- Espresso shot(s) or strong brewed coffee.
- Cold milk (usually whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or any milk of your choice).
- Ice cubes.
- Optional sweeteners (sugar, flavored syrups like vanilla or caramel).
1. Start by brewing a shot or two of espresso using an espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use strong brewed coffee as a substitute. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
2. If you prefer a sweetened iced latte, add sugar or your preferred flavored syrup to the espresso or coffee while it’s still warm. Stir until it’s fully dissolved. The amount of sweetener is entirely based on your taste.
3. Take a glass and fill it with ice cubes. The amount of ice can vary based on how strong you want the coffee to be and how cold you want the drink.
4. **Pour Espresso or Coffee Over Ice:** Pour the brewed espresso or coffee directly over the ice cubes. This will instantly chill the coffee and start melting the ice.
5. Pour cold milk over the coffee and ice. The ratio of coffee to milk can be adjusted to your liking. Traditionally, a latte has more milk than coffee, so you might use equal parts coffee and milk or adjust it to your preference.
6. Use a long spoon or stir stick to mix the coffee, milk, and ice thoroughly. This ensures that all the ingredients are well combined.
7. You can customize your iced latte with various toppings like whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of flavored syrup.
8. Your iced latte is ready to be enjoyed. You can use a straw or simply sip it directly from the glass.