This Lavender Latte is packed with flavor. This latte delivers the caffeine kick with the sweet, warm notes of vanilla. It is ready in 5 minutes, made in your regular coffee mug, and dairy free!
Lavender Latte Ingredients
How to make a Lavender Latte
- 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!
- 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 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.
- Add lavender, vanilla, and any other add ins (sweetener and/or cacao butter) to milk
- 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.
- Pour coffee over frothed milk or vice versa. If you don’t mind using more than one cup, are using the jar, or the electric frother, then pour the frothed milk over the coffee for the true cafe experience.
How long does this dish take? 5 minutes
How much does this make? 1 servings
Does this meet my dietary needs? This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.
How many pans should I plan for this meal? 1 coffee mug or jar
How long does this keep? A couple hours
Is it freezer friendly? No
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.
Can I pack this for lunch? Yes! This keeps very well in a thermos. My favorite is this one! Warning – it keeps things SO hot that sometimes you cannot drink from it even a couple hours later.
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
Vanilla: No substitute for this, but it can be omitted for a regular lavender latte
Nondairy Milk or Creamer: Not a substitute, but any milk can be used, but my favorites are Organic Valley Lactose Free Half and Half, Flax protein milk, cashew milk, and coconut milk. My absolute favorite is the half and half 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.
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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- 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 pinch stevia
- 1/4 tsp cocoa butter
- Make a hot cup of your favorite coffee. In a separate mug or jar, add milk, creamer, lavender, vanilla, and salt. NOTE: if using a frother, using an open mug or cup, if you are not using a frother, try to use a jar or Tupperware with a lid that is microwave safe. Heat in microwave on high for 1 min and 15 sec.
- Add cocoa butter and stevia if using to hot milk mixture. 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 espresso into mug and milk over or just add espresso to milk mixture in mug. Enjoy!