Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Copycat Recipe (Photos + Recipe Video)

I can’t imagine my day without a Starbucks’ iced vanilla latte. It’s my go-to drink that keeps me going throughout the year. Therefore, I requested Jasbir to replicate the Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte recipe.

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

The result has been so amazing that my regular runs at Starbucks have stopped. So, if you’re a fan of Starbucks, like me, I highly recommend you try out this recipe.

The special thing about this recipe is its robust and full-bodied flavor, which is achieved through the use of premium vanilla syrup and rich espresso. Starbucks uses its own branded vanilla syrup in its drinks made by Fontana. Therefore, we’ve also used the same while making this recipe. 

Moreover, we’ve also used Espresso roast in this recipe just like Starbucks. It provides a nutty and earthy coffee experience, which we could taste and appreciate in this recipe.

So let me tell you the exact recipe, so you could experience the deliciousness of a Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte at home.

Equipments Required For Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Copycat Recipe

To make the best Starbucks iced vanilla latte at home, you must mark a check of the equipment you will require to prepare it.

  • 1 16-oz Tumbler (450 ml) – You will need a tumbler or glass to prepare the coffee. 
  • Espresso Maker – Starbucks makes use of its signature espresso to make their iced latte, which is prepared in an espresso machine. Therefore, you will also need its help to make the coffee liquor.
  • Coffee Grinder – A coffee grinder would also be required to grind the coffee beans. Several espresso maker’s come with a built-in coffee grinder.

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Ingredients & Substitutions

To make a Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte, you will need only four ingredients. Yes! Making this beverage is that simple.

The quantity of ingredients mentioned below is good for making only one serving. So, if you need several glasses of this latte throughout the day like me, you can easily double up or triple the ingredients.

  • 2 Shots Fresh Espresso (2 oz, 60 ml) – Make use of espresso roast to prepare the espresso shots. You can prepare it in an espresso machine or Nespresso. In case you don’t have either, you can use readymade espresso liquor, coffee produced in a French Press or use instant espresso powder.
  • 2 Tablespoon Vanilla Syrup (30 ml, 4 pumps) – You can make use of homemade or store-bought vanilla syrup like Fontana. If you avoid regular sugar, then you can opt for sugar free vanilla syrup and swap sugar for natural sweetener alternatives like honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup.
  • ¾ Cup Milk (180 ml) –  Starbucks’ iced vanilla latte can be prepared with any kind of milk. So, you can use regular milk, skimmed milk, or go for dairy free milk options like oat, almond, and soy milk.
  • 1 cup Ice Cubes

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes
Starbucks Vanilla Latte Ingredients

How To Make Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 1

Step 1- Decide on a tall glass and fill that glass with ice cubes.

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 2

Step 2- Add the brewed coffee to the glass.

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 3

Step 3- Next, add the vanilla syrup to the glass. To make your drink taste more delicious, you can add flavored syrups like hazelnut, caramel, or cinnamon.

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 4

Step 4- Fill the glass with milk of your choice.

Starbucks Vanilla Latte Copycat Recipe

Step 5- Voila! Your Starbucks iced vanilla latte is ready!

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Recipe Video

Here is the recipe video of this Starbucks iced vanilla latte that we made. Do take a look at it too.

Frequently Asked Questions About Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Some Tips & Tricks To Make Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Better

I’ll be honest, despite following all the recipe instructions to the point, we didn’t get the flavoring of iced vanilla latte quite right at the first go. However, after some experimentation, we did!

Moreover, we also tried some new flavorings that made the drink taste delicious. Therefore, I recommend you take a look at some tips that can help you achieve the desired results.

  1. While selecting your coffee beans to make this recipe, try to get your hands on Latin American and Asian-Pacific coffee bean blend. If you are not able to find it, then make use of Arabica beans for the best flavor. 
  2. The taste of the latte is dependent on the taste of coffee beans used. Therefore, make use of dark roasted coffee beans as they have a sweeter and richer flavor.
  3. The ideal ratio for an iced vanilla latte is about 1:3, espresso to milk.
  4. Iced latte tastes amazing with foamed milk. So, try adding frothed milk to prepare the drink. 

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Nutritional Information

Calories190 kcal
Carbohydrates 30 g
Protein7 g
Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium100 mg
Sugar28 g

Recipe Variations To Make Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

If you follow any dietary restriction, you can easily alter this recipe according to your needs. I’ve done it many times to serve it to guests with special dietary needs.

  • Sugar-Free – If you are avoiding sugar for health reasons, you easily swap it for sugar-free alternatives like sugar-free vanilla syrup.
  • Soy-Free – If you are allergic to soy, you can pick soy-free milk alternatives like regular milk, almond milk, or oats milk.
  • Nut-Free – If you are allergic to nuts, you can pick a nut-free milk substitute like soy milk, regular milk, or oats milk.
  • Decaf – You can also make this latter decaf by swapping espresso for decaf coffee.

How To Store & Reheat Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

The thing that I love the most about this recipe is that you can enjoy Starbucks’ iced vanilla latte for 2-3 days by storing it the right way. So, quickly take a look at the proper ways to store it.

In Refrigerator

You can easily store Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte in the refrigerator in a bottle or an airtight tumbler. This way your latte will stay fresh for 2-3 days.

In Freezer 

You can also freeze Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte easily for a month. To enjoy it again, allow it to defreeze in the refrigerator overnight and stir it before drinking again.

Serving Suggestions With Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte is a refreshing drink that goes with just about anything. But let me tell you some delectable food items that pair amazingly well with this latte.

  1. Chocolate Almond Cake – Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Therefore, we recommend you to try Starbucks Ice Vanilla Latte with a moist and rich chocolate almond cake.
  2. Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Juicy grilled chicken sandwiches taste exceptionally good with a cool drink like Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte.
  3. Onion Rings – You can also enjoy a light snack like crispy onion rings with iced vanilla latte.
  4. Nachos – The spicy and savory flavors of Mexican nachos pair extremely well with vanilla iced latte.
  5. Four Cheese Pasta – Skip the sodas and wash down a cheesy pasta with a refreshing vanilla iced latte.

Printable Version Of Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Copycat Recipe

As iced coffee becomes more popular, those who frequent Starbucks may want to know how to order an iced vanilla latte. So, get your best barista apron and make this tasty Starbucks iced vanilla latte in your kitchen.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Copycat Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 190 kcal


  • Glasses
  • Long Spoon


  • 60 ml Brewed Coffee
  • 180 ml Milk
  • 30 ml Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 cup Ice Cubes


  • Decide on a tall glass and fill that glass with ice cubes.
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 1
  • Add the brewed coffee to the glass.
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 2
  • To sweeten the latte, add the vanilla syrup to the glass.
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 3
  • Lastly, add the milk to the glass and mix the ingredients with the twirl of a spoon.
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte Step 4
  • Your Starbucks iced vanilla latte is ready!
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte is Ready



Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 100mg | Sugar: 28g
Keyword Christmas Drinks, Starbucks Drinks, Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte
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More Starbucks Recipes You Can Try

Now that you know how to make Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte at home, we recommend you to try out some other drinks and desserts recipes. These recipes have been carefully crafted in our kitchen to provide you an authentic taste. 

  1. Starbucks Pecan Tart –  Pecan tart is a Christmas and Thanksgiving staple and Starbucks serves some really scrumptious pecan tarts. So, this year try making them at home.
  2. Starbucks Cranberry Bliss BarStarbucks cranberry bliss bar is a blondie cake loaded with cranberries. It makes for a delicious sweet snack that can also be served for holidays.
  3. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha If you enjoy the velvety flavor of white chocolate with the toasted sweetness of Starbucks’ secret sauce, then you must try this mocha at home!
  4. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte – Enjoy the warming flavors of Starbucks pumpkin spice chai latte from the comfort of your home by trying out this copycat recipe that is reminiscent of the holiday season. 
  5. Starbucks Iced Green Tea Latte – If you know a green tea lover, treat them to Starbucks iced green tea latte prepared with milk, matcha powder, and vanilla extract.


Whether Starbucks iced vanilla latte is your morning pick me up, an afternoon treat, or a stress buster for you, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your home. Moreover, you can also make other Starbucks fans happy by sharing this recipe with them. So, go ahead and treat yourself to a Starbucks experience at home.

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