Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Perfect Summer Pick Me Up!

I love Starbucks! I sometimes wish they delivered... which lead me to trying to figure out how to re-create some of my favorite drinks from there... Iced vanilla soy lattes are perfect for summer!!

You will need:
Strong Coffee - I like Starbucks Espresso Roast
Milk of your choice
Vanilla coffee syrup 
(I have heard you can use pure vanilla extract and 1 tsp of sugar as a substitute)
Sweetener of your choice
Big cup and a straw :)

To make it is super simple! I have a Keurig machine, so I make about 4oz of coffee using 2 tablespoons of grounds. I know you're thinking that is not enough water, but you add so much ice to cool it that if you add too much water you end up with a very yuckie mix (believe me I tried).  After the coffee is brewed, I add about 2 tablespoons of vanilla coffee syrup, sweetener, soy milk til its the color I like (pretty blonde), and LOTS of ice!  Stir and enjoy :)

On cold gloomy days, just toss out the ice and add in a milk frother and you have yourself a lovely latte! 

Happy first day of summer!!!! 


  1. Yummm....can't wait to get out of the office pick Cookie up from the vet and grab an iced coffee!

  2. I have been OBESESSED with making soy lattes lately. Sooo much cheaper than going to Starbucks. I'm really loving Dunkin' Dounuts brand coffee!