Unicorn Lattes Are Blowing Up Over On Instagram

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First it was unicorn hot chocolate and then unicorn toast and now it’s unicorn latte’s that are blowing up over Instagram. The colourful new drink was created by a small Brooklyn cafe. And despite being called a latte, the psychedelic-looking drink is actually caffeine free.

Apparently the #unicornlatte is all about wellness and is made with ginger, lemon, coconut milk, honey and is sweet and nourishing. The vibrant blue colour happens once the Spiriluna is dropped into it.

The drink is then garnished with turmeric and pomegranate powder, as well as edible flowers or vegan sprinkles, to give it that extra ‘wow’ factor.

Speaking to Mashable, the creators of the drink explained: “It was named the Unicorn Latte because the recipe is made to help tap into your most mystical, colourful and vibrant self.

“We want you to fly high and this drink helps you do so.”

 They went on to claim that the algae used in the drink can also help to decalcify the pineal gland in the brain, saying: “Decalcifying the gland can lead to extreme mental clarity, and helps on restore health and vibrancy to the physical body.

“It is quickly becoming the antidote to the mid-afternoon brain fog for our customers.”

While we don’t have the exact recipe for The End’s #unicornlatte, the New York Times came up with a similarly restorative – and gorgeous – tipple of their own.

 

Unicorn Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours
  • 3 ½ cups filtered water
  • 1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out
  • 50g cold pressed ginger juice
  • squeeze of lemon 
  • 1 Tbs spirulina powder
  • 1 Tbs maca powder
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • Spirulina powder, to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix in a high-speed blender for 1 to 2 minutes until well blended. Store extra in the refrigerator or in an airtight container or Mason jar.
  2. Serve warm and frothy or chilled on ice.
  3. Optional: Dust with spirulina powder to garnish.

 

 Thankfully no unicorns were harmed in the making of these pretty drinks.