Cool down with this sweet Iced Vanilla Latte all summer. It is a refreshing way to get your daily cup of Joe and easier than you would think to whip up!
I have been known to visit our local Starbucks on the regular. This girl LOVES coffee.
When I realized I almost always order the same drink, I figured it was time for me to get my barista on. After a few tried and failed attempts, I have managed to make the very BEST: Iced Vanilla Latte Recipe!
- Quick and Easy: This recipe is ready in ten minutes! That is less time than getting in your car and driving to Starbucks!
- Minimal Ingredients: You only need 3 ingredients. Most shelf stable for weeks.
- Budget Friendly: You will save big bucks by ditching the coffee shop drive thru.
What You’ll Need:
After making this recipe I decided I should be a barista. Or really, anyone could be a barista. Not that I am super amazing at making coffee beverages but THIS latte is so so simple. You really cannot go wrong when you only have a few basic ingredients and this tastes EXACTLY like the Starbucks vanilla latte recipe.
- Coffee: Or Espresso. We’ve made it using both and it tastes delicious. Try French Pressed (affiliate) or Cold Brew Coffee (<< My recipe. It’s so easy!)!
- Milk: Or cream.
- Vanilla SYRUP: You can find it on Amazon here (affiliate). They even have a sugar free version.
TIP: Make sure you have a quality strong brewed coffee would be my only tip and you will be golden!
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Step By Step Instructions:
- Start with QUALITY ingredients. This is where you will get most of your flavor.
- Decide if you want to use strong brewed coffee or espresso. We have gone both ways but I personally prefer coffee.
- Mix all of your ingredients and enjoy!
Tips and FAQ’s:
How do you make an iced latte at home?
There are only a handful of basic ingredients in this recipe; coffee, milk, and flavored syrup. I have mentioned twice that quality is key. So what do I mean by quality ingredients?
- Ideally, you want to grind your own coffee beans. This will give you the freshest flavor. However, it’s not necessary in a pinch.
- Purchase coffee other than Folgers. I’m not bashing them by any means, I just prefer the taste of Peet’s, Gevalia, or Green Mountain if I’m using ready to brew coffee.
- Use whole milk or cream.
- Do not use sugar free syrup.
What is in an iced latte?
This is a question I am asked constantly. A vanilla iced latte is espresso or strong brewed coffee that is chilled over ice and sweetened with a touch of cream and vanilla syrup.
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- 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, or two shots of espresso
- 1 cup milk or cream
- 1/2 cup vanilla syrup, more or less to taste
- Divide your coffee between two ice filled glasses.
- Top each off with half of the milk and half of the syrup. Stir and enjoy.
Add more or less syrup per your tastes. I like 1-2 tablespoons, but also like a more bold coffee flavor. My sister, on the other hand, likes the full 1/2 a cup. Start with a small amount and add additional as needed.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 0gSugar: 75gProtein: 5g
calorie count is an estimate using 2% milk. If you use sugar free syrup calories will drop to 150 calories.
This post was originally published June 2016. It has since been updated to include clear instructions and images.