This amazing Sugar Cookie Latte (Starbucks Copycat) tastes just like dessert in a glass, perfect for a great pick me up in the mornings!
Sugar Cookie Iced Latte (Starbucks Copycat)
Make this decadent homemade Sugar Cookie Latte (Starbucks Copycat) with extracts that create a sugar cookie “feel”, oat milk and cold brew coffee for a creamy and satisfying morning drink. Add festive sprinkles and crushed sugar cookies to create a beautiful crunch for the final round of sips. All Dairy-free.
Have I mentioned enough how obsessed I am with homemade lattes these days? Seriously. I literally make lattes on a daily basis (this Salted Caramel Cashew Latte is my go-to) and this one is definitely a great dessert-like sip to spruce things up!
Although, I used to purchase my lattes, teas, and Frappuccino from Starbucks, however, for the past few months I’ve been enjoying whipping together my own latte.
Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Spice Blend
While you may have seen this in stores, cinnamon sugar cookie spice blend is easy to find, but also easy to make. Your Sugar Cookie Latte will taste amazing, whichever you use.
If you do plan on making your own spice blend, you will need:
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. If you like cloves or allspice in your cookies, add a bit of that.
Sugar Cookie Iced Latte Ingredients
The main component in this simple homemade is sugar cookie flavor and the coffee. To make your lattes, 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 in this drink and 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 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!)
Almondmilk (I interchangeably use different plant-based milks!)
To Make Homemade Sugar Cookies for Topping
Chewy, sweet, and indulgent, these Soft Oversized Crinkled Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are so good, they’ll leave you indulging in two or three before you even realize it. Super soft and tender with a slightly crispy edge, these sugar cookies are nothing like the traditional, yet are so easy to whip together. You’ll fall in love with these melt-in-your-mouth colorful cookies, which are perfect 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 Latte Dairy-Free?
Absolutely! Everything in this 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. 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 Hot or Cold?
Yes! You can definitely switch things up by serving this latte hot or cold whenever you chose to. To serve hot, simply warm all latte ingredients together in a small saucepan until heated through. Pour in a mug and top with festive sprinkles, coconut whipped cream, or both.
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.
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.