Iced Sugar Cookie Latte (Starbucks Inspired)



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It’s time to celebrate the holidays with this delicious iced sugar cookie latte recipe.

Inspired by the newly released Starbucks sugar cookie almondmilk latte, this is the perfect holiday drink to try this holiday season.

iced sugar cookie latte in glass.

Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte

Starbucks released their new holiday drink in November, the iced sugar cookie almond milk latte.

To be honest, it has had mixed reviews, unlike other Starbucks holiday drinks like their cinnamon dolce latte and Irish cream cold brew which are firm favorites amongst Starbucks drinks lovers.

So I thought it would be fun to experiment with the flavors and share my own version of this festive coffee drink.

Not only do you save $$ making this homemade sugar cookie coffee recipe, I think you are going to love my take on the sugar cookie syrup.

Creamy, buttery and sweet with a hint of nutty flavor, it tastes just like your favorite cookie!

Lovers of Starbucks Copycat Drinks Recipes may also like this Iced chocolate shaken espresso, iced caramel macchiato, honey almond milk cold brew, and iced apple crisp macchiato.

top view of sugar cookie latte in glass with ice.

Iced Sugar Cookie Coffee Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make the sugar cookie syrup and iced latte.

Scroll down to the recipe for all the quantities you need and step by step instructions.

Ingredients For The Sugar Cookie Syrup Recipe

Our sugar cookie syrup recipe makes about one cup of syrup.

Great for making ahead and storing in the fridge so you can make your flavored latte in no time through the week!

  • Sugar – we use both brown sugar and white (castor) granulated sugar in the syrup.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter and chopped almonds – my secret ingredients for a creamy rich syrup!

A lot of recipes use butter essence and almond essence.

But for a better flavored syrup, I use unsalted butter and chopped almonds (any type will do – flaked, sliced, or whole ones roughly chopped).

copycat starbucks sugar cookie latte ingredients top lay.

Sugar Cookie Coffee Ingredients

To make your sugar cookie coffee you will need:

  • Espresso or strong brewed coffee – brew coffee using your favorite method. Espresso, french press, cold brew and filter coffee all work well for this iced coffee recipe.
  • Milk and/or cream – the Starbucks cookie latte recipe uses almond milk, but any kind of milk works well. You can also use pouring cream for a richer tasting drink, and even top with whipped cream.

How To Make An Iced Sugar Cookie Latte At Home

Below I outline exactly how to make a homemade sugar cookie latte. Scroll down to the recipe for all the steps and ingredient quantities.

1. Make The Sugar Cookie Syrup

In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, chopped almonds, butter and water.

sugar cookie syrup ingredients in saucepan.

Simmer on a gentle heat for 5 minutes. It will bubble up a little as it heats up, so keep the heat medium-low and stir frequently.

Turn off the heat and pour the mixture through a strainer into a jug or glass. Discard the almonds.

Seal with a lid and store in the fridge for later, or move on to the next step to make your coffee!

2. Make Your Iced Sugar Cookie Coffee Drink

Brew your coffee or espresso. If brewing filter coffee, make a strong batch as it will be diluted with the ice and milk.

Then add plenty of ice cubes to each glass.

To create a fun layered coffee look, first add your cream or milk to each glass.

glass with ice cubes and milk.

Then pour your coffee over the top of the milk and finally add the syrup. Stir well to combine the syrup through the drink.

Enjoy as is or top with whipped cream (optional) and even Christmas sprinkles (just like the Starbucks iced sugar cookie latte recipe).

iced christmas cookie latte in glasses with sugar cookies in background.

Iced Sugar Cookie Latte Questions

How Long Does Sugar Cookie Syrup Last?

Homemade sugar cookie syrup made with real butter can be stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Can I Make This Sugar Cookie Latte Recipe Hot?

Yes, you can make a hot sugar cookie latte using this sugar cookie syrup recipe. Simply steam your milk and combine with the coffee and syrup and top with whipped cream for a delicious hot festive coffee drink!

What’s In A Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte?

The Starbucks sugar cookie almondmilk latte combines blonde roast espresso shots, almondmilk, Starbucks sugar cookie flavored syrup and red green sprinkles. It is their first non-dairy holiday drink.

homemade sugar cookie latte in glass.

Before You Go

If you loved this festive coffee, more great holiday coffee drink recipes to try at home include a Christmas eggnog coffee or this easy festive iced coffee.

Or see this collection of homemade flavored latte recipes for even more drinks ideas.

More Holiday Coffee Drinks To Try

You can find more coffee drink recipes here or browse all our coffee recipes.

iced sugar cookie latte in glass.

Iced Sugar Cookie Latte (Starbucks Inspired)

This delicious iced sugar cookie latte with homemade sugar cookie syrup is the perfect holiday coffee recipe to make this festive season. Inspired by the Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte, it is a sweet and festive coffee drink you can easily make at home.
5 from 2 votes
Servings: 1 drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Sugar Cookie Syrup

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup almonds slivered
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup water

Sugar Cookie Latte

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee see note 1
  • 2 tablespoons sugar cookie syrup
  • Whipped cream optional
  • Christmas sprinkles optional


Sugar Cookie Syrup

  • In a small saucepan combine the brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, chopped almonds, butter and water. Simmer over a medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup water
  • Remove saucepan from the heat and pour through a strainer into a jug or glass. Discard the almonds and leave to cool.
  • Store leftover syrup in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (note 2)

Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

  • Add ice cubes to your glass and pour milk over the top.
    1/4 cup milk
  • Add coffee and sugar cookie syrup to the glass.
    3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar cookie syrup
  • Enjoy as is, or add more milk and syrup to taste and top with (optional) whipped cream and/or sprinkles.

Hot Sugar Cookie Latte

  • Pour hot brewed coffee into your mug.
  • Add sugar cookie syrup and stir to combine.
  • Steam the milk and pour into your mug.
  • Enjoy as is or top with whipped cream and sprinkles!


1. For espresso pull 2 shots. If using espresso, you can add water or more milk to each glass to lengthen the drink if desired.
2. The sugar cookie syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. It may separate and/or solidify when refrigerated. Simply scoop out what you need and heat gently in the microwave or on the stove until it returns to a liquid form.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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