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This creamy lavender latte, made with a hint of honey, a splash of lavender, and a touch of spice, is a warm and comforting beverage perfect for a brisk morning or an afternoon pick-me-up.
This honey lavender latte is a sweet and cozy treat, perfect for a twist on your regular morning coffee. It’s a unique, delicious drink made with espresso, steamed milk, and lavender simple syrup.
Starbucks has a lavender latte on their menu, which you can get hot or iced, but I like this Starbucks copycat version better because it’s more budget friendly, uses all natural ingredients, and tastes just as good as the original!
The combination of these flavors creates a lightly floral, sweet, and creamy drink. The smooth taste of the espresso with the sweetness of the honey and the delicate aroma of the lavender flavor makes this warm treat irresistible! Plus, it’s filled with natural ingredients with no artificial flavorings or sweeteners. That’s why I love it!
Honey and lavender are the perfect complement to each other, and you can make this drink hot or turn it into an iced lavender latte. You’ll be surprised how easy homemade lattes are to make! Dive into this delicious, simple recipe for a cup of lavender espresso today!
What Is A Lavender Latte?
A lavender latte is simply a lavender infused coffee drink, that is made with 3 simple ingredients:
- A simple syrup made from lavender leaves and sugar (or honey)
- Milk of choice
That’s it! It has a sweet, floral flavor, and you can definitely taste the lavender in coffee – so if you are not a lavender lover, this may not be the drink for you! However, you can always use less of the lavender syrup in your coffee if you want just a hint of lavender without your drink being full of herbal floral notes.
👩🏽🍳 Why This Recipe Works
- Great For A Relaxing Morning: This cozy latte with frothy milk is comforting, warm, and refreshing at the same time. A great way to wake up in the morning!
- Simple Ingredients: Naturally sweetened with honey, and only 5 total ingredients, this will quickly become your new favorite latte!
- Better Than Your Favorite Coffee Shop: You can get coffee shop level quality for a fraction of the cost with this lavender coffee recipe!
- Just The Right Hint of Lavender Essence: With a unique flavor combination, this is like a coffee infused twist on a London Fog tea, or Earl Grey tea latte.
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This homemade lavender latte requires just 5 ingredients! Get the full ingredient details and step-by-step instructions on the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Water: Use fresh, filtered water for the best flavor results.
- Honey: Honey is used to sweeten this honeycomb lavender latte recipe. Raw honey from local farmers is the best option for rich flavors.
- Dried Culinary Lavender Flowers: Using dried lavender flowers rather than lavender powder or lavender paste will give you a better flavor, but the powder works too.
- Espresso Shots: This recipe calls for 1 shot of espresso per cup. You can’t make hot coffee without it!
- Almond Milk: Use any type of plant-based milk you like. You can also use your milk of choice, whole milk or skim milk if you prefer.
🍲 Ingredient Substitutions
- Sweetener: Instead of honey, you could use agave, or even maple syrup for a vegan version. You can also just use regular sugar to make your own simple syrup.
- Milk: Any kind of milk works in this recipe. Try making this tasty lavender latte with oat milk for a creamier drink, or use soy milk, coconut milk, or another plant based milk. You can also use whole milk, lowfat milk or skim milk if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan or dairy free.
- Espresso: Feel free to use decaf if you need to! Also, if you don’t have an espresso maker, you could also use strong instant coffee or instant espresso instead.
This honey lavender coffee is such an easy recipe! You’ll be surprised! Here is how to make a lavender latte at home:
Prepare Honey Lavender Syrup For Coffee: Combine honey, water, and lavender flowers in a small saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring to melt the honey.
Steep & Strain: Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to steep for 1 hour. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer and discard the flowers.
Prep Latte Ingredients: Brew espresso (either using an espresso machine, a manual espresso maker or a French press). Steam milk in a small pot and froth with a milk frother.
Add Espresso And Syrup: Add an espresso shot in each coffee mug, and pour in 1-2 tablespoons of the lavender coffee syrup.
Add Warm Milk And Froth: Add the creamy milk and top with the froth. Serve this lavender flavored coffee immediately! (Adjust sweetness by drizzling honey into this homemade latte if desired.)
💭 Expert Tips
- Be sure to steep. Allowing the honey lavender latte syrup to steep for an hour intensifies the flavors.
- Make syrup ahead of time. Lavender honey syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- For super strong coffee, use a double shot of espresso in each cup!
- Use dried lavender. While you can use fresh lavender blossoms in this recipe, dried lavender is easier to find, easier to measure, lasts forever, and works better in this drink. If you want to try fresh lavender, be sure to just use the blossoms, not the green leafy parts.
- Adjust the amount of lavender syrup as needed. You can use up to 2 tbsp per cup for a super sweet drink, or decrease it to 1/2-1 tbsp for a slightly sweet but still delicious lavender and honey coffee.
- Use food grade flowers. Be sure to use food grade culinary lavender flowers for the syrup.
- Lavender Iced Latte: For more of a cold brew feel, make your homemade lavender syrup and set aside. Make your espresso, and add 1 shot of espresso with 1 cup of cold milk in a glass with a handful of ice cubes. Stir in your syrup and serve this honey lavender iced latte immediately!
- Vegan Lavender Latte: Replace the honey with agave or regular cane sugar for the simple syrup. Use a plant based milk and follow the directions to make your dairy free and vegan latte!
- Lavender Cappuccino: Use half the amount of regular milk and double the amount of frothed milk to turn this lavender honey latte recipe into a cappuccino!
- More Protein: Changing the milk will increase the protein in this recipe. For a higher protein, plant based version, make a soy milk or honey lavender oat milk latte (as these are the two plant milks that typically have the most protein).
- White Chocolate Lavender Latte: For more of a dessert feel, try using white hot chocolate (made from your favorite white hot chocolate mix) instead of regular milk for this recipe! It will taste absolutely amazing! You can also make a lavender mocha latte by using regular brewed hot chocolate instead of milk, or chocolate syrup along with the milk in this recipe.
- Lavender Vanilla Latte: Turn this into a vanilla lavender latte by adding 1 tsp vanilla extract to the simple syrup mixture.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
This lavender honey coffee is best served fresh! You can enjoy it all on its own, or pair it with other delicious breakfast and brunch treats. Some of our favorite ways to serve this recipe are:
- With Baked Goods: Pastries like these sourdough croissants, healthy cinnamon rolls, croffles, muffins (like these vegan zucchini muffins), or pumpkin scones all go wonderfully with lattes. Their flaky, buttery textures and slightly sweet flavors complement the creamy richness of a latte.
- With Fresh Fruit: Try it with this breakfast fruit salad or Mexican fruit salad on the side.
- Quick Breads: Lattes taste great with quick breads and loaf cakes! Try it with this vegan fruit cake, this coffee and walnut loaf, this blueberry banana bread or vegan pumpkin banana bread!
- Toast Or Biscuits: Avocado toast with tomato and egg, cream cheese toast, or even this vegan french toast casserole would pair perfectly with this lavender and honey latte.
Lavender in a latte adds a floral, aromatic, and slightly earthy flavor. Making a honey lavender latte recipe (instead of using cane sugar for the lavender syrup) creates a sweeter drink with a smooth texture and caramel notes. The honey provides a subtle sweetness while the lavender gives it an herbal, calming feel.
No, coffee with lavender will not necessarily make you sleepy. While lavender has a calming effect, the amount used in a latte is most likely too little to have a significant impact on sleep. Especially since the latte also contains espresso!
Food and drinks containing lavender can be helpful for relaxing, better digestion, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Honey Lavender Syrup
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tsp dried culinary lavender flowers
- 2-4 espresso shots Depending on how many cups you want to make (you'll need 1 espresso shot and 1 cup almond milk for each latte)
- 2-4 cups unsweetened almond milk or oat milk Depending on how many cups you want to make (you'll need 1 espresso shot and 1 cup almond milk for each latte)
To Make The Lavender Simple Syrup
- Add the water, honey and lavender flowers to a small pot.
- Boil for 3 minutes, stirring to melt the honey.
- Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to steep for 1 hour.
- Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer and discard the flowers.
- Heat the milk in a small pot and froth with a milk frother.
- Add an espresso shot in each serving glass and pour in 1-2 tbsps of the honey lavender simple syrup. Use 2 tbsp for a super sweet latte, 1 tbsp for a less sweet latte, ½ tbsp for only a hint of lavender in your drink.
- Add the hot milk and top with the froth.
- Serve immediately.
- Adjust sweetness by drizzling honey into latte if desired.
- Allowing the syrup to steep for an hour intensifies the lavender flavors.
- Honey lavender syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Any plant or dairy milk can be used.
- If you don’t have an espresso machine you could also use strong instant coffee instead.
- Be sure to use food grade culinary lavender flowers for the syrup.
- Honey lavender lattes are best served hot.
- Nutrition information calculated using 1 tbsp honey lavender syrup in each glass, and unsweetened almond milk.