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Iced latte and ice in a tall glass

How to make an iced latte

Published: July 5, 2021 at 7:00 am
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  • A little effort
  • Serves 1

Keep cool this summer by making your own iced latte with our simple recipe (you can add a splash of your favourite liqueur to make it boozy if you like!)

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Try our homemade iced latte recipe, then check out how to make iced coffee, plus more cooling drinks such as our iced coffee, iced tea, iced chai latte and frozen berry smoothie.

Make the espresso for your iced drink using our tried-and-tested picks of the best coffee machines including the best espresso machines and best coffee pod machines using eco-friendly coffee pods.


Tips for making the perfect iced latte

Follow these tips to get it just right, as well as trying some fun twists:
  • First of all, make an extra-strong brew to offset the dilution once you add ice. Alternatively, try making coffee the night before (or use left-over coffee) and freezing it in ice cube moulds to add when you brew.
  • When sweetening iced coffee, cold water makes it hard for the sugar to dissolve so try making a sugar syrup to add to the drink. Or, for extra indulgence, add a dollop of condensed milk or even a scoop of ice cream.
  • We also love mixing espresso with tonic water for something spritzy and light.
  • For different flavours, trying using plant milks such as coconut and almond – hazelnut is especially delicious – or add a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Iced latte recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 capsule espresso coffee
  • 1 tsp (or to taste) brown sugar
  • a large splash milk
  • half a glass ice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Brew a strong cafetière or espresso coffee and add the sugar while it’s still hot (otherwise the coffee tastes too bitter when cold). Add a big splash of milk, mix and pour over ice in a tall glass. Add a splash of your favourite coffee liqueur if you like.

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