Are you bored of drinking the same old coffee at home? Maybe you’re sick of spending $5 every time you visit a coffee shop for something flavored and fancy? 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 recipe. 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
First up, Making a Homemade Mint Simple Syrup!
Making 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! Making simple syrup at home is also very easy. All you need is organic sugar, water, and the ingredient you are using to flavor the syrup.
For this recipe, I used fresh mint from my garden! After dissolving the sugar into the water over heat all you need to do is let the mint steep in the sugar syrup to flavor it. The syrup will store in the fridge up to 3 weeks- if it lasts that long 🙂
Good Espresso Beans Are Crucial for a Good Ice Latte!
Let’s be honest- the most important part of a good latte is really 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, Elm 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. I still probably spend too much money, but I blame that on the DeLonghi Espresso/Coffee Machine we gifted each other about 3 years ago now (which by the away- no regrets- I LOVE this machine!). Oh well…I guess there could be worse addictions in life!
The Finale: A Homemade Plant-Based 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 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! However, if making homemade milk at home isn’t your thing, my absolute favorite brands to buy are Califia Farms Oat Milk, Three Trees Vanilla Almond Milk, or Pacific Foods Hemp Milk. If you are making your own nut milk at home, almond or cashew milk is my favorite to use for this Iced Mint Latte.
The Best Drink of Summer!
Who is ready to go make fancy lattes at home now?? Cheers to saving money & still enjoying fancy Iced Mint Latte’s all summer long! I don’t know about you, but I am officially declaring this the ultimate iced coffee drink of summer. Enjoy!
If you are looking for other refreshing summer recipes, check these favorites out:Print
Making an iced mint latte at home is easier than you think! All you need is espresso, plant-based milk, and a delicious homemade mint simple syrup for a fancy latte in just 15 minutes!
Mint Simple Syrup
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh mint (*loosely packed)
- 2 shots espresso
- 1–2 Tbsp mint simple syrup (*made above)
- 3/4 cup plant-based milk (*almond or cashew milk preferred)
- 1/2 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.
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