Lavender Latte Milkshake

Lavender latte milkshake (via abeautifulmess.com)Who invented milkshakes? I can’t decide if I think they were a genius or an EVIL genius. Don’t get me wrong, I love that you can use ice cream as a base to create all kinds of variations and tasty treats, but, I mean, it’s basically easier to eat ice cream, right? That’s sort of dangerous. 

(Insert evil genius cackle)

Not only is this dangerously delicious (I’m crazy for lavender and chocolate, aren’t you?!), but it’s also super easy to make. I’ll show you my quick recipe for making lavender simple syrup and beyond that all you need is ice cream and iced coffee. We got to work with Starbucks on this recipe, and we used their new iced coffee beverage (unsweetened), which makes having iced coffee on hand quite a bit easier. 

Lavender latte milkshake (via abeautifulmess.com) And I’d just like to point out that you can also use this lavender simple syrup to sweeten your morning cup of coffee (iced or otherwise). So you can save that milkshake for a special treat but enjoy the sweet taste of lavender anytime. Maybe I should count this as a pro tip? 🙂 With this particular iced coffee, I’ve got enough to keep in the fridge for a while and can break it out for a daily dose of lavender.

Ingredients for lavender latte milkshakeLavender Simple Syrup, makes about 1 to 1 1/4 cups.

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried lavender buds

In a small pot, combine the sugar and water. Whisk over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Now add in the lavender buds and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until you can really smell the lavender. You don’t want the water to boil during this stage, but hot enough to steep the buds (similar to making tea). Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool (with the buds still in the mixture) to room temperature. Strain the buds from the liquid and store in an airtight container (can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks).

Now for the milkshake! I created 2-3 servings by combining: 6-7 big scoops of ice cream, 8 oz. Starbucks Unsweetened Iced Coffee Beverage and 1 tablespoon lavender simple syrup. Blend, taste, add more simple syrup if you want a stronger lavender flavor. I prefer to start small and add more as lavender can become overpowering, and it’s hard to remove a flavor while it’s easy to add. So don’t go overboard with the syrup until you see how much you prefer.

And, if it really really bothers you that this lavender milkshake isn’t purple, you can totally add food coloring. Your call. I decided to leave the food coloring out as I thought it was lovely enough, but you do your thing.

Lavender latte milkshake (via abeautifulmess.com) I added some chocolate syrup to my glass, poured in the milkshake, and then topped it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Oh yes, I went there. I say, if you’re having a milkshake, why not really go for it. It’s a treat after all. Feel free to adjust the thickness to your liking by adding more or less ice cream. Make it your own and enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Today i am try make this recipes, amazing recipes. Make me always want lavender latte milkshake.

  • Oh wow, lavender is one of my favorite ingredients ever! This sounds awesome 🙂

  • Last summer, Mudhouse had an amazing lavender latte that I have been craving (European Cafe also had a lavender lemonade that was delicious). I never thought to make my own lavender simple syrup to use at home. Thanks for this great idea!

  • I love this idea! So creative. And those straws are THE cutest! LOVE!

  • How many servings did this milkshake make? I’m thinking of just using almond milk, the lavender syrup and iced coffee and either serving over ice or blending it. Mmmmm. Thanks for the recipe!

  • this looks waaayyyyy too good. Any chance lavender essential oil could be used for the lavender flavor??

    -Elyse

  • This sounds delicious! I would definitely try this milkshake.

    Erika
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  • That just looks evilicious!! Chocolate, coffee and lavender, that sounds like a neat combination. I love how the food trend is embracing new flavors together, much like the savory ice cream trend. Can’t wait to try this out!

    Juju
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  • Wow this looks amazing! I think you just took milkshakes to a whole new sophisticated level.

  • If you don’t want to make your own syrup, we make lavender flavored coffee beans that you could make your own iced coffee with! www.fellowshipcoffeeco.etsy.com

  • I’m also wanting to know this! I never comment but those straws are so cute!

  • YUM! Oh my goodness, this recipe is calling my name. And the finished product is calling my tummy. WANT!

    Circus & Bloom
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  • YUM! Oh my goodness, this recipe is calling my name. And the finished product is calling my tummy. WANT!

    Circus & Bloom
    ♥♥♥

  • Oh my days! I’m drooling all over my work keyboard. This looks delicious!

    Rita
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  • Lavender is such a delicate flavor, I recently discovered incorporating it into cocktails! As a kid, I just knew it as a plant from my grandmas garden that she made into drawer fresheners lol. This shake looks amazing, I will give it a shot!

    Jill
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  • This looks insane!!!! I am definitely going to have to try this!
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  • I mean, that is the most appetizing milkshake I’ve seen in a long time and the flavours sound unusual but really fresh!

    Lauren x
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  • hello! so i am not a huge fan of starbucks as i have my favorite coffee shop in my city BUT i’m crazy about chai tea and starbucks is the only one to sell chai tea box here in France! I bought it (don’t tell my coffee shop please) but i have no idea what to do with it! would you consider making a receipe with chai tea?? if you like it of course! thanks

  • Wow, that is a monster of a milkshake! Currently sat at my desk at work and I am so craving one of these now! Delicious x

  • Yum! This looks amazing, will definitely be trying it out 🙂 http://kirsty.ws/

  • That looks delicious. I have seen lavender in food before but not drinks, this is one to definitely try x

  • This sounds so good! I made a rose and chocolate milkshake the other day and it was delicious, definitely going to have to try lavender now because I usually love everything and anything lavender flavoured. Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  • Oh! This looks so, so delicious! I get hungry just looking at it!

    WritingMonique

  • A lavender milkshake sounds like the best thing ever! I also seriously need to try that Starbucks iced coffee drink!
    xoNidhi
    www.anunblurredlady.com

  • Is that Starbucks iced coffee available in Canada? I make it at home with their beans but buying it already made would be amazing!

  • Yummm, and now spring is near in my end of the world, so I am looking forward to really MANY milkshakes;-))

  • I’ve never had lavender simple syrup anything but my goodness, this milkshake looks amazing!

  • Oh man I definitely need to make this. Lavender hot chocolate is my jam right now and this sounds like the perfect way to transfer my obsession into the warmer months. Although let’s be honest, I would probably enjoy this even if it was 10 below.

  • Oh jeez, as if I need another reason to leave lactose intolerance in the dust. Anything coffee infused is A+ to me.

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  • Oh wow, ok, seriously just get out of here with this because it’s too good. I didn’t even know lavender lattes existed, let alone a lavender latte milkshake. Gonna just start making lavender everything.

    xo Mary of Mostly Salty

  • YUM! This seems absolutely divine! Definitely putting this on the weekend to-do list. Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
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  • I don’t think I’ve ever eaten lavender before! Maybe in tea, but that’s about it.
    These milkshakes look divine! I’ve never tried that Starbucks iced coffee. I don’t think they sell it in Canada yet.

    M.

  • Oh wow, this sounds and looks so YUM. Ahh, can’t wait to make this someday! Looks so so so good. <3 Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m not really a coffee drinker at all, but I think I’ll be making that syrup as soon as I can get my hands on some lavender!
    -E

  • This looks delicious! I had no idea starbucks sold this kind of multi serve iced coffee thing. Yum!

  • I really wanna try this!

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  • It’s good right? We have a few of the flavors at our office and we love them. But we’re all pretty addicted to coffee, so, yeah.

    -Emma

  • OK, we got one vote for evil genius.

    I’m voting this way too so I think that makes it official.

    -Emma

  • I know at least some essential oils are OK to eat, but I’m no expert so I would check your bottle/container before giving it a try.

    -Emma

  • This looks amazing! I have never tried chocolate and lavender before but you make it sound like it would be delicious! 🙂

    Emmasbeginning

  • This looks amazing, can’t wait to make this!

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  • This looks amazing! Love it! Such a fun recipe!

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  • This looks so delicious! I really want to try this out 🙂

    Sarah | http://sarahanne14.blogspot.com/

  • We started buying this unsweetened cold coffee past fall, and my husband’s hooked..! Gotta try this lavender version…look yum..

    xo
    Hems
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  • Oh man, could I have this right now? I once bought some “lavender sugar” and it paired perfectly with tea, cookies, and just about everything. Truly a delicious flavor!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • What a beautiful flavour combination.
    I look forward to trying this one out! Excpecially the lavender syrup!

    Thank you

    X

    Holly

  • This looks so yummy! I love lavender 🙂

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  • Oh my gosh! I am absolutely dying to try this. How is technology not advanced enough that I can just grab this out of the screen already hah?!
    Have a great week!
    xo April
    April | April Everyday

  • I wonder if lavender essential oil would work with this too? Sounds so yummy!!

  • I think I’ll add a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of purple food coloring for a nice pastel color 🙂 And maybe garnish it with edible lavender too! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Yum! I just had my first lavender latte the other day and it was amazing. Turning it into a milkshake would only make it more delicious! Can’t wait to try this.

    Laura
    www.laurahager.blogspot.com

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