These Rose Lavender Honey Iced Lattes are sweetened with a honey simple syrup made with dried lavender and rosebuds! The simple syrup is free of refined sugar and gives the most beautiful floral sweetness to these lattes. They're an incredibly delicious treat to brighten up your mornings or summer afternoons!
In a medium saucepan, bring the water, honey, lavender, and rosebuds to a boil. Once boiling, stir for 10 seconds, remove from heat, and stir until honey is dissolved. Let cool completely. Once cooled, strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a container and discard lavender and rosebuds. Syrup will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Add the simple syrup to a glass. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour the espresso shot over the ice, and top with milk. Stir really well to incorporate the syrup into the drink. Top with a fresh rose petal and/or a sprig of lavender if desired. Enjoy!
*This is the dried culinary lavender I use. It keeps for a long time and is great to use in other desserts, like these doughnuts!
*These are the dried rosebuds I use. Also a great addition to desserts and cocktails. Like these healthy truffles!
*I like to use whole milk for these lattes for taste and creaminess, but if you don't tolerate dairy, a vanilla almond milk would work!
*If you don't have an espresso maker, you could use really strong coffee for these, or even cold brew!
*This recipe makes 1 small latte, but if you want a large latte, simply double it! The simple syrup makes enough for 10+ lattes.
*The extra simple syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and you can use the extra for adding to cocktails, drizzling on pancakes, warm muffins out of the oven (YES), ice cream, or even oatmeal!