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Iced latte recipe

By the Lavazza Team 2–3 minutes

Whether you’re looking for a warm-weather upgrade for your morning brew, an iced latte is sure to hit the spot. If you want to know the best way to make an iced latte at home, then keep on reading.

What is an iced latte?

Exactly as its title, an iced latte is the cold counterpart of the traditional latte, and involves cold milk rather than steamed


To make a proper homemade iced latte, the only equipment you will need is:

  • Coffee machine
  • Tall glass


  • 2 espresso shots
  • 2 tsp sugar, honey, maple syrup or another sweetener (optional)
  • Ice
  • 100ml milk of your choice


  • Step 1. Brew your espresso using your preferred method
  • Step 2. Mix your hot espresso with your sugar, honey or sweetener until it has completely dissolved
  • Step 3. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes - you can choose whether you’d like more or less ice depending on how cold you’d like your iced coffee to be, but more ice will ensure that it stays cold for longer
  • Step 4. Pour the milk over the ice
  • Step 5. Add the espresso on top
  • Step 6. Give it a stir and enjoy your refreshing iced latte!
iced latte

Tips and Tricks

Like any coffee drink an iced latte can be customised and adjusted based on your preferences. Find some of our recommendations and tips below for how you can create the most delicious, iced coffee latte, as well as some myth-busting.

Additional Ingredients

Add some extra sweetness or flavour by adding a syrup to your iced latte. If you’re still not ready to let go of the iced coffee when autumn rolls around, you can make an iced pumpkin spice latte by adding pumpkin spice syrup to your drink.

You can also customise your iced latte by adding whipped cream on top for a treat.

Best coffee for iced lattes

For cold, milky drinks like the iced latte, you’re best off going with a darker roasted coffee bean. A stronger-tasting coffee will ensure that the flavour isn’t too diluted by the ice or the milk.

The Differences Between Iced Coffee and Iced Latte

While you might use these two terms interchangeably to mean the same thing, there is a distinctive difference, if you’re being specific with your coffee terms. iced latte is exactly what it sounds like - an iced version of the traditional latte. However, an iced coffee is a more of a catch-all term to refer to any type of iced or cold coffee and can easily be prepared by brewing your favourite coffee and pour it over ice cubes.

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