After drinking your cold brew or iced coffee every day, it is time to elevate your chilled coffee drink! And you won't even need to stand in line for this one.
Our iced cube latte recipe is a somewhat creative twist on the classic cafe latte or iced latte. A cafe latte is essentially espresso and milk foam combined, including more milk than in a cappuccino. This coffee and milk combination has been drank in Europe since the 17th century and considered a breakfast or morning type of coffee. The iced latte is similar to the classic latte, but contains milk rather than milk foam or steamed milk. The classic iced lattes are made up of espresso, milk, and ice cubes. Many coffee shop also include sugar or artificial flavorings in their iced lattes.
In warmer seasons, most people tend to gravitate towards cold drinks, such as the iced latte. However, when the ice cubes melt, it can water down and dilute the drink and ruin the great taste of coffee.
To avoid drinking lots of sugar or diluted lets, make your own drink and take with you to go or enjoy at home. By freezing the actual coffee and using it in place of ice cubes, it creates a cold refreshing drink without the possibility of diluting. In addition, when you make your drink at home, you control what exact ingredients go into your cup or coffee tumbler.
Iced Cubed Latte Instant Coffee Recipe
This is a super simple recipe that can be prepared in advance and put together in less than five minutes! You can prepare your coffee ice cubes beforehand and keep them tightly sealed in a ziplock bag in the freezer until use. Then when you’re in the mood for a refreshing iced latte, all you need to do is just put a few cubes in a cup, add milk or milk substitute, and you’re good to go!
Here’s how to make your own ice cubed latte instant coffee at home.
- Instant coffee ice cubes made with Waka instant coffee.
- Milk or milk substitute of your choice
- Sweetener (optional)
- Mix 1 cup of water (8-10 FL oz) with 2 tablespoons of Waka Coffee (or as strong as you need it). Bear in mind that the cubes will be diluted later on, so have them a bit stronger than you would like.
- Pour the prepared instant coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Once frozen, put the ice coffee cubes into a long cup.
- Pour in your milk of choice and add any sweeteners if you choose to.
- Stir and let the coffee cubes melt into the milk for 2-3 minutes.
How To Choose The Best Instant Coffee
Now, you must be wondering how to find the best instant coffee for your iced lattes. Choosing quality instant coffee doesn’t have to be a complicated process! Simply put, the best instant coffee (bags or packets) are those made with 100% Arabica beans and freeze dried to preserve the coffee's aroma and depth of flavor.
Robusta beans tend to have a bitter and harsher taste that won’t be as pleasant to your palate and for this recipe in particular. Additionally, look for instant coffee crystals that are made through freeze drying and not spray drying. The freeze drying process preserves the natural taste of coffee while spray drying involves applying intense heat, which creates the burnt taste many familiar with from the traditional instant coffees.