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No Sugar Iced Vanilla Latte

An Iced Vanilla Latte is a delightfully refreshing creamy treat with a caffeine hit and a sweet vanilla flavor. This sugar-free version is the perfect alternative if you are looking to reduce sugar in your diet or make some small, healthy s
Published November 26, 2021
Erik Hedlund
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You don’t need to add tons of sugar or use fatty ingredients to make a delicious iced coffee drink. Most of the flavor from your favorite frappes and coffees comes from the kind of coffee that you are using. As long as you brew an espresso that you love, everything else is just added extra and a homemade skinny vanilla latte can taste just as fantastic as a full-fat version with plenty of sugar.

Can You Make an Iced Vanilla Latte with Vanilla Extract?

Yes, vanilla extract is a fantastic alternative to sugar-free vanilla syrup if you don’t have it.

Use high-quality vanilla extract or essence, which has a complex and deep flavor as well as plenty of sweetness, without the sugar.

Extract is a more concentrated flavor than syrup, so start by adding a teaspoon, taste, and blend in a little more if you need to.

Making a Vegan Skinny Vanilla Frappe

To make a vegan iced vanilla latte, you can switch to your favorite milk alternative (many of which are naturally low-fat) and make sure the syrup or extract that you use is vegan friendly, which most of them are.

Making an Iced Sugar Free Vanilla Latte without a Blender

Most people assume that they need a blender and a coffee machine to be able to enjoy their favorite coffee house drinks.

However, not having the equipment doesn’t have to stand in your way.

If you don’t have an espresso machine, just blend a small cup of very strong coffee. Even instant will do!

If you haven’t got a blender, you could either whisk together the coffee, milk, and syrup with either a hand or electric whisk and pour them over ice cubes.

Or you could crush the ice by hand, either shaking vigorously in a cocktail shaker, with the coffee, milk, and syrup or by placing them into a sealed freezer bag and carefully crushing with a heavy rolling pin, before pouring into a glass with your coffee. 

How Do You Make an Iced Vanilla Latte?

The process of making a vanilla iced coffee recipe is pretty much the same whether it’s skinny or full-fat. It’s just the ingredients that are different.




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Erik Hedlund

With Era of We and The Coffee Lab, I hope to share knowledge, increase the value of coffee – and secure the future of coffee.


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