Yield: 1 - 12 0z latte
To make syrup:
Bring one cup of water to a boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add lavender blossoms to sugar water, simmer for 1-2 minutes and pull away from heat.
Once cooled, strain lavender buds from syrup and store in an air-tight container. This syrup can keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
To make latte:
Pull one shot of espresso into a coffee mug.
Add one tablespoon of lavender syrup to espresso and stir until dissolved. Gently pour in steamed milk.
Garnish with lavender blossoms and enjoy!
More About This Recipe
Latte vs. Cappuccino
Lattes and cappuccinos both start with a single or double shot of espresso. The difference between a latte and a cappuccino is the amount of milk that is added next. A traditional cappuccino has an even distribution of espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk. A latte has more steamed milk and less foam than a cappuccino.
Sweeteners can be added to both lattes and cappuccinos to make it perfect for your taste.
How To Make Simple Syrup
A simple syrup is a 1-1 ratio of sugar to water. Boil your water and add the sugar until it’s dissolved. At this point, you’ll add any additional flavorings you’d like - for instance lavender buds - and simmer for 1-2 more minutes. You’ll then remove this mixture from heat and strain once cooled.