Five Unique Ways to Spice Up your Morning Coffee

As many of your probably know coffee is right at the top of my food pyramid. It is an absolute essential in my life. As the summer months are approaching it’s always great to cool things down with new tasty iced coffee recipes. This year I have five new iced coffee ideas that I think you guys are going to love.

We’re going to kick things off today with a vanilla bean iced coffee. As with any great iced coffee recipe this one starts with some coffee. Now I just made my coffee in advance and chilled it in the refrigerator overnight. It’s always nice to wake up and have the coffee already chilled, am I right? To that I add some milk. I’m adding dairy milk but of course almond, coconut, or soy milk would also taste great. I also add little bit of simple syrup for sweetness. Simple syrup is really easy to make you just combine some sugar and some water in a saucepan and heat it over medium low heat until the sugar dissolves completely. What you end up with is a liquid sweetner that is great added to iced drinks. So as I said I add a splash or two of simple syrup and then it’s time to add the vanilla. You always have the option to add vanilla extract, but in this case I want to make it extra delicious so I am going to be slicing a vanilla bean in half and removing the seeds. Vanilla beans can be on the expensive side so you may want to save this iced coffee for a special occasion. Vanilla extract is a much more affordable option if you want a similar flavor on a smaller budget. You have the option to stir this but I like to put it all in a mason jar, put on the lid tightly and shake it well. What you end up with is a vanilla bean iced coffee that will just make your morning go much better.

Next up I’m going to make a salted caramel iced coffee. Now in this case I’m going to be using a store bought caramel sauce, but if you want to go ahead and make your own it’s very easy. I pour the caramel into some hot coffee and then put in a sprinkle of salt. Then again I put everything in a mason jar, tighten the cap and shake it until it’s combined. Then just add ice and it’s a salted caramel iced coffee. I didn’t add any milk to this coffee. That is an option if you want, but I like this one without milk.

Now I’m going to tell you about a wickedly good coffee Nutella smoothie for breakfast. And yes it’s just what it sounds like and it’s going to be delicious. I get a blender full of ice and add the brewed coffee I chilled overnight, I then add some milk and a banana for creaminess and a few spoonfuls of delicious Nutella. Then put on your lid and give it a blend and what you get is a breakfast with a pretty serious kick.

Next is a great way to spice up your morning, it’s a cinnamon almond iced coffee. I start off with making some simple syrup and make it more delicious with a stick of cinnamon. It is great stuff, I recommend you make a little extra. I add some more coffee that I chilled overnight, add some almond milk and a splash of almond extract. You can usually find this in the baking aisle of your supermarket. Finally add a splash of two of the cinnamon simple syrup and once again shake it up until combined.

Finally for something a lot more decadent an incredible blended smore iced coffee. Of course this is what it sounds like. All the yumminess of smores in a frosty, blended coffee drink. What is not to like about that? I start with a blender full of ice and some chilled brewed coffee with milk. Now things are going to get exciting. I add some chocolate sauce, marshmallow fluff, and some broke pieces of graham crackers. Pop on the lid and blend this baby up and pour it in a glass. Don’t forget to top it with some more marshmallow fluff. Oh you’re going to want some more when you try this.

I really hope you will give these iced coffee recipes a try. If you are an iced coffee lover like me tell me how else you like to enjoy this great drink and let me know if you enjoyed these recipes!