Is your morning routine getting a little stale? It might be time to shake things up and start experimenting with cold brew coffee.
If you’re not quite sure how to make it, then don’t worry! This article will walk through the process of making a cold brew latte at home.
I’ll discuss the necessary ingredients and provide a step-by-step guide for brewing and serving your own cold brew latte.
Let’s get started!
What is a cold brew latte?
But before we begin, what exactly is a cold brew latte?
A cold brew latte is made with cold brew coffee. This type of coffee has more caffeine than iced coffee because it is brewed long enough to extract all the flavors. This is topped with cold foam and enough ice cubes for that refreshing touch!
A cold brew latte is a variation of the traditional iced latte, but with some extra steps involved to give it that unique taste.
But wait! It gets even better.
This is the perfect cold brew latte recipe for when it’s so hot outside because who doesn’t want an iced drink then, right?
But with this ultimate cold brew latte recipe, you can get the best of both worlds: ice and cold brew!
What ingredients are used in a cold brew latte?
So, what do you need to create this amazing latte?
First of all, the great thing is that you will not be needing any fancy equipment or ingredients for this cold brew latte recipe!
All you will need is a French press, or if you don’t have one lying around your kitchen, put a cheesecloth in a strainer over a bowl or large mug to filter it.
This is to make the cold brew coffee. I’ll guide you through an easy cold brew recipe below.
Then it’s time to collect these ingredients:
- Cold brew coffee (this can be decaf as well)
- Ice cubes
- 2% fat milk (if you do not drink cow’s milk, feel free to substitute it for almond or coconut milk)
Another great thing about this cold brew latte recipe is that there are so many possibilities when it comes to tweaking the taste. (More about that at the end of the article).
Low-fat milk is best used for this recipe because it produces the best cold foam. Cold foam is a delicious way to add a bit of structure to iced coffees, as the structure is light and airy.
Tip: If you want to learn how to make cold foam in 5 different ways, you can find more information here.
How to make a cold brew latte at home
So once you have all of these ingredients ready and waiting in your kitchen, let’s begin!
The recipe for a cold brew latte begins by grinding your favorite coffee beans – medium to coarsely ground for best results. If you’re not sure how to grind your coffee beans, then you can check out this article here.
The grind size looks like this:
Add the coarsely ground coffee into a large mason jar or pitcher, then fill the jar with cold water.
Another option is adding the coffee beans into your French press… Or, if using a cheesecloth, place the crushed beans in there and tie up all corners so that no coffee grounds escapes before brewing!
Finally, pour cold water over everything and stir everything together very well until mixed evenly.
Cover the container and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
After about 14 hours or more of resting time, filter out any remaining solids from the mixture through a strainer lined with cheesecloth into another bowl or large mug.
If you’re using a French press, you can simply press the plunger, and out comes a delicious filtered cold brew.
The goal is to remove all the grounds from the water after they have fully steepened.
Now, it is time to add the milk! Cold foam the milk using one of the many techniques I’ve mentioned and pour it onto the cold brew.
Pour it into your glass with ice cubes and enjoy your amazing cold brew latte!
Tip: If you want to find the full recipe for making cold brew coffee at home, you can check it out here.
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold brew coffee
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of 2% fat milk
- Ice cubes
- Optionally, a sweetener
Once you've made the cold brew coffee, it's time to put it all together and create this fantastic cold brew latte. Let's get started:
- Begin by cold foaming the milk. I'm using a milk frother for this.
- In a tall glass, add ice cubes, so it fills the glass to about halfway.
- Pour the cold brew coffee into the ice-filled glass.
- If you want, you can add a sweetener now and give it a quick stir.
- Finally, pour the cold foamed milk on top.
It's best to serve the cold brew latte right after it's made for the best flavors.
You can serve it with a straw so that you can stir the milk (and sweetener) through the cold brew coffee!
You can substitute the 2% fat milk for any milk or milk alternative you like the most.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 5.7gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 4g
The benefits of drinking a cold brew latte
Now that I’ve gone through all the steps explaining what exactly makes up this amazing drink, it’s time to talk about its perks.
There are many reasons why you should consider making one at home. First off, they tend to taste better than iced lattes because cold brew is brewed with less acidity and bitterness.
Secondly, it is made with cold water and ground coffee beans that are brewed long enough to extract all the flavors. This means more caffeine for you!
Also, milk is added, which makes it even better because this adds flavor and some extra nutrients. (But don’t forget that you can use milk alternatives, like almond milk as well if you’re lactose intolerant or don’t drink cow’s milk).
And similar to traditional coffee drinks, there are many different ways of tweaking the taste by adding flavors such as vanilla extract, cinnamon – even chocolate! (More about that at the end of the article)
Everything is possible!
Common questions about cold brew lattes
Now that you know all about how to make a cold brew latte, it’s time for some frequently asked questions.
How many calories are in a cold brew latte?
It depends on what milk and sweeteners you add, but generally speaking, this drink is healthier than a regular latte because it uses less milk.
This means that it has fewer calories in general! (But again – it all comes down to your personal preferences).
Why does this drink taste so good compared to other types of lattes?
It tastes better because it is less acidic than traditional iced drinks due to its extraction process, making it smoother on one’s palate.
And also, thanks to milk added!
As mentioned above, adding different additives can even change the taste to your liking, so explore and experiment!
Is cold brew stronger than coffee?
Yes, it has a stronger and more concentrated flavor. This is because coffee beans that are used for cold brew tend to be darker roasted, and more are used – which means a better taste!
It’s important to note that even though this drink might seem like the “stronger” version compared to regular iced lattes (due to its longer preparation process), you can still add milk or water after your preferred strength is reached; making sure everyone gets what they want in terms of caffeine intake and strength.
6 recipe variations tips to make your own unique cold brew latte
Now that I’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions, it’s time to go over a few different possible flavors you can add during preparation.
Here are a few tips that I have for you to add your own unique twist to this recipe:
- You can add some chocolate syrup to the cold brew before making it into a latte. A few drops of vanilla extract is another delicious way to add flavor.
- Or you can even try adding some cinnamon or pumpkin spice for a fall-inspired drink!
- You can also substitute the milk for half and half or heavy cream to make it extra creamy.
- For those who don’t like super sweet drinks, I would recommend using only a little bit of sugar (or vanilla syrup) at first until you see whether you want more later on.
- There are many different types out there when it comes to coffee beans, which means different flavors will come through in your drink! Experiment with all kinds of brands and blends until you find your favorite.
- There’s also nothing wrong with adding some chocolate sauce if that is something you’d enjoy as well! Anything goes when making this perfect cold brew latte recipe – have fun experimenting!
And those are just a few ideas from me… the possibilities are endless!
Now go experiment with different variations until coming up with one perfect recipe that tastes amazing for you!
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if you found the best combination!
So there you have it! The ultimate cold brew latte recipe that I think anyone can make at home.
Now you know everything when it comes to making this amazing latte from scratch yourself! So go ahead and give it a try… You won’t regret it!
If you’re looking for more recipes like this one to enjoy during hot summer days or colder winter days, feel free to check out the recipes that I will link below!
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