Steaming hot, rich, and delicious—this Honey Lavender Latte is made with an easy vanilla honey lavender coffee creamer, and is the ultimate at-home fancy coffee treat! Serve it hot or iced, and store leftover lavender creamer in the fridge for days.
Make this lavender latte with any kind of milk you like— it's amazing with oat milk and with agave nectar for a vegan version!
Vanilla honey lavender latte
Please tell me I'm not the only one who loves floral foods and drinks made with edible flowers, such as lavender! I just love the aroma and flavor that lavender gives to drinks, and I think it's so fun to make your own fancy lattes at home!
My latte obsession got even bigger since we got an automatic espresso machine (we have this Chefman Espresso & Cappuccino Maker). As soon as I got the hang of making a decent shot of espresso, I started playing around with making my own fancy lattes at home, such as this vanilla honey lavender latte!
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Honey lavender coffee creamer
This latte gets its flavor from the easy homemade lavender coffee creamer. It's made on the stovetop in just 20 minutes, and you can put the ingredients for the creamer in a saucepan to simmer while you get the rest of your breakfast ready!
This lavender creamer is:
- Delightfully lavender-y without tasting artificial
- Naturally sweetened with honey
- Naturally flavored with vanilla
- Made with only 4 ingredients—no long artificial ingredients lists like on store-bought flavored coffee creamers!
- Great with whatever kind of milk you like—vegan milks work great too (try a lavender oat milk latte!)
- Amazing in a hot or cold coffee drink, even in iced tea!
- Easy to store in the fridge for up to 3 days, so feel free to make a double batch!
Ready to make some lavender lattes??
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Note: This recipe makes about 2 cups of creamer, which is enough for 2 hot lattes, 4-6 hot drip coffees, or 1 large 16-oz iced latte, depending on how much creamer you like in your coffee.
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- 2 quart saucepan
- Silicone whisk or spatula (for stirring the coffee creamer)
- Another pot or a heat-safe bowl or 4-cup pyrex container
- Mesh strainer (to strain the lavender flowers from the creamer)
- Espresso maker or coffee maker (I have this Chefman Cappuccino & Espresso Maker)
- A milk frother (such as this wand milk frother or an automatic milk frother), or a leak-proof heat-safe container, such as a contigo mug (to shake the milk and make it frothy)
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Step 1: Make the coffee creamer: Combine the milk and lavender in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat until simmer, and continue to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Step 2: Remove from heat, add the honey and vanilla, and stir well to dissolve the honey. Let cool for a few minutes so it is not boiling hot.
Step 3: Carefully strain the milk though a mesh strainer into another heat-safe container. It's OK if there are some milk solids in there.
Step 4: Add a shot of espresso to a large mug, or use 2 shots for an extra large or extra strong latte.
Step 5: Froth your lavender creamer: Use a milk frother (a wand or an electric milk frother) to froth the milk. Pour ½ cup of the hot coffee creamer over the espresso, then add a few tablespoons of the frothy milk on top. Enjoy! See below for instructions for what to do if you do not have a milk frother, and for iced lavender latte tips.
How to froth milk without a frother
You can froth milk by shaking it in a closed container, just be CAREFUL because it's hot! I recommend pouring the milk into a completely leak-proof coffee mug, such as this contigo mug. Close it, seal it, and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
Otherwise, you can use a mason jar that has a TIGHT lid, wrap the mason jar in a kitchen towel (so you don't burn your hands), hold tight, and shake well.
Pour the frothy milk over your latte!
Iced lavender latte
This honey lavender coffee creamer also works GREAT in an iced latte or iced coffee! Here are some tips:
- Refrigerate the creamer and let it cool completely before pouring over ice, so it doesn't milk the ice and water down your iced latte.
- No need to froth the milk for an iced latte, but you certainly can!
- I also like to make espresso ahead of time and let it cool before making iced lattes, or use concentrated cold brew and dilute with the lavender creamer instead of with water.
More fun iced drinks to try: Mulberry Iced Tea
→ Try substituting some of the milk with half and half for a creamier, thicker coffee creamer.
→ Try this creamer over traditional drip coffee! If doing this, I recommend using whole milk or some half and half in the creamer to make it creamier, so you don't have to use as much and don't have to dilute your coffee.
→ This coffee creamer is AMAZING in iced black tea. An earl grey lavender tea latte?? Yes please!!
→ White sugar will work too if you're on a budget and don't want to use honey. Adjust the sweetness to your liking!
More coffee drinks to try: Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee
What to serve with a lavender latte
This lavender latte is great for ANY breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up, but if you want to make a really nice breakfast or brunch to serve with it, may I recommend:
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Honey Lavender Latte
- Make the coffee creamer: Combine the milk and lavender in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat until simmer, and continue to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat, add the honey and vanilla, and stir well to dissolve the honey. Let cool for a few minutes so it is not boiling hot.
- Carefully strain the hot milk though a mesh strainer into another heat-safe container. It's OK if there are some milk solids in there.
- Add a shot of espresso to a large mug.
- Froth your lavender creamer: Use a milk frother (a wand or an electric milk frother) to froth the milk. Pour ½ cup of the hot coffee creamer over the espresso, then add a few tablespoons of the frothy milk on top. Enjoy! See note for frothing milk without a milk frother, or for making iced lattes. Store leftover creamer in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Try subs some of the milk with half and half for a creamier, thicker coffee creamer.
- Try this creamer over traditional drip coffee, or over iced black tea (brewed from a tea bag, not the powdered mix).
- Try using agave or white sugar instead of honey.
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.