Iced Spanish Latte

Iced latte in a clear tumbler with a metal straw.
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This easy Iced Spanish latte recipe uses only 3 ingredients (plus ice!) and has just the right balance of milky sweetness and rich espresso flavor. It's a slightly more mellow spin on Vietnamese iced coffee that's perfect for warm weather. 

  • Author: Alexandra Azary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: one 16-ounce latte 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • 5 ounces milk (preferably whole milk)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk, to taste
  • 4 ounces espresso
  • ice


  1. Combine milk and sweetened condensed milk in a glass and whisk rapidly until the sweetened condensed milk is fully mixed in. The mixture should be slightly foamy.
  2. Pour espresso over ice in your serving glass of choice.
  3. Add the milk mixture and stir to combine. Enjoy!


Ingredient notes

  • An authentic Spanish latte is specifically made with espresso brewed from arabica beans. Though espresso will give you the best flavor, you can substitute with strongly-brewed coffee or cold brew if needed.
  • Use 1 1/2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk for a mildly sweet iced latte, and 2 tablespoons (or more) for a sweeter drink.
  • For a dairy/free vegan variation, use your favorite unsweetened plant-based milk (I recommend oat milk) and vegan sweetened condensed milk.

Method notes

  • You can also use a handheld or standalone milk frother to combine the milk and sweetened condensed milk if preferred. You don't need a large amount of foam for this drink - froth just long enough to incorporate the two ingredients together.
  • It's easiest to mix in the sweetened condensed milk if it's at room temperature. If it's been refrigerated, you can make things easier by combining hot espresso with condensed milk before pouring over ice, and then adding in the (plain) cold milk. 

For a hot Spanish latte:

  • Make this recipe using steamed milk, either heated on the stovetop or with a milk frother. Add the milk to your mug first, and then pour in the espresso.