You’ll often find the taste of purple and be inspired to create something purple-inspired. Lavender is a great example: you may have noticed that most of its stems and leaves are purple, except for in summer when they turn green.
And that’s because purple is one of the many different colors of light (or wavelength) that plants use to grow and thrive. While there are many ways to bring out the flavor of lavender in your food, this recipe focuses on creating its fragrance through a cup of steaming hot latte.
That’s because its combination with coffee creates an intriguing balance between sweet, bitter, floral, and earthy notes – perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon spent relaxing at home.
The lavender notes are subtle and calming and pair well with warm coffee and milk, giving you that unique experience you crave.
Making Lavender simple syrup from scratch
It is effortless to prepare this recipe at home. Here is what you need to prepare the syrup:
- ¼ cup dried lavender
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup water
- Add lavender and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes
- Remove from the heat and let cool completely
- Now use a mesh strainer to separate the buds from the water
- Mix sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of lavender water in another saucepan and boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Now whisk the lavender water into the sugar mixture and store it in the refrigerator.
What you need:
- ⅔ cup Strong brewed coffee
- ½ cup milk (we used whole)
- 2 Tablespoons Lavender simple syrup. More or less to your liking is ok.
- Warm your milk and froth it. If you don’t have a frother, use your blender and blend the milk for 30 seconds.
- Now add your milk over the coffee syrup and syrup mixture and sprinkle with dried lavender.
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