I am a coffee addict, and I’m constantly looking for good coffee drinks I can make at home. Obviously I adore Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts and I treat myself often. However, with the amount of coffee I drink each day, I’d probably break the bank quickly if I was always drinking out so this Caramel Iced Coffee does the trick!
Today is our Secret Recipe Club reveal and I was thrilled to get Colie’s Kitchen this month. Her recipe index looks like it could be mine. We like many of the same foods and it was difficult choosing! Some of our list consisted of her Pizza Dough Bread sticks, Lazy man’s Beef Barbeque, Mushroom Spinach Chicken, Cinnamon Buns from Heaven and her Chocolate Butter Chess Cake.
We finally decided on her awesome iced coffee because it sounded good and I had everything here to make it! Plus as a coffee addict, I’m always looking for new recipes, and well, her’s fit the bill.
Thank you for all the wonderful choices Nicole! (loving that name!) We loved learning all about you, and ironically my original blog back in 2005 was called… Organized Chaos. haha Great minds do think alike!
This recipe is easy, peasy and the hardest part is waiting for it to chill. You can speed up the process a little by sticking it in the freezer, however don’t forget about it and let it freeze because honestly that’s not the constancy you’re going for here.
Caramel Iced Coffee
- 1 1/2 cups strong hot brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce, plus a little extra for garnish
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar, to taste
- coffee ice cubes or regular will work too
- 1 1/2 cups cold milk or half-and-half
- whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
- ground cinnamon, for garnish (optional)
- After the coffee is finished brewing and is hot and fresh, pour 1½ cups into a measuring cup. Stir in the caramel sauce. If you add the caramel sauce straight into the measuring cup, and you are using a 2 cup measuring cup, pour in the Caramel Syrup until it reached 1¾ cup with the coffee. Stir well.
- Add your sugar and stir again until all sugar and caramel sauce is dissolved completely.
- Place in the refrigerator and chill until cold.
- When it's time to serve, divide your coffee mixture between two chilled glasses filled with ice (hint: coffee ice cubes are excellent here)
- Add your milk or half-and-half to top the glass.
- If you want the fancy coffee shop look, garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!