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09 Jan

A Latte Recipe To Keep You Warm And Cozy All Winter Long

Posted by Bikini Owner

Bikini Girl Recipe: Yerba Mate Latte
It's so easy to do. To slowly let yourself slide into drinking a cup of coffee …  or a shot of espresso … then another, just because it’s cold out. Or worse, when your innocent cup of coffee morphs into a creamy, sugary fest that becomes even more addictive. You know what I mean. Those red-cupped holiday drinks that become a daily habit. Which would be fine if they didn’t give you the opposite end result of what you were looking for in the first place.
So, obviously, I’m always on the lookout for something to give me all of the good, but without the bad after-effects. Because I need all the energy and productivity I can get, but would prefer to leave that other stuff behind. Which is why green tea is usually my hot beverage of choice. But that can get old after a while. So today, a little winter homemade or coffee shop order idea that won’t leave you haggard and hungry.
Yerba mate is a great option as a base, with caffeine amounts that fall somewhere in between green tea and coffee, but without the acid that coffee has (that cause jitters and more stomach acid). Yerba mate also doesn’t have as many tannins as tea, making it a less bitter and more flavorful. The taste is dark and more roasty, similar to coffee, with lots of antioxidants (like the ones in acai berries or pitaya). And you can buy it in loose-leaf of teabag form to make at home. 

Yerba Mate Latte


  • 1 cup brewed yerba mate
  • 1 inch steamed milk (hemp or whole milk)
  • Cinnamon, lots


  1. Brew tea in water and steam milk in a separate saucepan. 
  2. Pour tea into the cup, top with steamed milk and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
  3. Add honey if desired. 
  4. If you’re ordering out, ask for yerba mate with a tiny inch of steamed hemp or whole milk.