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19 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

How to make an iced lilac latte

How to make an iced lilac latte - glass of iced coffee with cold foam and lilac cream on top

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This iced lilac latte is a delicious spring dream. Homemade lilac syrup and iced espresso elevate your afternoon pick me up.

Today we’re talking lilacs and lattes. Two of my favorite things. If you’ve been here awhile, you probably remember my lilac lemonade that goes viral every spring over on Pinterest. Being that it’s lilac season, I decided to try a lilac latte. I love lavender in coffee, so I thought, why not lilac?

It’s surprisingly really easy to make with only three ingredients – espresso, lilac syrup and cream. And if you’re nervous to try floral flavors in your coffee, just do it! The floral is very subtle and just takes your average espresso and makes it even more magical.

How to make an iced lilac latte top view - tray with fresh picked lilacs and glass of iced coffee topped with whipped foam and lilacs

Are lilacs edible?

Yes lilacs are in fact edible! They are part of the olive family believe it or not. So not only can you cut and enjoy the smell of lilacs, but you can also capture their essence in some amazing recipes using lilac syrups, sugars, and adding their blooms to different foods.

I have some more lilac recipes and other ways to use lilacs in this post here.

How to make lilac syrup

I used this recipe from The Spruce Eats to make my lilac syrup for my lilac latte.

You will want to make sure that you know the source of your lilacs to ensure that they are free of any pesticides and other chemicals. Also the longer you allow the lilacs to infuse, the stronger the flavor will be.

I stored my syrup in a dispenser like this one so that I could use it to add to my coffee. Keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.

(You can also use lilac syrup over ice cream, or use to make whipped cream for just a few other ideas!)

How to make an iced lilac latte

You will need:

  • Lilac syrup
  • Iced espresso
  • Cream or half & half

Directions:

1.) In a small glass, pour some cream and add a few pumps of lilac syrup.

2.) Use a frother to whip until it becomes a nice frothy consistency.

3.) Fill a large glass with ice.

4.) In the glass with ice, pour some iced espresso or coffee.

5.) Top with the foamed lilac cream and add a few lilac blossoms.

Enjoy!!!

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How to make an iced lilac latte - glass of iced coffee with cold foam and lilac cream on top

Iced Lilac latte

Iced espresso is topped with creamy foam and a sweet and subtle lilac syrup
5 from 3 votes
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp lilac syrup
  • 1 cup espresso iced
  • 1/2 cup cream

Instructions
 

  • In a small glass, pour some cream and add a few pumps of lilac syrup.
  • Use a frother to whip until it becomes a nice frothy consistency.
  • Fill a large glass with ice.
  • In the glass with ice, pour some iced espresso or coffee.
  • Top with the foamed lilac cream and add a few lilac blossoms.
Keyword coffee, lattes, lilac, spring drinks
15 In food/ holidays/ Recipes

The best homemade gingerbread syrup

The best homemade gingerbread syrup for lattes, coffees, waffles or pancakes

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This is the best homemade gingerbread syrup and an absolute must for the holiday season for lattes, waffles, or pancakes!

It’s impossible to think of the holiday season without the warm smells and tastes of gingerbread. I am a huge fan of gingerbread lattes and this homemade gingerbread syrup makes it easy so you can make your own right at home. (For more of my favorite coffee recipes check out my healthier pumpkin spice latte or this Irish cream cold brew). Or use this gingerbread syrup over your pancakes or waffles for a breakfast that even Buddy the Elf himself would approve of.

If you’ve never made your own syrups at home, it’s incredibly easy! And this syrup is sure to put you in a holiday mood!

How to store your homemade gingerbread syrup

Once made, store in an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

I like to keep mine in this coffee syrup pump. But you can also put in a mason jar.

Homemade Gingerbread Latte

To make a homemade gingerbread latte, start by pouring some cream and a few pumps or teaspoons of gingerbread syrup (as desired) into a glass. Using a frother (linking mine here), froth well. Then pour over a hot mug of espresso or coffee.

The best gingerbread latte. Glass mug full of coffee, whipped cream and topped with a gingerbread man cookie

The Best Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

how to make the best homemade gingerbread syrup ingredients - molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon

Directions:

1.) In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved.

how to make the best homemade gingerbread syrup - all ingredients dissolving and simmering in pot

2.) Reduce to a simmer and allow to infuse for about 10 minutes.

3.) Allow the syrup to cool and then transfer to an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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Homemade Gift Idea

This would also make a great homemade gift idea. Gift with some fresh local coffee, a cute mug and some gingerbread mug huggers. Or maybe gift with some pancake or waffle mix and a darling gingerbread man waffle iron.

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This gingerbread syrup makes a fantastic gingerbread espresso martini too! Click here for my recipe.

Gingerbread espresso martini - coupe glass filled with espresso and gingerbread syurp with crushed gingerbread around the rim

For more gingerbread aesthetic finds, check out this post here.

 

More Gingerbread Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

The Cozy Creative Collaborative is back this month to share Christmas inspiration with a gingerbread theme.

Here are the gingerbread themed posts from my fellow Cozy Creative Collaborators:

DIY Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decoration from Eleanor Rose Home

Add holiday spirit to your home decor with these gingerbread dough ornaments.

 

Potterybarn Gingerbread Theme Home Decor From The Tattered Pew 

Pottery Barn's Gingerbread Collage

 

Copycat Gingerbread Latte Starbucks Recipe from Mornings on Macedonia

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The best homemade gingerbread syrup for lattes, coffees, waffles or pancakes

The best homemade gingerbread syrup

This gingerbread syrup is a must for the holiday season for all your lattes, coffee, pancakes or waffles. Plus it also makes a nice homemade gift.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce to a simmer and allow to infuse for about 10 minutes.
  • Allow the syrup to cool and then transfer to an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Keyword coffee, gingerbread, lattes
12 In food/ Recipes

Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet Latte

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This one is for all of my red velvet fans! With Valentine’s Day just a day away, this is a great festive afternoon pick me up. I’m showing you how you can make your own Red Velvet Latte at home!

Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet cake is well known for it’s rich cocoa flavor paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting and it’s deep red color. This is my take on a red velvet latte, combining my two loves, coffee and red velvet!!! Now this recipe is not overly sweet. Instead, it’s got a rich cocoa flavor that goes nicely with espresso. But you can definitely add more sweetener to customize as you wish!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of espresso or coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sugar (or more to taste)
  • red food coloring
  • heavy cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Directions:

1.) In a small saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until the cocoa powder is all dissolved. Prepare a cup of espresso or coffee while the milk heats on the saucepan.

Red velvet latte

2.) Remove from heat and add red food coloring.

Red Velvet Latte

3.) Pour the red steamed milk into your cup of espresso or coffee.

4.) In a separate bowl or cup, prepare the whipped topping. Pour some heavy whipping cream and add a splash of almond extract.

5.) Using a frother, froth the whipping cream until peaks form.

6.) Using a spoon, add the whipped topping to your latte.

Red Velvet Latte

Enjoy!!!!!

 

I love to see what you create, so if you make this be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

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And for more red velvet recipes, check out my red velvet hot chocolate!

Or my red velvet waffles

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For more of my favorite coffee drinks check out

Irish Cream Cold Brew

My Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

Or try my

Red Velvet Waffles–Click here for the recipe

 

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29 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

How to make pumpkin cold foam coffee

Pumpkin cold foam coffee

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If you are addicted to pumpkin cold foam coffees from Starbucks then this post is for you! I’m sharing my recipe to make your own at home so you can skip the lines. Scroll down to learn how to make pumpkin cold foam coffee. This is the perfect afternoon pick me up and pairs well with my pumpkin magic bars too!

Pumpkin cold foam

If you’re not familiar with it, basically pumpkin cold foam is a foamy creamy topping bursting with pumpkin and fall flavors on top of your iced or cold brew coffee. It quickly became my addiction last fall and I set out on a way to learn how to make it at home.

How to make pumpkin cold foam coffee

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or a shot of Torani french vanilla syrup (I like to use vanilla extract if you don’t like it as sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • dash of salt
  • cold coffee

Directions

In a small bowl or glass, combine all the ingredients above except the coffee.

Pumpkin cold foam coffee

Using a milk frother or an immersion blender, whip all ingredients until it thickens.

Pumpkin cold foam coffee

 

Fill a separate glass with ice and pour your coffee.

Top with your pumpkin cold foam and enjoy!!!!

Pumpkin cold foam coffee

 

 

Pumpkin cold foam coffee

Linked some of the coffee supplies below!

coffee frother torani Immersion blender from Amazon

 

coffee glasses and straws

 

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so I can see you enjoying your beverage!

For more coffee recipes check out

My Red Velvet Latte

My healthier pumpkin spice latte

Irish Cream Cold Brew

 

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