Skip to Content

Iced Vanilla Latte Recipe

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!

Vanilla Latte on One Sweet Appetite

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!

Recipe Features:

  • 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.
coffee beans

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!

I earn a small commission from items purchased through the links above. This helps me keep my recipes free for you. I only share products I use in my own kitchen and love.

Vanilla Latte Recipe

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Start with QUALITY ingredients. This is where you will get most of your flavor.
  2. Decide if you want to use strong brewed coffee or espresso. We have gone both ways but I personally prefer coffee.
  3. Mix all of your ingredients and enjoy!
Easy Iced Vanilla Latte Recipe

Tips and FAQ’s:

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.

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.

Can you make an iced latte with coffee instead of espresso?

Yes! You can use a strong cup of brewed coffee, or even cold brew, in place of the espresso in this recipe. The end result will be equally delicious. The only suggestion I have is to make sure you add a little less syrup if substituting with a less bold flavor coffee.

Related Recipes:

Iced Vanilla Latte

Iced Vanilla Latte

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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!


  • 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
  • ice


  1. Divide your coffee between two ice filled glasses.
  2. 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.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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.

The BEST Iced Vanilla Latte recipe - So good and way cheaper than buying coffee daily!

Still hungry? Follow One Sweet Appetite on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for more great recipe ideas!

This post was originally published June 2016. It has since been updated to include clear instructions and images.

Butterbeer Cupcakes on One Sweet Appetite
Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcake Recipe
Cinnamon Coffee Recipe


Wednesday 7th of April 2021

OMG! Want some! I am such a coffeeholic. Will definitely make this now. Again, thank you! :)


Monday 12th of April 2021

Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you like it.


Friday 12th of March 2021

I love iced coffee It I cannot have caffeine due to issues with my kidneys. Can I make this using decaf?


Friday 12th of March 2021

Yep! I've made it both ways and it is equally delicious. Use your judgement on how much vanilla syrup to add.


Monday 4th of May 2020

I wouldn’t call this an iced latte. It’s just an iced coffee.... latte’s use espresso not just regular cold coffee.


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

This recipe is tailored for readers that have basics in their kitchen. Of course, espresso is preferred, but coffee works just as well. Thank you for taking the time to comment.


Saturday 25th of April 2020

1/2 cup of syrup? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

1/2 cup of syrup is 320 calories. Milk is an extra 150 calories. Up to 470 calories here for those who wish to know.


Saturday 25th of April 2020

The great thing about this recipe is that it specifically calls out more or less to taste. It's up to you on how much to add.


Saturday 25th of April 2020

Hi there. Does this recipe really use 1/2 cup of syrup?

Thank you! Anne


Saturday 25th of April 2020

The great thing about this recipe is that is specifically calls out more or less to taste. It is up to you how much to add. I personally like it less sweet and add 1-2 tablespoons, while my sister likes it with the full amount. Start with less and add more as desired.