Lavender Latte

We have been big fans of lavender for years and years now, as you can see from this Lavender Iced Coffee recipe we posted over a decade ago. But this year the lavender latte is making another resurgence as Starbucks highlighted it on their seasonal menu. Here’s how to make the best lavender latte at home!

Related: Love seasonal coffee drinks? Us too! Next up, try an Oleato, apple crisp macchiato, pumpkin spice latteor pumpkin cream cold brew.

Ingredients

  • Espresso
  • Milk – dairy or any milk alternative
  • Lavender syrup – store bought or homemade

And just in case you are curious, here is this lavender bubble coffee mug and saucer set. I just love it!

Directions

Brew the espresso. Add the syrup and espresso to a mug.

Steam and froth the milk so it’s hot and foamy. If your espresso machine has a frothing wand, you can use that, or you can use a milk frother or even do this with a whisk by hand on the stovetop.

Pour the hot milk and foam on top of the espresso and syrup.

Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender buds (make sure to buy food-grade)
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup water

Combine the water, sugar and lavender buds in a small pot on the stovetop. Simmer on medium heat, stirring for about 10 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the buds from the syrup.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a lavender latte taste like?

Lavender-flavored drinks and food have a floral flavor that is earthy and slightly fruity without being sweet (on its own).


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A lightly sweet and floral latte made with espresso, milk and lavender simple syrup.

Yield 1

Prep 5 minutes

Total 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Brew the espresso.

  • Add the syrup and espresso to a mug.

  • Steam and froth the milk so it’s hot and foamy. If your espresso machine has a frothing wand, you can use that, or you can use a milk frother or even do this with a whisk by hand on the stovetop.
  • Pour the hot milk and foam on top of the espresso and syrup.

Notes

You can use dairy milk or any milk alternative such as soy or oat milk in this recipe.
I use a store-bought lavender syrup. But if you want to make your own, here’s how:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender buds (make sure to buy food-grade)
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup water

Combine the water, sugar and lavender buds in a small pot on the stovetop. Simmer on medium heat, stirring for about 10 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the buds from the syrup.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Lavender Latte

Amount per Serving

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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