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Starbucks has nothing on this Homemade Honey Lavender Latte that you can make at home! You know just what goes into it and can control the sweetness too. It’s a great way to use the lavender you grow and it tastes like heaven.
A honey lavender latte might sound strange, but it’s so good it’s on the menu at Starbucks. I’m just never sure quite what’s in what they serve, so I like to replicate the flavors myself at home. And I know all you providers and parents out there love to have a fun and comforting treat for yourselves during the day. You deserve it, you work so hard!
First you need to make a couple of simple syrup recipes and have them on hand in your fridge. Then you can make different coffee drinks in minutes. This honey lavender latte uses vanilla syrup and lavender syrup.
Vanilla Latte Syrup
Simple syrup is simply sugar dissolved in warm water and infused with the flavor you want to permeate your recipe with. Making vanilla latte syrup takes just a few ingredients and a few minutes. Click on the recipe, and get a jar of that cooling in the fridge.
Next, we will make the lavender simple syrup. Or if you are only going to make the honey lavender lattes and no other flavors, you can steep the vanilla and the lavender in the sugar water at the same time and combine them. Either way, its easy and delicious.
As in the vanilla syrup recipe, we only use raw sugar here, and not white, so we start with that. If you want to use white sugar, that’s perfectly fine, and if you want to use honey instead of any sugar, go ahead and substitute that. But be super careful with honey because it’s full of great properties and they are destroyed with heat, so don’t heat your syrup up to more than 95 degrees when dissolving it.
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add 1 cup of raw sugar. Stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers. If you want to use fresh buds, you can try doubling the amount. I have only tried to use dried. You don’t want to use too much because lavender can taste like soap if you use too much. We want delight not soapy.
Once you add the lavender flowers, let the mixture steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain and then cool to store. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
I love the essence of lavender in so many dishes. These fancy little honey lemon lavender bundt cakes would make a great pair with a honey lavender latte or as a fun dessert for a fancy meal. They are easy to make and so tasty.
Uses for Lavender Plants
It is so easy to grow lavender and it has a ton of uses. It is medicinal as well as beautiful. It makes great cut flowers, great companion plants in the garden because like most herbs it repels many pests, and it’s wonderful to brush across to lower anxiety.
If you don’t grow lavender at home, you can buy food grade organic lavender buds in many places.
For more yummy starbucks drink ideas, check these out:
Honey Lavender Latte Recipe
Homemade Honey Lavender Latte Recipe
- ½ cup hot coffee or espresso
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp lavender simple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla simple syrup
- 1 tsp honey
- With a milk frother, froth steamed milk. If you don’t have a frother, shake the milk in a mason jar with a tightly closed lid for 1-2 minutes and then microwave for 30 seconds. Or heat the milk in a saucepan and whisk vigorously. There are lots of ways to add froth to warm milk.
- Pour hot coffee, lavender syrup, vanilla syrup, and honey into a cup. Stir to combine.
- Pour the milk slowly in the center of the espresso.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of lavender buds.