When life gets wild, every little moment of calm counts, and that is what makes this Iced Lavender Latte so special! This lovely iced latte delivers a delicious sense of calming focus that is so easy to make you can sip it every day!
There is so much to love about this stunning iced latte, but here are a few of the highlights of this recipe:
- Calming Coffee Flavor – The mildly sweet and floral combination of oat milk and lavender is a surefire way to kick off the worries of the day and unwind!
- Cafe Quality at Home – Let’s face it, all the visits to our favorite local cafes start to add up, but this recipe allows you to make a barista-quality iced drink at home with ease for a fraction of the cost!
- Cool and Refreshing Caffeine Boost – When it’s hot out, and you want to beat the heat and still stay caffeinated, this smooth lavender sip has you covered!
- Lovely Touch of Lavender – Just the aroma is enough to get your taste buds excited for the light and calming flavor of lavender!
Ingredients you need for Iced Lavender Latte
Oat Milk – Oat milk is the perfect dairy alternative for this delicious drink! The smooth and creamy flavor of oat milk balances the coffee and floral flavors so perfectly you won’t be able to stop sipping!
Try to choose a barista quality oat milk because this style of product is enriched with fats that make them smoother and more luscious. However, if you prefer traditional dairy, lactose-free milk, or another plant-based milk those are all great substitutes.
Lavender Syrup – Lavender syrup is a flavor enhancer made from sweetener, water, and lavender. You can find this floral-flavored syrup online or at some specialty grocery stores, liquor stores, and cafe supply stores. But if you’re more of the do-it-yourself type, this ingredient is very easy to make from scratch.
Espresso – Fresh espresso is the key to any great latte, iced or hot, and the right espresso can make or break a latte. Espresso is actually a method and not a specific type of bean. That means you can choose a formulated espresso blend or a single-origin coffee and grind it for espresso brewing.
Whenever possible, choose freshly roasted whole-bean coffee and grind it fresh for every cup. This locks in the freshness, flavor, and texture of every cup so you always get the best quality coffee. If grinding at home isn’t an option, try to buy small packages of coffee, store the ground coffee in its bag, and enjoy it quickly for the freshest flavor.
Cubed Ice – Ice may not sound like an important ingredient but in an iced latte it is paramount! If possible use filtered water when making ice for a pure taste and color. If you don’t want your ice melting super fast, use large ice cubes because they melt more slowly.
How To Make Iced Lavender Latte From Scratch
How To Make Iced Lavender Latte From Scratch
Prep the Glass – Grab your favorite serving glass and fill it with ice.
Brew– Brew the espresso directly into the serving glass or into a pitcher or shot glass.
Fill it with Flavor – Add the coffee to the serving glass, followed by the lavender syrup, and finally top it with the cold oat milk.
Enjoy – Serve this drink with a drinking straw or a spoon, for stirring in the lovely lavender flavor, and enjoy your smooth sip!
Important Barista Tips
- In many lattes, the syrup is mixed with warm coffee or milk to help it incorporate more smoothly. Still, with floral flavors like lavender, an intentional order change allows the fragrance of lavender to shine bright.
- If you want to switch things up and mix the syrup in the typical way you can; however, you may lose some of that delicious lavender aroma.
- Remember to opt for a barista-style oat milk or other alternative dairy. These products are often infused with sunflower oil to give them a higher fat content compared to traditional non-dairy milk. This adds up to a richer and more satisfying texture in your iced drink!
- The aromatic and calming qualities of lavender and oat milk will make all your worries disappear! Indulge all your senses by relaxing with this smooth Iced Lavender Latte after a busy day at work or school!
- Filtered water does not calcify the coffee equipment, giving the coffee a much better taste.
- Coffee Grinder – If you’re becoming your own barista, it might be time to take the plunge and buy a coffee grinder. This common bar tool allows you to adjust the coarseness of your coffee grounds so you can have the right texture for any brewing method; plus, freshly ground coffee just tastes better. If you’re thinking of getting a grinder, look for a Burr grinder. This type of grinder has blades that cut the coffee without crushing the beans, leaving you with a more even grind.
- Serving Glass and Straw – Iced coffee was made to be seen! Something about watching the dark espresso and light oat milk swirl together in a lovely iced latte just makes our stomachs rumble! Satisfy your hunger for a visually striking coffee by using a clear or glass cup. This gives you a window into the coffee so you can see if everything is stirring evenly, but more importantly, it just looks delicious! You can also use a classic travel tumbler or any on-hand glass, but remember the straw for stirring and sipping!
Frequently Asked Questions About Iced Lavender Latte
This smooth coffee drink already has a nice balance of sweet, creamy, and bitter flavors from the combination of coffee, oat milk, and syrup; but if that’s not quite sweet enough, you have options!
You can add a little extra lavender syrup for sweetness, but be careful not to overwhelm the drink with floral flavor. Or you can use an additional sweetener, like honey or sugar. Honey has an amazing flavor for combining with oat milk, but it can settle in iced lattes. Sugar is a good on-hand sweetener with a neutral flavor.
Just remember, whatever sweetener you add, start small! Add just a tiny bit at a time, stir, and taste until you reach the perfect level of sugary sweetness!
Yes! This amazing iced latte is naturally nut-free! It is also dairy and lactose-free and if you choose the right lavender syrup you can make this gorgeous latte sugar-free. You can even trade the espresso for decaf if you prefer.
This drink is all about you and your peaceful coffee time, so make the adjustments you need for your diet and enjoy!
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- Serving glass
- Serve with a spoon or drinking straw
- 1 cup Oat milk ice cold
- 1.5 oz Lavender syrup
- 1 shot Espresso
- Cubed Ice
- Fill the glasses with Cubed Ice.Cubed Ice
- Brew one 1 shot Espresso in the serving glass or use an Aeropress, French press, or filter coffee. You can also brew the coffee into a pitcher.1 shot Espresso
- Pour the coffee into the ice-filled glasses, add 1.5 oz Lavender syrup, and then top it off with 1 cup Oat milk .1.5 oz Lavender syrup, 1 cup Oat milk
- Serve this drink with a drinking straw or a spoon to have the ability to stir.
- Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
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