If there is one thing you need to know about me is that I love coffee. Love isn't even a strong enough word I'm obsessed. Today I am going to show you how to make a Starbucks Iced Latte at home with the Ninja Coffee Bar. Now neither Starbucks nor Ninja is paying me for this. This is just how much I like both these brands. Isn't it funny in life when you are young and starting out in your careers or still in college you can spend $5 on a latte and not even think about it. But then when you're actually an adult with a real career and salary you wince at the thought of spending that much money on coffee.... I blame Dave Ramsey or maybe my Dad for making me aware of how much I used to spend on coffee.
A few months ago right when I moved into the house my Keurig died on me. I did some extensive research and competitive shopping to see what coffee maker I was going to get next. Not to sound earthy crunchy but after reading up on the pods and what they were doing to the environment I knew I wanted to go pod free. I decided to get the Ninja because not only could I brew coffee at two different strengths but I could also do a specialty brew that was very similar to espresso, all in two different sizes.
Now every day after my shower I make a classic brew coffee and an iced latte to go. Which is what I am going to teach you how to make today.
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Homemade Starbucks Iced Latte
2-3 Scoops of Starbucks Espresso Roast or a Dark Roast
Splash of Flavored Coffee Creamer
Splash of Milk
Add 2-3 Scoops, depending on how strong you like it, of your dark roast coffee into your coffee bar. Place a tall glass or travel mug under the coffee maker. Choose the travel size selection and push the specialty brew selection. Once the coffee maker has stopped brewing you can either chill your espresso in the fridge or if you're impatient like me just add ice. Really the next part is all preference based no measurements. I add a splash of flavored creamer and fill the remainder of the glass with 1% milk. Add a straw and you are ready to go and you still have a few dollars in your pocket.
Don't have a Ninja coffee bar? No problem use a darker roast coffee and add a few extra scoops then you would normally. Brew a stronger coffee and ice it adding creamer and milk. Or you could always try a cold brew. No coffee maker needed.