Enjoy this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] as a delicious coffee latte that comes rich in vanilla + coffee flavors and is incredibly smooth from the homemade sweet cream. Similar to Starbuck's Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, this latte offers the same delicate float of velvety-ness throughout the cup-------the perfect treat for your mornings! Serve hot or cold. Dairy-free option.
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When it comes to homemade lattes, I'm such a huge and avid maker these days! While getting a convenient cup of latte at Starbucks is nice on rare occasions, I've fallen completely in love with making my own, especially since getting my Breville coffee maker. You definitely taste the difference between freshly-brewed coffee and store-bought chilled cold brew drinks when making your lattes and I totally recommend investing in a good coffee maker if you're a coffee drinker---even if it's just on some days. This Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] is something that I tested our recently because my husband enjoys the sweet cream atop his macchiatos at Starbucks and I couldn't be happier that I tried making it myself. SO good!
I know that people enjoy hot lattes (which I do on occasion), however, iced lattes are forever my jam and if you're into them like I am, then I highly recommend trying my Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte.
Plus, I have a few add-ons that would make this even next level like my homemade caramel coffee ice cubes, which I talk about more below. Be sure to watch all recipes via IG Reels for a nice visual.
However, if you’re cutting out coffee or want a lower-caffeine drink to sip in the morning, you’ll want to try my Iced Chai Tea Latte recipe ASAP. And while you’re at it, make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to pour over ice all week long.
First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:
If you aren't familiar with one of Starbuck's popular lattes, then here's a breakdown. Starbucks created it's delicious nitro cold-brewed coffee by topping it off with a sweet cream flavored with vanilla. It's a rich and cream iced coffee drink that you'll have on repeat constantly!
As for the sweet cream itself, it's so easy to make! Simply make the vanilla syrup, mix it together with milk (best to use 2% milk like Starbucks does, but I use plant-based milk) and cream and wallah! Then you'll brew your coffee (cold brew or espresso) and add the sweet cream to that! The perfect combo!
There are several options to switching things up slightly with your homemade Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream that include:
Absolutely! Everything in this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] is completely delish as is, but if you'd like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use-----that's totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding, it's hard to keep up! From the classics like cashew milk, sesame milk, soy milk, and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk and even potato and quinoa milk.
To make this latte, you'll first whip together the vanilla syrup by boiling everything over the stovetop, shake together your vanilla sweet cream ingredients and then assemble the remaining ingredients, stir a bit, and wallah! You've got yourself a delicious latte.
The general rule of thumb for this latte is a specific ratio of each ingredient, which consists of coffee, vanilla syrup, and vanilla sweet cream.
This Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte is sure to be a show-stopper, therefore, understanding how to best spruce them up for a special occasion is important. Before serving, you can dress them up even more with festive toppings like:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat]. Everything from my fave baking sheet, dutch ovens, high-powered blender, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Making coffee throughout the week can sometimes mean that you won't always use up your coffee, especially when making coffee from ground coffee beans. Yes---you can add leftover coffee in other ways (i.e. baking, making a mocktail, etc.), why not just freeze them and re-create a new latte each day? Haha.
Plus, it's really simple to make, so there's that.
As I've mentioned, making these coffee ice cubes are for sure the easiest and fastest way to keep your latte/coffee runs smooth during the week. Simply make a large batch of these, add them to a glass in the mornings, pour your milk, and add an additional sweetener (if you please), and wallah. DONE!
The caramel coffee ice cubes are super easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you need to make them:
I decided to do a bit of research and I found a few great healthy alternatives to coffee. Now, you’ll be surprised to know that these options give you the same added boost that you need along with some other additional benefits, so be sure to give them a try when you get a chance.
This latte is for one serving. To make additional lattes, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
Yes and yes! To make this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] entirely dairy-free, simple substitute the heavy cream with a high-quality dairy-free half & half like Ripple Foods. You can also use a creamer from So Delicious Dairy-free or Califia Farms. In addition, you can use full-fat canned coconut cream/milk that has been chilled. Lastly, ensure that you use plant-based milk as well as coconut whipped cream, if desired.
Absolutely! You can definitely switch things up by serving this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] hot or cold whenever you chose to. To serve hot, simply keep the vanilla syrup mixture and brewed coffee warm/hot, but you'll need to take out the amount of vanilla syrup needed for sweet cream so that it cools.
Then, simply make your vanilla sweet cream and pour your coffee + vanilla syrup in a mug and top with vanilla sweet cream as well as whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles, if desired.
If you are a fan of my Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat], you will also love these other delicious latte options also!
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