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So far, our summer has been HOT. Like, high 90’s everyday for the past month. It’s totally unusual since we are normally only in the 70’s and maybe low 80’s for most of June, but boy, has it been a doozy! To keep cool, I loooove having iced coffees. Sometimes Jade and I like to take a walk downtown just so I can grab one at my favorite local coffee shop. And, of course, I like getting a little “walking” in, too. However, coffee is just darn expensive. Especially the yummy sweet ones I like to get. It adds up fast after having a few every week! So, I started making my own; and in my opinion, it’s way better than the ones I buy at the coffee shop!
A few summers ago I tried an iced white chocolate lavender latte, and it was to. die for. I never would have thought lavender would go well in coffee, but I assure you, it does. I haven’t been able to find one since, so I just had to attempt my own. It’s amaaaazing, you guys. And, the perfect summer drink to boot!
You won’t even believe how easy this white chocolate lavender iced coffee is to make.
I first started by brewing a pot of very strong coffee. Alternatively, you could also use your Keurig to brew one cup of coffee instead. Once my pot was brewed, I let cool and chilled it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then, I made a lavender simple syrup.
Once the syrup is cooled, pour into a glass jar. Add in 3 drops of lavender essential oil (only ingest essential oils that are safe. I only trust Young Living, as they are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils and are safe to consume.)
Now it’s time to put the coffee all together!
Here’s the full recipe and directions:
Homemade White Chocolate Lavender Iced Coffee
Lavender simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil (this is where I get my 100% pure therapeutic grade oils for 24% off!)
Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan over med-high heat, stirring until just boiling and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
Brew a strong pot of coffee and chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours.
To make the iced coffee:
- 1 tbs white chocolate sauce
- 1 tbs homemade lavender simple syrup
- Chilled brewed coffee
- Splash of cream or milk
Add ice to a 16oz glass. Pour white chocolate, lavender simple syrup, and chilled brewed coffee in the glass, leaving an inch of room. Stir well to combine. Add a splash of milk or cream, stir, and enjoy!
Have you ever tried lavender in your coffee before?
Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings.
Edited to add: Young Living’s Vitality line is FDA approve for ingestion, as well as now NON-GMO!
Interested in trying out some of these essential oils for yourself? Young Living is the only brand I trust to use in my cooking because they are 100% therapeutic grade oils, and boy, do I add them to our food often! You can, too! Visit here to learn more info on essential oils, and to try some for yourself!
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