Iced London Fog From Scratch

Sipping an iced London fog on a hot summer day hits the spot. Each sip of this creamy milk tea is kissed with a bit of honey. You’ll make this recipe over and over again! Ditch the premade drinks; this recipe is what you’re craving.

2 iced drinks sitting on the counter with a towel behind them

This iced london fog tea latte is part of my Summer Table Series here on the blog! Each week this summer, I’m sharing three recipes that belong on your summer table.

This series is full of fun drinks like fresh mint iced coffee, fresh supper recipes like my sweet pepper sheet pan chicken, and seasonal sourdough baked goods like sourdough peach scones.

London Fog Video Tutorial


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What’s in an iced london fog?

My iced london fog tea lattes are made with only 4 simple ingredients:

  • milk or cream (my favorite to use is homemade cashew cream)
  • earl grey tea bags
  • water (for brewing the tea)
  • raw honey (makes the perfect natural sweetener)
one large glass of an iced drink

The steps are super easy

I made the instructions for this recipe as easy as possible so anyone could make it without being overwhelmed! Here’s a quick run down of how you’ll make these iced tea lattes:

  • We start by brewing an Earl Grey tea concentrate.
  • Then we add the raw honey for the perfect sweetness.
  • Next, we’ll pour in our milk or cream.
  • Finally, we’ll finish it off with a few handfuls of ice, and you’re ready to start sipping!
adding milk to an iced drink in a glass

Choosing the right milk

The kind of milk you choose is super important when making iced drinks. You want to use a creamy option, and you want to avoid anything runny.

For this recipe, you can use dairy or dairy-free milk. My absolute favorite milk to use for this recipe is homemade cashew cream. If you prefer dairy, I suggest using whole milk or cream.

Not all tea brands are equal

I recommend choosing a tea brand that doesn’t use plastic to make their tea bags. When the tea bag is made of plastic, microplastics leach into your drink while it seeps. This can cause many types of health issues.

I’ve got a few favorite plastic-free tea brands. I highly recommend any of them!

Put together your own iced tea kitchen tool kit

If you love iced tea during summer, you’ve got to put together a little tool kit. This will make whipping up iced drinks super easy at home. Here’s what’s in mine:

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Iced London Fog: Frequently asked questions

How sweet is this London Fog recipe?

It’s the perfect amount of sweetness that’s not overpowering. The honey keeps it from being bitter. If you don’t like super sugary drinks, this is the London Fog recipe for you!

Is there caffeine in a London Fog?

Yes, there is caffeine in a London fog due to the Earl Grey tea.

Can I use decaf earl grey tea?

I don’t recommend using decaf because of the chemical process it undergoes to eliminate caffeine. 


milk being poured into a glass of tea

Iced London Fog From Scratch

Yield: 2 iced teas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sipping an iced London fog on a hot summer day hits the spot. Each sip of this creamy milk tea is kissed with a bit of honey. You'll make this recipe over and over again! Ditch the premade drinks; this recipe is what you're craving.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 Earl grey tea bags
  • 4 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream (dairy or dairy-free)

Instructions

  1. Place water and tea bags in a saucepan and heat on medium-high moving the bags around occasionally.
  2. Take the pan off the heat just before the water starts to boil (don’t let it boil).
  3. Place the saucepan on a hot pad and let the tea cool for 5 minutes with the tea bags in.
  4. After the 5 minutes is up take out the tea bags (without squeezing them) and stir in the milk and honey.
  5. Pour the tea into 2 glasses, add ice, and enjoy! 

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