Refreshing lattes that taste like spring in just 15 minutes? Yes, please! This beverage is for anyone who likes the idea of floral simple syrup balancing out the strong flavors of coffee and espresso. This slightly sweet, delicate delight is inspired by this recipe from Food52’s Sarah Jampel.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 lattes
Note: There will be leftover syrup. Use it in future lattes (any temperature!) and cocktails, to poach fruit, or to brush onto cake layers prior to frosting.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 2 cups ice, plus more for shaking
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- Lavender syrup, to taste
- Combine water, sugar, and lavender in a small saucepan.
- Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Once sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the lavender.
- Let cool completely.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Divide the 1 cup of cold brew and 2 cups of ice among two glasses.
- Fill your cocktail shaker with additional ice.
- Add milk and espresso powder to your cocktail shaker and shake for at least 30 seconds.
- Strain into the two glasses.
- Sweeten to taste with the syrup.
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