Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte Copycat

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Smooth and perfectly sweet, make this Starbucks iced latte drink at home with just a few ingredients. It’s so quick and easy to make right in your kitchen.

Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte in tall cups.

Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte is an Iced Vanilla Latte made with blonde espresso instead of regular espresso. This cold coffee drink is made with 4 ingredients: blonde espresso, ice, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup.
  • This copycat drink recreates the Starbucks recipe using Starbucks blonde espresso roast and homemade vanilla syrup although you can use store-bought syrup. This recipe makes a grande (16 ounces) Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte.
  • Blonde espresso is a lightly roasted coffee bean and it’s a smoother, mellower version of Starbucks signature espresso, which is a dark roast. To make blonde espresso, you just need to buy blonde espresso coffee and make it the same way you would make espresso in an espresso machine or a Nespresso.

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Ingredient Notes

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Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Pour blonde espresso into a cup.
  2. Add vanilla syrup.
  3. Add milk.
  4. Top drink with ice.

Expert Tips

  • To make this drink decadent, add Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam on top.
  • If you don’t love the taste of strong coffee, you’ll most likely enjoy drinks made with blonde espresso. It’ll still taste like coffee, but a milder version of it.
  • I prefer making homemade vanilla syrup but you can buy Starbucks Vanilla Syrup directly from any of their store locations. The only catch is that it’s not always available for purchase since they’ll only sell it to you if they have extras in stock. At the store, it’s about $14 for the bottle.
  • If you do use Starbucks Vanilla Syrup, use 2 tablespoons per drink since their syrups have a lot more sugar than my homemade version.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte?

In a grande sized drink, there’s ice, 2% milk, 4 pumps of Vanilla Syrup, and 2 shots of blonde espresso.

Why should I use ice made with filtered water instead of tap?

The less impurities there are in water, the cleaner and tastier it’ll be. Starbucks uses triple filtered water to make all their drinks and they use the same water to make ice!

What’s the difference between Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte and Iced Vanilla Latte?

The drinks are exactly the same but the Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte is made with blonde espresso (light roast) and Iced Vanilla latte is made with Starbucks signature espresso, which is a dark roast.

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Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte Copycat Recipe

Author: Jee Choe
A twist on a popular Starbucks drink that's made with blonde espresso.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pour blonde espresso, vanilla syrup, milk into a cup.
  • Add ice.

NOTES

  • You can get Nespresso Starbucks branded capsules for the Nespresso Original Line: Starbucks Blonde Espresso and Nespresso Vertuo Line: Starbucks Blonde Espresso
  • Starbucks makes all their lattes with 2% milk but you can use any kind of milk you like.
  • To make this drink decadent, add Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam on top.
  • If you don’t love the taste of strong coffee, you’ll most likely enjoy drinks made with blonde espresso. It’ll still taste like coffee, but a milder version of it.
  • I prefer making homemade vanilla syrup but you can buy Starbucks Vanilla Syrup directly from any of their store locations. The only catch is that it’s not always available for purchase since they’ll only sell it to you if they have extras in stock. At the store, it’s about $14 for the bottle.
  • If you do use Starbucks Vanilla Syrup, use 2 tablespoons per drink since their syrups have a lot more sugar than my homemade version.

NUTRITION

Calories: 305 | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 276mg | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 3mg
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