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?

An iced flat white is a coffee beverage made with ristretto, cold foamed milk and served on 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.

You can also top the iced flat white with milk foam, which I’ll show you in the recipe a bit further down.

What ingredients are needed to make an iced flat white?

To make an iced flat white at home, you’ll only need three main ingredients:

  • Two ristretto shots
  • 2% fat milk
  • Ice cubes
All the ingredients needed to make an iced flat white at home.

It’s best to use 2% fat milk if you plan to make cold foam because this will create the most long-lasting foam.

You can also use any other milk that you have at home, but the amount of foam may differ. I’ve listed a table of the number of calories for the most popular kinds of milk 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!

"Iced flat white coffee."

The great part about making an iced version of this coffee is that you prepare it in the same steps as you’d a hot version and add iced cubes to cool it down completely.

You can also throw in some extra sweeteners, but more on this later in the article.

Tip: Brew the ristretto before heading to bed and let it cool overnight in the fridge. That way, you can quickly make an iced flat white in the morning!

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.

Below, I’ll go over how to brew this amazing iced coffee. It’s a step-by-step guide, so it’ll be easy to follow.

After the recipe card, I’ll have some photos to explain the steps further if you run into any trouble.

Iced Flat White

Homemade iced flat white, ready to drink.

This is a perfect recipe for the summer. You can make this refreshing drink in just five minutes!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (0.24 l) of 2% fat milk
  • Two ristretto shots (1 oz or 30 ml)
  • Ice cubes
  • Optionally: A sweetener like your favorite coffee syrup

Instructions

Are you ready to make this easy-to-follow recipe? Let's begin:

  1. Start by cold foaming your milk. You can do so by adding your milk to a milk frother.
  2. While the milk is foaming up, start brewing your ristretto shots.
  3. Fill a glass with ice cubes and make sure there's enough in there to cool your coffee completely.
  4. Now, add your coffee to the ice cubes and stir it. This will help cool down the coffee before adding the milk.
  5. Top the iced coffee with your cold foamed milk, and make sure to use as many of those small bubbles that make the flat white so unique.
  6. 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.

Notes

If you don't own an espresso machine, you can brew your ristrettos using a Moka pot or AeroPress. 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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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

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 make this iced coffee is preparing the cold foam. You can do so by using a Nespresso milk frother like I am.

Or you can use four other techniques for this. Check out this article to learn about the different ways. For example, you can use a handheld mixer for this:

Cold foam made with a handheld mixer.

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:

"AeroPress brewing phase."

While your coffee is brewing away, grab the ice cubes from the freezer and add them to your cup like this:

"Ice in cup"

After cold foaming your milk, pour the freshly brewed coffee on top of your ice cubes like this:

"Adding ristretto shots to ice-filled cup."

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.

You can now add your favorite add-in to the mix. Homemade coffee syrup is the perfect addition to this. Find your favorite coffee syrup here.

Making an 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.

"Milk in a jar, ready to be cold foamed for this recipe."

The total calories of the coffee drink will change depending on the milk or milk alternative used. I used 2% fat milk for this recipe, and the coffee contains 122 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.

Tip: If you want more information about making a flat white with almond milk, check out this iced version here or the hot version here!

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 2% fat 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.

Conclusion

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. Using the cold foam option on a milk frother creates 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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