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Lavender-Vanilla Iced Coffee

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

Ingredients

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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

Instructions

Lavender Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:

  1. Make the simple syrup: 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. Chill and store: 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. Combine all ingredients: Add ice to a glass. Pour in coffee, milk, simple syrup, and cream, and stir until smooth. Serve immediately. 

Notes

Recipe times do not include time required to steep and cool simple syrup. 

This recipe makes enough simple syrup for multiple drinks.