Stovetop Lavender Lattes
I love an espresso drink. Yes, a fancy latte does in fact make life better. And one with your own homegrown lavender simple syrup?! I mean, the world is not ready for that magic! It’s that good.
I am however truly not ready to buy an espresso machine, nor do I need to because I have the most lovely and easy-to-use stovetop espresso maker! It’s one of my favorite things from Garrett Wade, and it makes the art of espresso completely attainable.
Here is my recipe for a lavender latte, starting with the lavender simple syrup.
Lavender Simple Syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender (about 10 sprigs)
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- Remove lavender buds from stem and place in a pot with 1 cup of water, bringing to a boil.
- Add sugar and reduce heat to low, stirring continuously until dissolved. Let sit on the lowest simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let come to room temp, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Ground Espresso
- 1/2 cup Milk of choice
- Fill your espresso maker base with water to the fill line (the bottom of the lower screw) and place the espresso holder on top. Fill espresso holder with ground beans, tampering down with a spoon. Screw espresso maker top on tightly and place over medium heat directly onto your burner (be sure to place espresso cups or tiny teacups like I did on there to catch the espresso).
- While your espresso heats up, froth your milk of choice with a frother or immersion blender, or regular blender.
- Add about a tablespoon of lavender syrup to your milk and gently stir.
- Once the espresso is finished, immediately add to your cup, pouring your frothy and lavendery milk on top.