Lavender-Vanilla Iced Coffee

Coffee on a wooden serving board with lavender, vanilla bean, and fresh flowers in the background.

This easy iced coffee recipe is perfect for summer! Made with a homemade lavender vanilla bean syrup for a sweet, subtly floral flavor, plus whole milk and cream to round it out. 

  • Author: alexandra
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes*
  • Total Time: 10 minutes*
  • Yield: 1 iced coffee 1x
  • Category: beverages



Lavender Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:

Iced Coffee (makes one):

  • ice
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) chilled coffee or cold brew
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lavender vanilla simple syrup, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


Lavender Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine water, sugar, lavender buds, and the seeds and pod of the vanilla bean in a small saucepan. Whisk together to combine. Place over medium-low heat and cook, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved. 
  2. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for about an hour. Strain into a jar or other airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make Iced Coffee for one:

  1. Add ice to a glass. Pour in coffee, milk, simple syrup, and cream, and stir until smooth. Serve immediately. 


*Does not include time required to steep and cool simple syrup. 

This recipe makes enough simple syrup for multiple drinks. 

Keywords: iced coffee, cold brew, lavender simple syrup, iced latte, summer drinks