Coffee? Good. Oat Milk? Good. Put them together and add a delicious homemade lavender simple syrup and the latte that ensues is very, very good! Keep reading for our full lavender latte recipe!
Springtime always feels like brunch season to me. Between Easter and Mother's Day, baby and bridal celebrations, it seems like we are always celebrating earlier in the day. While mimosas might be some people's drink of choice, what I really want at 10am is coffee. We recipe tested this Lavender Latte with every possible type of milk and ratio of ingredients to get one that was not overly sweet, perfectly frothy and had just a hint of lavender! Keep reading for the full recipe...
Honey Lavender Latte Recipe
The thing that makes this honey lavender latte recipe special is the homemade honey lavender simple syrup. Don't be intimidated by making your own simple syrup! It's incredible easy and you can store the remainder of the syrup in the refrigerator to make lemonade, ice tea and even cocktails! Once you've made your honey lavender syrup, this recipe just calls for two other ingredients– espresso and oat milk! (If you don't have oat milk, almond milk or classic cow's milk work great!)
Lavender Latte Recipe
A lavender latte recipe will call for the use of culinary lavender. You can make a lavender latte hot or iced and with any kind of dairy or dairy-free milk. A traditional lavender latte recipe will have a simple syrup that has a real sugar base. We substituted honey for sugar in this recipe. I love the subtle sweetness and depth of flavors that the honey adds!
What is Culinary Lavender?
If you've never cooked with lavender before, you might be wondering what exactly is culinary lavender? The difference between culinary lavender and regular lavender that you might have growing in your yard is the amount of oil present. Culinary lavender has far less oil because of the way it is processed after harvest. If you don't use culinary lavender, the flavor can have an almost soap-like quality to it which is not what you want. English lavender is the most commonly used culinary lavender. If you can find the Miss Katherine variety is my personal favorite for it's sweetness!
I also use culinary lavender in this poppy seed bread.
Honey Lavender Lattes with Oat Milk
- Espresso Machine
- Mesh Strainer
For the Honey Lavender Syrup
- ¼ c culinary lavender
- 1 c water
- ⅔ c honey
For the Honey Lavender Latte
- 2 shots espresso I use 1 Nespresso Double Shot Scuro Pod
- ¾ c Oat Milk I prefer Oatly
- 2 tablespoon honey lavender syrup
For the Honey Lavender Syrup
- Combine water and lavender in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
- Use a mesh strainer to remove the lavender from the water.
- Return the lavender water to medium heat and add the honey. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until combined.
- Honey Lavender Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. It's also really delicious with lemonade!
For the Honey Lavender Lattes
- Add the honey lavender syrup to your glass or mug
- Pull the two shots of Espresso into the glass or mug
- Froth the Oat Milk and add to the espresso
- Garnish with culinary lavender and or a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
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Styling by Kara Elise
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