Lavender lattes have become a popular drink in recent years, and it's easy to see why. This delightful beverage combines the comforting taste of coffee with the floral, soothing scent of lavender. In this blog post, we'll dive into the origins of the lavender latte, what makes it so special, and how to make your own at home.
The lavender latte originated in the Pacific Northwest, where coffee culture reigns supreme. The first lavender latte was reportedly created in 2011 by a Seattle barista and since then, it has spread to coffee shops all across the country. The drink typically consists of espresso, steamed milk or milk alternative, and a dash of Lavender Vanilla Spice 'n' Nice Flavoring.
What sets the lavender latte apart from other specialty coffee drinks is its unique flavor profile. The lavender flavor adds a floral sweetness to the coffee, making it taste almost like a dessert. The vanilla in our flavoring also takes away the bitterness of coffee. The best part, lavender, also has a calming effect, which can make the drink a perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon break or a before-bedtime treat.
Making this drink at home is even easier when using Spice 'n' Nice Lavender Vanilla:
- 1 shot of espresso (or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee)
- 1 cup of oat milk (or type of milk/milk alternative you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon of Spice n Nice Lavender Vanilla
Brew a shot of espresso or strong coffee using your preferred method. Add a teaspoon of Spice 'n' Nice Lavender Vanilla to your coffee grounds.
If you don't have a milk steamer at home, you can use a small saucepan to heat the milk over medium-low heat until it's steaming hot. Be careful not to scorch the milk.
Pour the hot espresso or coffee over a sprinkle of Spice 'n' Nice Lavender Vanilla in your mug or glass and stir well.
Use a milk frother or whisk to froth the hot milk until it's foamy and airy.
Pour the frothed milk over the espresso and Spice 'n' Nice Lavender Vanilla mixture, holding back the foam with a spoon.
Spoon the foam over the top of the latte.
Garnish with a sprinkle of dried lavender buds found in Spice n Nice Lavender Vanilla, if desired.