Delicious and Simple Kahlua Ice Latte Recipe

Greetings fellow coffee lovers, my name is George and I am a barista with a passion for creating delicious coffee drinks. Today, I bring to you a recipe that will blow your taste buds away- the Kahlua Ice Latte. This cold and refreshing beverage is perfect for hot summer days when you need a caffeine boost but don’t want to drink something hot.

But what makes this recipe so special? The answer lies in the carefully selected ingredients. We combine freshly brewed iced coffee with Kahlua, a coffee liqueur made from rum, sugar, vanilla, and arabica coffee. We then add a splash of heavy cream and half-and-half to give it a rich and creamy taste. And if that’s not enough, we top it off with some ice cubes to make it extra refreshing.

So whether you’re looking for an after-dinner cocktail or just a midday pick-me-up, this Kahlua Ice Latte is the perfect solution. Trust me; once you try it, you’ll never go back to regular iced coffee again.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and let’s get started on making one of the best iced latte recipes out there- the Kahlua Ice Latte!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Kahlua Ice Latte
Kahlua Ice Latte

Why settle for a regular iced latte when you can have a Kahlua Ice Latte? This coffee cocktail is sure to spice up your afternoon pick-me-up routine. Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, it’s delicious! The Kahlua adds a rich, and earthy sweetness to the traditional iced latte. It’s the perfect balance of coffee and creaminess that anyone would love.

Secondly, it’s incredibly easy to make! With only a few simple ingredients most of which are probably already in your kitchen, this is a great recipe for a beginner home barista or anyone pressed for time. Plus, the recipe mix is adjustable based on your preferences so you can make it just right for you.

Thirdly, it’s versatile! You can switch up some of the ingredients or add others according to your liking- making this drink customizable for whatever mood you’re in or occasion you’re celebrating. So whether you want to enjoy it with friends at brunch, as an after-dinner dessert drink, or just something to treat yourself with on a lazy Sunday afternoon, this drink has got you covered!

Lastly, it’s a perfect way to unwind after a long day. No matter how your day went drinking Kahlua ice latte is sure to make it better- it’s just that good. So why waste time dreaming about what could possibly make your day better when you have the recipe right here?

Overall, the Kahlua Ice Latte is an exciting twist on an old favorite that will leave any coffee lover wanting more-once tasted, forever smitten.

Ingredient List

“Cool off with our Kahlua Ice Latte, a perfect treat on a hot summer day!”

Before diving into making this Kahlua Ice Latte recipe, it is essential to review the list of ingredients. These elements are the key to achieving a delectable and refreshing coffee drink with a hint of cream liqueur.The ingredients for this recipe are readily available at most grocery stores or liquor shops. Here are what you need:


  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee – You can use any type of freshly brewed coffee, be it hot or cold brew.
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa (OR your favorite coffee liqueur) – It adds an intense coffee flavor and sweetness to the drink.
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka – For subtle vanilla flavor and a slight alcoholic kick (optional).
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half – To balance the sweetness and add a smooth texture to the drink.
  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream (optional) – for garnish.

Make sure to gather all these ingredients first before starting with the recipe; that way, you won’t have to stop midway in case you’re missing something.

The Recipe How-To

“We’ve got your coffee and dessert cravings covered with our Kahlua Ice Latte.”

Step 1: Brew the coffee

To make the perfect Kahlua Ice Latte, you’ll need a freshly brewed coffee. Cold brew coffee will work great in this recipe. If you’re not sure how to brew your own coffee, I suggest checking out some online tutorials or asking your local barista for recommendations on brewing methods.

Step 2: Add Kahlua and Vodka

Once the coffee is done brewing, add 1 ounce of Kahlua and 2 ounces of vanilla vodka, if desired. This will give the latte a delicious kick and some sweetness.

Step 3: Add Milk and Cream

Now add in 1/4 cup half-and-half or heavy cream, depending on how rich you want your latte to be. You can also use other cream liqueurs such as Irish cream or Baileys to make it even more flavorful.

Step 4: Add Ice

Pour the mixture over a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Make sure to leave enough room for your cream on top.

Step 5: Add Cream

Now pour over 1/4 cup heavy cream whipped cream half-and-half, whichever cream you prefer over your ice kahlua mix.

Step 6: Serve

Finally, give it a quick stir and enjoy your delicious Kahlua Iced Latte! It’s great for any time of day, whether you want one as an afternoon pick-me-up or as an after-dinner dessert drink.

Don’t hesitate to experiment with this recipe – try adding pumpkin spice for a festive twist. Or, add some ice cream instead of whipped cream for an extra creamy version of the classic White Russian cocktail.

Substitutions and Variations

“Sip on a tall glass of ice-cold heaven with our Kahlua Ice Latte.”

Looking to mix things up? Here are a few substitutions and variations that could help you create your perfect Kahlua Iced Latte. For a more decadent treat, swap the milk with heavy cream. This will give a richer flavor and thicker texture. If you want something even sweeter, replace the regular milk with coffee cream or half-half.

For those who want a bit of spice, add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also mix in some pumpkin spice seasoning for a fall-inspired treat. If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, use espresso instead of cold brew. It will give your latte a more robust taste.

Feeling experimental? Try adding vanilla or chocolate ice cream to create an indulgent Kahlua Iced Latte milkshake. You can also blend in some frozen bananas for added creaminess and natural sweetness.

If you’re looking to cut down on alcohol, you can substitute half of the Kahlua with coffee liqueur or Irish cream. This will give you a lighter yet still delicious version of the classic Kahlua Iced Latte.

Remember, these substitutions and variations are not set in stone. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and ratios until you find what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

“Take a sip and let the rich blend of coffee and Kahlua awaken your senses.”


Once your Kahlua Ice Latte is ready, pour it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. You can add a splash of heavy cream, half and half or even whipped cream on top for added richness and creaminess. Serve with a straw and enjoy!

As for pairing, Kahlua Iced Latte is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up or after-dinner treat. It is also an excellent party cocktail. You can pair it with light savory snacks like toasted nuts, cheese and crackers, or even fruits such as fresh berries.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, try adding some dark chocolate to your snack plate. The bittersweet taste of the chocolate goes well with the sweetness of Kahlua.

For those who prefer something less sweet, Kahlua Iced Latte pairs well with spicy snacks like jalapeno poppers or buffalo wings. The heat of the spices in the snack will balance out the sweetness of the beverage.

Overall, Kahlua Iced Latte is a versatile coffee drink that can be paired with a wide variety of snacks. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with your favorite treats – either way, it’s bound to be delicious!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Indulge in the velvety-smooth taste of Kahlua with our iced latte recipe.”

If you want to make the most out of this iced latte recipe, you may want to prepare it ahead of time. Fortunately, you have a few options to store it and keep its taste fresh.

First, you can make the coffee in advance and refrigerate it for up to five days. This way, you can easily whip up a kahlua iced latte whenever you want one without having to brew coffee every day.

Another option is to mix the Kahlua and vanilla vodka together, which you can keep at room temperature for up to two weeks. You can then add this mix to your freshly brewed coffee whenever you’re ready for another round of refreshing kahlua iced coffees.

As for storing the finished product, it’s best to consume it on the day you make it. However, if there are some leftovers, transfer them into an airtight container or glass bottle with a lid and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

If you’re reheating your kahlua iced latte, it’s important not to reheat it in the microwave as it may alter the flavor and texture. Instead, place your beverage in a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat until heated through. Do not bring it to boil!

In any case, make sure to stir well before serving. Remember that by storing and reheating your kahlua iced latte correctly, you can always enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee anytime without compromising its taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Be your own barista and whip up a glass of Kahlua Ice Latte

Before diving into the recipe, let me share with you some tips to ensure perfect results for your Kahlua Ice Latte.

1. Freshly Brewed Coffee is Best

For the best taste of Kahlua Iced Latte, I suggest using freshly brewed coffee. You can use any brewing method that you like- drip, pour-over, or french press- just make sure that it is fresh and still hot when you add it to the drink.

2. Use Plenty of Ice

This is an iced drink, so don’t be shy with the ice! Fill your glass with as much ice as possible before adding in your other ingredients. It will keep your drink cold for longer and give it a nice, refreshing chill.

3. Experiment with Cream Liqueurs

You can always add a splash of Baileys Irish Cream, Rumchata or any cream liqueur to enhance the flavor of your Kahlua Ice Latte!

4. Don’t Overdo It on the Kahlua

While Kahlua is a key ingredient in this recipe, be careful not to overdo it- too much alcohol can be overpowering and mask the flavors of the coffee.

5. Blend For Desired Consistency

For a thicker and creamier texture in your Kahlua Iced Latte, blend all of the ingredients including ice cubes at once. But if you prefer a more dilute version of this iced coffee recipe without compromising flavor then avoid blending ice together with other ingredients.

With these tips, you’ll be well equipped to make a delicious and refreshing Kahlua Iced Latte every time. Happy sipping!


Now that you know how to make a delicious Kahlua Ice Latte, you might have some questions or concerns. Don’t worry, I got you covered! Here are some frequently asked questions about this recipe and my expert answers to them.

Can you have Kahlúa on ice?

Kahlua can be consumed without any mixers since it has a sweet coffee syrup flavor. You can drink it straight up or over ice, which makes it very refreshing.

What is the difference between Kahlúa and Baileys?

One type of coffee liqueur is made from rum and is known as Kahlua, while another type made from whiskey and cream is known as Bailey’s.

What is Kahlúa cold brew?

Introducing our Nitro Cold Brew ready-to-drink that’ll charm your taste buds! It’s a delectable blend of cold brew coffee prepared with Arabica beans, Kahlúa coffee liqueur, and a touch of rum. Satisfy your cravings while keeping it light, as this beverage contains only 80 calories per can. Enjoy a can of Nitro Cold Brew anytime, whether you’re spending time with friends indoors or participating in social outdoor activities like brunch.

What is better in coffee Baileys or Kahlúa?

When it comes to coffee-flavored liqueurs, Kahlua and Baileys are two popular options. While Kahlua has a bolder taste and lacks the creamy texture of Baileys, both offer a coffee flavor. If you’re looking to mix it with your coffee, Kahlua is the way to go. However, if you prefer sipping on the side, then Baileys is the better choice.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Kahlua Ice Latte Recipe is the perfect beverage for coffee enthusiasts who crave a sophisticated yet refreshing drink. With only a few ingredients, this cocktail can be easily prepared at home and customized to suit individual preferences. Plus, its versatility makes it an excellent choice for any time of the day or occasion.

Whether you prefer a classic iced latte or a creamy White Russian, this recipe has got you covered. And with the option to substitute ingredients or add new ones, creating your own unique version of this delicious coffee cocktail is within reach.

So why settle for plain old iced coffee when you can have a decadent Kahlua Ice Latte? Next time you’re in need of a cold caffeine fix, I strongly suggest giving this recipe a try. With its rich flavors and smooth texture, it’s sure to become one of your go-to coffee beverages.

Kahlua Ice Latte

Kahlua Ice Latte Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 190.8 kcal


  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce milk
  • 2 ounces chilled coffee


  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into a chilled glass, over ice.

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Serving: 144gCalories: 190.8kcalCarbohydrates: 21.3gProtein: 1.1gFat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 4.3mgSodium: 19.6mgSugar: 19.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Brunch, Easy, Freezer, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, No-Cook, Summer
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