The iced latte is a delicious and refreshing summertime treat. This simple recipe only requires a couple of ingredients & can be made in just a few minutes.
The default recipe makes one medium iced latte.
Nutritional information is based on using whole milk.
- 60ml prepared espresso (see note 1,2)
- 250ml cold milk (see note 3)
- optional, to taste: sugar, sweetener, honey, maple syrup or simple syrup (see note 4)
- Fill a large glass with ice – you want to use quite a lot to make sure that it doesn’t melt away when you add the hot coffee.
- Pour the espresso over the top of the ice. You can even brew it straight into the glass with the ice.
- Pour over the milk. (see note 5)
- Add any extra sweeteners or flavours that you want to add.
- Stir well to combine and enjoy!
- Any kind of espresso will work. If you don’t have a coffee machine then you can use an Aeropress, an espresso kettle or even a French press.
- While many might throw up their hands and exclaim that only espresso will do, you can use instant coffee. Use 2 teaspoons of coffee mixed with 60ml hot water.
- Any kind of milk will work for this latte. Feel free to use whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk. Or use a plant-based alternative such as almond or soy milk.
- If you are using sugar or sweetener then add it to the hot espresso to allow it to dissolve. If you prefer to add a sweetener to the finished drink then opt for something in liquid form. Simple syrup is great for adding to cold drinks and is made by simply combining 1 part sugar with 1 part water. Simmer gently in a saucepan until it reaches a syrupy consistency and store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- You can froth the milk first if you prefer, which will add extra texture and body to the drink. Use a handheld milk frother or pour the milk into a sealed jar and shake it vigorously.
- You can make the espresso up to 12 hours in advance. It may lose a little of its flavour and aroma but can be worth the time-saving! Once the prepared espresso has cooled, store it in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.
- You can flavour your latte in a variety of ways. Chocolate syrup works well, as do these Monin syrups. You can also add whipped cream on top and a sprinkling of nutmeg or cocoa powder.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 160
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: coffee, iced, drink, refreshing, breakfast, cold, milk