Happy international coffee day! This is a food (drink) holiday I can get behind. I looooooove coffee, so I thought it would be nice to make us a special iced coffee to celebrate the occasion. Cue vanilla lavender iced coffee….

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

I know some people are put off by lavender but it is delicate and subtle here. I made a vanilla lavender syrup which I could drink straight up! It’s SO good! Think light, floral, heavy on the vanilla, delciousness…

The vanilla and lavender turn a regular iced coffee into something a little more special.

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

You could easily make up 2 or 3 different syrups and have an iced coffee bar for brunch, let everyone mix their own version. Oh that sounds so fun! I am definitely doing that! I’m thinking vanilla lavender syrup is a must, a mint syrup and maybe a raspberry syrup. Oh yes! You could even mix more than one syrup into your iced coffee….. Oh my. This needs to happen! Excuse while I send out an invite for Sunday brunch….

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

This iced coffee is so easy to make. Once you have the syrup you can make the iced coffee in under 3 minutes, and the syrup only takes 10 minutes! This is my kind of recipe! The syrup will keep for 2-3 weeks in the fridge so you can make it ahead and have delicious iced coffees everyday!

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

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Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee

Servings 1


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 tbsp vanilla lavender syrup
  • 250 ml milk

Vanilla Lavender Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 teas dried culinary lavender


  1. Place a handful of ice into a glass, pour in the espresso and the lavender syrup. Give it a stir to combine, pour in the milk and serve.

Vanilla Lavender Syrup

  1. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat, stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes. 

  2. Allow the syrup to cool fully, strain through a fine mesh sieve and pour into a bottle or jar. Syrup will keep for 2-3 week sin the fridge.

Vanilla Lavender Iced Coffee | rachaelsfoodielife.com

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