Last week we shared our Ultimate Guide to Cold Brew Coffee at home. This week we're sharing 9 different ways to enjoy your cold brew coffee from the unexpected to the completely decadent.
Bon Appetit offered 10 quick and easy ways to jazz up your cold brew. Here are two great options from that list.
Pour your cold coffee into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and simple syrup and let ‘er rip. Really put some muscle into it, then pour it into a glass. It’ll be frothy with a creamy texture, despite having zero dairy.
VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE
Dilute your cold brew concentrate with sweetened condensed milk. If you are Vegan below is a recipe for coconut sweetened condensed milk. Use coffee ice cubes to keep your drink from getting too watery. Courtesy of Bon Appetit.
Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla to a small sauce pot. Bring to a low boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer on low for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Once the milk has thicken and reduced by half remove from the stove and allow to cool. Pour the milk into a glass jar and store in the fridge until ready to use or up to two weeks. Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
We know those are two words you wouldn't have expected to see together, but the combination is surprisingly delightful.
- ¼ cup strong Cold Brew Concentrate
- ¾ cup tonic
- 1 tsp Cherry Juice
- Maraschino Cherries
We suggest fruity flavors for the sweetener, but you may want to experiment with Maple or Coconut Syrup as other options. Recipe from Well Nesting.
Rather than diluting your concentrate with just plain old water add the health benefits of coconut water. You'll receive the hydration and electrolytes of the coconut water while sweetening your drink naturally. You may think it would taste like coconut, but the consensus is that it tastes like chocolate. (Just another bonus.) Let us know what you think. Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
- 1 cup Coconut Water
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Cold Brew Concentrate
- Lite Coconut Milk for a creamy version (optional)
ICED VANILLA LATTE
No need to pull out the blender to enjoy a cold vanilla coffee drink. Mix all the ingredients then add ice.Use Coffee Ice Cubes for that extra punch and to keep your drink from tasting like water. Recipe from Against All Grains.
- ½ cup Cold Brew Concentrate
- ½ cup Water
- ¼ cup Coconut Milk
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
ICED SEA SALT COFFEE
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
- 1 cup heavy whipped cream
- ½ tsp sea salt
Take this drink to the next level by adding:
- Caramel Syrup
- Chocolate Milk instead of water to dilute the concentrate
- Coffee Ice Cubes
Whip the cream until thick and frothy, but not the consistency of whip cream. Only add ¼ cup of this mixture to the top of your drink. Reserve the rest for future drinks. Sprinkle salt on top. Recipe from Dinner then Dessert.
Here are a couple of other recipes whose names may just be intriguing enough for you take a look. These recipes are definitely on the more decadent side, but may be a fun way to caffeinate your dessert.
Coconut Iced Coffee...with Mini Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Smores Iced Coffee
Eiskaffe (this one has ice cream!)