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Lavender Latte with Homemade Syrup

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This recipe uses homemade Lavender syrup to make a delicious latte that is low in natural sugar. You’re going to love this healthier version of Starbucks’ seasonal Lavender Latte!

closeup on lavender latte with dried lavender on top

Spring is here and with the new season, came new featured drinks at Starbucks. I have a love for lavender lattes, so when I saw Starbucks release their Lavender Latte, I had to try it! It’s honestly not the best one I’ve tried, but it inspired me to make a healthier version to make right at home!

Want more ideas for healthier coffee drinks? Check out my Healthy Pumpkin Pie Creamer recipe! 

Lavender latte with syrup next to it

How much sugar is in the Starbucks Lavender Latte?

According to the Starbucks website, the Lavender Latte contains 20 grams of sugar. This isn’t the most sugary drink from Starbucks (a mocha contains 35 grams of sugar) but it still has enough to set you up for a huge blood sugar spike and crash! Especially if you order it as an oat milk latte like their menu suggests. If you want to have this latte from Starbucks, I recommend substituting the oat milk for regular milk for higher protein and fewer empty carbs. 

How much sugar is in this recipe?

The syrup used in this Lavender Latte recipe is made with honey and only contains 9 grams of sugar per tablespoon of syrup! 

Lavender Latte next to lavender simple syrup

Other ingredients in the Starbucks drink

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in the Lavender Oatmilk Latte at Starbucks:

[OATMILK (WATER, OATS), CANOLA OIL, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SEA SALT, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN A, VITAMIN D2, VITAMIN B12], BREWED ESPRESSO, LAVENDER POWDER [SUGAR, SALT, NATURAL LAVENDER FLAVOR, COLOR FROM FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE CONCENTRATE (CARROT AND BLACK CURRANT), SOYBEAN OIL]

While I am impressed that they use coloring from carrots and black currants instead of artificial dyes, they still use inflammatory oils (canola and soybean) and the oat milk contains a lot of additives. Creating your own latte at home not only lowers your sugar content but also removes the extra additives in the Starbucks version! 

To learn more about reading ingredients and spotting red flags, check out my Guide to Clean Eating

lavender latte syrup ingredients

How to make the Lavender Syrup

The lavender syrup for this recipe is made with 3 simple ingredients, dried lavender, honey, and filtered water. See detailed instructions on how to make this syrup with the link below. 

Recommended tools for this recipe:

Espresso Machine this Breville Espresso Machine is a bit of an investment, but it is well-loved in my house to make fresh espresso! It paid for itself quickly by saving me money from not buying coffee! 

Glass mugs- I love these glass mugs for their pretty design! These are the mugs used in the photos. 

What you will need for this recipe:

  • Dried Lavender – to make the Lavender Simple Syrup
  • Espresso
  • Milk of choice 
Lavender latte with lavender syrup

How to make a Lavender Latte

First, brew your espresso, and then add 1 tablespoon of Lavender Simple Syrup. 

Next, add ice if you are making an iced latte, and then pour over the milk of your choice. Or, add in steamed milk for a hot latte. 

Can I use regular coffee instead of espresso?

Yes! Simply add the Lavender Simple Syrup to your regular coffee and a splash of half and half for creaminess!

Lavender latte with syrup next to it

Lavender Latte

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Lavender latte made with homemade lavender simple syrup, espresso, and frothed milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp lavender simple syrup
  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 8 oz frothed milk of choice

Instructions

    To make the lavender simple syrup, see the instructions here.

    1. Make 2 shots of espresso

    2. Add to a coffee mug and then add in 1 tbsp of lavender simple syrup (adjust to your preferred sweetness level)

    3. Add in frothed milk and enjoy!

    To make regular coffee:

    1. Add coffee to mug and add in 1 tbsp of lavender simple syrup

    2. Add in a splash of half and half for creaminess and enjoy!

Notes

To make an iced latte, add espresso and lavender syrup to a glass, and fill it with ice. Then top with milk of choice.

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