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!
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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 🙂
Nothing can replace good coffee beans!
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!