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How to Make Your Own Deliciously Smooth Iced Cold Brew Latte

Sara Cation July 12, 2021
Milk being poured into a glass of iced coffee
It’s iced coffee season, and we’ve got the tips for how to make an iced cold brew latte at home. It all starts with making your own cold brew. The beauty of cold brew is that it’s smoother than standard coffee. The slow steeping process – which happens at room temperature for around 12 hours – results in a completely different flavour profile than hot coffee that’s less bitter and acidic. Even though it’s smooth on its own, we’re partial to mixing ours with milk to create a silky-smooth iced cold brew latte. Follow these few simple steps, wait for your brew to steep and then cool off, and your patience will pay off when you try your new sip of summer.

Step 1: Make your cold brew.

Mix a high ratio of coarsely ground coffee to filtered water (we recommend a coffee-water ratio between anywhere from 1:4 to 1:2) and let it steep at room temperature for at least 12 hours. Strain the coffee through cheesecloth – and voila! The steps are simple, and the measurements aren’t exact, so adjust the recipe to your own taste. A big batch of cold brew will stay fresh tasting for up to 48 hours. If you love cold brew, the Van Houtte Cold Brew Coffee Maker from Keurig makes the brewing process even easier. And CAA Members will earn 4%* back in CAA Dollars® on your online purchase. Alternatively, take out the effort altogether and buy pre-made cold brew from Well.ca, where you can earn 5%* back in CAA Dollars.

Step 2: Freeze cold brew ice cubes.

This step is totally optional, but it’s the key to enjoying coffee that’s not diluted by melting ice.

Step 3: Add more coffee.

When the coffee is cold brewed and the ice is frozen, you’re ready to make your latte. Add the ice to your cup, then pour in cold brew to fill one-third of the cup.

Step 4: Pick your milk.

Fill the remaining two thirds of the glass with your favourite milk. Macadamia? Nut? Oat? The options are limitless. If you want to add some sweetener, we won’t judge you. If you want to add less milk, you can call your creation an iced cappuccino. Use thinkkitchen’s Perfect Milk Frother, available at Stokes, to make cold foam to spoon on top of your drink. CAA Members save an additional 5% at Stokes in-store and online.*

Step 5: Customize your drink.

Make your iced latte special with a shot of vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon or dollops of whipped cream. For chocolate enthusiasts, just add two tablespoons of chocolate syrup and you’ll have created an iced mocha latte.

Cold brew latte ingredients made easy.

Want someone to deliver all the iced latte ingredients right to your door? CAA Members get a $10 discount on the delivery fee at INABUGGY when they order online.*