Iced Latte vs. Iced Coffee: What’s the Difference?

At first glance, both iced lattes & iced coffees appear as similar caffeinated beverages. However, there are plenty of unique traits that differentiate the two! 


What Is An Iced Latte?

An iced latte is very similar to a hot latte in that it’s made with espresso and milk. And an iced latte is simply the chilled, or iced version of the same drink.

What Is an Iced Coffee?

Iced coffee consists of hot brewed coffee poured over ice. Not to be confused with steeped Cold Brew, iced coffee uses coffee brewed through any hot extraction method.


An iced latte will have a deep coffee flavor from the espresso, but the milk disguises the bitter, toasted flavor of the strong coffee. Iced coffee will vary in flavor depending on how it’s prepared. It will taste different depending on the brewing method used.


The amount of caffeine in an Iced Coffee will differ depending on the brewing method used. In most cases, an Iced Coffee will have more caffeine than an Iced Latte.

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