Mint Chocolate Chip Iced Latte Recipe -- You're favorite ice cream flavor in iced coffee form! Made easy with fresh mint, almond milk, and all the chocolate you can handle!
Who's ready to paaaarrrrttaayyyy?!?!?!
.....Said no one ever on a Monday morning.
But I'm here to change that with something that should be a part of every Monday morning routine. A Iced Latte Recipe that tastes like ice cream.
Why This Recipe Works
It uses fresh mint to to infuse that refreshing taste into every sip.
You can make it more or less sweet to your taste.
The combination of strong coffee & cocoa is a killer combination.
How to Make This Iced Latte Recipe
Start by heating a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Add 6 fresh mint leaves to the milk and continue to cook over low heat for 5 minutes before removing from heat, and straining off mint leaves.
Stir 2 teaspoons of stevia or sweetener and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the milk. Add a handful of ice cubes to a glass, and add ½ cup of chilled, strong coffee. Pour in almond milk mixture, and top with fresh mint leaves, drizzle of chocolate, or chocolate shavings for garnish.
*If you love this latte, keep this Peanut Butter Latte Recipe handy for the colder months!*
- Don't let the milk start to boil or get too hot. This can change the flavor, and can turn the mint bitter.
- Stash leftover coffee from the morning in the fridge so it is ready to be made into one of these ASAP.
- Get a more intense flavor by using dark roast coffee or dark cocoa powder.
Can I make this into a hot latte?
Definitely. Simply skip the ice cubes, and use hot, strong coffee instead of chilled. You can froth milk mixture too if you want added foam.
What if I don't have fresh mint?
It can be made with mint extract instead of fresh mint, but requires very little. Add ⅛ teaspoon of mint extract to the milk, no heating required. If you want a more intense mint flavor, add more ⅛ of a teaspoon at a time.
Do I have to use almond milk?
Definitely not. Use your own milk preference. If your choice doesn't come in a vanilla flavor, you can always add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract when you add the cocoa powder instead.
Money-Saving Tips For This Mint Chocolate Iced Latte Recipe:
- Use refrigerated. If using almond milk, purchase the refrigerated option instead of the shelf stable. I find they have less additives, and tend to be less expensive.
- Buy in bulk. If available, buy mint by the bunch instead of in an individual plastic container. It is a better bargain & saves on plastic waste.
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