If you’re an iced coffee lover or simply a cold brew lover, this article is for you. This recipe will save you the money and time you could be spending in a coffee shop trying to get your coffee.
This recipe is good for the summer when you want to cool yourself off with a cold drink and still enjoy the caffeine. Let’s break down how you do this.
Before we get to the recipe, you might be wondering what the difference is between an iced latte and iced coffee?
Well, other than both being cold drinks, the ingredients used to make these two drinks and caffeine concentration in both are different.
You make iced coffee using shots of espresso that you mix with milk and ice in a glass, while you make iced coffee by pouring the regular brewed coffee in a glass with ice.
For caffeine concentration, iced coffee has more caffeine than an iced latte. This may sound weird because espresso contains more caffeine than regular coffee. However, for iced coffee, you’ll need 12 ounces of coffee to make a 16 oz serving that has approximately 168mg of caffeine. For an iced latte, you’ll need two shots of espresso to make a 16 oz serving that has approximately 126mg of caffeine. This explains the caffeine concentration difference.
These are the ingredients you’ll require to make your iced coffee latte
- 2-espresso shots
- 2 ounces sweetener
- 8 ounces milk
It takes 5 minutes to prepare an iced latte hence a quick recipe.
The serving for this recipe is a 16 oz iced latte.
- Add some sweetener to the espresso shots.
- Add the sweetened espresso to the ice in a glass and stir.
- Pour the milk over and stir the mixture.
- Enjoy your refreshing iced latte.
- Brew the espresso over the ice in the glass.
- Add your sweetener and stir.
- Pour over your milk and stir.
- Enjoy your iced latte.
You can use any of the two methods.
For your milk, you can use whole milk, coconut milk, almond, and soy. Choose the one you love and use it. However, heavy cream milk is not a recommendation for your latte. This is due to the high fat in it so don’t use it.
For your sweetener, you can use honey, sugar, coffee syrup, simple syrup, caramel sauce, or maple syrup. However, sugar does not dissolve well in cold drinks. Instead, use liquid sweeteners as they dissolve completely in your iced latte.
For a 12 oz latte serving, use one espresso shot, 1-ounce sweetener, and 8 ounces of milk.
For a 20 oz latte serving, use three espresso shots, 4 ounces sweetener, and 8 ounces of milk.
For the ice, the larger the serving, the more the ice you should use.
To make a hot latte you’ll need to froth your milk. However, for iced lattes, you need your milk cold to avoid melting the ice.
Now you can enjoy your iced latte at your home.