It is seriously HOT in Florida. Temps are going to be like this, pretty much until October for us (I wish I was kidding), and I’ve got iced bevvys on my mind; nothing warm, please.
About a year ago, I started ordering cold brew coffee at restaurants. I have yet to make my own cold brew (lazy), but I liked the strong coffee flavors of an iced cold brew. Except…that adds up quick when ordering out. I can appreciate a quality cup of caffeine, but when it became an extra $10-$15 a week, I knew I had to find an alternative.
I ordered an over-sized ice cube tray sometime last summer, put it in a closet and then completely forgot about it. But Jason found it a few weeks ago when he was cleaning out said closet. To be honest, I think I bought it to make fun ice cubes for a cocktail, but it turns out these are perfect for cold brew ice cubes!
Yes, ice cubes that are caffed UP. I don’t know why I did not think of this sooner, you guys. I use Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate in their House Blend. Gevalia also offers a Vanilla Cold Brew Concentrate, but I like that the House Blend allows me to customize my drinks a little more. Save $1 on your own 32-ounce bottle of Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate using this Ibotta offer.
So! How does one make a latte from cold brew concentrate? Since technically a latte is made with espresso, right? But Gevalia’s Cold Brew Concentrate is strong enough to totally make this into a latte. What I love about these ice cubes, is that you can add creamer or sweetener if you like. You can mix with dairy or non-dairy milks. It’s incredibly customizable; which means no matter your dietary preference, this Homemade Iced Latte is perfect for anyone.
For this recipe, I poured heavy cream and a splash of almond milk over two Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate ice cubes, with a drop of vanilla.
- 1 32-ounce container Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate
- ½ - 1 cup of milk of choice
- sweetener of choice (vanilla, sugar, etc)
- Fill an ice cube tray ½ - ¾ of the way full. The more you fill, the stronger the cube, so keep that in mind. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
- Once cubes are frozen, to a glass, add 1-2 cold brew ice cubes. Pour milk or cream over ice cubes. Season with your preferred sweetener, if desired!
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