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Honey Lavender Latte

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, and made with natural sugar
Servings: 1
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Time: 5 mins

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Overhead view of honey lavender latte in a glass cup with lavender buds on top.

This Honey Lavender Latte will become one of your favorite coffee drinks. This latte delivers a caffeine kick with the sweetwarm notes of lavender and honey. It is ready in 5 minutes, made in your regular coffee mug, and dairy free


Lavender Latte Ingredients

Honey Lavender Latte Ingredients on a concrete table.

How to make a Lavender Latte

  1. Make coffee.  In a pot or French press, or however is best for you. If you have an espresso maker, even better to use espresso!
  2. Heat milk and/or creamer. Here are you options… Heat in the microwave in your coffee mug, heat in the microwave in a mason jar, or heat in an electric milk frother (like this one). If heating in an electric frother, add ingredients from step 3 to heat and froth simultaneously and skip to step 5. You can also heat in a small saucepan on the stove.
  3. Add lavender, vanilla, and honey to milk
  4. Froth! Using the hand frother (like this one), froth until milk has doubled in size. If using a jar, shake for 30 seconds until you see lots of bubbles, if using an electric frother, froth for the recommended time.
  5. Pour coffee over frothed milk or vice versa. If you don’t mind using more than one cup, are using the glass jar, or the electric frother, then pour the frothed milk over the coffee for the true cafe experience.  Top with lavender buds from lavender flowers if you’re feeling ambitious!
  6. Enjoy!



Quick Facts

Does this meet my dietary needs? 

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.


How do I reheat this? 

In the microwave for 1 minute, depending on the milk a thin film may form on top, in which case I usually either fish that off and toss or start over with new coffee.


Where do I buy lavender and cocoa butter? 

I have found them at HyVee, have seen them at Whole Foods and Target occasionally and can definitely be found on amazon here: Lavender & Cocoa butter.


What is honey lavender coffee?

Honey lavender coffee is a latte with sweet honey and cozy lavender.


Does Lavender go with honey?

Lavender has a very floral flavor, making it a great pairing to the sweet floral notes of honey.


Substitution Options

Coffee: Espresso or decaf can be used. But, we love Cameron’s vanilla

Lavender: No substitute for this. It can be omitted for a regular vanilla latte if you don’t want that lavender flavor

Vanilla: No substitute for this, but it can be omitted for a regular lavender latte

Honey: Lavender honey syrup or lavender simple syrup could be a substitute for both lavender and raw honey using a recipe like this one. Any other sweetener of your choice can also be used in place of honey such as sugar, maple syrup, stevia, etc.

Nondairy Milk or Creamer: Any milk can be used, but my favorites are Organic Valley Lactose Free Half and Half, Flax protein milk, cashew milk, oat milk, unsweetened almond milk, and coconut milk. My absolute favorite is the half and half and whole milk from our local dairy farm, Crystal Ball Farms. Their cows are breed with the A2 protein so their milk dairy products have much less lactose and what they do have is in a digestible form.

Cocoa Butter: This is optional. Cocoa butter is often used to make white chocolate because of its high fat content and creamy texture. It comes in a solid form though, so it has to be left in hot liquid for a couple seconds to dissolve.

Variations: Turn this lavender honey latte into an iced latte recipe by allowing hot coffee to cool and pouring over ice. Otherwise, use a cold brew coffee and pour over ice! We love iced honey lavender lattes on a hot summer morning.


Fun Fact! 

According to Healthline, Lavender’s “name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash.”The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the mummification process”. So, not sure if that is the fun fact you want when making coffee… but, it is also known to keep people calm, aid in sleep, and may help improve circulation.  (Source


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Honey Lavender Latte

Servings: 1
Total Time: 5 minutes
This honey Lavender Latte combines the soft, floral flavor of lavender with sweet honey for a smooth, comforting drink!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, honey, latte, lavender, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 148 kcal


  • Frother (optional)


  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1 squeeze lavender paste
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp honey

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp cocoa butter


  • Make a hot cup of your favorite coffee or espresso. 
  • In a separate mug or jar, add milk, creamer, lavender, vanilla, honey and salt.  Heat in microwave on high for 1 min and 15 sec.
  • Add cocoa butter to hot milk mixture (optional).
  • If using a jar with a lid, close lid and shake like your life depends on it until a froth forms, if using a frother, froth now, if using neither, stir to combine.
  • Pour coffee or espresso into mug and milk over or just add espresso to milk mixture in mug.  Enjoy!



Nutritional Information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
*Note: substitution options can be found above in the substitution section of this post.
I call this recipe a latte but it uses regular coffee. If you have espresso or an espresso maker, the recipe is even better!


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg
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