You want to know what I love?
Coffee. Strong coffee.
As a new mom getting less than stellar sleep, I’ve come to appreciate coffee in a whole new light. Now before you all get your panties in a bunch, let me clarify that I only drink one or two coffees a day and never right before I breastfeed. Don’t worry — I’m not sitting here downing seven a day, even though some days I might want to. Grayson eats every 3 – 3.5 hours so I conveniently schedule my caffeine intake around his meals.
That being said, about a month ago I discovered a tasty new treat at my favorite local coffee place, Philz. It’s called a “mint mojito coffee” and it’s sooooooooo good. Like, insanely good…the best thing you put in your mouth all day good.
I don’t know how Philz makes their iced coffee, but I tried to recreate it at home the best I could. Note that this is definitely a “lightened up” version than what’s at the coffee shop. I have a hunch theirs is so addicting because they use cream and a lot of it. You could definitely substitute the milk for cream in this recipe for a creamier, guilty pleasure version, but I think mine is pretty good the way it is.
The mint simple syrup is super addicting and would work great in a fun cocktail so you’ll be glad you have extras! It’s definitely worth it to take the time to make the simple syrup and let it chill and infuse in the fridge overnight for the most flavor. I was literally drinking it from the spoon before making this iced latte with it. Oops.
Mint Mojito Iced Lattes
yields 1 latte with leftover simple syrup (works great in a cocktail!)
for simple syrup ~
small handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
for lattes ~
1 cup brewed strong coffee, cold
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp simple syrup
First, make the simple syrup. Combine the mint, sugar and water in a small saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stir so that all the sugar dissolves and remove from the heat. Transfer to a small bowl or jar and let sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight to infuse the most flavor.
When you’re ready to make the lattes, strain the mint from the simple syrup. Discard mint. combine your coffee with the milk and three tablespoons of prepared syrup, according to taste. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint!
Simple syrup will stay fresh in the fridge for two weeks.
active time ~ 5 minutes
total time ~ 4 hours or overnightPin It