My sister made an iced London Fog latte for me recently, and I decided to do my best to replicate the recipe. This drink is perfect for a summer pick-me-up, and is simple enough to make. The tea and syrup can be prepared in advance, and then all you’ll need to do is froth some milk and mix it all together.
What you’ll need:
- 1 serving of earl grey tea leaves/tea bag
- milk (about 3/4 cup per serving)
For the vanilla simple syrup:
- equal parts water and sugar (1 cup of each)
- pure vanilla extract (1 1/2 tsp)
First off, the tea leaves. You will want to brew a very concentrated amount of tea. I recommend about 2-3 tablespoons of water per tea bag. Let this steep and then cool completely in the fridge, or alternatively, steep it cold overnight in the fridge.
Next, the vanilla syrup. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, depending on how much syrup you would like. 1 cup of both produces approximately 1 1/2 cup of syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to make sure the sugar dissolves. Let it cool completely then add about 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
For the milk, you may either use a frother if you have one, or pour the milk into a cocktail shaker (or any jar) and shake it up.
Combine the three with the proportions that match your taste, and top with a few ice cubes. There you have it, an iced London Fog!