Even if you are a coffee purist, there’s nothing wrong with switching things up every once in a while and having your cup of Joe made differently.
This classic iced honey latte is perfect if you want to enjoy a cold and smooth espresso drink, which is why I decided to include its recipe.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, that’s also fine, since the result is still satisfying no matter the type of brew you use.
This cool latte is made with only 3 ingredients and it’s quite easy to prepare, but there are some helpful recipe hacks that I’ll share with you.
For those who wonder – the homemade Iced Honey Latte you see above contains 150 kcal.
Of course, yours can be more or less calorie-dense, depending on the exact ingredients you use.
With that being said, let’s dive into some recipe details.
To make an Iced Honey Latte you need the following ingredients:
- Ice Cubes.
- Espresso. I like my iced honey lattes made with a double espresso shot as I prefer a better-pronounced coffee flavor.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use 2 fl. oz. (60 ml) of coffee made in a French press, cold brew concentrate, drip coffee, or whatever type of brew you have available.
The latte that you see on the photos in this post is made with coffee brewed in my French press and it turned out pretty good. In another Woke Lark recipe of an iced honey vanilla latte, you can find photos of a drink I made with espresso. If you visit the link, you will see that the one made with espresso is darker. Its coffee flavor is also richer and stronger.
So if you want to replicate your local cafè’s classic latte, you need to use an espresso shot. If you’re not expecting such a precise result, you’ll be satisfied even if you use an alternative.
What’s worth noting is that because of its strength, the coffee, brewed in a Moka pot is the best alternative to espresso for homemade lattes and mochas.
- Milk: 4 fl. oz. (120 milliliters).
You can use whole milk or a plant-based one. I usually make my lattes with almond milk and I love the result.
Important: Bear in mind that in order to make a proper Iced Honey latte you need to warm up your milk a bit before mixing it with the honey.
By using lukewarm milk, you are making sure that the honey is going to get properly dissolved and its sweetness will be evenly distributed.
- Honey: 1 tablespoon (0.7 oz. or 20 grams).
For those who’re used to drinking their coffee black and unsweetened – a teaspoon would be sufficient to gently sweeten and flavor your iced latte.
You might want to use raw honey instead of pasteurized, as it usually has more beneficial properties.
To be fair, the benefits of honey vary from one sort to another.
You may be interested in checking out the Manuka raw honey, as it’s well researched and proven to be quite beneficial.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the science behind adding honey to coffee, check out this article.
- Cinnamon (optional).
Sprinkling your honey latte iced coffee with a bit of cinnamon is a really good idea, as the spice goes well with all the other drink components.
How to make an Iced Honey Latte – Recipe Directions
Now that you know the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe instructions.
To make an Iced Honey Latte, do the following:
- Add honey to the lukewarm milk and stir.
- Pour the sweetened milk into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Add the coffee on top.
That’s all you need to do in order to prepare a homemade iced honey latte.
Here’s what it looks like when served in a glass:
As I mentioned, you can add a bit of cinnamon too, as it really compliments the overall flavor nicely.
Remember, that if you pour the coffee into the glass first, and then add the milk, your honey latte wouldn’t have that ombre effect.
If you’re interested to see some other cool latte recipes, you can check out one of the following posts:
- Iced London Fog Latte Recipe
- How to make a Honey Vanilla Cinnamon Latte
- Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- How to make a Matcha Latte
- Ice Cubes
- Espresso - 1 fl. oz. to 2 fl. oz. (30 ml. to 60 milliliters) *
- Honey - 1 tablespoon
- Lukewarm milk - 4 fl. oz. (120 milliliters) *
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Add honey to the lukewarm milk and stir.
- Pour the sweetened milk into a glass, filled with ice cubes.
- Add the espresso shot on top.
*If you don't have an espresso machine, your second best option is to use 2 fl. oz. of coffee, brewed in a Moka pot. Nevertheless, if you don't own a stovetop coffee maker as well, feel free to use 2 fl. oz. (60 milliliters) of coffee, made in the coffee brewing device you own. You could even use 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, dissolved in 1 to 2 fl. oz. (30 to 60 ml) of water.
*I recommend dissolving the honey in lukewarm milk, as if you use cold milk, the honey may not dissolve well and its flavor won't be well distributed throughout your homemade latte.
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Over to you
As you see it’s easy to make this cool and refreshing coffee drink.
When making an iced honey latte the most essential part of the process is using lukewarm milk instead of a cold one. It really makes a difference, so I highly recommend warming it up in advance before you continue on with the following steps.
I hope that you’re going to try out this simple recipe at home.
Drop me a comment below to share your thoughts or ask me a question.