This Lavender Latte is delicious and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness and floral notes. It is so simple to create and you can make this latte hot or iced!
This Lavender Latte really has a taste like no other. If you've had one before, you know exactly what I mean. I have had these at a few coffee shops and I am so happy I can now make my own with my Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- The recipe is so simple to make
- It is way less expensive to make coffees at home and so much more convenient than waiting in long lines
- You can use my Lavender Simple Syrup recipe to avoid preservatives and it stays good in the fridge for 2 weeks
- This latte is smooth, creamy and delicious if you choose hot or iced
The Iced version is my personal favorite way to drink Lavender Lattes and I prefer to use Oat Milk, but you can use any version of milk that you like.
Espresso- Packs a stronger punch than regular coffee and is essential for a latte
Lavender Simple Syrup- For Floral notes and sweetness. If you have the time, please check out my homemade recipe for Lavender Simple Syrup.
Milk- I prefer oat milk for a creamy thicker latte, but you can use Coconut or Regular Milk. Almond Milk will result in a thinner texture, and I don't necessarily recommend it as a first choice.
Love Coffee Syrups? Try my Homemade Brown Sugar Simple Syrup too!
Popular Variations and Substitutions:
If you love sweet, try adding a little honey into your latte or a little more Lavender Syrup.
Looking for vanilla to pair with the lavender? Try adding ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract into your milk or choosing a Vanilla Oatmilk.
Don't have an espresso machine? If you only have regular coffee, you can still make the iced coffee version, just use 8 ounces of a darker roast brought to room temperature and top it with a large shot of milk and 1 ounce of Lavender Simple Syrup. Serve over ice.
How To Make A Lavender Latte:
Watch the video for the Lavender Simple Syrup and how to make a Lavender Latte:
If you are making my homemade Lavender Simple Syrup, start with that recipe. It takes 40 minutes, start to finish, but 30 minutes of it is just steeping. Highly Recommended for a much better taste than store bought.
- Pour 1 ounce of Lavender Simple Syrup into a coffee cup. If it came straight out the fridge, allow it to come to room temperature for a few minutes, so it doesn't cool your latte off quick.
- Prepare an espresso shot and steam the milk.
- Into the coffee cup with the syrup, pour in the espresso and Stir. Top with ⅔ of the steamed milk and give it a little stir. Finally, top with remaining ⅓ milk.
- Prepare an espresso shot and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add in 1 ounce of Lavender Simple Syrup. Then, milk and the espresso shot. Stir well and enjoy!
Top the lattes with whipped cream for an extra treat!
I absolutely love my Nespresso machine and the milk frother that came with it. For less than $200, it allows you to create really great espressos and froth milk. I've had my machine for several years and have yet to upgrade.
For the iced coffee, NO. For the hot Lavender Latte, YES! The milk needs to be frothed to create a creamier texture and add heat to the drink.