Nothing beats a cozy morning or night with a cup of coffee. But if you want to take your coffee up a notch, why not make a lavender latte with oat milk? This delicious and calming drink is made with homemade lavender simple syrup and topped with frothy oat milk. It’s the perfect way to start or end your day in style. Shall we get started?
Why You Should Try Lavender Latte
Making your lavender oat milk latte at home is a great way to save money and be eco-friendly. You can also control the quality and quantity of ingredients to make your drink exactly your preference.
Moreover, using lavender in your drink can provide health benefits. Lavender is renowned for its calming properties, making it a go-to remedy for anxiety, insomnia, or difficulty relaxing. The calming effects of lavender are due to its active compounds, which have been shown to reduce stress hormones in the body. In addition, lavender also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with headaches and muscle aches.
Why Oat Milk?
Oat milk is quickly becoming one of the most popular non-dairy milk options for coffee and espresso drinks. This is due to its creamy and thick consistency, which makes it a great substitute for dairy milk. Oat milk does not contain nuts or soy, making it a great option for those with allergies and dietary restrictions.
How To Make Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup?
Making lavender simple syrup is a great way to add a unique flavor to your favorite drinks. The process is incredibly easy and requires three ingredients: sugar, water, and dried culinary lavender buds, which you can find in the spice section of your grocery store or at your local farmers market. One tablespoon of dried lavender buds is simmered to make the syrup with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Once the syrup has been allowed to cool and infuse in the liquid, it is necessary to strain out the lavender buds.
What Is A Culinary Lavender?
Culinary lavender is a type of lavender that has been specifically processed for use in cooking. It is harvested and then dried to reduce the amount of oil present, which can give regular lavender an unpleasant soapy taste when used in food. The most commonly used culinary lavender is English lavender.
Lavender Oat Milk Latte Recipe
- A tall mug
- Milk frother
- 1 tbsp lavender simple syrup
- Oat milk, to taste
- In a mug, add the espresso and 1 tablespoon of lavender simple syrup, leaving a small amount for garnish. Stir together until fully combined.
- Froth the oat milk and add to the glass.
- Drizzle the rest of the lavender simple syrup on top.
What About an Iced Lavender Latte With Oat Milk?
Add a handful of ice for the iced version after stirring the espresso and lavender syrup. Then, pour some cold oat milk into the glass, depending on how intense you want your latte to be. Mix the ingredients using a spoon or a straw until everything is blended. Enjoy!