A flat white is so much more than a cup of coffee. It’s an experience. It’s a tasty, balanced, creamy delight that will have you coming back for more.
If you’ve never tried a flat white before, you’re missing out on one of the best cups of coffee out there. And today, I’ll do you one better and show you how to make an iced flat white!
In this article, I’ll tell you a bit about the coffee itself, what it tastes like, how to make it, and show you a few ways to switch it up and make it Your Dream Coffee.
Are you ready to learn all about it? Grab a nice cup of coffee and start reading away.
What is an iced flat white?
Iced flat white is a cold coffee drink made of ristretto, foamed milk, and ice. The iced flat white is very similar to an iced latte except that the milk is steamed in an espresso machine, not frothed.
For this reason, the iced flat white tends to have a lighter, less chocolaty taste than an iced latte. The iced flat white can also be topped with milk foam, which I’ll show you in the recipe a bit further down.
Can flat white be iced?
A flat white is excellent to be served on ice. The iced version of flat white gives you all the delicious and fluffy flavors from the hot version, but you can now enjoy it on those hot summer days!
The great part about making an iced version of coffee is that you prepare the coffee in the same steps that you’d a hot version and add iced cubes to cool it down completely.
Additionally, you can also throw in some extra sweeteners, but more on this later in the article.
Does an iced flat white taste good?
Iced flat white tastes amazing. You get the most delicate and delicious milk foam combined with two shots of robust ristretto, served on ice.
For me, this recipe is one of my favorite coffees to drink in the summer months. I also like to drink cold brew coffee, but I like to prepare myself a nice iced flat white when I want to change things up.
Down below, I’ll go over how to brew yourself this amazing iced coffee. It’s a step-by-step guide, so it’ll be easy to follow. After the recipe, I’ll have some photos to explain the steps further if you run into any trouble.
- Whole milk 1 cup (0.24 l)
- Two ristretto shots
- Ice cubes
- A sweetener like sugar or flavored syrup (optional)
Are you ready to make this easy-to-follow recipe? Let's begin:
- Start by cold foaming your milk. You can do so by adding your milk to a milk foamer or espresso nozzle.
- While the milk is foaming up, start brewing your ristretto shots.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and make sure there's enough in there to cool your coffee completely.
- Now, add your coffee to the ice cubes and stir it. This will help cool down the coffee before adding the milk.
- Top the iced coffee with your cold foamed milk, and make sure to use as much of those small bubbles that make the flat white so unique.
- Optionally, you can add some sweetener to your coffee. Stir your coffee and enjoy!
That's all there is to it. There are just a few steps to making this delicious summer-ready iced flat white.
You can brew your ristrettos using a Moka pot or AeroPress if you don't own an espresso machine. If you're interested in learning how to do so, you can click here.
The calories listed below are calculated for the use of 1 cup of whole milk and without add-ins. Are you interested in calculating the number of calories for this recipe while using a different kind of milk or milk alternative? Read along to check the calorie table.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 7.7g
Additional photos of making the coffee
As you can see from the recipe above, there aren’t many steps to making this delicious coffee. However, if you want to brew Your Dream Coffee at home, you’ll want to know how to do so.
This is why I’ll be listing some additional photos of the brewing process of this coffee drink down below.
The first thing to making this iced coffee is preparing. You can do so by using a Nespresso milk frother like I am. Or you can steam your milk slightly by using a steaming wand.
Your milk will heat up slightly when doing so. Make sure you’re using enough ice cubes to make it an iced coffee.
Now, brew the coffee. The recipe calls for two ristretto shots. If you want to learn how to make this coffee, click here. I made my coffee using the AeroPress:
While your coffee is brewing away, grab the ice cubes from the freezer and add them to your cup like this:
After cold foaming your milk (or steaming it), pour the freshly brewed coffee on top of your ice cubes like this:
Finally, pour the milk on top and make sure to add all those tiny milk bubbles that make a flat white so nice to drink.
Making iced flat white with almond milk
If you want to switch things up and use a milk alternative like almond milk or any other milk alternatives, feel free to do so.
To make this recipe, follow the same steps that I’ve mentioned in the recipe above. The only difference is using an alternative to whole milk.
The total calories of the coffee drink will change depending on the milk or milk alternative used. I used whole milk for this recipe, and the coffee contains 149 calories, which is quite a lot.
However, if you want to know how many calories will be in your coffee drink when making it, check out the table below.
Iced flat white calorie table
You can use this table to calculate the number of calories that are in this iced coffee. As you can see from the recipe, I’ve used whole milk.
You can switch it up however you like, so I’ve listed a few of the most commonly used kinds of milk and milk alternatives:
|Milk or milk alternative used:||Number of calories:|
|Whole milk||149 calories|
|2% fat milk||122 calories|
|Nonfat milk||83 calories|
|Almond milk||56 calories|
|Soy milk||100 calories|
|Coconut milk||45 calories|
|Oat milk||130 calories|
Additionally, you can also add some sugar to your iced coffee. I’ve listed how many calories you’ll have to account for when doing so below:
- Adding one tablespoon or 13 grams of sugar to your iced coffee will add 48 extra calories to your coffee.
By going over the calorie table, you can easily calculate how many calories this iced flat white will contain for you.
This iced coffee version is so amazing to drink. It really is a threat every time I brew it. As I’ve said before, this is the perfect hot summer day recipe.
The regular — hot version of the flat white has the same fluffy milk foam that makes it so unique. By using the cold foam option on a milk foamer, you’re creating the same cloudy milk foam that makes it so fantastic to drink.
I’d love to see you back on my blog very soon as I’ve got so many recipes to share with you. If you’d like to check out even more coffee recipes, you can do so by checking the links below. Either way, have a great rest of your day!
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