This homemade honey cinnamon cold brew latte can easily be made dairy-free, and it’s my new favorite coffee treat after having it at a cutesy coffee shop recently.
Since that shop is out of town, I figured out how to make it at home.
And let me tell you, it’s just as delicious! See the easy recipe below.
Hubby has been making our own cold brew coffee concentrate at our house for years.
I think it’s his way to keep me from spending so much money at the coffee drive through, and I’m ok with that.
His homemade cold brew coffee is fabulous!
I’ll share more about how he makes it in just a bit.
If you aren’t into making your own cold brew, you can certainly buy bottles of cold brew coffee at the store, too. Then create this delicious coffee recipe with it at home.
MAKE LATTES WITH COLD BREW COFFEE
I’m starting to see some local coffee shops noting that their lattes use cold brew coffee.
That means they’re using cold brew coffee instead of shots of espresso.
And that’s how I’ve been making lattes for a long time!
We tossed out our big bulky espresso machine years ago…
because making lattes with cold brew coffee is so darn easy AND tasty.
When we make our own cold brew coffee, it actually yields a concentrate that needs diluted down when we serve it. The ratio is one part cold brew and one part dairy-free milk or water.
So our cold brew coffee recipe is definitely strong enough to replace espresso and to leave plenty of room for adding dairy-free milk.
However, please note…I’ve found that grocery store cold brew is usually already diluted.
In that case, you’d just add a splash of your favorite dairy-free creamer or milk so not to dilute it down too much further.
Nobody wants a super week latte.
That’s the big reason I like making our own cold brew coffee concentrate…plenty of leeway for adding dairy-free milk and making a true latte.
Just something to keep in mind when deciding to make or buy cold brew to create this recipe.
HONEY IN LATTES
I’m a huge honey fan.
But I’ve not used it in iced coffees because it never dissolves like I want it to.
Yes, honey dissolves in hot tea and hot coffee. But it sure doesn’t disperse evenly throughout cold coffee. It just sits at the bottom of the glass.
So when I asked the coffee shop how their honey latte was so perfect, they mentioned using a honey syrup. Genius!
How did I not think of this. Honey syrup is simply honey mixed with just enough hot water to thin it down.
A good general rule for making honey syrup is to use equal parts honey to hot water.
At first I wanted to make a whole jar of shelf-stable honey syrup to keep on my counter.
But after making a few of these honey cinnamon lattes…I realized it’s just as easy to make the honey syrup as I need it.
Squirt a little honey at the bottom of my glass and then add the smallest amount of hot water heated in the microwave or in my electric kettle. Stir together, and that’s honey syrup!
Now let’s get to the latte recipe.
HONEY CINNAMON COLD BREW LATTE
Makes a 16 ounce iced coffee.
Also see the quick video in this post!
Here’s how to make cold brew coffee concentrate to use in this recipe. It takes 12-24 hours.
Here is my favorite dairy-free milk to use in this latte recipe.
You can also use agave instead of making honey syrup, if you’d like.
This is my favorite dairy-free whipped topping for lattes, optional.
1-2 teaspoons honey
1-2 teaspoons hot water
8 ounces cold brew concentrate
6 ounces dairy-free milk
sprinkle of ground cinnamon
handful of ice
dairy-free whipped cream, optional
Grab a 16 ounce glass or larger.
Pour 1-2 teaspoons of honey in the bottom of the glass, depending on how you sweet you want it.
Pour 1-2 teaspoons of hot water over the honey (equal parts) and stir until fully combined and the honey dissolves into thin honey syrup.
Pour 8 ounces of cold brew coffee concentrate over the honey syrup.
If your cold brew is truly concentrate, add 6 ounces of your favorite dairy-free milk to dilute it down. If it’s store-bought cold brew that’s already diluted, just add a splash of your favorite dairy-free creamer or milk.
Stir honey syrup, cold brew, and dairy-free milk together.
Add a handful of ice cubes.
Sprinkle with powdered cinnamon.
Top with dairy-free whipped cream, if desired. And a little more cinnamon is fun.
Hope you enjoy this honey cinnamon cold brew coffee as much as I do!
You can save this cold brew latte recipe on Pinterest.
Plus, see more cold brew coffee treats that we make dairy-free. Cheers!