This Lavender Latte has a sweet floral note from lavender simple syrup. Made with coffee or espresso, it is simple and easy to make.
Does Lavender Taste Good In Coffee?
This Lavender Latte took me by surprise. I needed to use up some lavender simple syrup that I had made for another recipe.
I honestly didn't think I would like lavender in my coffee; boy was I wrong! It's got a delightful floral flavor that isn't overpowering.
It's definitely a drink I'll add to my rotation. I think you may be pleasantly surprised as well.
- Lavender flowers: Make sure to get culinary-grade lavender. I found some in the bulk section of my local Sprouts.
- Sugar: I haven't tried this with anything other than white sugar, so I don't know if it would work with brown sugar.
- Lavender simple syrup: Adds a sweet floral note.
- Coffee: I used cold brew coffee because it is less acidic. You could use regular brewed coffee as well.
- Soy milk: I used soy milk because it froths nicely. You could use any dairy-free milk.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and edible lavender flowers to a boil.
Step 2: Reduce to a simmer and cook partially covered for 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Place a fine mesh strainer over a mason jar or other container, and strain lavender flowers from simple syrup.
Step 4: Pour lavender simple syrup into a mug with coffee.
Step 5: Shake soy milk in a mason jar.
Step 6: Pour over coffee. Spoon foam on top.
- Do NOT use a Nutribullet to blend hot soy milk. It doesn't do well with hot liquids. If you want to use it, blend cold soy milk.
- I used soy milk because it froths nicely. You can use any plant-based milk you like.
- You can use espresso instead of strong coffee. I used cold brew coffee because that's what I normally drink. It's less acidic than regular coffee.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Lavender and coffee taste great together.
Yes, this latte has caffeine because there is coffee in it.
Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon food grade lavender flowers
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Lavender Simple Syrup
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
- Reduce to a simmer. Let simmer partially covered for 10-15 minutes. Strain.
- Pour hot coffee into a mug. Add lavender simple syrup. Mix well.
- Froth soy milk. If you don't have a milk frother you can mix the soy milk in a blender* or shake it in mason jar with a secure lid and towel over the top.
- Pour soy milk over coffee. Spoon foam on top.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
**Important! If you are gluten free you may want to avoid coffee altogether. I personally have never had a problem drinking it, and I have a gluten intolerance. It is probably because I drink whole bean organic coffee, and grind it myself. I learned that it can be problematic for people who don't tolerate gluten. So I did some research and one article mentioned to try organic whole bean coffee because it isn't highly processed causing cross-reactivity issues. So please do the research yourself, and test it out. I try to only post recipes that are 100% gluten free since I have a gluten intolerance. I am really careful about avoiding gluten in my daily life.