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Oksusu Cha Latte Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup of roasted corn tea (oksusu cha)
- 1 cup of milk (or non-dairy milk)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Optional: whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Saucepan
- Whisk
- Blender (optional)

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a saucepan, heat the milk and oksusu cha over medium heat until it comes to a simmer.
2. Remove from heat and let it steep for 5 minutes.
3. Strain the oksusu cha from the milk and return the milk to the saucepan.
4. Add honey and vanilla extract to the milk and whisk until well combined.
5. If desired, blend the mixture in a blender until frothy.
6. Pour the latte into a mug and top with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.


Time:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
5. Temperature:
Medium heat
Serving size:
1 serving

Nutritional information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup or agave nectar.
- You can use any type of milk or non-dairy milk.

Variations:
- Add a shot of espresso for an oksusu cha latte.
- Use different types of tea, such as green tea or black tea, for a different flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Be careful not to boil the milk, as it can curdle.
- Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less honey.

Storage instructions:
This latte is best served fresh, but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the latte in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the latte in a clear glass mug to showcase the frothy texture.

Garnishes:
Whipped cream and cinnamon

Pairings:
This latte pairs well with a sweet pastry or cookie.

Suggested side dishes:
None

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the milk curdles, strain it through a fine-mesh sieve before serving.
- If the latte is too sweet, add more milk to dilute the sweetness.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to heat the milk to a safe temperature to avoid any foodborne illnesses.

Food history:
Oksusu cha, or roasted corn tea, is a popular Korean tea made from roasted corn kernels. It is often served as a refreshing drink in the summer or as a warming drink in the winter.

Flavor profiles:
This latte has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor from the oksusu cha and honey.

Serving suggestions:
Serve this latte as a cozy drink on a chilly day or as a refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Region: South Korean

Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Nutty, Milky