Iced Vanilla Latte

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Making your own homemade iced vanilla latte couldn’t be easier. Simple ingredients like chilled coffee, a splash of cream, and vanilla syrup. This recipes tastes just like your local coffee shop and perfect for all coffee lovers.

You can make your coffee shop favorites at home like this easy cinnamon roll latte and caramel latte. It’s so simple and more cost effective than the typical coffee shop drink.

Iced latte in 2 glasses and carafe of coffee


Iced Latte vs Iced Coffee

There is not a big difference between an iced latte and an iced coffee. Lattes tend to have more cream added and are made with espresso. Iced coffee drinks can either be served black or with a small amount of milk.

What you need

  • Coffee – Use your favorite coffee or espresso for this recipe. I am using Starbuck’s French Roast.
  • Cream – I am using heavy cream but feel free to substitute with half and half, whole milk, soy milk, oat milk, or almond milk.
  • Simple syrup – Make your own homemade vanilla syrup or you can use a bottled vanilla syrup.
Coffee, sugar, cream and green straws

How to make an iced vanilla latte

Scroll to the bottom for full printable recipe, ingredients and video. 

Step one: Coffee – Start by making your favorite coffee or espresso. Let it cool and then put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill.

Step two: Simple syrup – In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, and vanilla extract to a boil. Stir together until the sugar dissolves. Let the simple syrup cool.

Step three: Once everything is cold, place ice in a glass.

Step four: Divide the brewed coffee or espresso, cream, and simple syrup in each glass. Stir to combine.

Water, sugar, and vanilla extract going into saucepan

How to make a skinny latte

Make your iced latte with few calories by substituting with no-fat milk or 2% milk and sugar free vanilla syrup.

Tips for a great drink

  • When making the coffee, brew it a little stronger than normal to ensure you keep the flavor once the ice starts to melt.
  • Make sure all of the ingredients are cold before making a drink.
  • You could also use cold brew coffee.
  • Try making coffee ice cubes to use.


  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender with ice for a frappe.
  • Top the iced vanilla latte with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon.

How to store simple syrup

Make a double recipe of the simple syrup and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. This way you can make drinks throughout the week.

two iced lattes with green and white straw

What to serve with iced latte

This cold drink is great anytime of day but I especially love it on a hot Summer day or for an afternoon pick-up. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to serve with this delicious drink:

Make this iced drink? Let me know how you like it in the comments.  

Iced latte in 2 glasses and carafe of coffee
5 from 4 votes

Iced Vanilla Latte

By Heather
Iced Vanilla Latte
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups fresh brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or lowfat milk, half and half, soy or almond milk
  • crushed ice


  • Place coffee in the refrigerator to chill. Recommended 30 minute – 1 hour.
  • Place water, sugar and vanilla in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate sugar mixture.
  • Fill 4 glasses with ice and coffee. Top with sugar syrup and cream. Stir before serving.


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Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Calcium: 19mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    This couldn’t have come at a better time as I am trying to avoid leaving the house. Self quarantining isn’t fun but at least, I can still have a latte at home!