If you are craving a cold beverage that is both refreshing and indulgent, then this Iced Caramel Latte is going to be perfect!
About the Recipe
This irresistible drink has a creamy blend of bold espresso, cold milk and a swirl of sweet caramel syrup all poured over ice in a tall glass. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself on a warm day or whenever you need a quick pick-me-up.
We love iced drinks, and this latte is perfect in the summertime!
You can make this homemade iced caramel latte using just a few basic ingredients when the weather is warm, as a morning pick-me-up or as an afternoon treat. The coolness, sweet flavors and caffeine from the espresso make it a great option for anytime of the day! And the best part - it's a fraction of the price of a coffee shop!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Delicious - The smooth espresso, creamy milk and luscious caramel syrup create a flavor combination that will satisfy your craving for a sweet and indulgent treat. It will taste just like the drinks you can order at your local coffee shop!
Refreshing - This is a great choice when the weather is warm and you are looking for a refreshing beverage to get you through the day. The coolness of this drink will provide a respite from the heat and will quench your thirst in no time at all.
Jolt of Energy - The caffeine in the espresso can help to increase your alertness and improve focus. If you are feeling like you need a little help getting through your day, this delicious latte would be an excellent choice!
Here are the simple ingredients you will need for this cold coffee drink:
- Espresso: You will need two shots of espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, use 1 cup of coffee.
- Caramel syrup: Use store bought caramel syrup for convenience, or make homemade caramel syrup!
- Milk: You can use your favorite milk of choice. I usually love whole milk or soy milk in this drink.
- Whipped cream
Let's make this iced caramel latte recipe together!
Step 1: In a tall glass, add the espresso and caramel sauce. Stir well to combine.
Step 2: Fill the glass with ice and top with milk.
Step 3: If desired, top with whipped cream and extra caramel sauce.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious iced coffee:
Make it a cocktail - Turn this into a cocktail by adding the ingredients and a shot of vodka to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy!
Use a frother - Use a frother to combine the espresso and caramel in your glass before adding the ice and milk.
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Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Milk - Feel free to use any milk of your choice or milk substitute for this recipe. Some great options would be oat milk, coconut milk or almond milk. If you want to get really fancy, you can top your latte with milk foam and an extra caramel drizzle.
Espresso - If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can just use freshly brewed regular coffee. Since you are combining it with milk, you could make it extra strong so you don’t lose that strong coffee flavor! You could also try using cold brew coffee too!
Coffee - You could any type of coffee in place of espresso. You could make this with a leftover pot of coffee or make some French press coffee for this drink.
Caramel Sauce - You could make your own homemade caramel sauce instead of using store bought.
What To Serve With
Here are some recipes to serve alongside this coffee drink:
Zucchini Banana Bread - This quick and easy Zucchini Banana Bread recipe is the perfect combination of flavors! You can whip up this delicious bread in no time.
Southwest Breakfast Tacos - Great for a brunch with friends, easy breakfast for the morning after kids sleepovers, or just a quick and delicious meal for yourself.
Easy Cheesecake with Fresh Figs - This recipe is a simple, easy cheesecake topped with fresh figs and fig syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. An espresso machine is not essential for this recipe. You can substitute regular drip coffee or cold brew coffee for the espresso and it will be just as good!
Caramel sauce would be a good substitute but it should be noted that it is a bit thicker and may not mix in as nicely as caramel syrup.
Yes. Feel free to customize how much of the caramel syrup you add. Start by adding the amount the recipe has stated and then add more by the teaspoonful until you have reached the desired sweetness.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
This latte recipe is going to be best when made fresh and consumed right away. Here are storage and reheating instructions, if needed.
Refrigerator Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight jar and consume within 1-2 days.
Freezer Storage:You can freeze your leftover iced latte in an ice cube tray and make a frozen iced latte in the blender the next day!
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Iced Caramel Latte
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 tablespoon caramel syrup plus more for serving
- 5 ounces milk of choice
- Whipped cream optional
- Add espresso to a tall glass. Add caramel syrup and mix well.
- Fill the glass with ice and top with milk.
- Top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce, as desired.