A delicious and refreshing recipe for vegan iced coffee made latte-style with plant-based milk. Make with either frozen coffee cubes or cooled coffee.
Is there anything better than iced coffee on a hot day?
I don't think there is. A creamy, iced coffee, that's full of ice cubes is just heaven when it's warm outside.
My vegan iced coffee recipe can be made with frozen coffee cubes (leftover coffee that's been frozen in an ice cube tray) or with cooled coffee.
Whichever way you choose is up to you. But I highly recommend freezing leftover coffee in an ice cube tray when you have any. Making iced coffee with it is a great way to avoid waste.
What is iced coffee?
Iced coffee is simply coffee but served cold. It's usually served with milk, ice cubes and a straw to drink it with.
Coffee can be brewed cold (usually called cold brew), which doesn't need cooling.
Alternatively it can be brewed however you usually make your coffee and left to cool
Making iced coffee with frozen coffee cubes
In summer I like to freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays so I can quickly make iced coffee on a hot day.
If truth be told, sometimes I make extra coffee just so I can freeze it.
Whether you're making extra coffee on purpose or simply freezing the leftovers at the bottom of a cafetiere freezing coffee in ice cubes is a great way to avoid wasting it.
What if you don't have time to freeze coffee in ice cubes?
If you don't have time or have run out of frozen coffee cubes you can make ice coffee by simply brewing coffee however you usually do.
Leave it to cool then follow these steps:
- fill a glass with ice cubes
- pour over your cold coffee
- top up with plant based milk of your choice or enjoy black if preferred
- add a straw (paper or reusable are best)
For full recipe scroll to the recipe card at the end of this post.
To make vegan iced coffee you will need:
- 4 cubes of frozen coffee or 4 ice cubes and 100ml cold coffee
- 200ml dairy-free milk (eg almond or oat milk)
Which milk is best to make vegan iced latte?
You can use any kind of plant-based milk to make your iced coffee.
My personal preference is almond milk. In fact almond milk poured over frozen coffee cubes might just be my favourite summer drink at the moment.
Almond milk lattes are amazing - trust me!
However, I also love an oat milk oat coffee. Hemp milk or soy milk also work well.
Alternatively you could have your iced coffee without milk. A cold black coffee over ice is just as refreshing as a milky one.
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How to make vegan iced coffee
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Vegan iced coffee
- 4 cubes of frozen coffee or 100ml cold coffee and 4 ice cubes
- 200 ml plant-based milk eg almond, oat or other vegan milk
To make vegan iced coffee with frozen coffee cubes
- Place four frozen coffee cubes in a glass.
- Pour 200ml almond milk over the ice cubes (or until you reach the top of your glass). Leave for a few minutes so the ice cubes begin to melt - this will be very quick on a hot day.
To make vegan iced coffee with cold coffee
- Put four ice cubes in a glass and pour over 100ml cold coffee.*
- Pour 200ml vegan milk over the top (or until you reach the top of your glass).
- Add a straw and enjoy!
- This makes a latte style iced coffee. If you prefer a stronger coffee add more ice cubes, more cold coffee, or try a mix of the two.
- If using cold coffee you will need to brew the coffee several hours in advance to give it time to cool down. There is more information about this in the body of the post above.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.
- Nutritional information was calculated using almond milk and cold coffee.
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