Bit of a misnomer, since there's no steamed milk. On second thought, who says the 'latte' in espresso latte has to be steamed?
Anyway, one of the benefits of escaping the UK over the summer, is that you get a real summer. And this summer was one to escape, as many of you are aware. What with 30 and 32 degrees today and forecast for the rest of the week, I got to reading the iced-espresso drink threads going on our american bretheren forums, and decided, what the hell. Had no chocolate sauce to speak of, so I dribbled some honey into the bottom of a wide glass beaker, something that you wouldn't do too badly pouring scotch into. Pour a double espresso onto that, so as to melt the honey. This is the first time I've pulled a shot into an unheated cup. Wince a little looking at how good the pour looked and wonder if youre wasting such a great looking shot. Add 3 or four large ice cubes. Top up with whole milk, and stir carefully.
Delicious. Strong (not too much milk). Cold. Lovely.
Especially when its 30 degrees outside and clear skies.
(Sorry UK/netherlands guys ;-) )