Lavender Latte

Lavender Latte

By: Mika
Date: January 10, 2021

Lavender Latte

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

  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 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.
  3. Add lavender, vanilla, and any other add ins (sweetener and/or cacao butter) 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 jar, or the electric frother, then pour the frothed milk over the coffee for the true cafe experience.  
  6. Enjoy!

 

Quick Facts

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.  

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


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

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.  

 

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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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 148kcal

Equipment

  • Frother (optional)

Ingredients

  • 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

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 pinch stevia
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa butter

Instructions

  • 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!

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Notes

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!

Nutrition

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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