The Best Iced Latte

Updated September 14, 2022
How to make the best iced latte in 5 minutes using instant coffee! A quick and easy way to curb your iced coffee cravings at home!
Total Time 5 mins
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milk being poured into coffee

Today I’m sharing my recipe for the best iced latte that you can make at home! It’s ready in minutes and you’d never guess that it’s made with instant coffee!

Why you’ll love this recipe

I just know you’ll love this recipe! It’s:

  • Super customisable
  • Made with instant coffee
  • Cheaper than coffee shops
  • Ready in minutes!
an latte with ice and milk

How to make an instant coffee iced latte at home

Add the instant coffee to your favourite glass and dissolve in warm (not boiling) water (photo 1).

Add ice to the glass until the level of the coffee against the glass has doubled (photo 2).

Top off the glass with your milk of choice (photo 3) and enjoy immediately!

Notes on this recipe

  • Best served immediately.
  • If your coffee hasn’t dissolved when you added the warm water, add a small amount of boiling water to help the coffee dissolve.
  • If you prefer a less creamy latte (similar to a cold brew), substitute some of the milk for cold filtered water.
milk being poured into an iced latte

FAQ

Which instant coffee is best for making iced lattes?

I like Nescafe instant coffee the best as the granules easily dissolve in water and the flavour is less cardboard-y than other brands.

Can I add sugar or flavoured syrups to my iced latte?

Yes! Add them to the coffee before adding the ice. If using sugar, I recommend dissolving the coffee in slightly warmer water to ensure the sugar also dissolves. You can also sweeten your iced lattes with maple syrup or honey.

How do I make a vegan iced latte?

To make a vegan iced latte, prepare the coffee and ice then add your favourite dairy-free milk! You can use any plant milk of your choosing, but my top two favourites are hazelnut milk and vanilla-flavoured soy.

If you like iced lattes, you love my iced matcha latte recipe too!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!

milk being poured into an iced latte
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THE BEST ICED LATTE

How to make the best iced coffee: an easy recipe for a home-made version of what you can get in Starbucks!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee
  • ¼ cup/ 60 ml Warm Water not boiling
  • ½ cup/ 120 ml Milk of choice – you may not need it all
  • 6-10 Ice Cubes
  • Sugar or flavoured syrups optional

Instructions

  • Add the instant coffee to your favourite glass. Add the warm water to the glass and stir until the coffee has dissolved.  
  • [optional] Add in 1 tsp of flavoured syrup, sugar, maple syrup or honey. If you are using sugar, I recommend using slightly warmer water to ensure the sugar dissolves.
  • Add ice cubes to the coffee until the level of the coffee on the glass has increased twofold.
  • Top up the glass with your milk of choice and enjoy immediately!

Shivani’s Tips

  • If you prefer a less creamy latte (similar to a cold brew), substitute some of the milk for cold filtered water.
 

NUTRITION

Per serving as prepared with semi-skimmed milk and without sugar or syrups 
Calories: 59 kcal | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 3.6g 

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