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A Blackberry Honey Iced Latte Recipe Perfect for Warmer Weather

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Spring is here and warmer weather is teasing us each day here in Charlotte, North Carolina. And while summer temperatures haven’t arrived yet, iced latte weather sure as heck is! I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite warm weather flavors involve fruits like blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. While I’m not to the point of trying all three of those in a latte just yet, I did create a recipe for a Blackberry Honey Iced Latte….and it is delicious!

This recipe requires that you make and store the blackberry syrup yourself. The instructions are easy, so don’t get intimidated. Once you make your own coffee syrups at home there is no going back. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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There’s Lots of Buzz Around Honey

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Honey seems to be a very buzz-worthy latte ingredient this year (so punny, right?!?). Coffee chains like Starbucks are capitalizing on the trend and are creating drinks that utilize lavender and honey together. All of that trending honey buzz got me thinking…what else goes well with honey? And what else pairs well with honey AND coffee? That’s when the blackberries became part of the conversation.

In my opinion, blackberries are the epitome of summer berries. Recipes that use lemon and blackberry fill my mind anytime I think of something light and refreshing for warmer days. And so it was no surprise to me that I picked the blackberry as the partner for the ever-so-versatile honey. The two, while very different in flavor profiles, complement each other so well in a cup of coffee. And they work perfectly together in this recipe.

Blackberry Honey Iced Latte: The Ingredients

When you go to make your blackberry honey iced latte, you’ll need a few ingredients. You’ll be making your blackberry syrup from scratch (super easy!). You can use whatever honey you’d like. I suggest using local honey if you can. I didn’t have any on hand at the time of making the latte, so I used organic wildflower honey instead. Yes, honey can differ in flavor depending on the type of the flowers pollinated at the time. But for a latte it’s okay to use just normal, everyday honey.

For your ingredients and equipment you will need:

  • One glass (I recommend these 16oz iced coffee glasses from Amazon)
  • honey
  • blackberries
  • sugar
  • water
  • medium sized sauce pan
  • strainer
  • funnel
  • one airtight container (to store the syrup)
  • espresso (If you’d rather iced coffee that’s okay, but I do recommend the espresso for better flavor)
  • ice
  • milk or creamer of choice

Once you have your ingredients then it’s time to make that blackberry syrup. It’s simple! Place the medium sized saucepan on the stove top. Wash your blackberries and place them in the pot. Next, pour the white sugar over the blackberries. Now add your water on top of that. Once you have the blackberries, sugar and water in your saucepan you can turn the stove on. Heat the three ingredients together on medium heat until you get a good boil going. Reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. You want some of that water to evaporate, and you want the blackberries to reduce down as they cook.

Once the blackberry syrup is done boiling, allow it to cool. Next you’ll want to transfer it from the saucepan and into a container of some kind. It needs to be airtight. I suggest using something like a mason jar.

Put a strainer and funnel over your container. Pour the blackberry syrup through the strainer, making sure that none of the blackberry chunks make it through. Once your done straining the liquid, discard the blackberry pulp. Store the syrup in the fridge for up to two weeks.

The Layers of the Blackberry Honey Iced Latte

Now that your blackberry syrup is done, you can start making that delicious blackberry honey iced latte that you’ve been working so hard for! The steps, much like the syrup, are simple. First, put your ice into your glass. Next, brew your espresso. Once you’ve poured the espresso into the glass, add the honey. Mix these three things together with a spoon. After you’ve mixed them up, go ahead and add the blackberry syrup. Finish off with your choice of creamer or milk, and drizzle with more honey or blackberry syrup if you’d like.

The beauty of making something at home is that you can adjust the recipe to your liking. If your honey and espresso isn’t mixing well with the ice in the glass, try changing up your steps a bit. I would suggest adding the honey first, then the espresso, and mixing them together. Then add the ice, blackberry syrup and cream after that. The warmth of the freshly brewed espresso will help to dissolve the otherwise thick and sticky honey.

Enjoy That Drink

I hope you enjoyed making your Blackberry Honey Iced Latte as much as I did. It is truly a delicious warm weather latte that is perfect for sharing with friends or having with your weekend brunch. If you end up modifying the recipe at all, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Happy coffee break my friends! Until next time…

Meg

Rating: 1 out of 5.
Blackberry Honey Iced Latte Recipe

Blackberry Honey Iced Latte

Kick off warm weather season with this homemade blackberry honey iced latte recipe. Made with homemade blackberry syrup, this latte is sure to be a crowd pleaser at breakfast and brunch this Spring and Summer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink

Equipment

  • 1 strainer
  • 1 iced coffee glass
  • 1 mason jar with lid
  • espresso machine
  • medium saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries rinsed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 8 oz espresso equivalent to approximately 4 shots
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup creamer milk of choice, adjust amount to your personal liking

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized saucepan combine the blackberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once the blackberries, sugar and water have reached a boil, reduce heat and allow them to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • After the blackberry mixture has simmered, remove from heat. Let it cool.
  • Pour the homemade blackberry syrup through a strainer. You only want the syrup to remain. No chunks of blackberries should remain in the liquid syrup.
  • Using an espresso maker, brew your 4 shots (roughly 8 ounces) of espresso. While your espresso is brewing, pour 1 cup of ice into an iced coffee glass. You can add more or less ice if you'd like.
  • Pour the espresso over the ice. Add 2tsp of honey and stir.
  • Take approximately 2 ounces (or 1 shot) of blackberry syrup from the container that your poured it in. Pour that 2 ounces of syrup into your iced coffee glass.
  • Mix the coffee, honey and blackberry syrup together with a spoon. Then pour your 1/2 cup of creamer or milk of choice into the iced coffee glass.
  • Top with more honey or blackberry syrup if you'd like. Enjoy!
  • Store the leftover blackberry syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

If the honey doesn’t mix well with the ice in the cup, try adding the ingredients in this order:
  • honey
  • espresso (then mix the two together)
  • ice
  • blackberry syrup
  • creamer/milk
Feel free to adjust syrup and honey to your taste!
 
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