For coffee lovers who like to try new drinks and coffee recipes, we have one that matches the season: Lavender Latte.
This drink has a refreshing and very delicate flavor and aroma. It’s delightful and I would say it is also soothing with the lavender aroma.
You can enjoy hot or cold, catching up with friends during Easter brunch or reading a good book.
Some interesting facts about lavender are that it has a good potion of vitamin A, good for your eyes and to keep skin healthy. Its calming and soothing effects have been appreciated for many years and because of that, it is used in many holistic therapies and supplements.
Now you can incorporate this flower in your coffee and enjoy a cup full of benefits!
Ingredients for the Syrup:
¼ cup dried lavender
2 tablespoons of white sugar
½ cup of water
Lavender Syrup Procedure:
In a small saucepan combine the lavender and water, and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes before removing from heat. Let the mixture stand until it cools to room temperature.
Once the lavender and water have cooled, use the strainer to separate the leftover lavender buds from the water. It is important that you allow it to cool prior to straining so the mixture can steep.
Return the lavender water to a saucepan, add the sugar and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. You will want to whisk periodically. Simmer for 4 minutes, or until you have a thicker consistency from the dissolved sugar.
Lavender Latte Ingredients:
2 tablespoons, or 1 ounce of the lavender syrup
2 shots of espresso (2 ounces) using Tico Coffee Roasters Primavera Blend
10 ounces of milk of your choice
If you don’t have an espresso machine, brew 2 tablespoons of coffee with 4.5 ounces of water
Using an espresso machine, extract 2 ounces of coffee into a cup. Then, add 1-2 ounces of the lavender syrup, depending of how strong you want it. Steam the milk so it gets thicker and more silky, but not super foamy. It’s a latte!
To enjoy it cold, pour ice into a tall glass, just add the espresso or strong coffee, the syrup, and top with your milk of choice.
Garnish with some lavender buds and enjoy!!