The Iced Café de Olla Latte

Iced Café de Olla Latte. This delicious drink combines the traditional flavors of café de olla with the creamy richness of a latte, served chilled for a refreshing experience. Whether you're looking to spice up your morning routine or impress your guests at your next brunch, this recipe is a must-try!

The Ultimate Iced Café De Olla Latte is a luxuriously smooth and rich coffee beverage expertly crafted with espresso sweetened with café de olla syrup and topped with a velvety layer of plant-based milk. This iced latte combines bold coffee flavors and creamy sweetness, making it a must-try for all coffee aficionados.

An iced café de olla latte with a straw sitting on a plate.

ingredients

  • Plant-Based Milk:
    • Almond milk: Light and nutty, almond milk adds a subtle flavor and a smooth texture. It’s low in calories and a great source of vitamin E.
    • Soy Milk: Rich and creamy, soy milk closely mimics the texture of cow’s milk. It’s high in protein and has a neutral taste that complements coffee well.
    • Oat milk: Thick and velvety, oat milk is known for its natural sweetness and ability to froth like traditional milk. Great for those who enjoy a fuller, creamier texture.
    • Coconut Milk: Exotic and tropical, coconut milk offers a unique flavor profile with a light, creamy consistency. It’s lower in protein but rich in flavor.
    • Cashew Milk: Creamy with a subtle nuttiness, cashew milk is less sweet than almond milk but offers a similar texture. It blends smoothly into coffee.
  • Espresso: A concentrated form of coffee, espresso is known for its bold flavor and rich aroma. It’s made by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans, resulting in a small, strong shot that’s the base of many coffee drinks.
  • Café de Olla Syrup: A sweet, spiced syrup inspired by traditional Mexican coffee. It’s typically made with piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar), cinnamon, and sometimes other spices like cloves or anise. This syrup infuses drinks with a warm, comforting flavor profile reminiscent of the classic Café de Olla.
A cup of iced Café de Olla with cinnamon on a plate.

3 different way to make espresso at home

Using an Espresso Machine. The most traditional method of making espresso is with an espresso machine. These machines force hot water through finely ground coffee beans at high pressure, creating a concentrated and flavorful shot of espresso. Here’s how to do it:

  • Grind the Coffee Beans: Use a burr grinder to grind fresh coffee beans to a fine espresso grind.
  • Tamp the Grounds: Place the grounds in the portafilter and press them down evenly with a tamper.
  • Brew the Espresso: Insert the portafilter into the machine and begin brewing. A good shot of espresso usually takes about 25 to 30 seconds to brew.
  • Enjoy: Once the espresso is brewed, it can be enjoyed as-is or used as a base for other coffee drinks like lattes or cappuccinos.

Using a Stovetop Espresso Maker (Moka Pot). A Moka Pot is a popular and affordable way to make espresso-like coffee at home. It’s not exactly the same as machine espresso, but it’s close and beloved by many.

  • Fill the Bottom Chamber with Water: Fill the lower chamber of the Moka Pot with water up to the safety valve.
  • Add Coffee to the Filter Basket: Fill the filter basket with finely ground coffee and level the surface without pressing down.
  • Assemble and Heat: Screw the top and bottom together. Place the Moka Pot on a stove over medium heat.
  • Wait for the Coffee to Brew: The water will boil, creating pressure that forces the water up through the coffee grounds and into the top chamber. Once you hear a hissing, bubbling sound, your coffee is ready.
  • Serve: Remove the Moka Pot from the heat and serve the coffee.

Using Espresso Powder. Espresso powder, or instant espresso, provides a quick and convenient way to enjoy espresso without needing specialized brewing equipment. While it won’t offer the same depth of flavor and crema as traditional espresso methods, it’s an excellent alternative for those without an espresso machine. Here’s how to use espresso powder:

  • Boil Water: Start by boiling water. You’ll need just enough to mix with the espresso powder – usually about an ounce or two for a standard espresso shot.
An iced café de olla with cinnamon and coffee beans on a plate.

How to make iced latte with coffee de olla syrup

Fill a Glass with Ice: Choose a tall glass and fill it with ice cubes.

Mix the Espresso Coffee Shot Sweetend with the Café de Olla syrup.

Add Milk: Pour in your choice of milk or milk alternative, leaving a little room to add whipped cream if you wish.

Garnish and Serve: Top with whipped cream if desired, and sprinkle with some ground cinnamon. You can also garnish with a cinnamon stick for an extra touch.

A woman enjoying an iced latte from a glass.

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An iced café de olla latte with a straw sitting on a plate.

Iced Cafe de Olla Latte

Alejandra Graf
Iced Café de Olla Latte. This delicious drink combines the traditional flavors of café de olla with the creamy richness of a latte, served chilled for a refreshing experience. Whether you're looking to spice up your morning routine or impress your guests at your next brunch, this recipe is a must-try!
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ice
  • 2 tablespoons Cafe de olla syrup
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 cup plant based milk

Instructions
 

  • To make a refreshing and delicious iced coffee, start by filling a cup with ice. Then, mix two tablespoons or more of the rich and flavorful Cafe de Olla syrup with two shots of fresh espresso. Next, pour the sweetened coffee over the ice, letting it cool and meld with the icy cubes. Finally, top off the glass with creamy and satisfying plant-based milk, giving your coffee a smooth and satisfying finish.
    Enjoy your homemade iced coffee on a hot summer day or any time you crave a sweet and energizing pick-me-up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 125mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 492IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 390mgIron: 2mg
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