Starbucks Iced Latte Copycat

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Dark roast espresso, milk, and ice are the only 3 ingredients needed to make this refreshing Iced Latte Starbucks copycat. See how easy it is to recreate this caffeinated drink at home.

Iced Lattes in glass cups.

Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks Iced Latte is a drink made with their signature dark espresso, ice, and milk. It doesn’t come sweetened unless you request it to be made with a simple syrup.
  • This copycat drink recreates the Starbucks recipe using Starbucks espresso roast. The recipe makes a grande (16 ounces) Iced Latte.
  • A latte has to be made with espresso, so to make this drink at home, use an espresso machine or a Nespresso.
  • An Iced Latte is the base drink for a lot of Starbucks favorites like Iced Vanilla Latte (Iced Latte + Vanilla Syrup) and Iced Mocha (Iced Latte + Chocolate Syrup).

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Ingredient Notes

Iced Latte ingredients.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Three photos showing steps to make an iced latte.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Pour espresso into a cup.
    Use a cup that can hold at least 16 ounces (2 cups).
  2. Add milk.
  3. Top with ice.
    That’s it!

Expert Tips

  • To sweeten without adding flavors, use a simple syrup, which will mix into the drink the easiest. Use flavored simple syrups like vanilla to sweeten and flavor the drink.
  • There are many ways to customize an Iced Latte. Use blonde espresso instead of a dark, swap out espresso shots with ristretto, or top off the drink with a vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
  • If you don’t have an espresso machine or a Nespresso, you can use instant coffee, double-strength brewed coffee or cold brew, but it won’t have quite the same taste.
  • Out of all espresso-based drinks, lattes are made with the most milk. If you want more of a coffee taste, use less milk or add another shot of espresso.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks Iced Latte?

There’s just 3 ingredients: milk, ice, and brewed espresso.

How much caffeine is in Starbucks Iced Latte?

If you order a grande Iced Latte at Starbucks, it’ll contain 150 mg of caffeine.

How many espresso shots are in an Iced Latte?

At Starbucks, a tall (12 ounces) is made with just 1 espresso shot, a grande (16 ounces) has 2 espresso shots, and a venti is made with 3 espresso shots.

Is the Iced Latte sweetened at Starbucks?

Nope, you’ll need to add syrups to sweeten.

Iced Latte in a cup.

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Starbucks Iced Latte Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
Dark roast espresso, milk, and ice are the only 3 ingredients needed to make this refreshing Iced Latte.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pour espresso and milk into a cup.
    Use a cup that can hold at least 16 ounces (2 cups).
  • Top with ice.

NOTES

  • Use Starbucks Espresso Roast coffee beans or Nespresso Starbucks capsules in Espresso. You can also use any dark roasted coffee.
    Whole beans: Starbucks Espresso Roast
    Nespresso Original: Starbucks Espresso Roast
    Nespresso Vertuo: Espresso Roast
  • Starbucks uses 2% milk for their Iced Lattes but you can use any milk you like including almond milk or oat milk.
  • Make ice using filtered water if possible for a better tasting drink.
  • To sweeten without adding flavors, use a simple syrup, which will mix into the drink the easiest. Use flavored simple syrups like vanilla to sweeten and flavor the drink.
  • There are many ways to customize an Iced Latte. Use blonde espresso instead of a dark, swap out espresso shots with ristretto, or top off the drink with a vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
  • If you don’t have an espresso machine or a Nespresso, you can use instant coffee, double-strength brewed coffee or cold brew, but it won’t have quite the same taste.
  • Out of all espresso-based drinks, lattes are made with the most milk. If you want more of a coffee taste, use less milk or add another shot of espresso.

NUTRITION

Calories: 89 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 250mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
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