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Use this peppermint iced latte recipe to enjoy the combination of refreshing peppermint syrup and rich espresso topped with chilled milk with practically zero effort. Make it at home with only three ingredients and in less than two minutes!
Mint and coffee are a match made in heaven and this simple iced peppermint latte recipe proves that to be true. It’s a fun coffee recipe that is a great way to elevate your mornings! Ready to make magic with a few ingredients? Let’s do it!
Ingredients for this recipe
- Espresso – Make it in a machine, moka pot, or mix up some instant espresso powder. You can also use strongly brewed coffee. More on that below.
- Peppermint Syrup – I use my homemade peppermint simple syrup but you can buy bottles of it, too.
- Milk – Whatever variation you prefer. Whole milk, 2%, even oat or almond will work.
- Ice – Can’t have an iced latte without ice!
How to Make an Iced Peppermint Latte
This is just a brief overview, find detailed instructions in the recipe card below!
- Combine the espresso and peppermint syrup. Stirring well to combine.
- Add in ice. You can use even coffee ice cubes to avoid a watered-down drink!
- Top with milk. Or your favorite dairy-free milk alternative. Whatever you prefer.
- Enjoy! Take a sip and enjoy the refreshing and cool minty tingle!
Making an iced latte without an espresso maker
If you don’t have an espresso machine you can still enjoy this iced latte with these simple alternatives.
Use instant espresso powder mixed with hot water in place of freshly brewed espresso before adding the peppermint syrup and ice.
You could even use a strong cold brew coffee concentrate in lieu of the espresso. I’d suggest doing a ratio of half cold brew coffee and half milk instead of 2 ounces of coffee to 8 ounces of milk, however.
Best Milk for Iced Lattes
We are a whole milk family and that is what I use to make any latte – whether it’s hot or iced. When you’re making an iced latte at home you can use whole milk, low-fat, or even plant-based milks.
Because there’s no steaming involved you don’t have to worry about whether or not stabilizers have been added to milk alternatives to inhibit proper frothing.
It’s important to remember: some milk alternatives come pre-sweetened. If using a sweetened milk alternative be sure to adjust the amount of mint syrup you add to your espresso when making the latte so it’s not too sweet.
How strong is an iced latte?
I learned years ago at a coffee shop I worked at that while espresso shots taste stronger than a cup of coffee, because they are so concentrated, the extraction method of espresso actually produces a less caffeinated drink than regular brewed coffee.
Water is pushed through the grounds so quickly in an espresso machine that it doesn’t have time to be infused with a ton of caffeine. In a one ounce shot of espresso you’ll be drinking between roughly 40 – 60 milligrams of caffeine, vs. over 90 milligrams in an 8 ounce cup of coffee.
Of course, if you’re sensitive to caffeine (I am!) you can find decaf coffee beans to make espresso at most grocery stores.
Other Coffee Shop Drinks You May Enjoy
- Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
- Pumpkin Spice Latte (hot & iced!)
- Chai Latte
- Dirty Chai Latte
Try it hot!
I also have a regular peppermint latte recipe that's made using steamed milk if you're wanting that refreshing mint flavor in a hot espresso drink, instead!
Try them both a see which you prefer.
Watch the recipe video!
Peppermint Iced Latte
- Espresso Maker, optional
- 1 - 3 tablespoons peppermint simple syrup more or less depending on how sweet you like it
- 2 ounces espresso, or 3 ounces cold brew coffee
- 8 ounces milk of choice
- Combine 1 – 3 tablespoons peppermint syrup and 2 ounces espresso in a tall glass and stir well.
- Fill the glass with a generous scoop of ice (or even coffee ice cubes!) and top with the milk of your choice (using less milk will produce a stronger coffee flavor and more milk will result in a milder drink).