully yellow hues.

5. Matcha

  • This is a fine green tea powder with a sweetish taste. You don't have to use this powder just for colouring. Try different coffee recipes with matcha powder.

6. Blue spirulina

  • In addition to green dyes, spirulina algae also contains blue dyes, which can be separated from the algae by special treatment. Your milk foam will therefore be coloured asmurf blue.

7. Blueberries

  • Even blueberries are considered a superfood. You can either pick it yourself, dry it or use the powder you have already bought. Your latte will turn abeautiful purple colour. Feel free to add a little blackberry powder to darken it.

For a rainbow latte you will need:

  1. 250ml milk
  2. ½ teaspoon of powder from the foods listed above ( you can combine)
  3. Sweetener to taste


Pour some unsweetened milk into a cup and stir in the coloured powder. Then whisk in the milk and create latte art. Remember the more powder, the more iridescent your latte will be.

8. Black as coal! This unconventional coffee with milk is worth a try!

Coal Black Coffee. Image source: Canva

It sounds scary, but it's true. Activated charcoal is used in gastronomy to colour drinks and dishes. You can buy it in powder form or you can crush the tablets into a powder. The process is the same as with superfoods. Just with extra espresso and crushed charcoal.

Take a turn for the exotic with me. You know Vietnamese coffee with salk?

Coffee with egg. Image source: Canva

The combination of egg and coffee. Sound crazy? I'll give you the truth, however, this unconventional Vietnamese delicacy is worth a try.

You will need:

  1. 2 cups of espresso
  2. Egg yolk
  3. 4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk


Anyone can do this procedure. First, whisk the egg yolk and condensed milk together until thick and frothy. Finally, pour the Espresso over the mixture.

No doubt creamy and nutty! That's cashew coffee!

You will need:

  1. Espresso doppio
  2. ¼ cup cashews
  3. 1 tablespoon honey
  4. pinch of coarse sea salt


Blend all ingredients for about 45 seconds. Start on low speed for 45 seconds and gradually increase. Finish after about 15 seconds of mixing on the highest speed. This will give you a smooth and creamy texture. Pour into a tall glass, sprinkle with crushed cashews and enjoy!

This drink also tastes great cold! Fill the glass with ice and enjoy it even on warm summer days.

How about some fruit with your coffee? A coffee smoothie with banana? There you go!

You will need:

  1. Espresso
  2. 200ml milk
  3. 2 ripe bananas
  4. Ice
  5. Syrup for flavouring ( optional)


Blend all ingredients together until everything, including the banana, is combined. Remember, the riper the bananas, the sweeter the drink will be. If you do want to sweeten the drink, use our homemade syrups instead of sugar .

Wondering what to do with the avocado? Try the Avocado-Coconut Latte!

You will need:

  1. ½ ripe avocado
  2. Espresso
  3. 200ml coconut milk
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. ice
  6. Cinnamon


Mash the avocado and add to a glass. You don't have to completely smooth it, a few large chunks don't matter at all. Add coconut milk and sweeten with honey or syrup if you like. Finally, add the espresso, ice, cinnamon and stir well.

How about latte art in avocado? Watch and learn

Why not enjoy the summer holiday atmosphere in spring? I have a recipe for sea salt coffee for you!

You will need:

  1. 240 ml whipping cream
  2. ½ teaspoon sea salt
  3. 4 cups of strong coffee
  4. 120-180ml syrup
  5. Ice


Combine the salt and cream in a bowl and whisk until slightly thickened and no bubbles remain in the cream. Sweeten the cooled coffee with syrup to taste. Pour the coffee into a glass with ice and add a few spoonfuls of salted cream on top. You can also add the cream as you drink, to taste.

Wondering if it is advisable to add salt to coffee?

Adding a pinch of salt to your coffee helps to make it less bitter and acidic. Why is that, you ask? There's no science to it. Adding salt makes the coffee seem sweeter. Care must be taken in the choice of salt. Thebest choice is sea salt.

If only for its processing. You have to be careful with the amount so you don't over-salt the coffee. To clarify, theideal dose per 100ml of coffeeis 0.15g of salt.

A spicy April Fool's joke! Coffee with chilli

If you're still looking for a tip to trick your coffee-lover in the morning, sacrifice one cup of your favourite espresso and "improve" it with a pinch of chilli.

If you're feeling creative, make a cappuccino with the perfect chilli latte art in it. Then you can wait to see what April Fool's prank will be waiting for you next year.