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Have you ever wanted to eat a sugar cookie and have a sip of coffee at the exact same time? Well, this indulgent Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte is the answer! We are talking creamy plant-based oat milk with cold brew coffee mixed with flavorsome extracts that create the sugar cookie taste we all know and love. For a little extra touch (and crunch) you can even add sprinkles and crushed sugar cookies on top!! Dairy-free option. Serve hot or cold.
So I am a little obsessed with homemade lattes these days, and by 'a little', I mean ALOT. Seriously. I literally make lattes on a daily basis with all my favorite creamy plant-based milks. But this Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte has to be one of my ultimate faves and I enjoy it regardless of the season!
This Salted Caramel Cashew Latte or a Brown Butter Maple Cookie Latte are some of my personal favorites, and this Sugar Cookie Latte is definitely a great sweet dessert-like sip to spruce (and sweeten) things up.
It is so much fun to get creative at home with drinks to suit your personal flavor preferences, and the best part is you can bundle up and get cozy (or sit in front of the AC, depending on the season..) and not have to make a trip to Starbucks!
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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.
So if you are sitting there thinking this drink sounds delicious, but what is it? Let me break it down. The sugar cookie latte is a Starbucks seasonal drink they made back in 2021. And look -we know some festive drinks can be hit or miss, but I'm telling you this one is a HIT, and I am here for it.
This recipe is a Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte with our own spin on it. It tastes like a fresh batch of buttery sugar cookies out of the oven mixed with a fresh pot of coffee. Um... Yes, I'm drooling.
First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy drink is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:
Cinnamon sugar cookie spice blend is easy to find in most stores but also easy to make, and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. Shop brought or homemade, your Sugar Cookie Latte will taste amazing either way! And you won't believe it's plant-based and dairy-free!
If you do plan on making your own spice blend, you will need just two base ingredients:
If you have any other flavors that you like to add to your cookies, feel free to throw them in! For example, if you have a large jar of vanilla sugar, be sure to use that (Yummy vanilla goodness is always a win). If you like cloves or allspice in your cookies, add a bit of that too!
The main component in this simple homemade sugar cookie recipe is the 'cookie flavor' and the coffee. To make your latte, you’ll use:
When it comes to the original recipe from Starbucks for this iced sugar cookie latte, the ingredients are simple:
Chewy, sweet, and indulgent, these Soft Oversized Crinkled Sprinkle Sugar Cookies and Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies are oh so good if I don't say so myself.. they’ll leave you indulging in two or three before you even realize it (speaking from experience here..Ooops).
Super soft and tender with a slightly crispy edge, these sweet sugar cookies are nothing like the traditional cookie, yet are so easy to whip together. You’ll fall in love with these melt-in-your-mouth colorful cookies, which are perfect and fun for any season!
Like many other simple syrups, this version is super easy to make. Just see the recipe card for full instructions.
Absolutely! Everything in this Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte can be completely dairy-free by substituting the whipped cream with coconut whipped cream and ensuring that the sugar cookie crumbles are vegan, and 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!
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cube trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Making this Iced Sugar Cookie Latte right is super easy to achieve, especially when you follow these tips that I can guarantee will help you get it right:
Yes! This yummy sweet, dairy-free sugar cookie latte is just as tasty hot or ice cold! You can definitely switch things up by serving this latte hot or cold whenever you choose to.
To serve hot, simply warm your plant-based milk with all the latte ingredients together in a small saucepan until heated through. If you have a milk frother, all the better, but it's not totally necessary! Pour in a mug and top with festive sprinkles, coconut whipped cream, or both because why not?
If you don't have the Primal Palate spice blend on hand, simply substitute with a mix of maple sugar, ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
My go-to plant-based brand for Oat milk or plant-based milk when using store-bought is Ripple Foods. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), sesame milk, homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, quinoa milk, etc.
This sugar cookie latte recipe makes 1 serving. To make additional lattes, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
Yes! Yes of course. You can always use decaf coffee instead, you will still get the same amazing flavor without the buzz of sometimes unwanted energy!
Absolutely! You can always make the sugar cookie syrup, let it cool, and store in a tightly sealed jar i the refrigerator up to 2-3 days before. When ready to serve, brew your coffee and assemble!
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 coffee ice cubes are super easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you need to make them:
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