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Cold Brew Latte

Skip the line at the coffee shop and see how easy it is to make a refreshing cold brew latte at home with just a few ingredients. All you need is cold brew concentrate (homemade or store-bought), ice, and milk of your choice.

A cold brew latte in the front and a container of cold brew in the background.

What is Cold Brew?

Simply put, a latte with cold brew is a coffee beverage that combines cold brew and milk. The result is an iced drink that highlights the smooth and rich flavor of the cold brew, while milk adds a creamy and slightly sweet taste.

Ingredients for cold brew latte.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Cold Brew: The best cold brew latte begins with perfectly brewed cold brew concentrate. Purchase unsweetened cold brew at the grocery store or use our Toddy cold brew recipe and make your own.
  • Ice: You can’t forget the ice; it keeps your latte nice and cool- perfect for beating the summer heat. For a fun variation, consider making milk or cold brew ice cubes for a pronounced flavor.
  • Milk: Feel free to use regular milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or half-and-half for a creamy addition to the latte.

Additions and Substitutions

Our recipe starts with the basics, but let me tell you, there are no rules when it comes to crafting the perfect latte with cold brew.

  • Mix chocolate syrup into the cold brew before adding it to the latte, or sweeten it with a few drops of vanilla extract.
  • Feeling the fall vibes? Sprinkle cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice over the top to give your drink that autumn kick!
  • Replace milk with half and half or heavy cream to make the latte extra creamy.

How to Make Cold Brew Latte

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add syrup of your choice to the bottom of a drinking glass, if using. Then, top it with milk.

Milk added to the bottom of a drinking glass.

Step 2: Fill the glass to the top with ice.

Milk and ice added to a drinking glass.

Step 3: And finish it with cold brew concentrate.

Cold brew added to the milk in a glass.

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A cold brew latte in the front and a container of cold brew in the background.

Serving Suggestions

For those with a sweet tooth, jazz up your latte with various flavor additions. Add sugar, flavored syrup, or toppings to make your favorite Starbucks drink. It’s all about finding the right balance of sweetness to complement the cold brew and milk.

Sweetener

Take our basic latte recipe to the next level by infusing it with a hint of sweetness. Add 1-2 teaspoons of honey, agave, maple syrup, vanilla extract, or liquid monk fruit as a substitutes for simple syrup

Flavored Syrups

Sauces

Toppings

  • Whipped Cream
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Shaved Chocolate

Frequently Asked Questions

What is cold brew?

Good things come to those who wait, and that’s certainly the case with preparing cold brew; coffee grounds steep in room temperature or cold water for an extended period to slowly extract the flavor and aroma of the coffee bean, resulting in a smooth concentrate with less acidity and a more robust flavor.

What’s the difference between a latte and a cold brew latte?

An iced latte starts with hot espresso, but instead of drinking it hot, you let it cool down and serve it over ice and milk. On the other hand, cold brew involves steeping coffee beans in room temperature water for an extended period, giving it a distinct flavor. Our homemade cold brew latte recipe combines that concentrate with ice and milk.

What is the best coffee for cold brew?

When deciding the best coffee for cold brew, you want to be sure you’re purchasing whole beans and grinding them on a coarse-ground setting if you’re making homemade cold brew. My all-time favorite coffee bean is New Mexico Piñon Coffee, but any dark roast will do.

Is cold brew latte sweet?

The drink itself is not inherently sweet. However, it’s common to add sweeteners like sugar or flavored syrups to enhance the taste and sweeten the beverage.

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A cold brew latte in the front and a container of cold brew in the background.

Cold Brew Latte

Tressa Jamil
Skip the line at the coffee shop and see how easy it is to make a refreshing cold brew latte at home with just a few ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Latte
Calories 47 kcal
Equipment
  • Drinking Glass
Ingredients
  
Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon flavored syrup
Instructions
 
  • Add syrup of your choice to the bottom of a drinking glass, if using. Then, top it with milk.
  • Fill the glass to the top with ice.
  • And finish it with cold brew concentrate.
Notes
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator using almond milk. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Latte | Calories: 47 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 176 mg | Potassium: 163 mg | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 47 mg | Iron: 4 mg
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