Your favorite Starbucks holiday drink just became your new year-round favorite. My Sugar Cookie Iced Latte is a riff off of the new holiday classic, but is truly made for anytime that you crave a sugary, sweet coffee drink! With only 6 ingredients, this recipe could not be more simple, and may just become your new favorite way to have your coffee.
Friends, it’s the holiday season, which means it’s the time of year that Starbucks is releasing new holiday drinks. And when Starbucks releases new drinks, it’s my time to get to work, and find a version that’s just as tasty, but with a healthy twist!
This Sugar Cookie Iced Latte may just be my favorite Starbucks “copycat” creation yet. Not only is it incredibly simple with only 6 ingredients, but it’s SO delicious! Sometimes, these holiday drinks can be hit-or-miss, but this one is definitely a “hit”. It tastes just like a sugar cookie in a glass, and even reminds me a bit of my Paleo Funfetti Sugar Cookies.
The best part about this latte too, is that it comes together with pantry staples alone (minus the milk, of course). If you are someone who likes to bake, then chances are, you already have the brown sugar, water, vanilla extract, and almond extract sitting in your pantry. And if you’re a coffee drinker, then you may have espresso too. This makes this the perfect recipe to recreate over and over. I’m not kidding when I say it may become your new favorite!
Oh, and if you want to know a little hack for the espresso portion of the drink… here it is. If you’re someone who doesn’t have an espresso machine, or can’t pull espresso shots for the life of them (trust me, I get it!) then you can go to your local coffee shop and ask for just a cup of espresso shots. The barista may look at you funny, but if it makes your life easier, you gotta do what you gotta do, boo!
But, if you want to pull your own perfect espresso shots at home, then I highly recommend investing in an espresso machine that can do it for you! I personally own the Nespresso Vertuo Next, and it’s my favorite by-far. It pulls the perfect espresso shots every time, in just a matter of seconds!
If you’re someone who loves going and getting a latte from Starbucks every day, I highly recommend investing in a Nespresso. Not only will it save you money (their coffee is a fraction of the price!) but it tastes even BETTER than its Starbucks counterpart. I cannot recommend it enough; it’s the perfect tool for this recipe, or any of my coffee recipes!
This recipe is super easy, because it only requires 6 ingredients!
This recipe will make syrup for about 4 drinks, so you can enjoy a Sugar Cookie Iced Latte all week long, and bypassing the Starbucks and saving money. That’s because you only need a few tablespoons of this magic syrup in your coffee. Store extra syrup in a squeeze bottle or mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.
I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx
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