Developing a go-to cold brew coffee recipe that you can make at home is fairly straightforward. It’s even easier if you purchase cold brew in pre-packaged form. Any pre-made cold brew can be used in the following coffee concoctions, but I recommend Califia Farms cold brew, which is available at Target. Try some of these recipes and you’re sure to find something that pleases your palate.
How are cold brew and iced coffee different?
While both cold brew and iced coffee contain caffeine, the primary distinction is in their preparation. Regular iced coffee is brewed and then served over ice, whereas cold brew requires more time to prepare.
Cold brew is made by steeping coarse-ground coffee in cold water for a minimum of 12 hours. The coffee will become stronger as it sits. After steeping, the grounds are removed, leaving a coffee concentrate that can be combined with other ingredients such as milk. Finally, it is typically less acidic and bitter than iced coffee.
Cold brew’s delectability and popularity are a result of the time and patience required to make it.
Iced latte with honey and cinnamon
If you prefer a sweeter coffee, this is the one for you. This recipe calls for a honey cinnamon simple syrup that pairs beautifully with hot or cold coffee.
34 cup water
34 cup honey
3 sticks of cinnamon
12 tsp vanilla extract
Cubes of ice
Using whole milk or a mixture of half and half
To make the simple syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the water, honey, and cinnamon sticks.
Stir frequently over a medium-high heat until the honey is completely dissolved in the water.
When the mixture reaches a boil, reduce to a low heat and allow it to simmer for five minutes. Take the pan off the heat and add the vanilla extract.
Allow the mixture to cool completely before removing the cinnamon sticks.
In a glass, pour 34 cup cold brew over ice and add 14 cup milk and 1 tablespoon simple syrup.
5. Combine thoroughly.
Cinnamon is sprinkled on top.
Serve right away.