Switch up your summer morning coffee for a bright and fruity vanilla raspberry iced latte!

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte in a clear glass. There is a stainless steel straw in the glass and 2 fresh raspberries on top of the drink.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for new ways to use up fruit that’s on its last legs in the fridge. I cannot stand to waste money on food that goes bad before we have the chance to eat it!

I’ve got a few recipes in my back pocket that I always turn to use up those almost dead berries, like this blueberry peach cobbler and my fave any-fruit crisp. For dying apples, I always turn to the forever iconic apple slab pie.

However, this summer, I’ve gone in a different direction without – gasp! – turning on the oven! This raspberry syrup recipe is truly one of the best syrups I’ve made in so so long! It’s perfect for lemonade, iced tea, and of course – my lifeline – coffee!

Fresh raspberries are steeping in a pan of simple syrup to make Raspberry Syrup.

My friends, raspberries are a total sleeper ingredient to elevate a cup of coffee, giving it a delicate fruity undertone that you didn’t know your life needed.

And because I’m me – as in, the latte lover that I am – I couldn’t resist using my homemade raspberry syrup in an iced latte. I gave this flavor a shot (see what I did there?) last summer while pulling through the drive-thru and I immediately knew I could make it better and cheaper at home.

Pouring cold espresso into a glass filled with iced to make a Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte.

So I did!

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Iced Raspberry Latte Ingredients

You’re only going to need 3 ingredients for this iced espresso drink! Here’s what you need:

  • Espresso – either cold or hot
  • Milk – your choice!
  • Raspberry syrup
Pouring vanilla raspberry syrup into a glass filled with ice and cold espresso for a Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte.

As I mentioned, I make my own syrup but you can certainly buy raspberry syrup instead!

How to Make This Iced Latte

The steps are ever so simple here! This is what I do to make my vanilla raspberry iced lattes:

STEP 1: Get the espresso ready. This can be either cold or freshly brewed. You’ll need 2 to 3 ounces.

STEP 2: Pour the espresso and raspberry syrup over a 12- to 16-ounce glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine.

Pouring milk into a Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte.

STEP 3: Add the milk up to the top of the glass and pop a straw into the glass.

STEP 4: Sit back, sip, and relax!

And there you have it! My vanilla raspberry iced latte recipe! It’s been my absolute fave, especially since I’ve been keeping a bottle of raspberry syrup in the fridge all summer long. I hope you enjoy this one!

And if you’re looking for more ways to change up your coffee and/or espresso game, here are 19 different espresso drinks to try!

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte in a tall glass with a stainless straw sticking out of the glass.

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Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte in a clear glass. There is a stainless steel straw in the glass and 2 fresh raspberries on top of the drink.

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Latte

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Lattes are totally the way to go for a cool and fruity summer drink with a kick of caffeine! Raspberry is a sleeper flavor for coffee and I know you'll love the pop of brightness it adds to your favorite iced coffee drink.


  • 2 shots of brewed hot or cold espresso (2 to 3 oz)
  • Ice
  • 8 oz milk (any variety)
  • 2 oz raspberry syrup


  1. Pour the espresso into a 16 oz glass filled with ice. (See note below) Stir in the raspberry syrup.
  2. Pour milk into the glass and stir until the milk, syrup, and espresso are combined.


You can either brew the espresso directly over the ice if you have an espresso machine or make the espresso on the stove top and pour it over the ice. The espresso can be hot or cold when you pour it over the ice.

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