Starbucks Vanilla Iced Latte Recipe: The Best Copycat

Home Grounds crew is partial to the soothing combination of coffee and vanilla. So when we found the Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte, we couldn’t wait to develop a Starbucks copycat recipe for this refreshing drink. This cold coffee drink pairs a bright medium roast coffee with frothed milk, the warm flavors of vanilla syrup, and velvety whipped cream. It’s an iced latte that’s great for any time of year.

Keep reading to learn how to make the best Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte, and skip the lines at your local Starbucks.

What You Need

  • Cold brew ice cubes
  • 2-½ ounces homemade vanilla syrup
  • 3 ounces medium-roast espresso
  • 6 ounces whole milk
  • Espresso machine
  • Milk frother or French press
  • One 20-ounce glass

Vanilla syrup

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 vanilla beans, scraped
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream or sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • One small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, optional

Stabilized Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Mixing bowl and whisk, chilled