I’m just going to put this out there. I’m a coffee snob. It’s something I know and I own it. I don’t like burnt coffee. I don’t like $6 coffee drinks that are loaded with sugar and tear up my intestines but have no depth. Therefore, I prefer to make my own coffee at home. If you feel the same way, or just want to save $1000 a year by making your own coffee drinks at home, this Salted Caramel Iced Coffee is a great place to start!
For iced coffee, I brew a pot of very strong coffee using this Chemex pour-over coffeemaker. I have the 5-cup Chemex but they have several different sizes and options to choose from. I prefer this way of brewing because it removes oils and bitterness and results in a pure, flavorful cup of coffee. It’s honestly the only way I can drink my coffee black.
However, if you don’t own a Chemex, or you aren’t a coffee snob, feel free to use whatever type of coffeemaker you have. Just make sure it’s strong. Then, let the coffee cool and pour into a sealed glass jar and put it in the fridge to use tomorrow morning. I know it’s hard to wait, but it will be worth it!
Remember that Salted Caramel Sauce we made last week? Pull that out of the fridge and microwave it for about 45 seconds and stir. We want it smooth and liquidy again.
Next, using a spoon, drizzle the caramel around the outside of the glass.
Pour 1/2 cup of vanilla milk into the glass. I use Lux Lait Vanilla Milk from Auchan here in Luxembourg. If you can’t find vanilla milk, you can add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract to 1 cup milk.
Now, add 1 cup cold coffee and add ice. Stir and serve! Or drink.
If you prefer a sweeter iced coffee, add sugar to the coffee while it is still hot. You can also add more salted caramel sauce to the vanilla milk and mix well before adding the coffee.
Salted Caramel Iced CoffeeCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Cold coffee 1 cup
Vanilla milk 1/2 cup
Salted Caramel Sauce 1-2 Tbsp
- Brew strong coffee and refrigerate over night.
- Microwave salted caramel sauce to pourable consistency.
- Using a spoon, drizzle salted caramel sauce around outside of glass.
- Pour vanilla milk into bottom of glass.
- Add coffee to glass and then add ice based on preference.
- I use Illy coffee for this recipe, but any good quality coffee will do the trick.