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Lavender Latte Recipe

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Once you learn how to make a lavender latte at home, you’ll definitely feel like your very own barista. Not only is this lavender latte recipe made with just a few simple ingredients (very similar to my dirty chai latte, iced matcha latte, and sweet cream cold foam), but it also takes just a few minutes to make. Oh, and perhaps most importantly, it’s BEYOND delicious. Slightly floral, slightly sweet – the flavors work so well together. Here’s how to make a classic latte.

Serve your lavender latte with an equally delicious breakfast – try it alongside homemade brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal, creamy scrambled eggs, salmon lox and bagels, or a potato breakfast burrito.

Mug of lavender latte with a hand holding mug.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

What You’ll Love About this Lavender Latte

  • Light lavender and floral flavor
  • Made with just 3 ingredients
  • Takes just a few minutes to make
  • Upscale coffee shop drink – at home
  • Lots of options for variations
Hand holding pitcher with lavender syrup pouring into coffee mug.

Lavender Latte Ingredients

This homemade lavender latte is made with just 3 simple ingredients:

  • Espresso – Brew your own espresso with an espresso machine (I use my nespresso machine) or use strong coffee.
  • Milk – I’ve used whole milk here, but I have a list of other alternate milk options below.
  • Lavender syrup – I’ll show you how to make your own lavender syrup (just 3 ingredients) or you can buy your own.
Ingredients to make lavender latte recipe with spoon.

How to Make a Lavender Latte

Making this latte is beyond easy:

  • Prep ingredients. Add lavender syrup into to mug. Froth milk with milk frother or steam wand.

TIP: If you don’t have a milk frother, you can simmer milk and blend to give it a frothy consistency.

  • Make latte. Pour hot milk into mug and stir together with syrup. Pour espresso over milk and serve.

TIP: For a small latte with 1-2 shots espresso and 1 cup milk, I used 1 tablespoon of the lavender syrup, but add more or less according to your own preference.

Mug of lavender latte with lavender flower garnish.

How to Make Lavender Syrup

Here’s how to make the lavender syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dried lavender flowers (culinary-grade lavender buds)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract (totally optional, but gives a great lavender vanilla flavor)
Ingredients to make lavender syrup.
  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in lavender flowers and let cool. 
  2. Strain out lavender flowers with mesh strainer (I used a coffee filter) and your lavender simple syrup ready to use.  
Saucepan with lavender simple syrup steeping.

How to use

You’ll obviously love this lavender syrup for latte drinks, but you can also use it in place of the vanilla syrup in this sweet cream cold foam for a lavender cold foam (YUM!) as well as use in cocktails, mock-tails, or lemonade.

How to store

Store the syrup in the refrigerator for about a month.


If you want to swap out any of the ingredients and toppings, here are a few ways you can add even more nutrition into this meal:

  • Lavender Oat Milk Latte – Swap out the milk for your favorite oat milk (barista blend if it’s available). You can also use almond, coconut, or soy milk. Barista blend milks will work better as they are designed to froth similarly to cow’s milk.
  • Iced Lavender Latte – Iced lattes are made almost the same but we’re putting everything over ice. Brew a shot of espresso over ice or use cold brew and stir in lavender syrup with milk to taste.
  • Honey Lavender Latte – You can also make a honey lavender syrup with honey instead of white sugar. It’s made with a 1:1 water to honey ratio.
Mugs of lavender lattes.

More Coffee Recipes

If you like this lavender latte recipe, you might also like some of these other coffee recipes:

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Helpful Tools to Make Lavender Latte at Home

  • Nespresso – This is the easiest way to make high quality espresso at home.
  • Electric Milk Steamer – You’ll use this steamer for steamed milk, cold foam, and more. (And you can even set how much foam you want so you can make any type of drink with the press of a button.)
  • Lavender Flowers – Use these flowers to make the lavender syrup.
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Lavender Latte Recipe

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Learn how to make a lavender latte at home! This lavender latte recipe takes just a few minutes + 3 ingredients.  


Units Scale
  • 12 shots espresso
  • 6 oz. steamed milk
  • 1/21 oz. lavender syrup (1-2 tablespoons)


  1. Pour lavender syrup into mug. 
  2. Froth milk.
  3. Brew espresso.
  4. Pour brewed espresso over lavender syrup and gently stir. 
  5. Pour steamed milk into mug and top with foam.


  • Nutrition facts are for: 1 shot espresso, 8 oz. whole milk, 1/2 oz. (1 tablespoon) lavender syrup
  • You can also buy lavender syrup here

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Photo Credit: All photos in this post were take by Loren at Sweet Rustic Bakes

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