I usually drink my coffee black, but lately I have been getting into weird and different flavors to add. This is tricky, especially for someone who doesn’t consume dairy or conventional sugars. So I make all of my coffees at home…at least the fancy ones. There’s nothing more awkward and high maintenance than micro managing the barista at a coffee shop. So uncomfortable, right?! 

My latest obsession is lavender. In everything and on everything so it was only natural to craft up my own version of a latte including lavender. This baby is of course 100% vegan and has no refined sugars. All natural! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Syrup (recipe below)
  • Dried Lavender for garnish (if desired)

For Lavender Syrup

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water

Instructions:

  1. Add ½ cup water and ¼ 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.
  2. In a clean saucepan, add 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and 1 tablespoon of 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

  1. Place coconut 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.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of lavender syrup in a mug. Pour hot, strong coffee over syrup. Top with foamy coconut milk. Garnish with dried lavender, if desired.

This is SO YUMMY and I now want lavender everything. Lavender essential oil, lavender hot chocolate (which I actually just made), lavender lemonade…the list goes on. Do you have any lavender recipes to share? I’d love to know!

xoxo, Lynn