Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup

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Summer has FINALLY arrived in Newfoundland! We are hitting mid to high 20s with loads of humidity so that calls for a nice cold drink ~ think “Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup”.   We’ll wait until after 5pm to add the alcohol to make it a special iced coffee! wink wink

How often to to stop at a coffee shop and buy an iced coffee? Those drinks are full of sugar so how about a simple recipe you can make at home and you control how much sugar you add and what ingredients are in it!  Makes sense to me 🙂 You don’t have to feel guilty about sipping this “Iced Caffe Latte” and it’s so good! Great coffee flavor with a hint of cinnamon….you’ll be that person slurping on the straw to get every last drop!

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Keep a jug in the fridge or make it portable and put it in a thermos, pour over some ice, garnish with some whip cream, add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top and YUM!
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Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup

  • Servings: 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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“A simple iced coffee made with cinnamon syrup that is great for hot afternoons sitting on the patio ~ Grab a book, find a nice shaded spot outside, put your feet up and enjoy your latte ~ REFRESHING and DELICIOUS!”

Ingredients:
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4 shots espresso, cold
or 1 cup cold strong coffee
¼ cup cinnamon syrup, adjust to your personal taste (recipe below for syrup)
1 1/3 cups milk (whole, skim, or 2%)
Crushed ice

Cinnamon Syrup (makes 1 cup)
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
4 cinnamon sticks

Preparation:

To Make Cinnamon Syrup:

In small sauce pan combine sugar, water and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Take pan off the heat and let cool completely before using in recipe. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator.

To Make Iced Caffe Latte:

Combine the espresso, cinnamon syrup and milk in a small pitcher. Fill 4 large glasses with crushed ice. Pour latte mixture over crushed ice. Garnish with whip cream and cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!

NOTE: You can make the syrup earlier in the day or the day before to cool off to use in the recipe. You will have Cinnamon Syrup leftover, depending on how much you use in the recipe, to make another batch of Lattes or just make a single cup and add desired amount to your drink. The Cinnamon Syrup will keep for a week in the refrigerator. If it crystalizes on the bottom, just pop the sealed contained in some hot water to melt the crystals. 

Recipe from Giada’s Kitchen Cookbook

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Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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