You can still enjoy your favorite cup of coffee under the summer heat. It’s a great opportunity to try the iced coffee variation. An espresso machine can do so much, not just a hot espresso shot. It is a versatile machine you can utilize even during summertime. One of the most popular summer beverages that you can make with it is a cold latte. This iced-espresso drink will still give you your caffeine dose, at the same time, quench your thirst.
What is an Iced Latte?
An iced latte is a cold version of your favorite latte drink. It’s a combination of a strong espresso shot and iced cold milk. That said, this drink is still concentrated and has a strong espresso kick. If you’re looking into a sweet drink with a hint of coffee, then a latte is not for you.
Making Iced Latte
The iced latte is pretty simple to do. You’ll only need two shots of espresso, ice, and milk. Get your glass and fill it with ice. Next, pour your preferred milk covering the ice. Using your cold latte machine, prepare your double espresso shot as you normally would. Once ready, pour it over your ice and milk. You can adjust your coffee’s strength by adding a bit of espresso at a time until you achieve your desired taste. Stir, and serve. If you want to reduce the bitterness further, you can also add a bit of sugar or vanilla extract.
Other Uses of Cold Latte Machines
If you don’t like the strong and bold flavor of a regular iced latte, here are other espresso-based iced beverages you can make with your cold latte machine:
Purple Yam Latte
This beverage is a great combination of sweet and bitter. The purple yam also adds more flavor to this mix. To make a purple yam latte, take a large pitcher and combine almond, coconut, and rice milk, stirring continuously while adding a few pinches of cinnamon and sugar. Add your purple yam extract and stir until all clumps are dissolved. Next, use your cold latte machine to make a shot of espresso. Fill a glass with ice and pour in your purple yam mixture. Pour a shot of espresso and serve.
A chocolate latte is one of the easiest to prepare. Fill the inner part of your glass with chocolate syrup. Then, put some ice and pour your choice of milk and a shot of espresso into your glass. Stir and serve.
Salted Honey Latte
If you’re feeling more adventurous with your latte drink, opt for a salted honey latte. Take a jar with a lid, pour in your milk, and shake well until it becomes foamy. Next, take the lid off and place it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Get your glass and put some ice and pour in your espresso shot. For a hint of sweetness, sprinkle a bit of sugar. Then, pour the milk into your glass and drizzle some honey. Putting too much will over-sweeten your coffee drink. Top with a pinch of sea salt.
Iced Caramel Latte
Another easy to prepare iced drink is the iced caramel latte. Prepare your espresso shot using your cold latte machine. In a glass, combine your ice, milk, espresso, vanilla extract (optional), and water. Add caramel syrup. Put as much caramel as you like. This drink is ideal if you want to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Iced Mocha Latte
To prepare an iced mocha latte, follow the same steps as to making an iced chocolate latte. But before serving, top it off with whipped cream first.
If you’re thinking of storing your espresso machine during the summer season, think again. There are plenty of ways to enjoy iced espresso drinks, perfect for the summer heat. The best thing about a cold latte machine is that the variations are limitless. You can combine your favorite flavors with an espresso shot to give you the energy you need while enjoying a nice, cold beverage to satisfy your thirst. Here’s more about lattes.