Lavender Latte (Hot or Iced)




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Introduction

Indulge in the soothing and aromatic experience of a Lavender Latte, whether you prefer it hot to warm your soul or iced to cool you down on a sunny day. This recipe combines the robust flavors of espresso with the delicate floral notes of lavender syrup, creating a drink that is both comforting and refreshing.

Why Make This Recipe

Making a Lavender Latte at home allows you to customize the sweetness and intensity of the lavender flavor to suit your preferences. It’s a simple yet elegant beverage that adds a touch of sophistication to your coffee routine, perfect for a relaxing morning or a delightful afternoon pick-me-up.

How to Make Lavender Latte

Ingredients:

  • 2 espresso shots (2 ounces)
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons lavender syrup, to taste
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) milk

Directions:

Iced Lavender Latte

  1. Combine the milk and lavender syrup in a serving glass and briefly stir to combine.
  2. Fill the glass to the top with ice.
  3. Pour the espresso over the ice and briefly stir to combine.
  4. Serve. Enjoy your refreshing Iced Lavender Latte cold!

How to Serve Lavender Latte

Serve your Lavender Latte in a clear glass to showcase the beautiful layers of coffee, milk, and lavender syrup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender or a dusting of edible dried lavender for an extra touch of elegance.

How to Store Lavender Latte

It’s best to enjoy your Lavender Latte fresh, but if you have any leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. For iced Lavender Lattes, make sure to stir well before serving again.

Tips to Make Lavender Latte

  • Experiment with different brands of lavender syrup to find the one with the flavor profile you like best.
  • Adjust the amount of lavender syrup based on your preference for a subtle or more pronounced floral taste.
  • For a dairy-free alternative, use almond milk, oat milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice.

Variation

To make a Lavender Vanilla Latte, simply add a splash of vanilla syrup to the recipe. The combination of lavender and vanilla creates a fragrant and comforting drink with a hint of sweetness.

FAQs

  1. Can I use brewed coffee instead of espresso in a Lavender Latte? Yes, but espresso provides a stronger and more concentrated flavor.
  2. Can I make my own lavender syrup at home? Yes, you can infuse simple syrup with dried culinary lavender to make homemade lavender syrup.
  3. Are there any health benefits to lavender in a Latte? Lavender is known for its calming properties and may help reduce stress and anxiety, adding a soothing element to your beverage.

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