This is the perfect recipe for all of us coffee snobs out there that pair coffee with foods like it’s a fine wine. I made this honey lavender syrup that I was using for tea, and it’s super delicious, but being more of a coffee gal, I decided to whip up a latte and test this honey lavender syrup out. Holy moly! For some reason, the combination of milk, honey, and lavender really bring out the natural flavors of a strong cup of coffee. I, legit, felt like I was at a wine—I mean—coffee tasting! I was blown away when I tried this recipe. I really was skeptical about using honey as a sweetener for a latte, but this has totally changed my mind. Who knew that honey, lavender, and coffee could just scream fall and winter comfort. You must try this!
Honey Lavender Syrup
- 1c water
- 1c honey
- 2tbsp lavender buds
- combine ingredients in a saucepan
- bring to a boil
- reduce heat and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes
- put the liquid through a strainer to remove the lavender buds
- store in a glass jar
Honey Lavender Latte
- 1c really strong coffee (espresso, if you’re gangsta)
- 1/4c milk of your choice
- 2tbsp honey lavender syrup
- In a saucepan, froth your milk of choice with a whisk over medium heat (if you’re short on time, you can heat your milk in the microwave)
- add about 2 tbsp of honey lavender syrup to the bottom of your coffee mug
- pour in your coffee
- top with frothed milk
The possibilities are endless with this honey lavender syrup. Don’t just stop at tea and lattes! You can add it to seltzer water for a refreshingly sweet drink that’s not loaded with sugar. Also, (and you can thank me later for this) you can use it to sweeten up your favorite homemade lemonade recipe. I might even try adding this to rice or some other savory dish like stir fry in the near future! Oh man! I just thought of that last one!
3 thoughts on “Try This—Honey Lavender Latte”
Gosh, this looks delicious!
It really is!
Sounds so yummy!!