If you need your cold brew fix right now, here’s a super simple recipe for a drink that tastes a lot like Starbucks’ Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. I’ve seen some incredibly complicated recipes that involve a multitude of ingredients and saucepans, but I nailed the drink with only three ingredients and some ice, shaving off about a third of the calories of the original. Oh, and it’s dairy-free, in case that’s your thing. Using vanilla coffee, almond milk and creamer really heightens the vanilla flavor without adding a lot of sugar.
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 4 ounces unsweetened vanilla cold brew coffee (I used Chameleon Vanilla, which is in many grocery stores)
- 4 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons French vanilla coffee creamer (I used So Delicious Dairy Free French Vanilla Coconutmilk Creamer)
- Add the crushed ice to a tall glass. Then add the cold brew coffee and slowly add the almond milk and top with the creamer so you get a nice swirly pattern.