If you’re a coffee-lover, then you know that iced coffee is the best way to enjoy your favorite caffeinated drink as the weather warms up.
Brewing a cup of iced coffee at home can take a bit of time, so if you’re looking for a delicious and easy alternative to store-bought iced coffees, look no further than this blueberry iced latte recipe.
Down below, I’ll go over the ingredients used, which coffee tastes most delicious in this recipe, the number of calories, and so much more!
What is a blueberry iced latte?
Summer is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect excuse to catch up on some reading with a refreshing iced latte, but what is exactly is a blueberry iced latte?
A blueberry iced latte is a perfect summer drink. It’s made with homemade blueberry syrup, espresso coffee, cold foamed milk, served over ice and topped with a serving of whipped cream.
If you love to drink iced coffee on the regular, then you’ll love the chance of trying out something new and refreshing.
This iced blueberry latte is both sweet and robust at the same time. You can easily enjoy this while sitting out in the sun, making it the perfect drink, in my opinion.
What ingredients are used in this blueberry iced latte?
To make this blueberry iced latte at home, you’ll need five ingredients, most of which you might already have at home. Have a look below for the full list:
- Whole milk
- Espresso coffee
- Blueberry syrup
- Whipped cream
- Ice cubes
If you make coffee on a regular basis, you might already have everything at home. I’ve listed the recipe for the homemade blueberry syrup a bit further down the article.
As for the milk used, you can switch it to milk you like the most. I prefer whole milk because of the full flavor it gives me.
You can use low-fat milk if you want to lower the calories or a dairy-free alternative that you like to drink.
To give the milk a bit more texture, it’s best to cold foam it. Cold foamed milk is creamy and foamy, which is the perfect way to make iced lattes.
You can check out this article about five easy ways to make cold foam at home if you want to learn how to make it yourself.
Whipped cream is added to make it a more decadent drink, but you can leave this out if you prefer drinking your coffees without whipped cream.
The fun thing about brewing coffee at home is that you can make the drink just like you want!
What is the best coffee to use?
To make the perfect iced latte at home, you’ll need espresso coffee. For this blueberry iced latte, one espresso shot is enough.
You can also choose to add a double espresso shot to create a more espresso-forward iced latte, but this is up to you and your flavor preference.
Espresso coffee made with an espresso machine will be the best in terms of flavor, but the AeroPress and Moka pot are also great ways to produce espresso-like coffee.
If you want to learn how to brew coffee with these coffee brewers, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
The Nespresso and Keurig machines are great for making coffee at home as well. I suggest choosing a coffee pod that is strong in flavor for this recipe.
Did you know you can easily make iced lattes with a Nespresso machine? You can check out this great recipe if you want to learn more about it.
If you’d rather not use espresso coffee for this recipe, you can substitute it for brewed coffee instead.
Make sure the coffee is quite strong, so you can mimic the flavor of espresso coffee, so you create a well-balanced blueberry iced latte.
How to make the homemade blueberry syrup
When it comes to cold and creamy summer refreshments, you can’t beat a tall glass of iced coffee or an iced latte.
And while you definitely don’t have to add any extra sugar, a touch of sweetener only enhances the flavor of this cold drink.
That’s why this blueberry syrup is perfect. It has the natural sweetness of the berries, which enhances the beautiful flavors of the robust coffee.
You can easily make this syrup at home using equal parts white granulated sugar, fresh or frozen blueberries, and cold tap water.
Once you’ve made it, it’ll look like this:
As you can see, the blueberries give off so much color that they will transform your regular iced latte into a more bright-looking iced latte, perfect for summer.
If you want to make this homemade blueberry syrup yourself, you can check out the complete step-by-step guide here.
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk
- One espresso shot
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of blueberry syrup
- A serving of whipped cream
- Ice cubes
- Start brewing your espresso shot. After brewing, let it cool slightly before using. You can add an ice cube to help it cool down quickly.
- While the espresso is cooling, cold foam your milk with a technique of choice.
- Grab a tall glass and add the blueberry syrup to it.
- Then, add enough ice cubes to fill the glass to about halfway.
- Pour the cold foamed milk into the glass.
- Leave the milk to settle for about 30 seconds before moving on to the next step.
- Once the milk has settled, pour the cooled espresso coffee into the glass.
- Finish the drink with a serving of whipped cream and, additionally, a few blueberries.
- Serve the blueberry iced latte with a straw, so you can stir the coffee and enjoy it longer!
You can brew the espresso coffee and store it in the fridge overnight, so you can quickly start this recipe the following day.
If you don't want to cold foam your milk, you can also add the milk into the glass without any preparation.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 6.4gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 8.2gSugar: 29.6gProtein: 5.9g
How many calories are in this blueberry iced latte?
Depending on the milk you like to use, the calories in this drink can change. If you’re following this recipe, then the total calories are 238.
The calories come from the different ingredients used. Have a look below for the full breakdown of the calories for each component:
- The whole milk makes up for 110 calories.
- The homemade blueberry syrup is good for 77 calories.
- If you plan on adding whipped cream, it’ll add 51 calories to your coffee.
As you can see, this blueberry iced latte has quite a few calories. But the great thing is, you can easily lower it if you want.
By using low-fat milk and leaving out the whipped cream, you’ll create a blueberry iced latte that is just as delicious but lower in calories.
Make sure to play around with the flavors, so the iced latte has the perfect flavor for you!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe for a blueberry iced latte. Making one at home is easier than it sounds and could be just the break you need from your busy day or an exciting way to start your morning.
If you have any questions about how to make this drink yourself, feel free to ask in the comments below!
Do you like these iced coffee recipes? Then I suggest having a look below for some more easy-to-make recipes.
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