In the summer, we look for refreshing drinks to quench our thirst. Iced cinnamon mocha latte is one of the best cold drink recipes you can make at home easily.
This recipe is nice and simple without any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients. It’s a foolproof drink that is delicious and very refreshing.
Down below, you’ll find all the information you need to make this drink, including recipes for a homemade chocolate sauce recipe and cinnamon syrup!
What is an iced cinnamon mocha latte?
Summer is here, and it’s heating up. And the hottest places to be are the coffee shops. They are packed with people trying to cool off with an iced coffee or cold brew coffee.
It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and one of the most popular is the iced cinnamon mocha latte. But what is it?
An iced cinnamon mocha latte is a delicious iced coffee drink made with cinnamon syrup, chocolate sauce, cold foam, strong espresso coffee, and is finished with a serving of whipped cream; served on ice.
If you love to drink iced coffee drinks when the weather is heating up, you’ll love this iced coffee that is based on the hot version.
What ingredients are needed to make this drink?
If you’re a coffee-lover, then you’ll find this iced cinnamon mocha latte a cooling treat!
This recipe is super easy to make and only requires six ingredients:
- 2% fat milk (for cold foam)
- Espresso coffee
- Cinnamon syrup
- Chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream
- Ice cubes
I love this recipe because it is easy to make at home without going out of your way to shop around to collect all the ingredients.
Making at-home coffee is the best thing to do with the weather heating up. You can make this drink however you like, with the ingredients you have at home.
For example, you can switch out the 2% fat milk if you’d rather use a different kind of low-fat milk or use a delicious milk alternative instead.
The low-fat milk is used to make cold foam, which will give this drink a bit of texture. You can make the cold foam at home using five different techniques, which I go into detail about here.
A bit further down, I’ve listed homemade recipes for the cinnamon syrup and chocolate sauce if you want to try your hand at making these simple add-ins at home.
How do you make the best espresso at home?
Espresso coffee is needed to make this into the best iced latte possible. You can make espresso coffee at home with different brewing techniques. Have a look below for some great options:
- You can brew great espresso-like coffee with a Moka pot or AeroPress.
- Make some great espresso using an espresso machine.
- Do you have a Nespresso or Keurig machine at home? Choose your favorite coffee pod to use in this recipe!
To make coffee bar espresso, you can best make the espresso using an espresso machine. However, these coffee machines can be quite pricey, which is why I recommend using a Moka pot or AeroPress instead.
These small coffee brewers make great-tasting espresso-like coffee, which is perfect for iced coffee drinks like these.
If you want to learn all about making coffee with these brewers, check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
These are some of my favorite ways to brew delicious espresso coffee at home. You can also use brewed coffee instead of espresso coffee if you prefer this.
To ensure that the flavors are well balanced, I suggest brewing the coffee with medium or dark roasted coffee beans.
They will give the coffee a strong flavor to balance out the sweeteners used in this iced cinnamon mocha latte.
You can check out my recommendation for the best coffee beans for a latte here.
Iced coffees tend to water down quite easily, so a stronger version of your favorite coffee is needed to make it taste the way you want it to.
Making a batch of coffee ice cubes works wonders as well. Coffee ice cubes are made by freezing brewed coffee into an ice cube bag or ice cube tray:
You can then add them to your iced latte, and instead of diluting your drink with water, the coffee ice cubes will release more coffee into the glass as you slowly enjoy this drink in the summer heat!
Now that you know about all the options you have to make this drink however you like let’s get into the recipes for the homemade add-ins you can make!
How do you make cinnamon syrup at home?
Cinnamon syrup is one of those coffee add-ins that tastes amazing with any combination of flavors, which is why it pairs beautifully with the other flavors in this recipe.
You can easily make the homemade version using equal parts brown sugar and water and infusing this with cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon.
It takes just five minutes to make a big batch of this coffee syrup, and it looks like this when finished:
Would you like to give this recipe a try yourself? You can find the complete recipe here, where I’ll walk you through every step.
If you’d rather use a store-bought version, I recommend checking out this cinnamon syrup on Amazon.com.
An easy chocolate sauce recipe to try at home
Homemade chocolate sauce, just like the cinnamon syrup, can be made at home within five minutes, which is awesome because you’ll have some time left over to enjoy this drink thoroughly.
To make the chocolate sauce at home, combine equal parts white granulated sugar, water, and cocoa powder.
You’ll get a nice thick chocolate sauce that is perfect for these kinds of drinks, or you can choose to add a bit more water to the sauce if you want it to combine more easily. It looks like this when finished:
Want to give this recipe a try? I go into detail about this easy-to-make recipe here.
Now that you have all the knowledge to make this drink yourself, you can follow the recipe below:
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of 2% fat milk
- One espresso shot
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of chocolate sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of cinnamon syrup
- A serving of whipped cream
- Ice cubes or coffee ice cubes
- Begin brewing the espresso shot with a technique of choice. I'm using an espresso machine today.
- After the espresso shot has brewed, cool it slightly. You can add an ice cube to the espresso to speed up the process.
- Meanwhile, cold foam the low-fat milk.
- Add the cinnamon syrup to a tall glass of choice.
- Now, slowly pour the cooled espresso shot into the glass.
- Add enough ice cubes to the glass to fill it to about halfway.
- Slowly add the cold foamed milk to the ice-filled glass.
- Finish the drink with a serving of whipped cream.
- Lastly, add the chocolate sauce to the whipped cream and serve.
Serve the coffee with a long spoon or a straw so you can stir all the ingredients together!
If you'd like to use brewed coffee instead of espresso, you can use the same amount.
Do you want to make this recipe in the early morning? Brew the espresso coffee beforehand and store it in the fridge overnight.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 11.5gSaturated Fat: 6.8gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 80.5mgCarbohydrates: 11.7gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 20.1gProtein: 6.9g
Coffee is a staple in most homes, and many people rely on it to start their day. But sometimes, we just need a change of pace. In the summer, you can’t beat a delicious iced coffee drink.
This iced cinnamon mocha latte is refreshing and will get you the caffeine to get you through the busy day.
I love to drink this coffee in the mornings or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Plus, you can make the homemade add-ins, so you can make multiple drinks in the coming days!
If you love to get some more inspiration for some more delicious iced coffee recipes, you can have a look below.