Monday, July 7, 2014

Salty Caramel Iced Coffee

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It's no secret, coffee is my lifeblood. I convince myself that the faster I fall asleep, the sooner I can have that cup. Catch me before my first dose of caffeine in the AM, and you're in for a brewed awakening. Now typically, I like the classic warm cup of joe, but this is no longer suitable in the hot summer months. This is where my Salty Caramel Iced Coffee comes in to play! 
Are you ready to become your own personal brewista? Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to brew iced coffee at home without sacrificing great taste and all the while saving a pretty penny. Luckily for me, my coveted Keurig has a brew-over-ice line. Rather than brewing it hot and having to wait for it to cool to serve, you brew directly over ice, losing the acidity and bitterness that comes with brewing over hot, resulting in a deliciously smooth and sweet concoction.

Ingredients

1 K-cup pod in your favorite brew over ice flavor
1/4 cup caramel sauce, plus small amount for garnish
1/8 tsp sea salt, plus small amount for garnish
Ice cubes
Sugar, to taste
Creamer, half-and-half, or milk, to taste
Whipped cream, if desired

Salty Caramel Iced Coffee

1. Fill a 12 oz mug to the brim with ice. 

2. Brew your favorite Brew Over Ice flavor on the smallest (cup) setting for maximum flavor. 
3. Mix in 1/4 cup caramel sauce. Add 1/8 tsp salt, ice cubes, sugar, and creamer. Mix well. Salt may settle at bottom and you don't want that first sip to shock your senses! (sorry, mom)

4. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a few sprinkles of salt all for garnish.
How's that for a refreshing caffeine jolt in the warm summer months? Come on, give it a shot (of espresso)!

Tips:

Don’t Get Watered Down: Make coffee ice cubes to use in your iced coffee—you won’t have to worry about your coffee being watered down.
Stay Strong: If you are pouring your coffee over regular ice cubes, brew your coffee about 25 percent stronger.When the ice melts, your coffee will still be strong.
I had a slight panic attack when I realized Sydney only has a handful of Starbucks. Nothing stands between a girl and her coffee. I will get my coffee by any beans necessary. Luckily, I'll be able to brew at home, no worries with my handy-dandy Keurig.

How do you keep up with the daily grind?

10 comments:

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

That looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing. I love trying out new coffee recipes.

-Jackie
http://ournashvillelife.com

Chandler said...

This sounds so yummy!! I will definitely be trying it

Krista R said...

You might just be my new best friend! And I just got a Keurig today so I think this is a must first drink!!

Amanda G said...

I'm definitely making this tomorrow. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture.

The Happy Type said...

I never wanted a Keurig until this moment. THIS VERY MOMENT.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I'm not a huge coffee drink. I get it here and there. When I'm downtown I will go to starbucks. I have a nice coffee maker but it doesn't get used that much. Also I just start drinking coffee last year.

Andiepants said...

Oh my goodness. This is deliciousness and I need to get my coffee stat! Before I head over to the gym.

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

This looks super delicious! I can't wait to try it out on my own Keurig!

Orly said...

seriously, this looks so delicious! why did i have to start a diet this week :(
xo
Orly
coffeebeansandhighheels.weebly.com

Alys | Mundane Ecstasy said...

Great recipe! Sydney was hit hard in the Starbucks closures a few years ago. That said there are some fantastic coffee places here so you will be bound to find a favourite.