Ok, so I did a post on how to make lavender syrup here, and now I am going to show you a recipe for lavender lattes, which are becoming more and more popular.
Ok, here are the instructions for people who own a coffee machine. (with the espresso and foam milk spout). Add 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup to your milk and steam/froth it. You can add more or less depending on how strong you like it. If you have added the food colouring to your syrup you will get a lovely pastel purple milk.
Add 1 tablespoon of syrup to your shot of coffee. Pour the steamed milk into your glass, keep the froth to the end by blocking it with a spoon. Leave a small gap at the top, so there’s room for your coffee shot. Then pour your coffee shot into the glass slowly, so you get the layered look. Then top with a spring of lavender.
If you don’t have a coffee machine don’t worry, slowly heat your milk up in a pan, with the lavender syrup watching it doesn’t burn. Just simmer it do not boil. Once heated to your desire temperature, take off the heat.If you have an electric whisk of frother use this a little to add some bounce. If not don’t worry. Give your milk a quick whisk and then pour into your glass.
Dissolve your instant coffee in a little bit of water and add half a tablespoon of the syrup. Or if you have a cafetiere, use ground coffee and do the same.
With the instant coffee and ground coffee, make it quite concentrated into a shot. It might seem strong, but remember its going into milk. Then add it to your milk slowly. I have only tried with instant coffee once, and it was quite pleasant. But I would recommend using ground fresh coffee, and making sure you either do it through a cafetiere or strain it so not to get coffee grinds in your lovely latte. We have a monthly coffee subscription, so every coffee each month has different scents and tastes. It’s great, and our coffee subscriber Aroamaah is offering our readers 50% off their first order, see here for the details.
You can add as little or as much as you like of the syrup depending on how strong you like it. I added 1 1/2 tablespoons to the milk and 1 to the coffee, and it was lovely.
After all that, enjoy your latte. Do you like my temporary set up on our dinning table? lavender in a vase on one side, lavender latte on the other. Such a calming scent!!
Happy Monday all!