Recipe: Lavender Honey Iced Coffee (paleo-friendly)
There’s nothing better than an iced latte in the scorching heat of summer. In the winter, we love warm peppermint mochas and pumpkin spice lattes, but that’s a little too rich for the heat.
Try an Iced Lavender Latte
This time of year, we’re opting for a Lavender Honey Iced Latte.
This iced coffee is light, floral, and best of all, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free to keep it healthy and indulgent at the same time! Give this easy recipe a go for the perfect summer drink!
What Does Lavender Taste Like?
Lavender has a refreshing, slightly sweet taste that goes very well with honey. Many people think lavender tastes like lemon, though that’s not quite the case. Lavender has a very subtle taste and isn’t at all overpowering like some other spices can be–it balances well with many different foods such as honey or bread.
Lavender is also used in cooking because it adds an earthy and floral flavor to dishes without being too strong.
An iced lavender latte has a surprising amount of health benefits.
This iced lavender latte recipe is made with all-natural ingredients that are good for everything from boosting your immune system to improving sleep, and it has the added benefit of being vegan-friendly and gluten-free as well!
The health benefits of lavender also include calming and relaxing effects.
Lavender can lower your stress levels because it’s been shown to balance blood pressure, improve heart function, decrease anxiety, alleviate depression symptoms and even enhance a person’s moods.
Of course, caffeine can counteract some of those effects so be careful not to overdo it on your lavender latte intake!
Iced Latte Prep
Before you head to the kitchen to get your latte fix here’s what you will need to make this recipe
- You want to use either cooled espresso or a strong cold brew coffee
- Raw almonds
- Raw honey
- Culinary lavender
- Filtered water
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 serving(s)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 4 cups filtered walter, plus more soaking
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender
- 4-8 shots espresso*
- Soak raw almonds in filtered water overnight, just enough so that all of the almonds are covered. Store on the counter or in the fridge overnight.
- The next day, place water-rich almonds and 4 cups of filtered water in a high-speed blender.
- Add 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender and 2 tablespoons raw honey to the blender.
- Blend ingredients on high for 1-2 minutes.
- Strain lavender honey flavored almond milk from pulp, using a nut milk bag or layered cheesecloth.
- Add 4-8 shots of espresso to the strained almond milk, depending on how many shots you prefer in a latte.*
- Pour over four glasses with ice.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Serving Size: 1 glass of iced coffee, with 1-2 shots of espresso in each glass
Protein: 1 gram(s)
Fat: 3 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 9 gram(s)
Sugar: 8 gram(s)
*We like the Vanilio Nespresso pods, but you can use any kind of espresso that you like. Use 8 shots for 2 shots of espresso in each glass or 4 shots for 1 shot of espresso in each glass.
Recipe Cuisine: American
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U