How to make Starbucks' iced latte at home

As warm weather approaches, an iced cold latte to start the day, or even as a pick-me-up in the middle of the day sounds so refreshing. Hot coffee is great, but during the summer months when the temperatures soar and you take meetings outdoors, or spend your days in the backyard watching the kids running through the sprinkler, hot coffee is not practical. Thankfully, Starbucks is sharing its recipe to make iced cold lattes at home. Serve it up in a pitcher if you need more than one to get your day going, or you are hosting brunch at your home. 

The great thing about the Starbucks iced latte recipe is that it only contains four ingredients to create this refreshing espresso drink (via Starbucks). And luckily, these are ingredients that you are likely to have in your pantry, or can easily find in your grocery store. Either way, the end result will be a rich, cold, creamy, and energizing drink. So, get your caffeine taste buds ready to get their fix because this Starbucks special will not disappoint.

What you need to make a Starbucks iced latte at home

There are plenty of copycat recipes for this iconic latte, and don't be afraid to try them, but if you want the real thing, follow along. You will need one cup of ice, 4 ounces of espresso (of course Starbucks recommends its own beans), 3/4 cup of whole milk, and a sweetener, like liquid sweetener, or a favorite flavored syrup, like vanilla. 

Once you've compiled your ingredients, it's time to brew espresso, and fill up a tall glass with ice. Pour the espresso over the ice. Pour the milk and sweetener in a cup or jar with a lid, and shake it really well. Pour the foamy milk into your glass with the ice and espresso. Voila, you are ready to enjoy your favorite iced espresso drink.

And if the ease of making this drink at home isn't motivation enough, consider this: Making your own latte at home helps you save money, leaving more cash to put towards, um, more Starbucks iced lattes!