I’m usually somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to my coffee. I don’t like all sorts of jazzed up frappacinos with everything and the kitchen sink on top, but stick with a very very predictable skinny vanilla latte or plain iced coffee. I recently, however, got my hands on a Nespresso VertuoLine and have loved experimenting with new drinks since I’ve had the ability to make espresso right at my fingertips.
Matt and I have been coffee making nuts ever since getting this machine. I’ve tried all sorts of recipes, and thought I’d share with you my absolute favorite so far – The Salty Carmel Iced Latte! It’s actually fairly low-calorie and makes a really tasty afternoon treat.
Read on for the recipe and one brilliant iced coffee trick!
I use a sugar free caramel sauce, not syrup for this to give it a richer, buttery flavor which balances out the salt nicely. Since I usually always drink sugar free drinks, I find that the syrups from the coffee shops have a kind of tang to them which I wanted to avoid for this drink.
A big bonus was that the people at Nespresso sent me the cutest summer coffee kit with this stainless shaker. I would have never thought of using a shaker for my iced coffee, but it cooled it down instantly without waiting for the mixture to cool down in the fridge… brilliant!
Salty Carmel Iced Latte:
- 1 tablespoon sugar free caramel sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 packet splenda
- 1 shot of Altissio espresso
Mix all of the ingredients in a shaker and shake until frothy (the espresso’s crema and the shaking give you a really really nice frosty froth!) All of the shaking helps to mix up the caramel sauce and dissolve the salt as well.
It is fabulous! You’ve got to try it and report back!
How do you take your coffee? Any great recipes I should try?
Disclosure: I was gifted the Nespresso Vertuoline in exchange for my honest opinion. I am proud to share items I really use and love with you guys as so few products actually make the cut!