Recipe: Chef Alvin Ong’s fruity latte drink

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

MANILA, Philippines — A good latte drink will certainly perk up your day, especially one that is freshly made at home. How about adding a dose of healthy and delicious blueberries to it?

Chef Alvin Ong does, and it’s become a favorite indulgence of his. He uses fresh and frozen blueberries from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for best results.

Blueberry Latte


Blueberry jam

180 ml fresh milk

60 ml espresso

For the blueberry jam:

500 grams frozen blueberries

125 grams white sugar

30 grams water

Juice of 1/2 pc. lemon


1. Make blueberry jam. In a saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice. Let it simmer until it thickens. Let it cool to room temperature.

2. Put 2 tbsps. of blueberry jam in a highball glass. Add a few cubes of ice.

3. Pour in milk until 80% of the glass is full. Then, pour in the espresso shot.

4. Serve immediately.

*Yields 20 to 25 servings.

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