Cardamom cold brew iced latte

This cardamom cold brew iced latte is a delicious coffee beverage that is perfect for your caffeine fix on a hot day, or just to sip on when you want to indulge on something sweet. Making cold brew at home is very easy, and to spice things up all you need is to add some crushed cardamom and let that infuse your beverage as the coffe brews! Then just add ice, milk and vanilla syrup.

Cardamom cold brew iced latte is the perfect coffee beverage for a hot summer day. Cardamom infused cold brew coffee is served with ice cubes, oat milk and vanilla syrup. Spice up your coffee fix and enjoy a café-style beverage at home!

Cardamom coffee

Infusing coffee with spices is a lovely way to give your favourite beverage a new flavour depth. While you can add flavoured syrup or essence to coffee, another way to spice things up is by brewing your coffee together with the spices.

I first saw my godmother make cardamom coffee by adding a couple crushed pods to the coffee grounds in her moka pot. I was instantly hooked. Fast forward a few years and it’s a torrid summer and cold brew is all the rage and, honestly, the only thing I wanna drink. What if I made cardamom cold brew?

Coffee beans and cardamom pods in small bowls.
Coffee and cardamom. A beautiful match.

How to make cardamom cold brew

Cardamom cold brew coffee is easily made in a jug or mason jar. The procedure is not at all different from making simple cold brew coffee. The only difference here is that we are adding crushed cardamom to the coffee grounds, so that the spice will nicely infuse the coffee as it slowly brews. This will give a deeper flavour than just adding ground cardamom to the ready made coffee.

Here are the ingredients to make one batch of cardamom cold brew:

  • 500 ml water
  • 45 g coffee
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods

One batch of cardamom cold brew should be enough to make approximately 4-5 iced lattes (directions to make iced latte follow).

The amount of coffee needed in this recipe is 45 g. It equals a heap 1/2 cup of coffee beans, or about 3/4 cup of coffee grounds. I prefer to use coffee beans and grind them myself, as this is the best way to get the full flavour and freshness from your coffee. However, if you don’t have a grinder, it’s okay to use ground coffee.

To make cold brew the coffee should be coarsely ground. On my coffee grinder I choose the “French press” setting to get a nice coarse grind. If you’re buying ground coffee, choose the coarser grind you can find.

Next is the cardamom. Again for best results I recommend getting the pods and crushing them yourself. You will need 1 tsp cardamom pods. Open the pods and extract the seeds that are inside it. Transfer the seeds to a mortar and crush them with the pestle. If you can only find ground cardamom, 1/3 tsp will do.

Add 500 ml of cold water to a container and pour in the coffee grounds and the ground cardamom. Give the mixture a good stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Then give the mixture another stir and close the lid (or cover with cling film if using a jug). Place the jar in the fridge and let it rest for a minimum of 12 hours.

The coffee grounds that at the beginning were floating will absorb the water and fall to the bottom of the jar. The water will have nicely infused with the coffee and the cardamom.

Filter the mixture either by pouring the coffee through a pour-over coffee maker or using a French press. If you pour the coffee carefully, most of the grounds will stay on the bottom of the jar.

Coffee grounds left after cold-brewing.

How to make cardamom cold brew iced latte

Now that your cardamom cold brew is ready, you can use it to make some wonderful coffee drinks and cocktails. Cold brew coffee is very strong and intense and is best enjoyed mixed with other drinks or served with lots of ice that will gradually dilute it. Making cardamom cold brew iced latte is definitely my favourite way to enjoy the concentrated cardamom coffee.

Pour 2 tbsp vanilla syrup in a glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add 3 parts of your milk of choice. I really like oat milk, in particular the “barista” version which has a higher protein content and makes a lovely foam just by shaking it.

Top with 1 part cardamom cold brew. You can choose to keep the drinks separated by pouring the coffee over a spoon, in order to create two layers. Or you can just pour the coffee directly into the milk to make this marbled effect.

Pouring coffee into milk glass to make cardamom cold brew iced latte.

Serve with a long spoon or a straw so that you can stir the vanilla syrup before drinking it. A stirrer is useful also if you plan on slowly sipping your cardamom cold brew iced latte in order to always mix the melting ice.

Related: London fog tea latte.

Glass of cardamom cold brew iced latte.

A hotter alternative?

Cold brew coffee can be used in hot beverages, too. Since it’s so concentrated, you just need to add some to hot milk to make a hot version of this cardamom latte.

The biggest advantage of cold brew is that it keeps well in the fridge. You can store it in a bottle in your fridge for up to a week. So if you don’t have the time to daily brew your coffee, you can just keep a bottle of cardamom cold brew in the fridge and add it to a glass of hot milk to spice your breakfast up in  a matter of seconds!

Do you like coffee with spices? Let me know in the comments!

Pouring coffee into milk glass to make cardamom cold brew iced latte.
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Cardamom cold brew iced latte

Cardamom infused cold brew coffee gets mixed with oat milk, vanilla syrup and ice cubes to make a delicious and flavourful iced latte.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword cardamom, coffee, cold brew, iced latte, oat milk, spiced coffee
Prep Time 15 minutes
Brewing time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 116 kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food

Ingredients

For the cardamom cold brew

  • 500 ml water
  • 45 g coffee coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods seeds crushed

For the iced latte

  • 3 parts oat milk
  • 1 part cardamom cold brew
  • 2 tbsp vanilla syrup

Instructions

Cardamom cold brew

  1. Add 500 ml of cold water to a jar and pour in the coffee grounds and the ground cardamom. Give the mixture a good stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Then give the mixture another stir and close the lid . Place the jar in the fridge and let it rest for a minimum of 12 hours.

  2. Filter the cold brew coffee through a pour-over coffee maker or using a French press. Transfer the cardamom cold brew coffee to a bottle and keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Cold brew iced latte

  1. Add 2 tbsp vanilla syrup to a glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

  2. Add 3 parts oat milk; hake vigorously before adding to the glass to get some top foam.

  3. Top with 1 part cardamom cold brew coffee. Serve with a stirrer to mix in the vanilla syrup.

Recipe Notes

If using whole coffee beans, make sure to grind them coarsely, as if to be used in a French press rather than in a pour-over or aeropress.

Crushed cardamom seeds are to be preferred, but if you cannot find cardamom pods, you can use 1/3 tsp ground cardamom.

Nutrition Facts
Cardamom cold brew iced latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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20 Comments

  1. Shelley August 10, 2020 at 16:59

    5 stars
    Oh Eva! You’re my hero! I’m sitting here, reading your gorgeous post, while sipping on a very disappointing concoction of (previously hot) coffee dumped over ice … now sad and diluted. I kept looking back and forth between my pathetic glass and your fantastic cold brew iced latte here. No comparison. Not even close! I ADORE cardamom – including in coffee – but’ I’ve never made a cold brew version. I need this in my life. Like, right this very moment! I’m so excited – THANK YOU, my dear!!! You’re seriously the best!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 14, 2020 at 11:11

      Thank you Shelley for your kind words! I promise this iced latte will not disappoint. The best part is that you actually want the ice to melt because it’s so strong you won’t mind diluting 😀

      Reply
  2. Kathryn Donangelo August 10, 2020 at 21:16

    5 stars
    This drink is better than any latte or Starbucks drink that’s for sure!! I love this and making it again asap, thanks!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 14, 2020 at 11:12

      Thanks Kathryn! It’s not easy to make better than Starbucks drinks, so thank you very much!

      Reply
  3. Gloria August 10, 2020 at 22:31

    5 stars
    Seriously this is fantastic. I have NOT missed going to the coffee shop during this pandemic. When you can do this at home….I will never be going back again.

    Reply
    1. Eva August 14, 2020 at 11:13

      Thank you, Gloria! Making these at home you save so much money. Sure vanilla syrup is a bit pricey but it lasts ages.

      Reply
  4. Tracy August 11, 2020 at 06:43

    5 stars
    Cardamon – what an amazing addition! And thank you so much for all of the tips about cold brewing, I haven’t done it at home yet but now I feel a little more confident to try!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 14, 2020 at 11:14

      Hi Tracy! Hope you will soon try making cold brew coffee because it really isn’t that difficult at all 😉

      Reply
  5. Aline August 11, 2020 at 18:54

    5 stars
    OMG!! I was so intrigued when I saw this recipe over the weekend that I just HAD to try! It’s so good, and aromatic, and beautiful… I can’t even describe it. We’ve made it 3 times since Sunday already and we’ll never stop making it – we’re hooked! ahaha Thank you!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 14, 2020 at 11:15

      Aww that’s great! Thank you, Aline! I’m so happy to hear you loved it!

      Reply
  6. Alice | SkinnySpatula August 15, 2020 at 12:51

    5 stars
    I absolutely love cardamom and this recipe is right up my alley. I never tried cold brewing, but this looks it’s worth it!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 21, 2020 at 20:48

      Hi Alice! It really is. I hope you’ll try it because if you love cardamom this coffee is definitely something you need to try!

      Reply
  7. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer August 15, 2020 at 19:23

    5 stars
    What a GORGEOUS drink! I’m LOVING the addition of cardamom as well to it! I’ve never tried cold brewing either but this is definitely something I need to try!!!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 21, 2020 at 20:47

      Hi Lori! I became quite addicted to cold brewing, especially now in the summer. Hope you’ll love it too!

      Reply
  8. Denise August 16, 2020 at 14:33

    5 stars
    This looks incredibly refreshing and delicious! What a lovely idea and a twist on a classic latte. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. Eva August 21, 2020 at 20:47

      Thanks Denise! I hope you enjoy!

      Reply
  9. Sophie August 16, 2020 at 15:58

    5 stars
    This looks so so good an yum. Thanks for your step-by-step recipe that I can follow to recreate this.

    Reply
    1. Eva August 21, 2020 at 20:47

      Thank you, Sophie!

      Reply
  10. Erin August 17, 2020 at 06:38

    I’m not a coffee drinker but my husband is and would love this! Thanks for all the specific instructions for people like me, who have no idea what we’re doing. 🙂 I love the addition of cardamom! I’ve never used it in anything but baking.

    Reply
    1. Eva August 21, 2020 at 20:46

      Hi Erin! Thank you for your kind words. I hope your husband will love this, and I’m happy I inspired you a new way to use cardamom!

      Reply

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