Coffee enthusiasts know that there are numerous ways to enjoy a cup of coffee. There are many ways to get your caffeine fix, from instant coffee granules to piping hot espresso shots.
Cold brew coffee is a great alternative for those who want to savor the flavors and aromas of coffee without the bitterness.
Below, you’ll find a simple Spanish latte cold brew recipe. If you’re like me and love drinking cold brew coffee, then this recipe is perfect for you.
What is a Spanish latte cold brew?
If you’re looking for a caffeine boost on a hot summer day, then you’ll love this Spanish latte cold brew.
It’s essentially cold brew coffee with the addition of cold foam and condensed milk — so it’s a lot less acidic and bitter than regular coffee. The result is a sweet, creamy, delicious coffee that you can enjoy throughout the day.
What ingredients are in this Spanish latte cold brew?
Because I like to drink cold coffee the whole day when it’s hot outside, I decided to make a cold brew version of an already fantastic hot version Spanish latte.
I’ve changed this recipe up, so it’s easier to make and is perfect for drinking cold. You’ll need the following ingredients for this recipe:
- Cold brew coffee
- 2% fat milk
- Condensed milk or simple syrup
- Ice cubes
The hot Spanish latte is sweetened with sugar or condensed milk. Because this is a cold version, it’s better to use a sweetener that dissolves easily.
That’s why you can choose to use simple syrup or condensed milk as the sweetener for this coffee.
If you want to know how to make simple syrup at home, you can check out the recipe here.
The 2% fat milk is there to make cold foam at home. Cold foam is milk that has been foamed while cold. It leaves you with this smooth milk topping that works perfectly for this recipe.
Tip: You can check out the article I wrote about 5 ways to make cold foam at home!
What is the best cold brew for this recipe?
You can make cold brew coffee with various steeping times, grind sizes, and coffee beans.
Because the cold brew coffee makes up for a big part of this recipe, you want to use a strong cold brew that suits your taste.
You can check out the following cold brew recipes, depending on the flavor you prefer:
- If you prefer an easy-going cold brew, then I suggest using regular cold brew.
- If you like intense coffee flavors, you should try cold brew concentrate.
- Do you like a stronger-tasting cold brew? Espresso cold brew is the perfect fit for you.
You can use all of these cold brew versions for this recipe, depending on the flavor you’re looking for.
I’m using cold brew concentrate for this recipe. If you’re also using cold brew concentrate, I suggest diluting it a tiny bit with some water.
By diluting it slightly, the sweeter flavors from the simple syrup or condensed milk get through more, and it’s a more enjoyable drinking experience.
As for the regular cold brew and espresso cold brew, you can use them for this recipe without diluting because the flavors are far less intense.
Tip: If you don’t like the taste of cold brew coffee, then you can check out this iced Spanish latte recipe instead.
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold brew coffee
- 1/4 cup (0.06 l) of 2% fat milk
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of condensed milk or simple syrup
Once you've made cold brew coffee ahead of time, you can make this recipe within minutes. Let's get started:
- Start by cold foaming your milk. I used a milk frother, as this is one of the easiest ways to make it.
- Then, grab a tall glass and add the condensed milk or simple syrup to it.
- Pour the cold brew coffee on top and optionally give this a stir.
- Cool the coffee completely with enough ice cubes to fill the glass to about halfway.
- Finally, top this all with the cold foam.
I suggest serving this drink as soon as possible. The cold foam will start to mix with the cold brew quickly.
Whether you're using simple syrup or condensed milk, I recommend serving this coffee with a straw. The sweeteners tend to stick to the bottom a bit; this way, you can stir the flavors together easily.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 4.2gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 25gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g
The nutritional information is based on using condensed milk. Please have a look below for the number of calories when using simple syrup.
How many calories are in a Spanish latte cold brew?
The fun part about brewing coffee at home is that you can make your coffees the way you like.
Because you can choose between two sweeteners, the number of calories change. Have a look below for the calories in your cold brew coffee:
|The sweetener used:||The number of calories:|
|Condensed milk||160 calories|
|Simple syrup||68 calories|
Both coffees use the same amount of 2% fat milk mentioned in the recipe. If you plan on using a different kind of dairy or dairy-free alternative, the calories may change slightly.
Extra tips for this recipe
I wanted to give you a few more tips that can make this recipe even better.
If you love to drink your cold brew coffee while sitting out in the sun, you risk diluting your coffee over time.
Because the ice cubes in your drink will slowly start melting, eventually, you’ll be left with a watered-down version of this delicious drink.
To counteract this, I suggest making coffee ice cubes with some leftover coffee you have.
Coffee ice cubes are easy to make and work the same way you’d freeze water for ice cubes. For more information, you can check out my guide to coffee ice cubes here.
Furthermore, I suggest preparing the simple syrup the day before using. I like to have some simple syrup in the fridge at all times.
Most of the time, I make a big batch that I can use for most coffees.
If you’re preparing a cold brew coffee batch in the evening, why not make the simple syrup simultaneously?
By preparing these components ahead of time, you can make this recipe within minutes the next day.
It’s perfect if you have some friends or family coming over and you want to serve this amazing drink.
You can also check out the article I wrote about 13 frequently asked questions about cold brew if you want to learn to make better cold brew coffee at home.
This recipe tastes amazing. The cold foam on top makes for such a unique experience, while the condensed milk (or simple syrup) sweetens the coffee to just the right level.
Cold brew coffee still is one of my favorite coffee to drink during the summer. I like to drink it all day long when I’ve made a fresh batch.
If you have some leftover cold brew coffee, then you can use it to make more recipes. Below, I’ve listed a few more cold brew recipes that are fun to make and taste great.
Do you love cold brew coffee just as much as I do? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!