Part of Crema canon since our beginnings in 2008, our Iced Cuban has withstood the test of time and continues to be our best selling latte. From our recipe vault, we present the not-so-secret recipe for our beloved iced Cuban.

Don’t have an espresso machine at home? No problem! Use our recipe for AeroPress Espresso and craft a pretty darn good dupe of classic espresso.


  • approx 2 oz. (double shot) espresso or AeroPress espresso

  • ½ oz. sweetened condensed milk

    • We use the classic, La Lechera, found in a grocery store near you

  • 8 oz. milk of choice

  • Ice

  • 16 oz (pint) glass

ingredients to makes an iced cuban latte on an olive green background


Step 1: Mix the sweetened condensed milk with the espresso.


Make sure to stir as well as you can so that it all gets incorporated in with the espresso. You don’t want to waste any of that white gold.

pouring espresso on to of sweetened condensed milk  in shot glass

Step 2: Add the espresso + sweetened condensed milk mixture to 8 oz. milk or milk alternative in a 12-16 oz. cup.

pouring espresso mixture into a glass of milk

Step 3: Fill to the top with ice and sip the creamy, sweet goodness.


Bonus step! If you really want to feel like you’re at Crema, write a little ‘Q’ on your cup (Crema’s shorthand for Cuban) along with your name and have a housemate yell out “Iced Cuban for (insert name here)!” I mean, you wanted the full experience, right?

hand holding a plastic iced latte cup with lid and straw filled with an iced cuban

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