Iced coffee and lattes are so easy to make at home and learning how to make your own lavender iced coffee will save you money! This iced coffee has just coffee, lavender simple syrup, plus your favorite milk served over ice for the most refreshing pick you up that calms you down.
Adding lavender to anything instantly makes it a little more fancy and gourmet. Lavender coffee is popping up everywhere and should most certainly be enjoyed every opportunity possible.
I tried this recipe at home last week, and I haven't been able to stop drinking it ever since. While I love coffee and it's the aroma and the ritual of starting our day with a hot cup, I just adore lavender iced coffee all day long.
To make lavender iced coffee, I use lavender simple syrup, strong fresh brewed coffee, and rich cream. You can use any creamer of choice! You can absolutely substitute lavender simple syrup for lavender honey if desired.
How to make lavender simple syrup for coffee:
Gather your ingredients:
- Fresh or dried lavender
- Raw honey (any honey of choice will do) we love our flower infused honey
This 1:1 ratio is so simple, all it requires is 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of fresh lavender. Although it's not necessary, I use ? cup when it's dried lavender. I also add ¼ cup of honey for it's beautiful ability to balance the floral flavor in this syrup. You will love it! Grab the full recipe here.
Sourcing dried lavender is simple! Simply buy some food grade lavender. I love this brand when I don't have any in my garden. If you're curious about edible flowers you can grow at home, read my post on the best edible flowers to grow in your garden.
If you don't want to make your own simple syrup, you can surely buy some. I like this brand because it isn't artificially purple colored like many others. And furthermore, if you don't want to make or buy simple syrup at all - simply add lavender infused honey for a healthier sweetened iced coffee. I am sharing some links below of where to buy my favorite lavender honey and simple syrup.
When making iced coffee, I simply brew a strong pot (8 cups) of coffee and pour it into a pitcher. I then add my lavender syrup and cream and mix well. Then I let it cool in the fridge before enjoying, and serve it over ice! So simple! And can be enjoyed right in the comfort of your garden.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I add lavender essential oil to make a lavender coffee?
As an aromatherapist, I would not recommend it. For one, even just one drop tastes far too strong in coffee, and two: you get a much better flavor from the syrup and honey.
Can I add flavored coffee to my lavender iced coffee?
Of course and in fact that's a wonderful idea. Hello vanilla coffee with lavender syrup!
How can I serve my lavender iced coffee?
If you want to make it really fancy and special:
- Add some floral iced cubes
- Serve with some candied edible flower petals
- Serve with some lavender marshmallows
And of course, enjoy in a beautiful glass!
lavender iced coffee
- 8 cups brewed coffee
- 1 cup milk or cream of choice
- 1 cup lavender infused honey
- Brew a pot (8 cups) of coffee, stronger than you would if you were to brew it for a hot cup.
- After brewing, pour into a glass or pitcher once it has cooled slightly.
- Pour in your honey or other sweetener to dissolve (it will dissolve evenly in heated coffee)
- Add your milk or cream.
- Cover and let chill in fridge.
- Serve over ice.
Enjoy this iced coffee with:
- Peach lavender pie
- Lavender shortbread cookie with lemon curd
- How to make a honey lavender ice cream sundae
- Blueberry lavender honey oat granola
I hope this recipe works beautifully for you and is enjoyed for many years to come. Thank you so much for reading. Your visit to my site helped support a small mama run business today. If you enjoyed it, I would be so honored if you would share with your loved ones.
Sending love, fresh baked cookies, and a bouquet of your favorite flowers.