Sakura Drink Recipes

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Discover a collection of 7 easy and delicious cherry blossom drink recipes (non alcoholic)

Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, is a widely recognized symbol of Japanese culture.
While not widely known as an ingredient, it has recently gained the attention and admiration of cooking enthusiasts and Japanese culture aficionados alike.
With its beautiful delicate pink color, delightful taste, and captivating aroma, sakura adds an elegant touch to your culinary creations, whether in the form of pickled flowers or powdered form.

So, if you find yourself with a pack of edible cherry blossoms or sakura powder and wonder what to do with it, or simply seek more creative ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog post, I’ve gathered easy and delicious ways to incorporate this enchanting ingredient into alcohol-free drink recipes.
Prepare to be amazed and add a sprinkle of magic to your kitchen with these recipes that use sakura.

Sakura Latte

Sakura latte made with powdered petals

Inspired by Starbucks sakura drink, this latte is probably one of the most popular recipes with sakura powder.

The delicate cherry blossom color blends perfectly with any type of milk, and the taste? Oh, it’s absolutely amazing!

This sakura drink recipe is fail-proof, and it even spills some genius tricks to make sure you have an insanely delightful experience, like how to make an iced sakura latte that looks stunning:

Iced sakura latte

Get ready to be hooked by this effortlessly fancy and totally irresistible pink milk. Trust me, it’s pure bliss!

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Sakura Lemonade

Picture the delicate charm of pink cherry blossoms mingling with the zesty tang of lemonade: this cherry blossom lemonade is a match made in beverage heaven!

This recipe spills all the juicy secrets to ensure a delightful experience every time. Get ready to be captivated by this effortlessly cool and irresistibly pink lemonade.

Sip away and let the flavors transport you to a sunny day under blooming cherry trees. It’s pure liquid bliss!

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Sakura Matcha Latte

Layered iced sakura matcha latte

If you love matcha, you’ll love this one!

Get ready to indulge in delicious matcha latte with a twist – sakura matcha latte.

This recipe combines perfectly the earthy notes of matcha with the delicate allure of sakura.

This delightful fusion brings out the best of sakura’s unique taste, creating a drink that is both invigorating and harmonious.

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Sakura Strawberry Milk

Pouring pink syrup (cherry blooms concentrate) over muddled strawberries milk

Calling all strawberry enthusiasts like myself!
Get ready for a healthy treat with this irresistible sakura strawberry muddled latte.

This delightful twist on Korean strawberry milk takes the classic recipe to new heights by incorporating some sakura to the mix.

The juicy strawberries provide a delightful burst of flavor to chew on, enhancing the overall sensory experience.
And the delicate essence of sakura is a great addition to the lusciousness of the muddled strawberries.

Indulge in the enchanting combination of ripe strawberries and sakura undertones, with this velvety pink beverage.

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Sakura Bubble Tea

Sakura Matcha Bubble tea with cherry blossoms tapioca pearls

Did you know that you can easily make your own boba pearls at home?

This delightful recipe guides you through the process of making your very own sakura boba pearls to make the most delicious and cute homemade bubble tea.

Indulge in the chewy texture of tapioca pearls made with cherry blossom powder, pairing perfectly with refreshing matcha milk tea.

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Sakura Cheese Tea

This recipe brings together the smooth and creamy goodness of cream cheese with the gentle sweetness and floral hints of sakura.

The irresistible sakura cheese foam is a creamy and delightful topping that will bring any drink into the next level of richness and decadence.

Learn how to make a velvety layer of cream cheese that melts in your mouth and has the lovely color of sakura blossom.
It’s the perfect topping for your favorite milk teas, adding a touch of richness and decadence that will leave you

Sakura Tree Decoration

Pink chocolate, chocolate pen and latte

To wrap up this compilation, I’ll share a fun trick to decorate your drinks or anything you’d like with a cherry blossom tree design.
And guess what?
You won’t even need real cherry blossom powder for this recipe.

It’s a creative and easy way to add a touch of charm and beauty to your creations. Let your imagination blossom and get ready to impress with your sakura tree-inspired creations, no actual cherry blossom powder required!

How to do it:

What is sakura powder?

Sakura powder is a rare ingredient made from finely ground dried petals of Japanese cherry blossoms.
The powder has a pale pink color and it captures the delicate essence and subtle aroma of the sakura flowers.
It’s gentle aroma and taste adds a unique twist to desserts, beverages, and other dishes.

Does sakura have caffeine?

Not at all! Cherry blossoms are naturally caffeine-free, so you can enjoy sakura powder and sakura flowers without worrying about any caffeine content. Unless you come across a blend that combines tea with sakura, rest assured that your sakura treats will provide a caffeine-free indulgence.

What are the ingredients in sakura powder?

Sakura powder is typically made from dried cherry blossoms.
Some brands offer pure sakura powder without any added ingredients, while others may include a touch of sweetener.
The cherry blossoms are carefully harvested and processed, and then ground into a fine powder. This results in a concentrated form of the cherry blossom’s delicate aroma and taste.
You can also find blends of green tea or matcha with sakura powder or petals.

What does sakura powder taste like?

Sakura has a delicate flavor profile that could be described as subtly sweet with floral undertones.
While sometimes I appreciate a faint resemblance to cherries, the flavor is much milder and less intense.
Additionally, there is sometimes a subtle salty undertone present.
Overall, the flavor is very delicate and elegant, evoking a sense of harmony and tranquility.
In my opinion, sakura powder is probably cherished more for its aromatic qualities rather than its taste (which is quite subtle).

Is sakura safe to eat?

Cherry blossoms, are considered edible for humans after proper processing.
However, they are toxic for dogs and cats.

I hope you enjoyed these sakura drink recipes!
Which one is you favorite cherry blossom drink recipe?

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