Chocolate Cold bRew
I’ve never heard about cold brew latte until just recently.
A big reason why people like cold brew is that it is so smooth, and it feels like a normal latte kind of solves the same problem.
What you’ll Need
- 20g Coffee Beans (dark roast)
- 1 Cup Milk (regular or almond)
Usually, cafe latte is one of the coffee drinks people new to coffee start to drink. The taste is not as acidic, and the milk makes it much smoother.
Therefore, I thought that a cold brew latte would be even too smooth (if there is anything like that?) and maybe the coffee flavors would disappear in the high amount of milk. But, of course, I needed to try it and experiment a bit, and I think I found a pretty nice way of making it.
Almond Milk vs. Regular Milk?
A lot of recipes use almond milk for this drink, and I can see why. Almond milk is not as overpowering as normal milk can be. However, I use ordinary milk for this recipe, and I will probably do an almond milk recipe later on.
Cold Brew Strength?
What I found to be the secret to a good cold brew latte was the strength of the cold brew. No surprise really. By making a really strong cold brew, a concentrate, you can get the nice taste of milk and coffee, and still have it all super smooth.
So, here is the recipe I came up with. I hope you like it and make sure to share your thoughts in our cold brew Facebook group.
Step 1 – Make the Cold Brew
As I wrote earlier, you’ll want a really strong cold brew. Of course, this depends on your personal preference, but I use a 1:3 coffee-to-water ratio. That’s probably the highest ratio I ever used, but it makes all the difference for this recipe.
I will also use a very dark roast because I think that fits the whole latte concept the best. You could, of course, try a lighter roast, but there is a high risk the coffee won’t taste enough when you add all the milk.
I am using DripBeans high quality and single origin Bali Bliss coffee beans for this recipe, but you can of course use any coffee beans you want to.
If you want to try the Hot Bloom method, this is the perfect recipe for it. But, I use the normal Immersion method to get that nice smooth cold brew.
- Grind the coffee beans to a coarse grind
- Add 1part coffee and 3parts water to your cold brew maker. I am using a French press. Make sure all the coffee gets wet.
- Let it brew for 12-24hrs. The longer, the stronger. I recommend at least 18-20hrs for this recipe.
Step 2 – Make the Cold Brew Latte
When your cold brew is ready, take a glass and fill it with ice. Then, you want to add the milk. You can either add the milk just as it is, or you could make a foam first. Making it a foam will give you that nice caffe latte feeling, so I’m doing that.
By using a milk frother you’ll get the best result. You could also use a hand-held milk frother or, you could even use a French press. I also recommend using skim milk, as this creates the best cold foam.
Fill the milk frother it with all the milk you need and let it cold foam until ready. Pour in almost all of the milk into the glass, add a shot (60g) of the delicious cold brew concentrate, and top with the rest of the milk foam.
There you have it, a wonderful iced cold brew latte.
Easy, yet delicious!
*You could of course also make a hot cold brew latte. Just skip the ice, heat up the cold brew, and use a hot milk foam instead of a cold foam.
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Cold Brew Latte – FAQ
Add foamed milk to a glass with ice and top with some strong cold brew. Done. No, you don't. It's common to use almond milk, but you can also use normal milk or any other sort of milk. Because you use a lot of milk for cold brew latte, you probably need a darker roast so the milk won't get too overpowering
How to make cold brew latte?
Do you need almond milk for cold brew latte?
What coffee beans to use for cold brew latte?
Add foamed milk to a glass with ice and top with some strong cold brew. Done.
No, you don't. It's common to use almond milk, but you can also use normal milk or any other sort of milk.
Because you use a lot of milk for cold brew latte, you probably need a darker roast so the milk won't get too overpowering