Try These Cold Brew Coffee RecipesBrianna Ciccotelli
The weather is getting colder, and so is our coffee. It’s safe to say that iced coffee and cold brews are taking over the caffeine scene. While it’s hard to beat your signature, go-to coffee drink, it’s always fun to try something new. Be adventurous and spice up your next cold brew by trying one of these delicious recipes.
Classic Cold Brew
Let’s start with the classic cold brew recipe that you can use as a base for all of the following recipes. If you’ve never made cold brew coffee yourself, it can be tricky to get it right the first time, but patience is key. All you’ll need is ground coffee and cold water. Stir together 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 1/2 cups cold water. Cover and let sit overnight or for at least 12 hours. Strain at least twice with a sieve (it’s best if you line the sieve with a cheesecloth). Mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water. Depending on how strong you like your cold brew, you can add more or less water.
The secret ingredient here is, in fact, cookie butter spread. All you’ll need to make a cookie butter creamer for your cold brew is 1 1/2 cups of half and half, 1/3 cup of cookie butter spread and 1/4 cup of sugar. Use a blender to blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Just add to your plain cold brew coffee and there you have it, a cold brew fit for any sweet tooth.
Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk
The secret ingredient here is none other than coconut milk. Combine 14 oz. of coconut milk, 1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and let simmer until the coconut sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour overtop your favorite cold brew coffee for a coconut twist!
Fall is here and in full swing, so we can’t forget about the season’s signature flavor. For this recipe, you’ll want to make a pumpkin spice coffee concentrate for the best flavor. You will need 4 cups of coffee grounds, 6 cups of cold water, 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. Stir all of the ingredients together and let sit overnight or for at least 12 hours and follow the same instructions as listed for the classic cold brew coffee above. Mix about 6-8 ounces of water for every 1-2 ounces of your pumpkin coffee concentrate.
Whether you decide to try making your own cold brew coffee at home or you buy a plain cold brew from the grocery store, these cold brew recipes will have you falling in love with cold coffee all over again.