If you love trying out trendy coffee houses and new coffee drinks, then lavender coffee is one of the drinks to try. Also known as lavender latte, this coffee has a sweet, aromatic taste. It is a strong and subtle blend that has become a new favorite for many coffee enthusiasts. In this article, we will show you how to make lavender coffee.
What is Lavender Coffee?
Lavender coffee is an espresso-based drink that is made with espresso, lavender syrup, and steamed milk. You can easily make the syrup at home. You only need lavender buds and sugar to make the syrup.
Lavender Coffee Recipe
Here are the ingredients needed to make lavender coffee:
- 1 espresso shot or 8oz of strong coffee
- ¼ cup dried lavender
- 2 tablespoons lavender syrup
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup sugar (white)
- ½ cup milk (any milk of your choice)
- Measuring cups
- 2 small-sized saucepans
- Milk steamer or any microwave-safe container with a lid
- Espresso machine
Recipe – How to Make Lavender Coffee
Here is a step-by-step process of making lavender coffee:
Step 1 – Make Lavender Syrup
Combine water and the lavender in a saucepan. Allow the mixture to boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat on your stove to allow the mixture to simmer. Let it simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to stand and cool to room temperature. Once the mixture cools, strain the mixture to separate the lavender buds from the lavender mixture.
Take another saucepan and add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the ready lavender water. It should only wet the sugar. Boil the mixture and reduce the heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 4-5 minutes while whisking periodically. You can also wait for the mixture to have a syrup consistency.
Next, add the remaining lavender water and whisk until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove the ready lavender syrup and store it in the fridge.
Step 2- Prepare Strong Coffee
Now, you need to make a strong cup of coffee. Preferably, make a shot of espresso for the best-tasting lavender coffee. You will need an espresso machine to make a shot of espresso. Alternatively, use a French press to make a strong brew like espresso.
Step 3- Steaming the milk
As your coffee brews, add the milk to a bowl. Use a milk steamer to heat the milk until it gets the consistency of light froth. Approximately 30 to 45 seconds of heating the milk are enough.
In case you do not have a milk steamer, you can use an alternative method. Simply get a sealable microwave-safe container and pour the milk into the container. Microwave the milk without closing the lid for about 1 minute. The milk should heat up but do not allow it to boil. Wear a pair of mitts and remove the container from the microwave. Attach the lid and close it tightly. Shake the container for about 30 seconds.
Step 4- Combine and serve
Take a mug and add the prepared lavender syrup and espresso. Stir thoroughly to blend the mixture. Top the drink with lavender coffee. Sprinkle the top of the drink with some lavender buds. If you want sweeter lavender coffee, drizzle lavender syrup over the milk. Enjoy your drink.
Lavender coffee is a sweet latte drink featuring a floral flavor. Also, it has a flowery soap aura. If you are a confessed lavender lover, this is a drink you should try. After all, we have shown you how to make lavender coffee in a few, simple steps.