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One of my MOST requested recipes of all time! Ya’ll know I’m dramatic but I’m not kidding, it really is! I posted a IG reel about a month ago, with this coffee. And my community went nuts! People have been asking for this recipe non-stop! Can’t say I blame them, it is THAT good. I will even go as far to say it rivaled Starbucks caramel iced coffee…I KNOW but seriously it’s sooo good! And I honestly think what makes it better is knowing I am not going crazy spending at Starbucks.
Now of course, there is always a backstory. Though you didn’t ask, as always – I’m giving you one! 🙂
When the PSL came back to Starbucks, I went a little crazy. Little is an understatement. It was more like a little lot…I went completely nuts. I was at Starbucks almost everyday, several times a day. Ultimately got myself into trouble with the budget. So I did what any resourceful millennial does…I phone a friend or help. LIES, LIES and ALIBI’S! After checking my budget in the YNAB app and my conscious, I decided I would become my own barista. End result? I was able to whip myself up a caramel iced coffee that cured my craving for Starbucks and made my tastebuds sing!
To make your coffee you’ll need: Cold Brew Coffee or Fresh Coffee (of your choice), Organic Valley Half & Half, Kraft’s Square Caramel Candy, Whipped Cream. I was able to find all items at my local Target.
AND there is always the option to make your own caramel, it’s actually rather easy using brown sugar, half & half and salt. I also add a dash of vanilla. Additional you can make your own whipped cream! Doing this will add on about 15 mins to the overall cooking time. However if you’re in a crunch for time and needing to whip up a quick coffee prior to work, then follow the steps below.
The 2 key ingredients for this Iced Coffee with Caramel Drizzle Recipe is the Organic Valley Half & Half and Kraft’s Caramel Squares. My husband would say it’s the whipped cream. 🙂
For the actual coffee base you can purchase any Cold Brew Coffee. However I prefer to make my own coffee fresh. So of course I choose to use Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee, but you can honestly use any flavored coffee, as they all pair pretty well with the caramel.
Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 5 mins / Total Time: 15 mins
Cold Brew Coffee or Freshly Brewed Coffee, Ice, Organic Valley Half & Half, Kraft’s Square Caramel Candy, Whipped Cream
Brew 6 Cups of Coffee (you will only use 1 cup of coffee per serving) and allow to cool down a bit.
If you use Cold Brew, skip this step
Unwrap and place 8 Kraft Caramel Candies in a bowl, and add 1 Table Spoon of water. Warm in the microwave for 20 seconds, then stir and warm for another 20 seconds or until caramel is fully melted
Spoon the melted caramel into your glasses. Spin you glass counter clockwise and spoon the opposite way, so your caramel makes a dripping design. Save some caramel for the end and set aside!
Add ice to your glasses and pour 1/2 cup of Organic Valley Half and Half into each cup
Pour 1 cup of coffee into each of the glasses
Top with whipped cream & drizzle caramel over the top
That’s it, you’ve got your very own Iced Coffee with Caramel Drizzle! Let me know in the comments if you try the recipe out and if you like it.