Churro Iced Coffee: Homemade quick caramel sauce mixed with Ice Coffee for a perfect way to beat the summer heat! | macheesmo.com
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Churro Iced Coffee

It’s pretty much impossible for me to make it through summer without iced coffee. The idea of having steaming hot coffee when I know it’s going to be sunny and 95 degrees outside isn’t my favorite idea in the world. But, having a delicious, refreshing iced coffee is more like it.

Recently, I learned about Gevalia’s new Cold Brew Concentrate which makes it possible to customize your own iced coffee at home! They have three flavors available, House Blend, Vanilla, and Caramel. I used the Vanilla version for my Churro Iced Coffee drinks, but the caramel would’ve been delicious also!

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Churro Iced Coffee

Mixing together caramel with cinnamon and fresh whipped cream in an iced coffee is pretty much the perfect way to beat the summer heat!

Ingredients

Vanilla Coffee Ice Cubes:

1 cup Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate, Vanilla
1 cup milk

Easy Caramel Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar
½ cup heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch of salt

Churro Iced Coffee:

½ cup Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate, Vanilla
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon caramel sauce, plus some for rim
4-5 Vanilla coffee ice cubes
Whipped cream, topping
Cinnamon sugar, topping
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Directions

For ice cubes, combine ingredients and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid. To release cubes cleanly, run the back of the tray under warm water. Use cubes for iced coffee or blend with drink for a whipped cold coffee.

For caramel sauce, combine ingredients in a small pot over medium-low heat. Stir until ingredients are melted and smooth. Simmer for 6-7 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Then remove from heat and let cool. Mixture will thicken as it cools. For quick cooling, stir mixture over an ice bath.

To make a Whipped Churro Iced Coffee, add Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate to a blender with milk, ice, and caramel. Blend until smooth. Rim a glass with caramel sauce and pour in blended coffee. Then top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

To make a plain Churro Iced Coffee, stir together Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate with milk and caramel sauce until the sauce dissolves. Rim a glass with caramel sauce and add a few coffee ice cubes to the glass. Pour in drink and top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.

Churro Iced Coffee Recipe

A little trick that I absolutely love to use the cold brew concentrate for is making coffee ice cubes so your iced coffee stays cold but doesn’t get watered down at all. I use a mix of 1 part milk to 1 part concentrate and just freeze it in a standard ice cube tray!

The above-and-beyond piece of this recipe is a quick caramel sauce! I guess you could use store-bought caramel sauce, but the homemade kind is so rich and delicious and you can make it in advance since it needs to chill anyway!

When you are in the mood for a Churro Iced Coffee, add the cold brew concentrate to a blender with some coffee ice cubes, milk, and a spoonful of caramel sauce. Blend it up or you can stir the stuff together and just serve it over ice.

I’m generally not a blended iced coffee fan, but I liked this version a lot because it wasn’t cloyingly sweet.

Churro Iced Coffee

Either way you make the drink, it’s great topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar!

Churro Iced Coffee: Homemade quick caramel sauce mixed with Ice Coffee for a perfect way to beat the summer heat! | macheesmo.com

Stay cool, friends!

Churro Iced Coffee: Homemade quick caramel sauce mixed with Ice Coffee for a perfect way to beat the summer heat! | macheesmo.com

One comment on “Churro Iced Coffee

  1. Oh, this looks amazing. Whenever I’m in Greece I order a frappé, which is strong Greek coffee (pretty similar to Turkish coffee), but frothed and iced and it’s just soooo good. I need summer to come back (it’s been a pretty dreary one in The Netherlands), so I can properly enjoy some iced coffee again.

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