Try this healthier copycat Starbucks London Fog Latte recipe. Made with essential oils and plant based milk, this is a healthier option and tastes just as delicious!
Copycat Starbucks London Fog Latte Recipe
The other day my kids were begging to get out of the house and go to Starbucks for their sugar fix. I caved in and went to place our mobile order on the app.
I noticed Starbucks was featuring a (new to me) drink called a London Fog Latte. Intrigued, I ordered one. But first, I customized the drink and noticed that a medium size has 3 PUMPS of vanilla syrup! Wow, that’s a lot of sugar! I chose 1 pump and subbed out the milk for almond milk.
When I got my London Fog Latte, I was pleasantly surprised! The creamy, yet light drink had the subtle flavor of lavender with a hint of orange. And combined with Earl Grey tea, I felt it was the perfect concoction for that rainy Monday.
Now, I knew I could recreate this Starbucks London Fog Latte and make it healthier and more budget friendly too! Plus, these days we are staying in more, so anything I can make myself at home is a total win.
You can also check out my Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe for another healthy dupe Starbucks drink.
What’s in a London Fog At Starbucks
So, according to their website, Starbucks says a London Fog Latte is a “bright, citrusy spark of Italian bergamot blended with subtle hints of lavender, vanilla syrup, and steamed milk for this frothy reinvention of classic Earl Grey tea.”
This makes it an easy enough drink to reinvent and make a healthier option.
Vegan London Fog Latte
Ok, so what makes this drink so yummy is the combination of orange, lavender and black tea. It’s warm, comforting and such a treat. I love to make this in the early afternoon, sitting by the fire.
By making your own London Fog Latte recipe at home, you can customize the drink to suit your tastes and dietary restrictions. Make this drink vegan by using a plant based milk and sweetening with honey.
Best Plant Based Milks for Frothing
For plant based milk, I like to use oat milk or almond milk. My favorite milk frother is this one. It heats up the milk and creates such a great foam.
Not all plant based milks froth equally either. If you are into the foam, I’ve found these brands make a rich, creamy foam in the frother:
Earl Grey Tea Latte Ingredients
To get the same flavor that’s in the Starbucks London Fog Latte, here are the ingredients you will need:
1 bag Earl Grey Tea ( or 1 T. loose tea leaves)
Pinch of dried Lavender (or 1 drop Lavender Vitality essential oil)
1 drop Citrus Fresh Vitality (or orange) essential oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp honey ( or more depending on your taste)
1/2 cup steamed oat or almond milk
Let’s make a Healthy London Fog Latte!
Brew a cup of Earl Grey Tea. If using dried lavender, add to the cup with the tea bag. Or place the loose tea leaves and lavender in a tea strainer.
Add hot water and brew the tea for 5 minutes. Strain the tea to remove any loose lavender petals and place in your favorite mug. Add the honey, citrus oil and vanilla extract and stir to combine. You could also get the citrus flavor with a bit of orange zest if you don’t have essential oils on hand.
Steam your milk and gently pour into your cup with the tea and top with frothed milk. I like to add fresh ground nutmeg on top but totally optional! Sip and enjoy!
Grab the printable recipe below and let me know if you try this healthy London Fog Latte recipe!
London Fog Latte Recipe
- 1 tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves or 1 tea bag
- 1/2 tsp lavender petals
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 DASH vanilla extract
- 1 drop citrus fresh essential oil
- Brew a cup of Earl Grey Tea. If using dried lavender, add to the cup with the tea bag. Or place the loose tea leaves and lavender in a tea strainer.
- Strain the tea to remove any loose lavender petals. Add the honey, citrus oil and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
- Steam your milk and gently pour into your cup with the tea and top with foam. Sip and enjoy!