*This post is sponsored by Cameron’s Coffee. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Stang&Co!*
It is already August, and as much as we try to fight it, that means that fall is right around the corner! I have been drinking lots of black coffee and cold brews from Cameron’s Coffee this summer. But when the mornings start cooling off and the days get shorter, I always go back to my beloved lattes! One of my absolute favorite drinks this year has become a honey lavender latte. Lavender offers such a unique and wonderful flavor, and who doesn’t love honey!? I have found a local coffee shop that brews one that I love, but I am continuing to work on spending less on buying coffee out (see my no spend month here!) and figuring out how to brew fun drinks at home!
I decided to make my own honey lavender latte at home, and it is surprisingly easy and delicious! The honey lavender syrup is the most time consuming part of the process, but aside from having to wait for it to be done, it is so easy to make! I based it off of my original lavender simple syrup recipe that I shared in this post.
To make this recipe, I have been using the Kona blend from Cameron’s Coffee. It is a medium-dark roast and has a smooth, mellow flavor that’s delicious on its own, but also makes a perfect base for any additions. Keep reading for the recipe and how to make your own at home!
Honey Lavender Syrup
- 1 cup honey
- 2/3 cups water
- 1/3 cup dried lavender
- Bring the water and honey to a simmer over medium to high heat. Stir often to ensure it blends evenly.
- Add lavender once water/honey mixture is simmering and continue for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cover with glass lid. Let sit overnight.
- Strain over mesh sieve in the morning and store in the refrigerator.
Honey Lavender Latte
To make my lattes, I use a Ninja Coffee bar. If you do not have one, you can simply reduce the amount of water in your coffee pot to reflect how much you want to be able to pour in your cup!
- Pour one tablespoon (or more, depending on your preference) into a coffee mug.
- Add two large scoops of Cameron’s Coffee Kona Blend grounds to the Ninja Coffee Bar. Press the button to brew a specialty drink. Again, if you do not have a Ninja, add a larger amount of grounds and less water to have a result more like espresso.
- Fill a separate mug half full with your milk of choice. I typically use almond milk. Heat your milk so that it is HOT.
- Pour the milk over your syrup and espresso.
- Using the frother on the Ninja Coffee Bar, froth your drink for 30 seconds. Again, if you do not have this machine, you can purchase a cheap frother like this one!
- Drizzle honey over the top of your latte and garnish with dried lavender and enjoy!
If you prefer iced lattes, follow this same recipe but fill a glass with ice and do not heat the milk. Enjoy!
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!
similar mugs here and here
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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