What is better than a book? A latte with a book! And these lattes, inspired by Katrina Leno’s Horrid, are sure to put you in a cozy reading mood. Be warned though, while the lavender latte is probably safe, the roses are usually a bit more… well, horrid!
- 1 cup milk, steamed or frothed
- 2 oz espresso
- lavender or rose syrup to taste
Take one cup of milk and steam or froth until you have about an inch of foam on top. If you do not have a frother, I suggest you get one – it’s honestly life changing. You can find ones for about $20 at most stores selling kitchen and home goods.
Then pour in 2 oz of espresso.
To make a lavender latte:
Add lavender syrup to taste. I recommend using Monin or Torani, which you can order online. When adding the lavender syrup, I recommend adding a teaspoon at a time, stirring and then tasting. Lavender can be quite a strong taste, so until you know how much you like add the syrup incrementally.
Garnish with culinary lavender.
To make a rose latte:
Add rose syrup to taste. Again I recommend using Monin or Torani, and adding the syrup incrementally.
Garnish with culinary rose petals.
Add sugar to taste after adding in the syrups. I find that rose and lavender are strong, but the syrup is occasionally not enough sweetener for my tastes. So I add additional sweetener if needed!