Everyone loves a refreshing iced latte. Not only is it perfect for hot afternoons, but it is also effortless to prepare.
Using your Keurig coffee maker, you can make this strong dark-flavored espresso drink with only a few essential ingredients.
Keep reading to discover a three-step recipe and helpful tips to prepare a classic iced latte.
|Preparation Time:||5 minutes|
|Serving Size:||1 cup (16 Oz)|
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|2 K-Cup pods of your choice (4 ounces)|
Recommended: Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style Roast K-Cup pod 8 ounces of whole milk or dairy substitute1 cup of ice
|Any Keurig Coffee Maker Recommended: Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker|
Step-by-Step Preparation Procedure
Before you begin:
Get your ingredients ready and assemble them on the countertop for easy access. Then, turn on your Keurig coffee maker and ensure the water reservoir is adequately filled.
After performing these preliminary tasks, you’re ready to proceed, so keep to these steps…
Step 1: Insert the K-Cup Pods into your Keurig Brewer
You’ll need two K-Cups for this recipe, which would produce 4 ounces of espresso when combined.
To start with:
Insert the first K-Cup into your Keurig machine and click on the “SHOT” button.
If your Keurig doesn’t have this button, it would likely have the “STRONG” option; click on it for identical results.
The thing is:
After adding the milk, you would need a concentrated coffee brew for this recipe to retain the strength of the espresso flavor. As such, this step is imperative.
Click on the bold “K” button at the center of your Keurig to begin the brew.
Repeat this process with the second K-Cup.
Step 2: Add Some Ice to Your Cup
While the second K-Cup is brewing, scoop some ice into a 16 oz cup and set it aside. Fill it to whatever level you desire; it’s entirely up to you.
Try not to fill it to the brim, so there is room for the milk and coffee shots.
Step 3: Combine the Ingredients
Once the second brew is complete, pour 8 ounces of milk into the cup of ice. Then, add the concentrated espresso to the mixture.
Stir your cold drink thoroughly while being careful to avoid spillage.
You don’t want to make a mess, and you certainly don’t want to waste even the littlest drop of your delicious iced latte.
And that’s it!
That’s all you need to make an iced latte using your Keurig coffee maker.
- For coffee lovers with a sweet tooth, 2 ounces of any liquid sweetener of your choice should do the trick. Add a pump or two of your favorite syrup to elevate the taste of your iced beverage.
- If you’re looking to switch things up, you could try using flavored K-Cups for your brew. I used a pumpkin spice K-Cup for this recipe, and there are other available flavors, such as vanilla, caramel, mocha, and peppermint.
- While you don’t need to froth your milk for an iced latte, some people still opt for a cold froth with their Keurig K-Cafe. Others simply shake their milk vigorously till it foams.
- I recommend using a dark roast K-Cup pod for a richer and stronger iced latte.This is because 8 ounces of milk could potentially dilute the espresso flavor if it’s not concentrated or distinct enough.
- Also, if you’re not in a rush, you could use special coffee ice cubes instead of plain ice to improve the strength of your drink.
- Lastly, add a pinch of salt to your iced latte. Not many people know this, but salt takes creamy beverages a notch higher. Try it; you’ll thank us later.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make an iced latte with your Keurig coffee maker, brew two concentrated coffee shots using your preferred K-Cup pod. Next, pour 8 ounces of milk into a cup of ice, add your coffee shots to the mix, then stir thoroughly.
The procedure for preparing a Starbucks iced latte with a Keurig is quite similar to the recipe for a basic cup of iced latte. The only distinction is that you need to use a Starbucks espresso roast K-Cup pod.
Yes, you can make a cup of iced coffee with a Keurig K-Latte single-serve coffee maker. Simply brew any K-Cup pod directly into a cup filled with ice, then customize your drink with any sweetener or creamer of your choice.
When preparing an iced latte, it is best to brew 4 ounces of concentrated espresso and combine it with 8 ounces of milk. As such, the ratio of milk to coffee in an iced latte should be 2 to 1, although it depends heavily on your preference.
It is not necessary to froth the milk when making an iced latte because hot milk will melt the ice more quickly. Cold milk would be better suited for your cup of iced latte, and it saves a load of time.