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Iced Blueberry Latte (Vegan, GF)

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Are you looking for a refreshing and nutritious beverage that will help you power through the day? If so, you’ll want to try this delicious vegan iced blueberry latte. Not only is it loaded with healthy ingredients, but it’s also easy to make and perfect for any time of day.

a purple collared simple syrup blueberry bottom layer, topped with a swirl of espresso and milk, ice and blue coloured cold foam dripping down the front of the plastic cup

Iced Blueberry Lattes

A perfectly refreshing vegan beverage to enjoy leading up to the hot summer months. Try this Iced Blueberry Latte! This delicious and nutritious drink combines the rich flavors of espresso with the sweet and tangy taste of blueberries. It’s a perfect pick-me-up for anyone looking for a tasty, vegan-friendly drink to beat the heat. The trick to this recipe is brewing the perfect shot of espresso however. Whether you’re a seasoned coffee lover, or new to the coffee world, you’ll appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the all new Breville Barista Express Impress. With its aestheic features and easy functionality, you can brew, dose your grounds and tamp them perfectly at the new Impress Puck System!

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a purple collared simple syrup blueberry bottom layer, topped with a swirl of espresso and milk, ice and blue coloured cold foam dripping down the front of the plastic cup

Ingredients

To make this refreshing Iced Blueberry Latte, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 shot of espresso using the Breville Barista Express Impress espresso machine
  • 1/2 cup of wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar (add maple syrup for extra sweetness)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

Here’s how to make this tasty Iced Blueberry Latte:

  1. Start by brewing a shot of espresso and setting it aside to cool.
  2. Add the blueberries, almond milk, and sugar to a plan. simmer over medium heat and mash until the simple syrup is purple and slightly thickened..
  3. Add the contents of the pan to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add a handful of ice cubes to a glass, and pour the blueberry mixture over the ice.
  5. Top the glass with the cooled espresso shot and the plant-based milk.
  6. Stir well and enjoy!

overhead shot of blueberry latte in plastic Starbucks cup with blue coloured blueberry cold foam dripping off the edge and a pile of blueberries on a wood cutting board in the upper left corner.

Health benefits of blueberry lattes

Not only is this Iced Blueberry Latte delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients that can benefit your health. Blueberries are known for their high levels of antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and protect against diseases like cancer and heart disease. Almond milk is a great source of vitamin E and calcium, while maple syrup provides antioxidants and has a lower glycemic index than traditional sugar.

Variations of a vegan blueberry latte

If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different variations of this Iced Blueberry Latte. You can try using different types of milk, such as oat or soy milk, or add in other fruits like strawberries or raspberries. You can also try adding a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Tips for serving

For the best results, serve this Iced Blueberry Latte immediately after preparing it. You can also try garnishing it with a sprig of fresh mint or a few extra blueberries for a pop of color. If you’re making this drink for a crowd, consider doubling or tripling the recipe and serving it in a large pitcher.

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Why use an espresso machine?

Espresso machines are a great investment for anyone who enjoys a good latte. These machines allow you to make a rich and flavorful espresso shot, which is the base for most latte recipes. By using an espresso machine, you can control the strength and flavor of your espresso shot, which can greatly impact the taste of your latte. Additionally, espresso machines often come with a steam wand, which can be used to froth milk for the perfect latte texture. With an espresso machine at home, you can enjoy delicious, cafe-quality lattes without ever having to leave your house. I prefer to use the Breville series of espresso machines such as the new Breville Barista Express Impress.

Iced latte with colourful purple, espresso and cold foam swirls on top of a wood cutting board with the Breville Barista Express espresso machine directly behind in a sunbeam a purple collared simple syrup blueberry bottom layer, topped with a swirl of espresso and milk, ice and blue coloured cold foam dripping down the front of the plastic cup

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different type of milk in this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer. We recommend trying oat or soy milk for a creamier texture, but any plant-based milk will work.

Q: Can I make this latte without an espresso machine?

A: While an espresso machine is ideal for making this latte, you can still make a similar version by brewing a strong cup of coffee and using that as the base. Simply add your brewed coffee to the blender with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Q: Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

A: Yes, frozen blueberries will work just as well in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before blending.

Q: Is this latte vegan-friendly?

A: Yes, this latte is 100% vegan-friendly, as it is made with plant-based ingredients.

Q: How long will this latte stay fresh?

A: We recommend drinking this latte immediately after preparing it for the best taste and texture. If you need to store it, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

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a purple coloured simple syrup blueberry bottom layer, topped with a swirl of espresso and milk, ice and blue coloured cold foam dripping down the front of the plastic cup

Iced Blueberry Latte Recipe


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1

Description

Try this vegan-friendly Iced Blueberry Latte. Made with rich espresso and sweet blueberries, this plant-based beverage is perfect for summer and only 4 easy ingredients!


Ingredients

  • 1 shot of espresso using the Breville Barista Express Impress espresso machine
  • 1/2 cup of wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar (add maple syrup for extra sweetness)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Start by brewing a shot of espresso and setting it aside to cool.
  2. Add the blueberries, almond milk, and sugar to a plan. simmer over medium heat and mash until the simple syrup is purple and slightly thickened..
  3. Add the contents of the pan to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add a handful of ice cubes to a glass, and pour the blueberry mixture over the ice.
  5. Top the glass with the cooled espresso shot and the plant-based milk.
  6. Stir well and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5

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