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Once upon a time, lattes and cappuccinos were all the milk-based coffee drinks you could get. 

Those who didn’t like these had to give up coffee altogether. Today, though, coffee shop menus have a lot to offer everybody. Those who want strong drinks can go for the traditional options, but those who prefer something light and floral might find their match in the honey lavender latte.

Read on, and we’ll tell you all there’s to know about this exceptional drink. 

What’s So Good About the Honey Lavender Latte?

honey lavender latte served in a glass cup

We associate coffee drinks with strong and bitter flavors, but the honey lavender latte breaks through this perception. It is sweet and floral, two flavors you would once only find in tea. Additionally, the brew is straightforward to make, making it perfect for all coffee lovers. 

How can you make your version? 

Find our favorite honey lavender latte recipe below.

Our 3-step honey lavender latte recipe

Honey lavender latte served in a white mug

Honey Lavender Latte

Honey lavender latte is a sweet and floral drink. A treat for those more inclined towards tea and its floral flavors, with a frothy texture, and a caffeine punch.
Course Drinks
Keyword coffee drink, floral, honey, honey lavender latte, latte, lavender
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 116kcal


  • 1 Moka pot
  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 milk frother


  • 100 ml brewed coffee
  • 200 ml 1 cup milk
  • 50 gr honey lavender syrup
  • A couple of drops of vanilla extract (or to taste)
  • Dried lavender to garnish


Step 1: Brew Your Coffee

  • Before brewing your coffee, add a few drops of water to the top of the Moka pot to prevent the coffee from burning. This little tip helps prevent the coffee from tasting burnt.
  • You can use any coffee machine to brew your coffee, but we suggest a Moka pot for the best flavor. Simply boil 250 ml water and add it to the bottom half of your Moka pot, fill it just beneath the valve. Then fill the basket with about 18 g of coffee—this measurement varies depending on how much water your Moka pot can hold— and tap to level it out before fixing it in the pot. Then screw the top and bottom half of the pot together careful.
  • Once your Moka port is filled and assembled, place it on top of the stove on medium heat. You want to let it heat until the steam reaches a light yellow color before carefully pouring your coffee.

Step 2: Prepare the Milk

  • In a small saucepan, add your milk and bring it to a boil. Then add your honey lavender syrup and vanilla extract and stir gently until mixed.
  • Then use a frother, and bring the sweet milk mixture to a foamy consistency. The frothing time can vary according to your preference.

Step 3: Assemble the honey lavender latte

  • If you're using a transparent mug for your coffee, you can drip the syrup down the sides for a fancier look. Otherwise, add your coffee to the mug and top it with milk. Garnish the drink with lavender (buds work best here), and serve.
    Just like that, you're done. Be sure to enjoy the drink while it's hot.


Making Honey Lavender syrup
Add equal parts honey and water to a saucepan and heat on medium flame until the honey melts. Add 2 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers and let the mixture steep for 30 minutes. Once the mixture is done steeping, strain it and let it cool. Your honey lavender syrup is done, and you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for days.

Substitutions, Variations, and Alternatives

honey and lavender together

Our recipe uses dried lavender and lavender honey syrup, but you can replace some items on the list. 

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract helps give an extra layer to the drink’s flavor profile, but it’s not mandatory. You can leave this one out. 

Fresh (And Dried) Lavender

Dried lavender holds onto its color and aroma very well. It is far stronger than fresh lavender. You need to adjust the quantity of lavender when you switch between the two types. You should add three of fresh lavender for every tablespoon of dried lavender. 

We use dried lavender, but you can add six tablespoons of fresh flowers to the lavender honey syrup, which should taste the same. 

Lavender-Honey Syrup

If you don’t want to make lavender honey syrup, you can make or purchase lavender syrup and add the honey separately. The lavender syrup is a better choice because it is highly versatile. You can use it in everything from desserts to drinks. 

Simply add equal parts honey and lavender syrup to the cup before adding your coffee. Then top with your frothed milk and enjoy. 

Before frothing it, add your lavender syrup and honey to the hot milk. This honey lavender latte recipe is very forgiving. That’s why it’s our favorite. 

How to Store Honey Lavender Latte

Once you’ve made your latte, you can transfer it to a bottle and store it in the fridge. Lavender retains its smell for up to 4 days after brewing, so you can enjoy the drink later if you keep it covered. 

Be careful about reheating it, though. Lavender honey latte, much like lavender tea, loses its taste when reheated. If you enjoy hot drinks, store the honey lavender syrup in the fridge instead of the latte. You can also brew some coffee in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Then you have to boil some milk and add your coffee and syrup. This way, you’ll have a hot cup of honey lavender latte whenever the fancy strikes you. 

Nutritional Facts: How many calories are in a honey lavender latte?

Our recipe has approximately 116 calories per serving, according to the Verywell Recipe Nutrition Calculator.

Find more details below:

Note: consider Verywell’s terms of use when reading the calculator’s results.

Ready to try a honey lavender latte at home?

Honey lavender latte is a sweet and floral drink, which is not for everybody. Most coffee lovers love traditional coffee’s strong, bold flavors and aroma, which this latte doesn’t provide.

However, the honey lavender latte is the best of both worlds for those more inclined towards tea and all its floral flavors. If you’re one of those people, this recipe will be your new favorite.

For more traditional coffee drinks, check our articles about cortado, and other famous drinks like macchiato and flat white.

Sahar Zehra
I was 10 when I took my first sip of coffee, and a freshly brewed cup has become a constant companion. Through my work, I aim to explore coffee's history, tradition, and culture and discuss the best ways to make the perfect cup. You can find me sipping a cup of the brew with a book in hand when I'm not writing.
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