Two recent (and yummy) iced coffee discoveries were made within weeks of each other!
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One is super effortless to make and the second takes a little longer to enjoy. (It’s definitely delayed gratification, my caffeine lover.)
Let’s talk about the first one –
A while back, I wasn’t having any sugar with my coffee so I turned to my Instagram friends and asked what type of cold brew coffee would they suggest. (I tend to like cold brew without any milk/sugar so that’s why I turned to cold brew during this tiny phase.)
Chameleon cold brew coffee turned out to be a favorite for most.
I found it at my local grocery store the other day and decided it was time to try it.
AND HOLY SMOKES – I was on a rush.
How I Prep Mine
In a clean glass, I add ice, and pour the cold brew. Next, I add a dash of vanilla oat milk creamer (because let’s be real…sugar-free days do not exist during this quarantine) and top it with ground cinnamon. It is a delight.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, and don’t drink it as often, I would proceed with caution. I know people who get anxiety from drinking strong coffee sooooo yeah…maybe try a sip, half, or whatever you think is needed to find out how it will affect you.
Let’s move on to the second option –
This is definitely a smoother option.
I tried Blue Island’s iced coffee pouches a while back and haven’t looked back ever since. Well, except when I spotted that Chameleon coffee by the yogurt section at the grocery store, lol!
On a real note – the process to make Blue Island’s cold brew takes some time but so worth it!
How I Prep Mine
I fill up a glass with cold water and place the pouch inside of it. In order to keep the pouch pushed down (since it rises), I cover the top of the glass with cling plastic wrap.
Next, I place the glass in the fridge and wait 24 – 48 hours. (The recommend time is 8 – 12 hours.) The longer you wait, the darker and stronger the cold brew is. After the time is up, I add a dash of vanilla oat milk creamer and sprinkle some cinnamon, and voila! A delicious iced coffee to conquer the day!
Below is a photo after waiting 12+ hours:
Below is a photo after waiting 3 days, which is not necessary, 24 – 48 hours is enough:
Ladies – if you decide to try either of these, please share and let me know what you think! I’d love to know your thoughts on the options and what you think of oat milk and cinnamon. If you have a tip on flavor, or would like to share a different way to prepare iced coffee, please feel free to send over your suggestions.