This Vanilla Mint Cold Brew Recipe post is sponsored on behalf of Torani Syrups. #ToraniColdBrew
Texas is hot y’all!! And when we want some coffee in our day, we usually want it cold because we sure don’t need more heat than we already have. I have been experimenting with some cold brew recipes lately and have found a new favorite. I love anything vanilla. Yep! I am a vanilla girl, but I don’t always want it to be so plain. I have grown herbs in my backyard for years and mint is one of my faves. I add it to teas, water, fruit salad, and really just about anywhere. As I was coming up with a new cold brew recipe to use with Torani Syrups, I thought why not add in mint to my coffee grounds in my cold brew. This vanilla mint cold brew recipe is refreshing, easy to make, and hits all the right notes.
How to Make Vanilla Mint Cold Brew:
- You will first need a good course grind coffee beans. Since you will be straining the grounds out, it is best to have a courser grind to the beans. Most grocery stores including Kroger have a grind your own station. Whether you like your coffee light or super dark, the base coffee can be whatever you like. I tend to stick with a medium boldness.
- Fill a large pitcher with filtered water and coffee. The general recipe is 4 cups of water per 1 cup of coffee grounds. This will make a strong concentrate that you can then portion out with either more water or milk. To the grounds I add a small bunch of chopped mint leaves. The mint will infuse into the cold brew for a wonderful and refreshing mint flavor. To make this process easier to remove the grounds, I place them in a cheesecloth that is tied to the pitcher. It will steep, but make for less straining later. Most of us don’t want to be drinking the coffee grounds.
- Leave the pitcher in the fridge overnight. This will give the coffee plenty of time to steep and concentrate. Remove the cheesecloth with the mint and coffee grounds. If needed you can pour the cold brew through a new cheesecloth again if any grounds slipped out, but if you use a course grind you shouldn’t need to strain again.
- Add ice to your cup and measure in 1 oz. of Torani Vanilla Syrup. Kroger carried the regular and the sugar free version. Mix equal parts cold brew to equal parts of either water or your milk of choice. Most of my cups are about 16 oz. so I do about 3/4 cup of each liquid along with ice.
I am now obsessed with this vanilla mint cold brew recipe and can’t wait to try some more variations. Torani Syrup comes in a LOT of flavor varieties, many in sugar free versions as well. The variety of flavors makes it easy to change up your cold brew tastes each day. They are made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar and natural flavors. My husband prefers the salted caramel and when your base coffee is salted caramel as well…. just divine!
Add this vanilla mint cold brew recipe to your lineup and find new ways to make cold brew at home. Check to see what flavors are available at your local Kroger or Kroger banner stores.