5-Minute Mushroom Latte (2 Ways!)

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Straight on image of hot cacao mushroom latte on a cutting board with blue towel, mushrooms on the side, and a blue spoon with cacao powder in the front

If you’re like me, you’re just getting your feet wet in the world of medicinal and adaptogenic mushrooms.

Until recently, I never would’ve dreamed of putting mushrooms anywhere near my coffee or hot chocolate, but now I’m putting them in my morning lattes, smoothies, evening hot chocolate, and beyond! Let me show you how easy it is to make 2 delicious mushroom “lattes” at home in just 5 minutes.

Overhead image of blue tray holding ingredients for mushroom hot cacao latte including mushroom powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, and coconut milk

My fascination with mushroom powders began after listening to this Rich Roll podcast episode with Tero Isokauppila, the founder of Four Sigmatic — a company that’s seeking to educate people on the benefits of medicinal mushrooms and make them accessible to consumers.

I had no idea mushrooms could be so good for you. From the simple act of eating sautéed mushrooms to adding lion’s mane mushroom to your morning coffee, the health benefits are kind of amazing.

I’m certainly no expert, but from what I’ve gathered the best and most accessible mushroom to eat is shiitake (be sure to eat them cooked in a little fat to increase bioavailability).

As far as mushroom powders go, I recommend reaching for chaga (for antioxidants, overall wellness, and immunity), reishi (for calm, relaxation, and sleep), lion’s mane (for brain function and focus), and cordyceps (for performance, adaptogenic effects, and increased oxygen flow).

Overhead image of white bowl on a pink towel and a hand stirring cacao powder

So why mushrooms in coffee?

Adding things like mushroom powders to coffee can offset some of the downsides of coffee, including jitters, acidity, and disrupted digestion. When adding mushrooms to things like hot chocolate, you’re simply reaping the benefits of the various kinds of mushrooms on top of the antioxidants in cacao.

And the cool thing is you really can’t taste the mushrooms! Their earthiness pairs nicely with both coffee and chocolate flavors.

It’s kind of a win-win.

Now, that’s not to say drinking super-sugary lattes or pots of coffee in the morning with a side of mushroom powder makes the health downsides go away. But, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that adding more mushrooms to our diet can be beneficial.

With that said, I’ve been playing around with two mushroom blends from Four Sigmatic (not sponsored — just love their stuff!) and have really enjoyed them so far. I can’t say I’ve noticed dramatic effects, but I like knowing that if I am going to have caffeine, the effects won’t be quite as harsh. And if I’m having hot chocolate anyway, might as well enjoy some health benefits while I’m at it.

Overhead image of hot cacao mushroom latte being topped with steamed milk, with mushrooms and cinnamon sticks in the top right corner

I hope you LOVE these two mushroom drinks! They’re:

Creamy
Perfectly sweet
Comforting
Customizable
& Seriously delicious

These lattes would make the perfect morning pick-me-up with health perks (especially the coffee version) or evening wind down or afternoon treat (especially the hot chocolate).

If you’re into cozy drinks, also be sure to check out our 3-Ingredient Healing Turmeric Tonic, Feel Good Hot Chocolate, 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk, Best Vegan Matcha Latte, and our fan favorite 5-Minute Caffeine-Free Chai Mix!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Straight on image of mushroom cacao hot latte on a cutting board with a blue towel, mushrooms in the background, and blue spoon of cacao powder in front

5-Minute Mushroom Latte (2 Ways!)

Creamy, hearty mushroom lattes ready in just 5 minutes (2 ways!). Mushroom powders blend with cacao or coffee to create the ultimate cozy hot beverage.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Cutting board with mugs of our homemade Mushroom Latte recipe
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (Latte)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Days

Ingredients

MUSHROOM HOT CACAO LATTE

  • 1 tsp mushroom powder (we love Four Sigmatic Superfood Blends Reishi Spores or 10 Mushroom Blend*)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice, plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp almond butter (optional // or other nut / seed butter)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (such as cashew, coconut, or almond milk)

MUSHROOM COFFEE LATTE

  • 1 tsp mushroom powder (we love Four Sigmatic Superfood Blends Reishi Spores or 10 Mushroom Blend*)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp cacao powder (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (such as cashew, coconut, or almond milk)
  • 1 shot espresso, or 1/3 cup strong brewed coffee

Instructions

For the hot chocolate:

  • Add mushroom powder, maple syrup, almond butter (optional), cacao powder, cinnamon, and sea salt to a small blender (we like the NutriBullet).
  • Steam or heat dairy-free milk until hot and add to the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until frothy and well blended.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding cinnamon for warmth / spice, more sweetener to taste, or more cacao for rich chocolate flavor.
  • Serve as is, or top with coconut whipped cream, cinnamon, and/or cacao powder. Best when fresh. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until hot.

For the coffee:

  • Add mushroom powder, maple syrup, cacao powder (optional), cinnamon, and sea salt to a small blender (we like the NutriBullet).
  • Steam or heat dairy-free milk until hot and add to the blender along with the espresso or coffee. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until frothy and well-blended.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding cinnamon for warmth / spice, more sweetener to taste, or more coffee or espresso for a stronger coffee flavor.
  • Serve as is, or top with coconut whipped cream or cinnamon. Best when fresh. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until hot.

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Notes

*The Four Sigmatic blends we love are the Reishi blend and the Superfood 10 Mushroom Blend. In our experience, the Reishi blend is better for evening time or when you're wanting a calming effect while the 10 Mushroom Blend is more suitable for daytime as it provides a boost of energy.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of the hot cacao lattes. The mushroom coffee will be similar in nutrition but will vary based on the ingredients you add.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 150 Carbohydrates: 19 g Protein: 9 g Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 159 mg Potassium: 498 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 10 g Vitamin A: 930 IU Vitamin C: 17 mg Calcium: 345 mg Iron: 2.7 mg

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  1. Chef Stacey Jean says

    Just tried the Mushroom Coffee Latte recipe and love it! I used 8 oz brewed coffee with 4 oz blend of coconut / almond milk, 1 tsp reishi, 3/4 tsp cocoa powder, a squirt of maple and pinch of cinnamon. Put it all in my little ninja blender and its perfectly frothy! How have I not tried this before?! Thanks!!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  2. Teresa says

    Tastes great! I was hesitant at first because the idea of mushroom in my hot cocoa sounded a little funky, but I was surprised by the results. It was a delicious latte. So good, that I’ve made it every morning for the last week. I’ve been heating up the almond milk, mixing in the ingredients, and then using a handheld frother.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ashley says

    I have to say, I kind of questioned the mushroom powder at first, but even so, I was so curious to try this (I’m kind of a coffee addict, haha!). I was not disappointed, it is so good! Thanks for yet again another delicious recipe ?

  4. Your Auntie Pantle says

    I just ordered some mushroom elixirs! Have just been reading about mushroom & their health benefits. Tapping my fingers & waiting for their arrival.

  5. Rita Luis says

    Everything sounds real good but where can I buy the mushrooms powder I can not wait to try the recipes

  6. Erin says

    A good thing to add to mushroom lattes (especially those with coffee/espresso) is cardamom! Ayurveda recommends this as an addition to help the liver :)

  7. Kate says

    Terrasoul sells Lion’s Mane and Reishi mushroom extract powders that are a steal (I find them on Amazon)! I used to use Four Sigmatic, but they are just TOO expensive, especially when I can make my own.

    I’m so excited to see people getting into medicinal mushrooms (Lions Mane is a lifesaver for me in grad school!), but Chaga is so environmentally unsustainable, and I wish its popularity would decline. Most mushrooms can be cultivated, but Chaga can’t – they have to be harvested from the tree, and they take (literally) decades to grow back. Its such an important mushroom for people with very serious illnesses, like cancer, that it seems like a shame to use it for things like the cold (or lotions!) and contribute overharvesting.

  8. Lareina says

    I just made the hot cacao last night with Reishi powder and OMG it’s incredible! I promptly made one for my husband this morning and he loved it. This is such a lovely thing to start the day with. You’re a rock star! Thank you for this!

  9. Kathy says

    I love four sigmatic! My husband drinks their chaga everyday and there is a noticeable improvement! He’ll love these! Thanks!

  10. Dorian says

    Dear Minimalist Bakers,

    Yes chaga latta’s are excellent! Thank you for sharing the recipes!
    In terms of health claims,
    Chaga has been claimed to cure H.I.V and Cancer, there is however no scientific evidence that supports this.
    In the article, it stated that there is’ a lot of evidence’ that more mushrooms are good for you. This is correct but I find it very triggering that the link takes me to a site that makes claims about curing cancer. I which it did. It’s a terrible illness and having a soothing latte might help those battling it, false claims don’t. Please stick to your expertise! your recipes are amazing!

    • Kate says

      Agreed!! All of Four Sigmatic’s health claims are extremely suspect. Unnatural Vegan has a great YouTube video if you want to go more in depth on the actual research that they “cite” (or rather inappropriately overgeneralize/draw exaggerated conclusions from).

      If you like the taste of mushroom lattes then by all means drink them. But not for the fake “health benefits.” This recipe really made me doubt your critical thinking skills and decreased my trust in your content.

      • Kait says

        You could keep the end of that to yourself in order to keep this a positive place. It is her workplace after all. I find Dana and her crew to be motivated for the good. You have a right to disagree and a right to share it..but just because something is your right, should it always be exercised? Is it helpful? Is it nessecary. You rock, Dana!

  11. Robin says

    Have been taking the 10-Mushroom formula for years (sprinkle it on my children’s oatmeal) but never thought to put in my coffee. I LOVE this idea so much! Thank you. Have been making your wellness shots each morning and can’t wait to try this. Love your creativity!

  12. Becca says

    I love Four Sigmatic!! I always have a couple of their single use hot cocoa powders on hand for my son & I. But tonight we are totally making your recipe!! So much yummy goodness ;):)

  13. Megan @ A Continual Feast says

    I’ve been loving Four Sigmatic lately so will have to try this! Also going to download that podcast now :)

  14. Mary says

    Delicious! I made the hot cocoa latte last night and enjoyed it while watching TV. I added 1/3 c strong coffee and a little more maple syrup. I used a mushroom blend of Lion’s Mane/Cordyceps/Reishi
    /Chaga.

  15. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    These mushroom lattes look so comforting and warming! Mushroom powder is a superfood I have been toying around with…at least toying around with the idea of purchasing it. Those mushroom coffees are EVERYWHERE on social media! I’d rather purchase bulk mushroom powder and make mushroom lattes all the time though. It seems more practical that way!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Rose,

      Good question! We have not tried it and probably wouldn’t recommend doing so. As far as our research goes, companies like Four Sigmatic extract the compounds from the mushrooms rather than just grinding them. Hope that’s helpful!

    • Hanusia says

      Actually, yes, you can grind up the dried mushrooms! You can also forage for them yourself and completely DIY it :)

  16. K says

    What kind of little blender are you using – it looks great!

    (Your post mentions NutriBullet, so I Googled NutriBullet for hot drinks, but found that apparently NutriBullet should not be used for anything warm or hot. The recent lawsuits over the past several years – including photos of people allegedly burned by using their exploding NutriBullets – made me think, note to self, stick with my Vitamix!!!)

    What kind of device is shown in your video for this recipe? (Looks great – interested in getting one.)

    Also, what do you use to steam plant-based dairy-free milk?

    Your website and recipess are fantastic – thanks so much!
    K

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      We used the Breville Milk Cafe.

      Thanks so much for the information on the Nutribullet. We typically don’t blend incredibly hot liquids in it (which I assume is what led to people having issues), but understand the benefit of being cautious.

      As for how we steam plant-based milk, we actually own a Lucca A53 Mini espresso machine (which we love). However, the Breville Milk Cafe is an all-in-one blender that froths, heats, and blends so that would be my recommendation.

      Hope that helps!

  17. Bonnie says

    They both sound wonderful, just ordered my mushroom powder. But I want that cute, looks like electric cup that you mix your ingredients in in the video! Can you tell me who makes that? Using gadgets is also have the fun of making fun lattes. Call me crazy lol

  18. lisa says

    Reading about this while drinking four sigmatic instant coffee with cordyceps and chaga :)
    I always add almond butter to mine. I think I will now get some of their mushroom blend to try in your recipes.

  19. Erin says

    Does the powder make the beverage taste like mushroom? I kind of hope it does! Also I’ve heard veggie powders don’t have as much nutrition in them as the real thing. Do you think it’s different for mushrooms?

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      It does not taste like mushrooms! In fact, I find them undetectable.

      I think in the instance of mushroom powders vs. veggie powders, a whole vegetable is going to be more nutritious primarily for the fiber content. But with mushroom powders, because you’re able to get a more concentrated dose (and Four Sigmatic’s extraction process is very high quality), you may receive more nutritional benefit from the powder vs. fresh mushrooms. Plus, many of the mushroom powders contain mushrooms that are virtually impossible to find fresh. Hope that helps!

  20. Pam says

    I bought their coffee and love it! I a. Wondering:
    1. Where do I get mushroom powder?
    2. Which brand blender did you use in the video? It look smaller and more practical than mine!

    I love all your stuff! I have never tried a recipe of yours that I didnt love. You are amazingly talented

      • Kate says

        Love the Milk cafe! i will be trying this recipe. Thank you SO Much Dana for all your help in bringing me into a more healthy lifestyle with all your great ideas :)

      • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

        Thanks for clarifying, Sharon! Cam, this post is 100% NOT sponsored. We just love Four Sigmatic products. We bought the mushroom powders on our own, tested them without their knowledge, and are sharing our honest review here. To find out more about our policy on sponsorships and free products, see our about page!

  21. Isabel says

    Wow wow wow ! It is in the single digits outside right now and this was the perfect afternoon pick me up ! Thanks Dana !