My Iced Latte Recipe

Let me start by saying that I use the word, “recipe” very lightly here. Since my latte has just four ingredients, it feels silly to call it a recipe, but here we are! Every time I share myself making or enjoying an iced latte on my Instagram stories, I get questions about my espresso machine, how I make it, what I use, and more. Since warm weather is upon us, which is the perfect time to enjoy an iced drink, I thought there isn’t a better time to share how I like to make my lattes at home.

I’ve had a couple different espresso machines in the last few years and have found that I’m a “less is more” kind of girl with them. A year or so ago, we simplified to this little espresso machine and I love it! It takes up a small footprint on the counter and does exactly what we need – brews espresso. Mike enjoys a shot of espresso every morning and I regularly make lattes, so we get a ton of use out of our Nespresso Essenza Mini. We like the espresso pods from Nespresso, Peet’s, and Starbucks. We aren’t very picky about flavors, so will usually just purchase a variety pack from any of those brands. For my decaf lattes, I just buy decaf pods!

Homemade Iced Latte:

  • shot of espresso (I do a single shot)
  • milk, to taste (I do about 6 oz. or so of 2% milk)
  • ice
  • whipped cream or sweet foam topping (found at my local grocery store), optional
  1. Brew a shot of espresso into the cup.
    (If wanting to add a dash of sugar, I would put the sugar in the cup before brewing the espresso into it)
  2. Add in ice – I like a lot of ice, so I fill about 2/3 of the cup full.
  3. Pour in milk and stir.
  4. Top with whipped cream or sweet foam topping and enjoy!

It’s as simple as that! When I add the sweet foam topping, I opt to go without a straw, so that I can get all that sweet foam goodness in every sip. It’s a great little afternoon pick-me-up, especially on a warm day!

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  1. Rach wrote:

    This is super easy!!

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    Posted 5.6.20 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      That’s the best part!

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  2. Megan wrote:

    This is great thank you!! Good luck mama with that sweet baby boy! Take your time coming back, we will all still be here 🙂

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