Easy Iced Spanish Latte Recipe!

A Spanish Latte, also known as Café con Leche, originated from Spain and it tastes almost like a horchata latte. It’s usually taken sweet, but the sweetness can be adjusted as well as the amount of coffee. I like to call this a “gateway latte” for those who usually dislike the bitterness of coffee. Over time, I’ve used less and less condensed milk to really enjoy the coffee flavors, but the Spanish latte is great for people who enjoy a bit of sugar.

This recipe uses AeroPress coffee, though I think the drink would taste better with an espresso shot but not all of us have expensive espresso machines. There are many ways to substitute ingredients, but the ingredients and utensils used for this recipe will be in bold.

Check it out!

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • Cocktail shaker
  • AeroPress (or espresso machine, or cold brew concentrate, or moka pot or …)
  • 17 grams of ground coffee beans (or single/double espresso shot)
  • 2/3 cup of slightly off boil water (205F) (ignore this if you use the espresso shot)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 0.5 cup of whole milk (soy, almond, coconut, oat, hemp, etc)
  • 1.5 Tbsp of condensed milk (condensed coconut milk, agave, etc)
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon


  1. Grind your coffee beans and put into an AeroPress.
  2. Use the off-boil water to brew the coffee. (Alternatively, use an espresso shot)
  3. Combine the hot coffee/espresso shot, condensed milk, ice, whole milk, and 1 pinch of cinnamon into the cocktail shaker and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! You can stir your mixture but shaking really helps melt everything together.
  4. Pour liquid into a cup and add more ice as needed and top with the last pinch of cinnamon, and you’re done! Adjust sweetness as needed.
Coffee beans should be weighed at 17 grams
This is a French AeroPress
Put the funnel on top of the AeroPress and pour in the grinds
Pour hot water into the AeroPress
The Aeropress comes with a mixing tool so give it a quick stir
Time to press the AeroPress!

Hope you enjoy your iced Spanish latte!

xx Sam

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