I’m back today with another coffee concoction! Look at her, the Iced Honey Cinnamon Latte, isn’t she a beauty? I used to order this drink every day at our local coffee shop when we had our store in downtown McKinney. Like we’ve been talking every day for YEARS. It was a full-blown obsession. And the other day I thought about this drink for the First time in a long time and the wild craving wouldn’t go away. So I got out our espresso maker (this one right here!) and made this drink. And you guys, you would have thought I had made Thanksgiving dinner from scratch for 20 people by the way I was celebrating, it was so good.
Fast-forward to Mother’s Day and my sweet B and Gems bought me an espresso machine tHat I have to say – might be the best gift you can give a coffee-loving mom. I’m pretty sure I cried when I opened the gift. So for this recipe, I used my Newly minted espresso machine, but you can use this stoveTOP espresso machine OR just really strong coffee.
Let’s go to the recipe!
Honey Cinnamon Iced Latte
2-3 shots of espresso
2 tablespoons honey
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk, your choice
Prepare your espresso and when the espresso is freshly extracted, mix it with the honey and cinnamon while it is still hot. Stir and mix all three ingredients well (heat helps honey melt and combine!). Pour in a LOT of ice and add your milk to taste, it’s about 1/2 cup, but you can always add less or more depending on your preference.
THat‘s it! Enjoy!
*I use 4 shots of espresso because I’m a psycho, but I think 3 is a great starting point if you like it to still taste like coffee. If you want it to taste less coffee, start with 2 and go from there.
*I like the taste of honey and find tHat the more honey I add, the deeper the drink is, so about 2 tablespoons is about right. Of course you can add more or less depending on your preference.
*You only need a pinch of cinnamon, a little goes a long way!
*I said earlier that you can use very strong brewed coffee, but this drink really is better with espresso, as the coffee can become quite watery. If you’re going with coffee, I’d do less ice and less milk, just to balance it out a bit more.
*last note, the reason I like this ice cold drink is because a) summer and b) I’m lazy and don’t want to steam my milk. BUT you can easily make this drink hot, just swap out the ice for steamed milk and boom – a hot latte.
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