Iced Lattes. They’re pretty magical right?! Something about cold foam just makes me so happy… but the price tag at most coffee shops do not. Because coffee drinks (even a plain cold brew iced coffee!) are so pricey and the cups/covers/straws are so wasteful, I figured there must be a way to make and enjoy a latte at home. Plus with everything going on with the coronavirus right now, I have very little interest in going out to a coffee shop when I can get my caffeine fix at home. Luckily, a friend of mine gave us a milk frother for our engagement last year and it has completely eliminated the need for me to swing by a local coffee shop.
Now technically iced lattes are made with espresso, but don’t worry if you don’t have an espresso machine! Before I got my Nespresso, I didn’t either! For a while, I just used a strong iced coffee. You can usually find cold brew concentrate at grocery stores, but if you don’t want to do that, just pop any leftover coffee in the fridge overnight to chill and use it the next day! I also used a little cold brew maker all summer long last year and it worked great and barely takes up any space. Lots of options!
What frother do you have?!
If you’ve been following me a while, you’ve probably seen me use or heard me talk about my Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Frother. To say I love this gadget is an understatement. Probably because it’s so darn easy to use! Whenever people ask me how I make my lattes at home, I feel a little silly telling them that I press a button… but that’s literally all there is to it. Who said frothing milk has to be hard?!
That’s right! You pour the milk in, cover the top, and press one of four buttons: cold froth, hot milk, dense foam or airy foam. Wait for it to do its thing, pour over your coffee, and voila!
How To Make Iced Latte
1/4 cup milk of choice (Nutpods froths the best!)
1 cup cold brew or 1-2 shots of espresso
Make your coffee or espresso. If you have an espresso machine, simply brew espresso and let it cool. If you don’t have one, use a cold brew coffee maker, chill coffee in the fridge overnight, or buy cold brew at the store.
Pour your espresso or coffee into a glass with ice cubes.
Pour about 1/4 cup of cold milk into the frother. Press the cold froth button.
Once that is done, pour it over the coffee.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, add a straw, and enjoy!
I personally prefer to drink an iced latte out of a straw, so these metal straws have been such a great addition to my kitchen. Even if you prefer to get your morning coffee out on your way to the office, I recommend getting these and bringing them in your purse with you. It’s such an easy thing to do and it can make such a significant environmental impact if we all do it.
I usually sprinkle cinnamon or this Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Blend on top of mine for some extra flavor. You can also feel free to sweeten it, too! I find adding a sweetener (sugar, stevia, simple syrup, etc) to the coffee before adding the milk is the easiest way to do that.
I’m such a creature of habit in the morning that I rarely play around with different flavor combinations, but I did really love my gingerbread latte this past holiday season. Every time I made a batch, our whole kitchen smell festive! Maybe I should try a flavored iced coffee for this summer – any suggestions??
Do you ever made iced lattes at home?
If you do, do you have any additional tip sand tricks?! And if not, have I tempted you to get this frother yet? Sorry, not sorry – it’s the BEST!
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (Nutpods froths the best!)
- 1 cup cold brew or 1-2 shots of espresso
- Ice Cubes
- Cinnamon (optional)
1. Make your coffee or espresso. If you have an espresso machine, simply brew espresso and let it cool. If you don't have one, use a cold brew coffee maker, chill coffee in the fridge overnight, or buy cold brew at the store.
2. Pour your espresso or coffee into a glass with ice cubes.
3. Pour about 1/4 cup of cold milk into the frother. Press the cold froth button.
4. Once that is done, pour it over the coffee.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon, add a straw, and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g