Iceberg Lattes

I don’t see nothing wrong with a latte bump and griiiind!

My obsession with iced lattes is well documented, particularly if you follow me on Instagram.

In one of my many Insta-snaps of what I’m doing/eating/drinking I featured a particularly good iced latte. A follower commented “oh, are those coffee ice cubes?”

They were not coffee ice cubes. They were just regular… ice… ice cubes. Leaking their watery nonsense into my glorious milky coffee.

The notion spread like wildfire in my mind. I was going to have to make my own coffee ice cubes and try this witchcraft for myself.

I made them, I made them again, and again and again. These are now my favourite caffeinated treat. So easy to whip up at home, and if you put them in a jar you can throw one in your bag for later!

You will need:

The best quality coffee you can get your paws on.

A cafetiere.

A silicone ice tray.

Jars.

Straws.

Milk.

You’re best off making your coffee the night before you want these.

Add about four-five scoops coffee to your cafetiere, pour over about 4-5 cups boiling water.

Stir and leave for a few mins to mingle.

Push the plunger down when the water’s still hot and leave on the side to cool.

When the coffee’s cooled, pour it into your ice tray.

Place carefully in the freezer and chill over night.

Congratulations, you’ve got yourself some icebergs!

Warm the bottom and edges of the tray with some warm water and wiggle out your icebergs.

Beautiful, aren’t they?

Fill a jar with ’em.

And top up with milk.

Throw a couple of straws in and serve!

The coffee slowly seeps into the milk and gets stronger as you go. Every slurp is perfectly iced.

If you find you’ve gotten ahead of yourself and sucked up all the milk before your bergs have melted, just add a little more.

A never ending latte!

If you’re going to knock them up and take one out with you, just make sure the lid is screwed on properly and give it a shake before you open it again.

Of course you should feel free to espresso yourself and add a little chocolate powder if you wanna live La Vida Mocha.

Either way I think you’re going to like these a latte!

Milk carton jug // Kilner jars // Silicone ice tray // Sassy straws

Gold ottoman tray // Cire Trudon candle

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  • Cavorting in the Country

    Where do you get those sassy straws from? I’ve seen them in previous posts but can’t ever find them in the shops? X

    • I’ve seen them in The Conran Shop and also on Amazon!

      • Cavorting in the Country

        Thank you Stephanie – can’t believe something as simple as the good old paper straw is so hard to find these days πŸ˜‰

  • Oohhh this is a really simple but brilliant idea! Bet it’d work well for something like iced tea as well- maybe some tea cubes and peach or lemon ones as well? =D

    KatieJane
    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  • Uhh, such a great idea and so simple.

  • Katy Greenough

    Love the milk jug! It’s fabulous, where on earth is it from?
    As per, love the blog – off to hunt down my cafetiere!

  • Megan

    You had me at “a latte bump and griiiind!”

  • Meritxell DomΓ¨nech

    Ohhhh i cant wait to try thiiiiiis!
    Thanks Rosie!

  • Tales of a London Girl

    Oh my gosh, i love this idea! Will be making these this afternoon x

  • This looks soooooooooooo yummy!

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  • Alex Todman

    Cool idea, thanks a latte Rosie…i’m sorry

  • Rosie I don’t even like coffee why do you do these things to me?!

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Beccy

    I love this idea! I have been trying, but quite unsuccessfully to make iced lattes at home, so will definitely be giving these a go. Love the snazzy straws as well – put my cheapies from Sainsburys to shame!

    http://www.bluebellandbumpkin.blogspot.com

  • Rebecca

    Genius idea! Rosie what coffee do you use/would recommend for your cafetiere? X

  • Emily Kalbun

    wow, this is so cleaver. I usually avoid brewed coffee because its too bitter for me and starbucks can get a bit pricy so this is perfect and there’s more protien too! Thanks for the great recipe. Cant wait to try it!

  • Adrienne

    Puns and coffee are the way to my heart, and you’ve successfully married the two. And thank god for people like you who understand the importance of a little R. Kelly in their day πŸ™‚ Hero!

  • Laura

    Can’t wait to try one of these!

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  • Stephanie

    These quite frankly sound incredible! Had to come over and follow you on Instagram, can’t believe I wasn’t already!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

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    xxxx

  • Oh amazing Rosie what a brilliant idea. Yummy!
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  • This. Is. GENIUS.

  • You are a genius! This is brilliant.

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  • What a brilliant idea and I love how the idea came to you by a reader. πŸ™‚

  • Anon

    Oh God, if I have to see one more mason jar used as a drinking vessel I’m turning homicidal!

  • Georgia

    Ah what a beautiful mug you have πŸ˜‰ seriously I appreciate your puns more than you know, nothing like a pun to escape the daily grind http://theedietexperiment.blogspot.com.au/

  • Sophie

    Defintely gonna try these as soon as the weather gets better again! Thanks for the tip, I love love loooove iced lattes πŸ˜‰ Greetings from Luxembourg

  • This is amazing!! such a great idea πŸ™‚ I have bookmarked this to try at the weekend sounds yummy!! xx

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  • What a nice idea!! πŸ™‚
    love these coffee-cubes,
    Umberta
    http://thesecretlifeofanactress.blogspot.com

  • Samantha Bei

    I love doing this with milk or juice too so I don’t have water-downed smoothies or juices!

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  • Yep, I played around with these last year and fell in love. So obsessed with the fact that my icy drink doesn’t get watered down so quickly now! I love that gold tray you’ve got there – where’d you get it from?
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  • LOVE this idea πŸ™‚

  • wiserfries

    I make these every year for St.Patrick’s day, but top them with Bailey’s instead of milk. Deliciously naughty. xx

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    these are so cute and an awesome idea!

    ladies in navy

  • Blair Schwermer

    For a naughty treat pour some Baily’s Irish liqueur over the icebergs!

  • Sinni

    They look delicious and cool πŸ™‚

  • Yessss! Definitely an everyday swag item I need in my life. Think about throwing this in iced tea, too, or matcha-infused almond milk!

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  • Erica Zurawski

    I always feel like I am waiting for the weather to warm up as an excuse to latte up every morning..thank goodness its finally here! My fav way is to cold brew “magic coffee” overnight for a little extra sweety umph … http://www.thatdistantafternoon.com/2014/05/magic-coffee.html

    Trust me, you won’t want anything else after you have had this!

  • Kate

    This is such a good idea! Love it! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Holly von Bock

    I love livin’ la vida mocha – I’ll be trying those puppies for the school run! xxxx

  • I’m totally making these to pop in my vanilla protein shakes. Like a vanilla latte with extra protein! You’re a genius xx

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  • Lesley

    So simple but so delicious! x
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  • I am also partial to the regular (ten) iced latte, costa serve a great one! Zara x

  • I’ve seen this before but I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet! I don’t know why, it looks so easy and amazing! I’m feeling inspired now πŸ™‚

    belle + compass

  • Karen

    Yaay!! You did it. Love this, going to have start when I get back to the UK and I can’t get my coffee cube fix everyday!!

  • Just finished my exams! Definitely making these for tomorrow πŸ™‚

    Fie x

    Coffee & Confetti

  • This is such a fab idea for summer Rosie. I love the jars & straws you used.
    Hugs xoxo
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  • That looks so good! nomnom

  • Oh these look delicious that a great idea! I will have to try these x

  • This is beyond cool!

    xoxo, S

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  • JustynaCHG

    that’s such a great idea! I will be copying you this summer πŸ˜‰

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  • I so wish they would start serving these in the cafe at work…and at nursery for drop off and pick up. Frankly, I’d much rather have that than an apple.

  • I don’t like lattes but you make them look so good! Maybe I’ll give it a try! πŸ™‚

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  • Genius is all I can say. So stealing this idea btw πŸ™‚

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  • ooh so excited to try these! Was spending a fortune on frappes when London had its little heat wave last week!
    Jess @ http://itsafreeland.wordpress.com

  • Janine Maral

    Splendid idea and perfect for hot summer days and mornings on the go!

    Janine Maral from http://www.janinemaral.com/

  • MissEmmySue

    I’ve been wanting to make coffee ice-cubes for such a long time! There’s an adorable cafe near me in Los Angeles that offers them and it’s always an amazing treat.

    Thank you for the easy how-to. (:
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  • Sophie

    And all from an Instagram comment πŸ™‚ Love the playfulness of this… will be trying in the sun, once as the rain clears!

    Sophie x

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  • Steph

    OH yes.. this looks delectable.

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  • Janelle Saldana

    OMG! This is such a great idea! I am heading to get an ice tray ASAP, thanks Rosie!

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  • YH

    Best idea ever! I’m normally not a strong coffee-person, I like it a little more subtle, so I did the cubes last night (Added some with cocoa powder) and had some with milk today which was great.

  • Gorgeous! I love the styling and those jars are perfect!
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  • Definitely going to try one of these! Such a cute idea!

    Shannon – The Wild Hideaway
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  • Yum!! Seriously, what a great idea!

    ~Kels
    http://www.excusemyblog.com

  • Jo Fisher

    This is amazing! I’ll definitely be trying these out when I have friends over in the summer (because at the moment the weather isn’t really doing what it should be doing!). A local cafe serves the best almond iced coffees so I think I’ll be investing in a little almond syrup and adding it to mine. Delicious. Who needs a coffee shop anyway?

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Priyanka Nagrecha

    Trying this one RIGHT NOW.
    Bye.

    http://www.thefacemakerfactory.blogspot.com

  • Grace Denny

    This is such a freakin’ cool idea! Need to try it out!

    XO, G from grace’d

  • Oh yes, my sister and I used to do this alllll the time! Such a wonderful creation…that is even better when spiked with alcohol πŸ˜‰

  • Sarabeth

    this is something that coffee shops have been doing for ages. you can’t possibly be trying to take credit for this idea.

    • Jane

      She says in the opening lines that it’s not her idea you moron. Christ! Bitter much?

  • my friend and I have been trying to perfect iced coffee since the weather reached over 30 degrees in Toronto last week. the chain coffee shops offerings are weak and expensive — I am going to try this recipe ASAP. thanks again for sharing your secrets!

  • Mia Salazar

    Oh! I’d definitely do this! Its absolutely perfect for summer!

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  • This. Is. Ridiculous! πŸ™‚
    I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my coffee fix in on hot mornings when I have work outside, but don’t have time for a coffee trip for a regular iced coffee. This is exactly the idea I’ve been looking for!
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  • Spruce and Sage

    Great idea! This will feature at our summer parties!

  • this is such a great idea ! i might try it with smoothie or chocolate for milkshakes πŸ™‚

    Lauren x

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  • Love an iced latte, cool shots!

  • I absolutely love Iced Lattes but normally have to wait till I go on a trip to Starbucks to be able to get one, now I’m in the process of freezing the coffee so hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy one tonight, thank you so much! http://www.lilliputianrose.co.uk

  • Shaleen G

    Fantastic idea!

  • Have you tried cold brewing your coffee? I personally think my iced lattes are better that way. I use 1cup of espresso grounds to 3 cups of water put it all in a jar in the fridge overnight then strain the espresso grounds and have delicious iced coffee.

    Erin
    upsideofchaos.com

  • Anthea Levi

    Love this idea! And I can’t get enough of the milky coffee pics — yours are beautiful! Feel free to take a peak at my own blog, here:
    http://www.thisisitthough.com

  • Cremaluisa

    They are great! my dad has been doing this in Spain for years, we used them to have ice coffee in the summer! I never thought of having them for lattes! Great idea. Marisa.xx
    http://www.cremaluisa.blogspot.co.uk

  • Since it’s summer, this is a great topic to discuss! I usually drink hot coffee, but the heat is killer so, i’ve switched to ice coffee:) I a definitely going to try this. I love the Witchcraft reference as well. Brilliant!

  • But won’t that make the latte very milky/weak when you first make it? If all the coffee is frozen in ice cubes, it could take quite some time for any of the flavour to pass into the milk. Seems like a waste of good coffee!

    Aleona
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  • This is such a good idea, i’d never thought of freezing coffee to make iced lattes! Might have to try it if the sun ever comes back out! πŸ™‚
    Love Amylou x
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