Whether you wake up at 12 in the noon or 7 in the evening, drinking coffee is a must. Why you ask? Because it’s better ‘latte’ than never! No really. While the pun might sound a bit corny, nothing like a tall cup of latte can brighten up your day. And which is the best latte you can have? Vanilla latte of course! Foamy, frothy, delightful, soothing, and sweet, tempered by the richness of the coffee, and enhanced by the creaminess of the whip, Iced Vanilla Latte is a classic drink that any coffee lover would adore.
Also read: Iced Coffee vs Iced Latte: Know the Differences
A Peep Into The History Of Latte
Caffe latte, cafe au lait, or cafe con Leche; Whatever you may call it, Latte is a beverage that has thrived through the ages. But how did it become one of the staple beverages of the contemporary coffee shop? The latte's lengthy and intriguing history has just as many facets and layers as any form of art.
Like a cappuccino, a latte starts with a shot of espresso coffee as its base. Thereafter, espresso and steamed milk are blended to produce a creamy, smooth coffee drink with a subtle espresso flavor. A 1-to-2 ratio between an espresso shot and heated milk is the standard measurement and a thin film of milk foam is placed on top of the latte to complete it. In its simplest terms, the latte is a name given to the coffee made by blending espresso, steamed milk, and milk froth. It is regarded as one of the most well-liked espresso beverages worldwide and comes in a variety of variations, both hot and cold. Although cafés have regularly explored lattes since the 20th century, they can be dated back to the 17th century. Despite having its roots in Italy, it has been widely consumed in Britain and continental Europe for many years. The Caffe Mediterraneum in Berkeley, California, claims to have created the Café Latte as we know it today. However, Seattle, which is often referred to as the city of coffee owing to its Starbucks roots, did not see an explosion in popularity until the 1980s.
Unsurprisingly, this promptly expanded from coast to coast over the following several years, becoming a common fixation before the year 2000. Millions of cups are consumed daily, and it appears that this obsession with lattes is here to stay!
How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Vanilla Latte
While some would argue that a drink that has been chilled down and has ordinary milk added but neither steamed nor frothed isn't a "latte," we counter that food and beverages are constantly developing things and that coffee is supposed to be enjoyed. An iced latte and a hot latte are connected in the same way that an Italian café latte and a hot latte are related. Although they're not the same thing, they're connected branches from the same delicious tree. While you could simply brew some coffee with vanilla flavoring, that wouldn't be the same as a vanilla latte. Here's an authentic recipe by which you can make an iced vanilla latte at home.
- One shot of espresso
- 3/4th cup of milk of your choice
- Vanilla syrup to taste
- Brew your shot of espresso.
- Pour the freshly brewed espresso shot into your favorite mug.
- Froth your lukewarm milk or a dairy substitute.
- Pour in the vanilla syrup according to your sweet preference
- Stir and top the mixture with ice.
- This is the most important step. Take that first sip, enjoy and melt off into a vanilla-flavored dream!
There you have it, folks, one cup of pure bliss AKA iced vanilla latte, and once you have tried it, you'll want an iced vanilla latte within arm’s reach every single day! But what elevates any coffee to great coffee is great coffee products and we offer you the best coffee products in town. Karadykan Estate is one of the most sought after coffees at Third Wave Coffee with every sip having taste notes of decadent milk chocolate balanced against bright, sweet cherries, canopied by caramel. Order coffee online now!