Make your own Lavender Latte at home without any fancy equipment! Easy homemade lavender syrup gives this latte its floral flavors, perfect for a relaxing morning.
Whew, how is everyone recovering from their long weekend? Those weekends throw me off, what about you? The weather is warming up again, but the last week has been super rainy and grey here in Seattle. That was what got me thinking about this lavender latte. Actually, the idea was first put into my head by my friend Meg who commented on my Lavender Collins that she had been drinking lavender lattes lately. I’ve been a big fan of making my own syrups for coffee for years, and have several recipes on the blog including Vanilla, Autumn Spice and Gingerbread, so of course I wanted to try this right away! I already had the syrup on hand from the Lavender Collins so making this was a snap. And how about that multitasking syrup, huh? Lavender in the morning, lavender in the evening.
There is something about a rainy, grey day that makes sipping on this lavender latte extra cozy. Bonus points if you can wear leggings and listen to a relaxing playlist. And hey, guess what!?! I have a playlist for you! It has been awhile since I shared a playlist on the blog, right? I have actually been making them every month for the last few months with the intention of sharing them, but so far haven’t gotten that far. I’ve been thinking about doing a monthly recap post where I share some highlights of the month, the top recipes, maybe a few things around the web that I am currently into, and possibly a playlist. Not sure if that is something you all would be into, but I might do it soon and see what you think. In the meantime, please enjoy this playlist with a lavender latte, preferably while wearing leggings. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for the playlist!)
A few notes about this recipe: I don’t have an espresso machine, so I use an inexpensive Bialetti Moka Pot. It is a stovetop espresso maker and is one of my favorite ways to make coffee at home. In order to make the foam for the latte, I do this easy trick: Pour the milk or half and half into a mason jar, warm up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Screw on the lid and shake it until foamy (not too long, you don’t want to turn it into butter!). Be sure to screw the lid on tightly or you might have a milk explosion (it has happened to me). That is it! No need to have a crazy expensive espresso machine to enjoy this latte!
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For The Lavender Latte:
- 8 ounces strong coffee
- 1/4 cup half and half or milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons lavender syrup recipe below
- dried lavender for garnish if desired
For The Lavender Syrup:
- ¼ cup dried lavender
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons water
To Make The Lavender Syrup
- Add 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup lavender to a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Simmer for about 3 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain out flowers and discard.
- In a clean saucepan, add 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then stir in lavender liquid. Whisk until fully combined, remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to storage container and keep in the fridge.
To Make The Lavender Latte:
- Place milk into a microwave safe jar and heat for about 30 seconds, until warm. Tightly screw lid onto jar and shake for a few seconds, until milk is foamy.
- Place 2 tablespoons of lavender syrup in a mug. Pour hot, strong coffee over syrup. Top with foamy milk. Garnish with dried lavender, if desired.
Lavender Syrup from Food and Wine
Enjoy this playlist that I made for you while sipping your Lavender Latte!
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This lavender syrup is amazing! I would love to make it in bulk. Just curious if you think I would need to double the amount of lavender used for stepping? I was going to double the water and sugar amount but just not sure if I would need to double the lavender amount as well. When I made it as is, I only got two cups of coffee out of it. Just curious if that’s what you get as well?
Thanks for an amazing recipe!
Hi Jennifer – I haven’t doubled this recipe but what I would do is increase the lavender by about one half. Give that a try and see how you like the strength. I worry that doubling it might make it TOO strong. It may depend on your preference as well. Feel free to play with it to find the perfect amount for yourself! I think the amount of syrup used per latte will depend on your personal preference as well. Some people like to use more, some like to use less. So glad you enjoy the recipe!
I’ll give it a try. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
Hey! Is it necessary to have a stovetop espresso maker? Can you just use a really strong cup of coffee?
Also where would I find dried lavender for the syrup?
Hi Lisa – Yes, you can absolutely use strong coffee instead! I often just use my french press. As for the lavender, I have found it in the bulk spice section at some stores, also it is often sold in spice stores. You can also order it on Amazon, just search for culinary lavender.
This looks delightful! Can’t wait to try it. Where did you get your glass mug? It’s perfect!
Hi Donna, Thank you! I have had the mug for a few years, but I think I bought it at Pier 1 Imports.
Taylor Stolt says
How long will the lavender syrup keep if refrigerated? Wondering if I could make a big batch 🙂
Hi Taylor – I usually keep mine about 2 weeks. It will vary a little bit as anything homemade does. I searched the internet and some sources say simple syrup will last up to 4 weeks, but your results may vary! I hope you love the syrup!
What kind of lavender did you use? A lot of websites say use only lavender that is ok for consumption. I really want to make this! Big fan of lavender lattes 🙂
Hi Margaryta, definitely use culinary lavender! You can find it at some grocery stores, spice stores or online. It’s the best price if you can find it in bulk! I hope you love the latte!
I was really happy and surprised that this worked for me. I’ve no experience with any barista work whatsoever, and I took a shot at this because I miss the lavender lattes at Bibble and Sip in NYC. I use three teaspoons of the syrup per cup, but I also love strong lavender flavor. Thanks for the recipe.
Hi Olive – I’m so happy to hear that you loved it! That is so funny, I actually went to Bibble and Sip when I was in NYC two years ago. I had to get the Lavender Latte to compare to mine! What a fun place that was.
Lavender Latte’s are seriously my FAVORITE thing in the entire world and I am fully addicted. My friends hate me because every coffee shop we go to, I have to ask if they have lavender. (If they don’t then boo.) Annyways, thank you so much for this post! You are seriously my favorite person right now! AND I love that you made it easy for people to make it without fancy equipment! 5 stars! <3
Hi Megan – Thank you, I’m so happy to hear that! I love ordering them at coffee shops too, so that was why I decided to try to figure out how to make them at home! I hope you love it!
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The restaurant is called Grounded. Coffee Shop & Food Factory
Thank you for letting me know!
Just made this and it was yummy! Perfect for a slow Saturday morning. I Sprinkled some cardamom and lavender on top. Will definitely be making until the lavender syrup runs out, and then I’ll make more! Thanks so much for the recipe.
Hi Megan, I’m so glad you loved it! The cardamom sounds like a great addition.
Hannah Pipes says
Just made! LOVED it! It was so smooth and delicate and tasty!
Hi Hannah – Yay, so glad you loved it!
I tried this today and it made my day! I would love to tell thank you for sharing the recipe <3 I'm wondering, How long shall I keep the lavender Syrup in fridge or room temperature? Thanks so much and have a nice day <3
Hi Muneera! I am so glad that you made it and loved it! Keep the syrup in the fridge, it should last several weeks.
Jennifer A Stewart says
I am not a coffee drinker but I am totally enthralled with your syrups! I can think of a million drinks I can make with those!!!
Coffee is sooo much better with syrups! I think so anyway, but I also do love my morning coffee. Thanks Jennifer!
This shot is so pretty! I planted some lavender this year and John asked me what I’ll do with it I immediately thought I’m making this amazing lavender latte of Meghan’s!
Aww, yay! So happy you thought of this one Julie! Homegrown lavender is the best!
So the only Lavender flavored food I’ve had has been lavender ice cream and I LOVED it. I am dying to try this now and I know once I make that syrup, I’m literally going to use it in everything! just need to know where to find the lavender!
Lavender ice cream is THE BEST Shadi! I bought my lavender in the bulk section at a natural grocery store, but you can also buy it online!
I made this for my sister who was visiting this morning… her comment? Wow… this is the best latte Ive ever had. Now considering I don’t ever make lattes, I think that has to be a tribute to your recipe! Thanks so much! (and ps, we drizzled a little of the lavender syrup over our croissants… omg, yum!
Oh YAY ,Michele! I am so happy to hear that, thank you for letting me know! And drizzled over a croissant!?! Sounds heavenly!
Sandi (@fearless_dining) says
This is so creative…I am a coffee-a-holic and I can’t wait to give this a try!
Coffee is one of the best things ever, right? Thanks so much Sandi!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
I’m soooo glad you shared this! I’d never come across this idea before but it looked so perfect, I had to try it. I made the syrup over the weekend then added it to my morning latte on Monday – but I got a bit syrup happy and put wayyyy too much in, was way too sweet and couldn’t drink it, didn’t have time to remake so had to go to Starbucks. But tried again on Tuesday and put less syrup in and it was A+++ SO GOOD!
Thank you for the recipe, this is gonna be a staple in my house now!
Will have to try your Lavender collins with it next 😉
Pinning and sharing!
YAY Michelle! I am so glad that you made it and loved it, that makes my day!
Tessa | Salted Plains says
I was eyeing the lavender syrup behind the bar at one of our favorite restaurants today and was wondering if I should make some! This latte sounds heavenly! Now I certainly will have to! xo.
Yes, you totally can and should Tessa! Let me know how it turns out!
Oh this looks just so cozy!! It’s been so hot by us lately but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying all my favorite hot beverages! This sounds wonderful!
Puja Darshan says
Great recipe!!! Something very different and new to me. Lovely sharing. Pinning
Thank you so much for pinning Puja!
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
So much yes on lavender in the morning, lavender in the evening. 🙂 How cool is it that you came up with this idea from reading through your comments? 🙂 Okay, I’m gonna suggest all kinds of stuff now and hope that you make it! Pretty please?? 😉 PLAYLIST: OMG, the playlist. Did I tell you that we are music twins?? I mean, MS MR, the National, Miike Snow?? Dude. Visiting your blog is always such a pleasure. Now, I get to dream about this gorgeous lavender latte AND listen to some good tunes. What more do you really need in life? Pinning, naturally. 🙂
P.S. That GIF is everything. That is all.
I LOVE that we are music twins! Thank you for the pin!
Megan @ Meg is Well says
These lavender lattes look absolutely beautiful! So much better than the ones I was sipping on and I’ll be dreaming of leggings, sweatshirts, and foggy cool weather as the temperature get ridiculously hot here. I love the idea of sharing playlists too! I’m alway too lazy to make my own and I love discovering new music from other people’s playlists.
So glad you gave me the idea Meg! And i hope you love the playlist!
Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says
What an awesome idea, Meghan! I’ve never heard of a lavender latte but it sounds fab! Nowadays lattes can be anything you can them to be really, as there are just so many variations out there, so I don’t see why they can’t be lavender! 😀 Would definitely be interested in reading your monthly recap posts too. Sounds great 🙂 And I love that this recipe even comes wih a playlist! You really take care of your readers Meghan!!
Yay, thank you Lisa! Lavender is such a great flavor!
I have a cup of coffee at my side right now, but it does seem boring after seeing your post…. The lavender syrup sounds great, I will have to dry some lavender this summer…
Haha, sorry Adina! I do hope you get to try it this summer!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
I need this beverage right now, since I’ve been having trouble with sleep lately. Yum!
Lavender is great for helping with sleep! Maybe with decaf coffe though 🙂 Thanks Kiran!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
This sounds like the ultimate relaxing beverage before the craziness of the work day begins!
Yes! I need my quite time in the morning with my coffee! Thanks Nicole!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
Lavender in a latte? Sounds delicious. Never had. I’m a latte fan anyway, so this would be right up my alley. And I’m all about the playlists. I haven’t made one in soooooo long and got to get on that. I was listening to some music the other day in the car and realized that I really need to update my list. Songs I’ve listened to over and over again. Need some new stuff 🙂 Love any suggestions! Here’s to another great weekend and wearing leggings and drinking lattes 😉
Thanks Dawn! I have the same problem with listening to the same music over and over, that was why I started making monthly playlists! I hope you enjoy it!
Rebecca @ NOURISHED. the blog says
I could definitely go for one of these right now! I’ve never really used lavender before but this sounds delicious. Love these photos too.
Thank you Rebecca! I love working with lavender, I hope you try it!
Wow! I’d never have thought to put these flavored together~~I like it! Also the monthly recap & playlist sounds like a lot of fun~?~I can just see you dancing around in your leggings sipping on a lavender-infused coffee as you create your amazing photos~???☕️
Some of my lavender is ready to harvest…I’m on this!?
Haha! I bet you would love it!
I just bought myself a sweet little lavender bush! Guess some of it is gonna become syrup. This latte sounds wonderful for lazy mornings when you wanna wake up slow.
Also….you put Langhorne on your playlist <3<3<3<3<3
Yay! I hope you make it Annie. And I’m glad you like the playlist 🙂
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
How lovely! This is such a sweet idea and perfect way to start the day! I haven’t used lavender flavours much in my baking but perhaps I should be!
Thanks so much Jessica! Yes, lavender would go so well in one of your amazing desserts!
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
I’m 43% more relaxed just from looking at these gorgeous pictures. Shooting you a PM with tons of technical questions. I’m just so happy thinking about all the money this is going to save me. Take that, Hipster Brooklyn Café (not the real name.)
No, they would probably be called something like Bottle & Bone. Haha! Thank you Christine!
Leslie @ flora foodie says
LOVE. Gorgeous. Must try. Long weekends throw me off too, I don’t understand the concept of coming back to work…. bleh. Also super jealous of rain and gray right now because we are having a crazy heatwave here in Sacramento that I would love to end immediately.
Thank you Leslie! We had a really hot spring and it is supposed to get hot again – so it was nice to have a break!