Recently, I finally made the big switch. After months of thinking about it, I decided to say goodbye to my beloved single brew coffee maker. We had a good, long run. But I have found myself in need of something other than a single brew cup of coffee more times than I can count. I am a busy mom, after all, and sometimes a big ole pot of black coffee is what I need. So after doing some research, I decided on the Ninja Coffee Bar System, and I haven’t looked back. It makes full pots of coffee, single serve amounts for on to the go, and even has concentrate and froth options for at home lattes. The second I realized I could make my own lattes, I knew I had to create my a lavender latte.
I have seen so many photos from fancy coffee shops floating around with ladies talking about their lavender lattes. I don’t know about you all, but I love lavender. It is one of my favorite essential oils, and would be so perfect in both coffee or tea. So I set out to bring the coffee shop into my own kitchen. I was able to make a super easy lavender simple syrup. And after that, my Ninja Coffee Bar System did all of the work in getting my perfect drink created.
Lavender Simple Syrup
1/4 cup dried lavender (I found mine in the spice section at Fresh Thyme)
1/2 cups waters
1/2 cup white sugar
- Add water and lavender to small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Use a mesh strainer (like this one) to separate the soaked lavender buds from your lavender infused water.
- In another saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of water (just enough to wet the sugar) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Whisk lavender infused water into the sugar mixture. Store in the refrigerator. I found this darling pour bottle at Target, and love it!
- Add 1/3 cups milk (I prefer this unsweetened almond milk) to a mug and use the frother on the Ninja Coffee Bar System for 20-30 seconds, until nice and foamy on top.
- Add 1 tablespoon (adjust to your liking) of the lavender simple syrup.
- Follow scooping instructions on the coffee bar to place enough grounds in the machine to create the 4oz. concentrate brew.
- Brew concentrated coffee into a separate cup. Once finished brewing, pour over the top of your latte.
- Garnish with dried lavender, if desired. Enjoy!
Ninja Coffee Bar System can be found HERE
I really do love the taste of this lavender latte. It is so unique and different from your typical flavors, offering an unexpected twist on that coffee house treat. And this one comes from the kitchen at the best price, which simple cannot be beat!
*I received the Ninja Coffee Bar System in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Stang&Co!
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