Nothing quite has the power to energize and refresh like a cold iced latte. Now, thanks to recent advances in plant-based milk alternatives, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of an iced latte without any dairy! Whether you’re already living a fully vegan lifestyle or simply want to explore some new options while treating yourself during this summer heatwave, this recipe is certainly worth a try. Grab your finest coffee beans and plant-milk; it’s time for us to make some vegan magic happen!
I never liked dairy milk. If you want to make alternative plant-based milk, we offer an in-depth tutorial for homemade almond milk that's easy and fun to make, especially with the kids. If you decide to make it for yourself, please share a snapshot with us.
Have you ever thought of making iced coffee with plant milk? It's easy, and it hits the spot.
It never dawned on me that you might not know about this deep summer iced latte treat. I shared it with a friend visiting us, and my little show entertained her and tasted delicious. August is the time of the year when I only want to drink cold drinks and eat raw meals unless we're outside on the grill. This delicious drink will make you wish you had thought of it sooner. No dairy. No-fuss. In two minutes flat, you get a terrific morning or afternoon pick-me-up with little guilt.
How to make an Iced Latte
The full recipe is below, but in a nutshell:
- Make an espresso shot and melt honey into the hot coffee.
- Fill a tall glass to the top with ice.
- Pour sweetened coffee over ice.
- Add homemade plant milk to taste.
- Top off with more ice.
This Iced Latte recipe deserves your thumbprint.
- Try it with your favorite plant milk; some friends swear by coconut cream
- Use matcha tea in place of coffee for a matcha latte
- Add cocoa to the plant milk over medium heat to make this a mocha Iced Latte!
So there you have it! We can all cool down this summer and enjoy our favorite coffee treats without having to sacrifice anything. And with plant-based milk alternatives, we don't need to worry about what's going into each sip, especially if we make it from scratch. Making this vegan iced latte is absolutely achievable from any kitchen. Let us know how it goes in the comments or by tagging us on social! Your pictures will help inspire others to create their own dairy-free versions at home as well as give us all an opportunity to share in the joy that a cold iced latte brings – no matter how you serve it.
Want ideas on what to serve alongside this plant-based iced latte? Try this fantastic coconut macaroon recipe. It's like eating little white coconut pillows.