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How to Make an Iced Latte

This How to Make an Iced Latte tutorial is the easiest way to make your favourite coffee shop drink at home with simple ingredients!
Course Coffee Break, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Starbucks
Keyword Homemade Latte, How to Make an Iced Latte, Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte, Starbucks Iced Latte
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 247kcal
Author Chrissie


  • French Press or Espresso Machine
  • Mason Jar
  • Electric or hand-held milk frother


For the simple syrup (makes 1/2 cup syrup, enough for 4 lattes):

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the espresso:

  • 60 millilitres hot water (approximately 2 oz)
  • 10 grams instant espresso powder (OR one shot of espresso made in an espresso machine)

For the foamed milk:

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup (recipe above) (substitute Maple Syrup or a few drops of Stevia, if desired)

For serving:

  • ice cubes


For the simple syrup:

  • Add the water, sugar, and vanilla extract to a pot over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let the mixture sit and cool to room temperature, and add the syrup to an airtight jar or bottle. Store in the fridge.

For the espresso:

  • Dissolve the instant espresso powder in the hot water.
  • Alternatively, make your own espresso if you have an espresso machine, or use a french press to make espresso with ground espresso beans without a machine.

For the foamed milk:

  • Add the milk to a mason jar and shake very well to froth. Froth with a hand-held milk frother.
  • If you'd like a warm latte, heat the milk in a pot and froth with a hand-held frother.
  • Alternatively, froth the cold milk in an electric milk frother (if you have one) on the cold setting (or the hot setting if you'd like a warm latte), or simply shake the mason jar very well until everything is combined and a small layer of foam appears on the top of the milk.

To serve:

  • Pour the espresso (over ice, if desired) into each glass or mug.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup into each glass or mug.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cup of the milk over the espresso and ice into each mug or glass.


This recipe makes 2 servings (1 shot of espresso each, 1.5 cups of milk).
The simple syrup recipe makes 8 tablespoons of simple syrup (or 1/2 cup), so feel free to add a little extra simple syrup to each serving depending on your tastes, or substitute with maple syrup if desired.
To make this recipe low carb/keto, simply replace the simple syrup with a few drops of liquid stevia.
For a warm latte, simple skip the ice and heat the milk in a pot on the stove just to a simmer, or in the microwave, before frothing. 


Serving: 1.75cups | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 663mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 1mg