How To Make A Latte At Home That Tastes As Good As Starbucks

Iced Latte With Shawna Coronado

Ninety degrees in the shade, with a heat index of 105 and your family is melting hot!  Everyone hops in the car, turns the air-conditioning on high, then you drive three miles over to the local coffee shop where you spend over $20 of your hard earned money on iced latte’s for a family of four.


Hold on people, let’s not get hasty – it seems to me you could save those carbon emissions and gallons of gas for something more important, right?

While a homemade iced latte still takes energy to make, it is a whole lot greener and a whole lot cheaper than driving several miles to your local Starbucks coffee shop.

My favorite treat is an iced latte and I make it at home with my very inexpensive latte machine I bought at Target for $30 several years ago.

Here’s the recipe just for you —


    1. Brew one serving of espresso and add any sweeteners you like to the bottom of your glass. Hum a few bars of “Summertime” or another appropriate summery musical tune.
    2. Pour espresso serving into the bottom of your glass and stir by swirling the glass a couple times. Continue humming.
    3. Add ice until it reaches the top of the glass. Shake your booty while humming – it helps the mood.

Add your favorite milk. I prefer almond milk. Finish your tune with a grand finale that includes sucking down the latte in an amazingly cool and restful sip.

Welcome to nirvana! And guess what? It cost your family pennies instead of $20. That makes it even tastier, right?

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    Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    June 26, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Yum! I’ll be right over LOL
    I love to make iced coffee here at home. I just use the leftover coffee from the AM and add some fat free creamer and agave nectar. It’s so tasty and better than any coffee shop plus it doesn’t break the bank. And I get to stay home, my favorite part.

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      August 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Nom. Nom. Nom.

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    August 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    You are cheaper than I am and I thought I had a good one! I bought the glass container Starbucks Mocha Frappachino at Costco for about $1.00 each the serve them over refrigerator dispenser crushed ice!

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