This caffeine-free chicory latte from El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, inspired by New Orleans chicory coffee, may not conjure up warmer weather outside, but you may rest a bit cozier knowing that chicory root is full of antioxidants and is good for digestion.
El Rey’s Chicory Latte
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup lightly packed chicory
- 8 ounces warm milk
- Sumac powder, for dusting
Simmer water, sugar, and chicory until reduced by half, to 2 cups of chicory syrup. Add 1 ounce chicory syrup to 8 ounces warm milk and top with sumac powder.
Recipe courtesy of Mason Lindahl, chef, El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette