Are you bored of drinking the same old coffee at home? Or maybe you just like how refreshing a mint latte sounds on a hot summer day? If any of this sounds remotely like you, then you need this vegan iced latte recipe in your life! I can't wait to share how to make the perfect dairy-free and vegan Iced Mint Latte from the comfort of your home!
How to Make an Iced Mint Latte at Home
Before you get started, gather the iced mint coffee ingredients. All you need is 5 ingredients including fresh mint, espresso (or coffee if you want to make this an iced mint coffee), sugar, water, and ice!
Make the homemade mint syrup
Making an easy homemade simple syrup is seriously my favorite thing to do!
I've made flavors ranging from lavender, vanilla, orange blossom, and rose in the past, however, I've decided mint is my new favorite flavor! All you need is organic sugar, water, and the ingredient you are using to flavor the syrup.
To make mint coffee syrup, I used fresh mint from my garden! First, dissolve the sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat. Next, add in the mint and let the mint steep in the sugar syrup to flavor it. Mint syrup can store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks too!
Make the espresso
Let's be honest- the most important part of an iced latte made at home is good espresso beans.
Being in Seattle, I'm definitely spoiled with really good coffee beans. Some of my local tried and true favorite brands for delicious espresso are Caffe Vita, Victrola Coffee, Stumptown Coffee, and Storyville. If you meet anyone from Seattle, I can guarantee they could list off at least 10 more delicious places, but these are truly my personal favorites.
I believe all of the brands I listed sell their beans online if you're dying to try. If you don't have access to these beans, Starbuck's Espresso Dark Roast is always a good choice too!
My boyfriend and I have admittedly become slight coffee snobs living here and I am fully embarrassed to admit how much money I used to spend on coffee before learning how to make my own lattes at home. Thanks to the DeLonghi Espresso/Coffee Machine we gifted each other about 3 years ago, we now make iced lattes at home every day!
Add homemade plant milk
Though I don't have a recipe for plant-based milk on SGTO (yet!), here are a few really great resources from some of my favorite bloggers on how to make plant-based milk at home:
These days, I use my Almond Cow (use code "MEGAN" to get $15 off your purchase) to make all my plant-based milk at home. I love that it helps me cut down on packaging waste and is as easy as pressing a single button! Cashew milk, hemp milk, and oat milk are my three favorite types of milk to make for this mint-flavored coffee drink!
Who is ready to go make fancy lattes at home now?? Cheers to saving money & still enjoying Iced Mint Lattes all summer long! I don't know about you, but I am officially declaring this the ultimate iced mint coffee drink for summer. Enjoy!
Vegan Breakfast Recipes to pair with this Iced Latte:
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Iced Mint Latte
Mint Simple Syrup
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh mint *loosely packed
- 2 shots espresso
- 1-2 tablespoon mint simple syrup *made above
- ¾ cup plant-based milk *oat or cashew milk preferred
- ½ cup ice
Making Mint Syrup
- First, make the mint simple syrup. Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer then add in the fresh mint. Simmer about 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.
- Let the mint steep in the saucepan for about 10 minutes. After steeping, strain the mint syrup so the mint is left behind. (*Note this recipe makes enough syrup for about 12 lattes*)
Making a Mint Latte
- To make the latte add the espresso, mint, and ice to a large 12 oz glass. Stir, then pour in the plant-based milk of your choice. Stir again and Enjoy!
- Makes Enough Mint Simple Syrup for about 12 lattes
- Simple Syrup will keep in a closed container in the fridge up to 3 weeks. It is not recommended to store at room temperature.