Ever since visiting lavender fields last year, I’ve been OBSESSED with all things lavender.
Lavender cocktails, lavender perfume and recently: lavender iced coffee. We just got a new iced coffee maker and DANG, a cold lavender flavored cup of coffee seriously the best way to start the morning. And it’s not hard to make.
Easy Lavender Iced Coffee Recipe For Epic Mornings
The key to an iced lavender latte or coffee is lavender simple syrup. And you’re probably wondering: where the heck does one find lavender simple syrup? You make it!
We order culinary lavender buds from Araceli Farms, a locally owned lavender farm. She ships nationwide so you can shop online from her, too, or you can find a local farm near you. (There’s something really nice about eating locally sourced foods, makes me feel more connected to Mother Nature.) I’m sure Whole Foods also sells culinary lavender buds as well.
Lavender syrup is really easy to make. It’s just like any simple syrup you may have made for cocktails – you just add in lavender buds! Bring equal parts water and sugar in a pot along with at least 1-2 tablespoons of lavender buds and boil together until sugar dissolves. Then let it cool and it’s ready to go into the coffee. We usually do 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 2-3 tablespoons buds since I love a strong syrup.
We always have some simple syrup on hand for recipes in the fridge (like our Beauxbaton Horses cocktail!) In the morning, fill up a cup with ice cubes and pour your desired amount of lavender simple syrup into your cup. Then make your coffee and pour over the ice cubes. We have an iced coffee maker, but I’ve also made this recipe with cold brew and hot french press coffee in the past, too. It’s all good!
Then, top with some of Trader Joe’s Blueberry Lavender Almond Milk. This is KEY for that perfect balance of creamy and sweet. I go through this stuff way too fast. Your coffee will be nice and lavendery without the almond milk but this add that extra tasty touch to make it feel like something you’d order from Starbucks.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons culinary lavender buds
- Trader Joe's Blueberry Lavender Almond Milk
- Ice cubes
- Coffee of choice
Lavender Simple Syrup
- Mix equal parts water and sugar with lavender buds in a pot.
- Bring to a boil and remove from heat
- Let cool
- Pour into a jar and keep in the fridge
Iced Lavender Coffee Recipe
- Make simple syrup and let cool in the fridge
- Fill your glass with ice cubes
- Pour the desired amount of simple syrup into a glass (I usually do about an inch)
- Pour in your coffee leaving room on the top for creamer
- Top with Trader Joe's Blueberry Lavender Almond Milk and enjoy!
We use an iced coffee maker but you can use any type of coffee you like! (Cold brew, drip, french press, etc) You can also omit the ice cubes to make this a hot drink.