Cozy Vanilla Lavender Latte
Cozy Lavender Vanilla Latte- a naturally sweetened lavender-infused latte that will calm and delight your senses. Made dairy-free with almond milk!
I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but if there’s one thing that’s hard for me to resist, it’s a good latte. Especially one made with lavender. The calming fragrance has a way of making me feel all cozy inside, instantly putting me in the mood to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a warm cup in my hands.
The first time I tried a lavender latte was at Watercourse Foods in Denver on our drive from California to Georgia. I still dream about how delicious that breakfast was. The biscuits and gravy and the almond flour pancakes were some of the best I’ve ever had. Man, what I wouldn’t give to have a restaurant like that here in Athens.
The food scene here might be better than I expected but it still has a long way to go before we see an entirely plant-based restaurant with trendy drinks like lavender lattes on the menu. In the meantime, I’ll just have to settle for making my own at home. #storyofmylife
The good news is that it’s super easy to whip up some lavender-infused syrup and use it to flavor homemade lattes. I paired the syrup with a splash of Silk’s Vanilla Almond Creamer which gives the coffee a hint of vanilla and a luxurious creamy texture without any weird or unnecessary additives.
Silk also just released a Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer that I’m dying to try but I haven’t been able to find it in stores yet. In due time, my friends…
If you’re able to get your hands on some dried culinary lavender then I highly recommend infusing your own syrup. It’s so easy and you can use it for pancakes, waffles, tea…the possibilities are endless and oh so delicious.
It’s perfect for savoring the last of summer and welcoming the cool fall days. Cheers to that!
Cozy Lavender Vanilla Lattes
Yield: 1 latte
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 15
For the Lavender Vanilla Latte
- 1 tablespoon lavender-infused syrup (see recipe below)
- 6 ounces coffee (or espresso)
- 4 ounces almond milk
- 1 tablespoon Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or 3 T honey if not vegan)
- 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
In a small saucepan, combine the syrup and dried lavender. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat then use a fine mesh sieve to separate the lavender bits from the syrup.
Add the warm coffee to a cup for serving then stir in 1 tablespoon of syrup and vanilla creamer until well-combined. Steam or froth the almond milk and pour on top of coffee. Sprinkle top with dried lavender, serve warm and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.