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Lavender Latte

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Escape from the worries of everyday life and the hectic café routine with this relaxing and restorative Lavender Latte! With this easy recipe, you can craft a cafe-quality drink at home without all the stress!

Life is so busy and can be so stressful that a trip to the café sometimes just doesn’t fit. Fortunately, you can make your own delicious smoothing café creations at home with this easy recipe for the perfect Lavender Latte. Here are a few things you will love about this latte:

  • Deliciously smooth, foamy flavor!
  • The calming yet revitalizing blend of coffee and lavender.
  • It has an exciting aroma that will bring you peace!
  • These easy steps allow baristas of all skills to make this latte at home!

Video Tutorial

Ingredients You Need for Lavender Latte

Whole Milk – When you’re making hot foamy lattes, nothing compares to the magic of whole milk! It has the right fat content to make foamy easy, and the creamy flavor is divine! However, whole milk is not the only name in the dairy (and non-dairy) game!

Make this latte suit your personal dietary needs by optionally swapping the whole milk for another type of milk. You can use lactose-free milk, low-fat milk, or non-dairy milk. You should be aware that creating a full and luscious foam in skim or other low-fat varieties of milk can be much harder than in whole milk, and when it comes to non-dairy, barista style is the best!

This common type of alternative milk is enriched with extra fat to make it more creamy and easy to foam.

Lavender Syrup – This pretty purple syrup is a treat for more than just your taste buds! The lavender syrup adds delightful fresh lavender flavor and calming floral aromas to every sip of this luscious latte! Look for lavender syrup online, in the bar supply section of your favorite store, or craft it at home by steeping lavender in simple syrup.

Espresso Shots – Wonderful fresh espresso shots are the heart of this tasty latte. To make your homemade coffee creations taste their best, always choose fresh espresso. Grind it as needed at home whenever possible.

Lavender Latte Step-by-step

Pour in the coffee.
Add coffee
Add the milk.
Add milk
Add lavender syrup.
Add lavender syrup
Garnish with milk foam.
Garnish with frothed milk
Soothing lavender latte in gorgeous medieval cup.
Enjoy!

How to Make a Lavender Latte from Scratch

Heat the Milk: Use your preferred method to warm up the milk for this recipe.

Brew Espresso: Brew two espresso shots into a separate container or glass.

Pour: Pour ¾ of the milk into the hot espresso.

Flavor: Add the lovely lavender syrup.

Froth: Use your favorite method to transform the remaining warm milk into an airy foam topper for this beautiful latte.

Finish: Top each lavender latte with a generous spoon of perfectly foamed milk and enjoy!

Important Barista Tips

  • Mixing the lavender syrup with warm milk and coffee before adding the foam allows the syrup to fully incorporate and also warms up the therapeutic aromas in the lavender flavoring.
  • Remember that you can easily swap whole milk for non-dairy milk but if you want to achieve truly light and airy latte foam, choose a barista-style non-dairy milk.
  • The smooth and sunny combination of lavender and milk is said to help reduce stress, so enjoy this floral latte whenever your worries seem huge and watch them shrink to nothing with every delicious sip!
  • Filtered water does not calcify the coffee equipment, giving the coffee a much better taste.

Products

This lavender latte recipe is easy to make and does not require a lot of special equipment. You will need basic equipment, like measuring tools, something to warm the milk in, and serving glasses. There are a few non-basic items that you may require including:

Espresso Maker – You do not need a fancy cafe-quality espresso machine in your kitchen to craft perfect espresso drinks; however, the right choice of espresso maker can turn your coffee-making experience into a walk in the park.

For easy espresso making without all the fuss, consider investing in an Aeropress or Moka Pot. Both of these coffee brewers can make espresso on the stove in a flash. A French press, pour-over, or drip coffee brewer can be used as worthy alternatives.

Milk Frother – The perfect hot latte is not complete without its foam! That is why you need to have the right tool to help you have consistent airy foam.

You can use a small handheld milk frother but this tool only has one purpose. If you want a tool that can do many things in your home café try a French press. This amazing tool can help you brew coffee and tea and make great latte foam.

Thermometer – One additional optional tool for your home café is a beverage thermometer. This basic tool can make or break good milk foam because milk is easiest to froth between the temperatures of 140°F to 155°F. Choose a basic stick or probe thermometer and check the milk’s temperature before making foam.

Soothing lavender latte in gorgeous medieval cup.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lavender Latte

Is Lavender Latte Healthy?

This delicious drink has several tasty benefits. The caffeine in coffee can have focus-enhancing qualities, and lavender is said to be calming, which makes this latte the right sip for when you need to relax and hit the books!
 
In addition to helping you chill out and focus, this latte has lots of vitamin D and calcium from the milk, but milk also makes this drink rich in fat. Overall, being healthy is all about balanced choices, so if you live an active lifestyle and eat healthy, this latte is a perfect creamy indulgence.

Can I Add Extra Espresso?

Crafting the perfect latte is a little bit of a tightrope act. You do not want too much of any one ingredient, but rather the goal is to achieve a perfectly balanced medley of cream, coffee, and flavorings. That means adding extra espresso can throw off the flavor, but if you like a strong coffee flavor an extra shot will add a little bold flavor and plenty of caffeinated boost!
 
And remember that this recipe makes enough latte for two, so if it’s just you and you need a little extra caffeine you can always opt to just enjoy a larger coffee.

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Soothing lavender latte in gorgeous medieval cup.

Lavender Latte

Discover the perfect balance of floral and creamy flavors with our lavender latte recipe. Learn how to make this delicious drink at home.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Coffee, Hot beverage
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: lavender latte
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 298kcal

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups Whole milk can be substituted with plant-based milk or lactose-free milk
  • 4 oz Lavender syrup add more for a more intense flavor. Choose your favorite brand.
  • 2 Espresso Shots

Instructions 

  • Heat 2 cups Whole milk in a saucepan or in the microwave.
    2 cups Whole milk
  • Separately, brew one Espresso shot directly into each serving glass (or 2 Espresso Shots into a pitcher).
    2 Espresso Shots
  • Then pour ¾ of the milk into each serving glass, leaving some space for adding the lavender syrup.
  • Next, add the 2 oz lavender syrup per glass (a total of 4 oz Lavender syrup).
    4 oz Lavender syrup
  • Last but not least, froth the remaining milk. This can be done using the espresso machine’s steam wand, a French press, or a small milk frother.
  • Top your lavender coffee with a spoon of gorgeous milk foam.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 383mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on July 19th, 2023
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