This honey lavender oat milk latte is delightfully sweet and floral. Homemade honey lavender simple syrup is added to espresso and frothed milk for a botanical twist on a classic latte. Enjoy it hot or iced.
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Why this recipe works
This recipe is:
- Easy to make
- Ready in under 5 minutes!
- Free of refined sugar
- Dairy free
Dried Lavender flowers
Dried lavender buds add the floral flavor to this recipe. You will need culinary lavender for this latte. It should be easily available online. Make sure to check the labels that it is food grade.
I try to use local honey when possible.
This recipe calls for two espresso shots. You can use an espresso maker, aeropress, or Moka pot. You can also use a french press to make an extra strong cup of coffee, or use strong cold brew coffee.
This recipe calls for oat milk, but you can use your favorite milk of choice or non-dairy product here. Almond milk and whole milk also work great! For more info about the best clean oat milks to use, check out Honey Cinnamon Latte.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
First make the homemade lavender syrup. Combine honey, water, and dried lavender in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Simmer until the honey dissolves, then remove from heat.
Let sit for about 20-30 minutes to infuse the syrup with the lavender flavor. Strain the syrup to remove the lavender. Store in an airtight container. This syrup should last about 1 week in the refrigerator.
Next create the lavender honey latte. Froth or steam your milk to desired consistency.
Add two shots of espresso to your favorite coffee mug and pour in some of the lavender honey syrup. Top with frothed milk.
To make this an iced latte, add a handful of ice before topping off with milk.
What to serve with this latte?
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- Make it sweet - You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less of the honey lavender. Add a tablespoon for a hint of sweetness or more for a sweeter drink.
- Make it vegan - To make this a vegan latte, swap out the honey for agave or simple syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to froth milk without a milk frother?
To froth milk without a frothing wand, heat milk in a small saucepan while whisking until frothy.
Where to buy culinary grade lavender?
You can find food grade lavender online. Make sure to check the label that it's safe for culinary use.
Can I make this ahead of time?
You can make the honey lavender syrup ahead of time. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Honey Lavender Latte
- espresso maker or french press
Honey Lavender Syrup
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup water
- 2 ounces espresso
- ½ cup oat milk regular or barista
Make the honey lavender simple syrup:
- In a small sauce pan combine the honey, water and dried lavender. Heat over medium heat until reaching a simmer, stirring occasionally. Once honey fully dissolves, remove from heat and let sit for 20-30 minutes to allow the lavender to seep. Strain the syrup using a fine mesh strainer into a sealed container.
Make the latte
- Froth or steam milk to desired consistency.
- Pour 1-2 ounces of honey lavender syrup into a mug depending on desired strength of syrup and sweetener. Add espresso.
- Top with frothed or steamed milk.
- For the iced version, add ice before the last step.
Ever since she taught herself how to cook, Elise has been making simple recipes with fresh ingredients. She believes the best recipes highlight the ingredients by using the best of cooking techniques. She’s an avid juicer and has juiced each and every fruit and vegetable there is. She also creates savory recipes inspired by what’s available in California. Many of her authentic Mexican recipes are passed down from her from mother in law and is a huge influence on her cooking.