Vanilla Iced Spanish Latte – Recipe

Nobody likes a weak iced latte. The secret to stop the ice cubes from watering down your drink? Make the ice cubes the coffee.

Also known as 'kori kohi', coffee ice cube lattes have become one of those things (like dalgona latte) that everyone's been making on social media during lockdown. It's been a thing for a long time – but now everyone's going mad with boredom and not able to get to their favourite cafes, they're turning to at-home fancy coffee solutions like this. And honestly, I think it's better than most coffee shop iced lattes.

Especially when you add vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and turn it into a Spanish-style latte.

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Ready? Let's go.


200ml strongly-brewed coffee
200ml milk
1 tbsp condensed milk
A dash of vanilla extract


1. Making sure it's completely cool first, pour the coffee (or matcha) into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least four hours.

2. Heat the milk, condemned milk and vanilla in a small pan until just steaming.

3. Load the ice into a mug or heatproof coffee glass, pour in the warm milk and stir.

Enjoy, and have fun.

PS – you can also make this with matcha, but no matter how smoothly you whisk the matcha before you freeze it, it'll settle and form little clumps while it freezes, which then don't fully dissolve in the warm milk. It's still delicious though.


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