Almond Milk Cold Brew Coffee Latte

Almond Milk Cold Brew Iced Lattes / loveandlemons.com

To say that we’re obsessed with cold brew coffee is an understatement. It’s the only coffee we drink at home now – the only reason we still own a coffee maker (which is now stored up on the highest shelf) is for when parents come to visit. I didn’t know it was possible to make cold brew yourself, but it’s more than possible, it’s easy.

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cubes / loveandlemons.com

I’ve been buying my cold brew by the bottle, but when I started seeing homemade versions all over the internet (here, here, here, here), I was intrigued. But let’s back up – what is cold brew coffee you ask? (if you’re not asking you can scroll down and skip this paragraph). It’s regular coffee beans (get a good quality kind) that you soak overnight and then strain instead of brewing it in a coffee maker. The benefits are that it’s less acidic than regular coffee, so it’s a little healthier and easier on the tummy. Plus, you can store it in the fridge and it’ll last almost a week.

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cubes / loveandlemons.com

I usually drink mine Americano style, and Jack drinks his with chocolate almond milk. Today we’re meeting in the (lightly sweet) middle with iced almond milk lattes made with homemade cold brew iced cubes… because no one wants a watery coffee drink once the ice melts.

Almond Milk Cold Brew Iced Lattes / loveandlemons.com

Store these ice cubes all summer long – pop a few out as you like and just add Almond Breeze! Adjust the strength of your coffee drink by the number of ice cubes you use. Your iced latte will be ready quicker than your local barista can spell your name wrong on a paper cup.

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almond milk cold brew coffee latte
 
Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 4-6 lattes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grind your coffee beans in a coffee grinder, or start with pre-ground coffee.
  2. In a large pitcher stir the ground coffee and water together. Cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. (12-24 hours).
  3. Use a nut milk bag or cheese cloth (doubled up), to strain the coffee from the grinds. Strain twice if you need to.
  4. Pour into ice cube trays (this will fill about 2) and freeze. Make lattes by mixing the coffee ice cubes with almond milk. For a stronger latte, use more ice cubes, for a lighter one, use less.

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recipe adapted from the sources listed above


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51 comments

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  2. Yessss! We are all about cold brewing using this method too. THE best! I love the idea of making them into ice cubes though – we definitely need to try this.

  3. Kate from pinstripesandpalmettos.com on said:

    I love a cold brew – this looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it with the coffee ice cubes. Great idea!

  4. debbie on said:

    Where do you buy cold brewed coffee by the bottle?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I like Chameleon Cold Brew (it’s a local Austin brand), and I get it at Whole Foods… I’ve seen so many other brands pop up at so many places…

  5. Charlie from lemonbutterlove.com on said:

    Thanks for explaining cold brew! I’ve never investigated it further but I have been wondering why it tastes so good! Thanks for the inspiration, I can’t wait to try this and save myself time by making only every few days! – Charlie, http://www.lemonbutterlove.com

    • Nancy Spoolman from bluewillowheaven.com on said:

      I have used a Toddy Maker for years and years to make cold brew. I actually own three of them. I like to have customers try my cold brew in different types of coffee that I roast, so it’s always a treat. Love the ice cubes, too, and Chocolate Almond Silk Milk is the best!

      Nancy S.

  6. Christina from theblissfulbalance.com on said:

    Totally craving some cold brew now; these photos are gorgeous! Trying this soon 🙂

  7. I have never had very good luck with cold brewing, sadly. Even when I used good beans and let them soak overnight, the flavor came out flat and too acidic. Is it possible that I soaked the beans for *too* long?

    • Nancy Spoolman from bluewillowheaven.com on said:

      I don’t think you soaked the beans too long. You have to make sure to get a very good coffee and grind it coarse. A good Papua New Guinea or Guatemalan Antigua, or even a light roast Colombian (all of these fresh roasted) is excellent to use for cold brew.

      Nancy S.

  8. Jaclyn Nicole from laluceblog.com on said:

    Sounds so yum! I have yet to try cold brew from home, but seeing how easy this is, I might just have to make a batch tonight!

    Jaclyn

  9. What a great idea! Will definitely try! Do you still get the same kind of pep from the caffeine?? 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      yes, it’s more concentrated, although your kick will depend on how many coffee ice cubes you use per drink (how much you dilute it).

  10. I love how simple this recipe is! Like you I’ve been buying cold-brewed coffee where I see it but I’ve only made it once. But I love the idea of freezing it into ice cubes! 🙂

  11. marilyn on said:

    What would be the of amount pre-ground coffee?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      just shy of the amount listed for coffee (a little less than 2/3 cup).

  12. Eileen from hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com on said:

    Oh, freezing your cold brew is such a good idea! I’m going to have to give this one a try. Delicious!

  13. mary on said:

    I love adding ground cinnamon and cardamon for making spiced coffee.
    Trying this using my french press. Freezing it into ice cubes is brilliant!!!
    I also love to make my own almond milk using raw organic almonds. So easy. So yummy. How much fun can one have !?! THANK YOU!!!

  14. phyllis on said:

    This sounds delicious. Do you hot water and cold water?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      you can use cold or room temp water, it doesn’t have to be hot.

  15. Barbra on said:

    Thanks for the great info. I’ve been curious about cold brew coffee. You said you like it Americano style. I like Americanos. Could you explain how you make it with the cold brew? Do you drink it cold?

  16. Notes on Tea from notesontea.blogspot.com on said:

    I like the ice cube storage idea. I think I’ll try freezing tea for lattes, too.

  17. Kelly from beagleandbear.com on said:

    I definitely need to try this!! Iced coffee and almond milk, my favorite things!

  18. Coffee ice cubes are the best! Once you have a nice cold iced coffee on a hot day with coffee ice cubes that don’t dilute your brew, there’s no going back.

  19. Jennifer on said:

    I would die without my daily iced coffee. I brew mine in a French press, makes the straining much easier. It’s good with a little chai and milk too.

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  21. Really cool idea – coffee ice cubes! And since you can stock them up you can make cold brew coffee latte literally anytime you want. And it doesn’t hurt that it looks really fancy, too, lol!

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  23. Anca from cookstyle.co.uk on said:

    What a great idea, is perfect for summer.

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  25. Zest It Up from Zestitup.com on said:

    I have been on such an almond kick lately. Love the idea of freezing the coffee into ice cubs. Nothing gets diluted!

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  27. We’ve been looking for a recipe to try this out. Looks pretty simple, might give it a go and see if the other half approves! Fingers crossed we get nice weather and can enjoy one whilst sitting outside 🙂

  28. Ski_Zakopane from zakopane-goski.com on said:

    I love coffee! Thanks for recipe, it looks amazing…and delicious;)

  29. Alexandra from chezsasha.com on said:

    Love this idea! Very picturesque, too.

    This would be perfect for a cute ladies’ brunch – and one could even add some Bailey’s 😉

  30. Anne Flint from giantfoodstore.net on said:

    This recipe sounds so delicious, thank you for sharing with us. It is definitely on my plan to make this one soon.

  31. evydraws from evydraws.blogspot.com on said:

    !This kind of coffee is really popular in Korea but for some reason it’s called ‘Dutch Coffee’ over here. I love it and even have a fancy machine/strainer thing at home, but I never knew how to call this sort of coffee when explaining it to family and friends from back home in Europe. Cold-brew coffee it is!
    Normally I just mix it with milk but your recipe looks delicious and I’ll have to try it!

    (also… strong cold-brew coffee is delicious when added to beer. Just sayin’.)

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  33. Darene Del Rosario on said:

    Yas! This will be perfect combo for pasta and sandwiches. It’s like the iced mocha that I ordered on my favorite cafe. I might try this one, a good match up for the super hot weather 🙂

  34. Ana on said:

    I was a little unsure at first, but it definitely met my expectations. It even made me awake and not tired like my usual warm coffee.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Ana, I’m so glad! Thanks for sharing your feedback 🙂

  35. michael z on said:

    I started using almond milk in my instant coffee months ago.
    I went through 2 jars of IC and thought I had lost my taste for instant coffee.
    A couple weeks ago, I started brewed coffee and the same sawdust icky taste was there.
    Were my tastebuds losing it?
    After talking with a person at Maxwell House, it hit me that it may be the almond milk.
    Today, I will purchase cream or milk (first time in years) and will try……….

    mz
    mikiesmoky@aol.com

  36. Buty Circa on said:

    This looks so amazingly delicious and healthy! Thank you for sharing!

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