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Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

This deliciously festive Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte tastes just like dessert in a glass, and it might just become your new favorite year-round go-to drink!

Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

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!! We love this homemade Dairy-free version of this festive brew! 

Sugar Cookie Latte

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.

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! 

So What Is A Sugar Cookie Latte?

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.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Spice Blend

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:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

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!

Sugar Cookie Latte

Sugar Cookie Iced Latte Ingredients

The main component in this simple homemade sugar cookie recipe is the 'cookie flavor' and the coffee. To make your latte, you’ll use:

  • Cold brew. You can also use chilled brewed coffee. 
  • Oat milk. Make your own! Or use store-bought oat milk. 
  • Extracts. I use a combination of vanilla and almond extracts to achieve a nice sugar cookie feel. However, you can add a bit of butter extract to the mix for a bolder flavor.
  • Crushed Sugar Cookies. The best highlight of this drink but it is optional. Instead, you can festive sprinkles for a simpler feel.
  • Sugar cookie spice blend. This is the highlight of the entire drink and can be store-bought or homemade.

Sugar Cookie Latte Starbucks Version

When it comes to the original recipe from Starbucks for this iced sugar cookie latte, the ingredients are simple:

  • Sweet sugar cookie-flavored syrup 
  • Blonde espresso (I love using cold brew for less caffeine, but you can use espresso!)
  • Almond milk (I interchangeably use different plant-based dairy-free kinds of milk!)
  • Festive sprinkles (because why not?)

Sugar Cookie Latte

Make Homemade Sugar Cookies for Topping

Chewy, sweet, and indulgent, these Soft Oversized Crinkled Sprinkle 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!

How to Make The Starbucks Sugar Cookie Simple Syrup

Like many other simple syrups, this version is super easy to make. Just see the recipe card for full instructions.

What you'll need:

  • Brown sugar. I use organic to make sure it’s vegan. 
  • Organic cane sugar. I like to substitute this healthier option for granulate sugar.
  • Vanilla extract. Make sure you’re using the real stuff, not imitation!
  • Almond extract. Likewise, with the vanilla, I like using organic almond extract.
  • Butter extract. This is optional. You can add it for extra flavor.

Is This Sugar Cookie Latte Dairy-Free?

Absolutely! Everything in this Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte is completely dairy-free, 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, soy milk, and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk and even potato and quinoa milk. 

Can I Serve this Sugar Cookie Latte Hot & Cold?

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? 

Why You'll Love This Iced Sugar Cookie Latte Recipe!

First off, it tastes just like sugar cookies. And that is reason enough... The second benefit is that it is incredibly simple to make because it's essentially plant-based milk, ice, and coffee with a few little added goodies for a unique sugar cookie flavor.

And let's not forget the best part: you don't need to spend a crazy amount of cash on ONE drink or wait in any lines to enjoy this at-home version of the Starbucks festive sugar cookie latte classic!

More Homemade Latte Recipes to Try

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Sugar Cookie Latte

Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

5 from 5 votes
This deliciously festive Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte tastes just like dessert in a glass, and it might just become your new favorite year-round go-to drink!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients

LATTE:

  • ½ cup cold brew
  • 1 ½ cups oat milk, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 Tbsps Agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 drops butter extract, optional
  • 2 tsps sugar spice blend (I love using Primal Palate; See Notes!)
  • Ice cubes, crushed

SIMPLE SUGAR COOKIE SYRUP (OPTION #2):

  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 2 Tbsps organic brown sugar
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 drops butter extract, optional

TOPPING:

  • Rainbow sprinkles, organic
  • Crushed sugar cookies, optional (See Notes!)

Instructions

SIMPLE SUGAR COOKIE SYRUP (OPTION #2):

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (whisking them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

ASSEMBLY:

  • NOTE: If you're using the simple syrup option (Option #2), simply only add the cold brew, oat milk, and ice cubes together with the simple syrup for your latte.
  • In a bowl, add together all latte ingredients, mixing until combined.
  • To serve, fill ice into a 12 or 16-ounce glass and pour the latte mixture atop ice until completely filled. Top with festive sprinkles (rainbow or Christmas) and for extra fanciness----crushed cookies, if desired.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Oat milk when using store-bought is the Forager Project. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, quinoa milk, etc.
  • SUGAR COOKIE: If you'd like to top your latte with a sugar cookie, be sure to check out my recipe for these Soft Oversized Crinkled Sugar Cookie. Just reduce size of cookies to fit glasses or crumble them on top.
  • SPICE BLEND: If you don't have the Primal Palate spice blend on hand, simply substitute with ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
  • SWEETENER: Instead of Agave syrup, you can substitute with pure maple syrup.
 

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  1. This is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks! I'm so happy to have found a recipe to make it cheaper at home!

  2. That looks lush. It's a bit cool here in Scotland just now but I will definitely save this one for the summer.