Salted Caramel Iced Coffee | 10 minute idea

Coffee and I go way back.  A hot cup of java has greeted me first thing every morning for all of my adult life.  But in the summer, in the heat of the day…..it’s ice ice baby! Salted Caramel Iced Coffee, that is 😉

Homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee recipe at TidyMom.net

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It’s that time of the month again!! Where I bring you another 10 Minute Idea!  This series is based on the idea that sometimes ten minutes is all we have but that doesn’t mean we can’t use that time to come up with beautiful and useful ideas.  Each month, a fabulous team of creative bloggers will be sharing ideas with you, so make sure you scroll all the way through to find the other projects.

I’ll be honest, the first time I ever tried iced coffee, I didn’t like it. It was basically really strong coffee over ice.  Then when coffee shops and Starbucks started popping up every where a whole new world opened up!!  First it was frappuccinos, then I decided to try the iced coffee again, and one sip and I was in love with the tall glass of sweet creamy iced coffee.

Determined to kick my coffee shop habit (or at least cut it back) I started making frappuccinos and iced coffee at home.  It just takes a little forethought. 

Don’t pay coffee shop prices!  Salted Caramel Iced Coffee recipe at TidyMom.net

How to make Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

You see, you can’t just brew a cup of hot coffee and pour it over ice….of course that is just going to dilute the coffee.  And you could brew hot coffee, allow it to cool then chill in the fridge…. but when you change the brewing process and cold brew coffee, where the coffee grounds are steeped in water and chilled overnight— the flavor is strong, but smooth and has a less bitter finish.

How to make Salated Caramel Iced Coffee at home!  Cheaper than a coffee shop and every bit as delicious!  recipe at TidyMom.net

So, what you want to do is make a batch of coffee concentrate to keep in the fridge and you can have iced coffee any time you want, for a fraction of what the coffee shops charge.

What you need for Salted Caramel Iced Coffee:

  • a glass (mine is from The Mason Bar Company)
  • ice (if I really plan ahead I use coffee ice cubes)
  • coffee concentrate
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • caramel syrup
  • sea salt
  • half and half (or milk)
  • straw (optional)click to make coffee concentrate

I prefer a sweet creamy iced coffee and lately, salted caramel iced coffee is my flavor of choice, and it’s easy since I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.  Sweetened condensed milk is the secret to creamy iced coffee nirvana.

Make a Salted Caramel Iced Coffee at home.  It’s way cheaper than the coffee shop, and just as delicious.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

How to make salted caramel iced coffee:

  1. You want to start with a glass filled with ice
  2. Fill the glass 3/4 full with coffee concentrate
  3. add 3-4 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
  4. add 2 teaspoons caramel syrup + a pinch of sea salt
  5. add enough half and half to top off you glass
  6. add a straw, stir and taste!
  7. Add more caramel syrup or sweetened condensed milk if you prefer
  8. ENJOY!

 

Don’t pay coffee shop prices!  Salted Caramel Iced Coffee recipe at TidyMom.net

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Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Ingredients:

  • coffee concentrate
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • caramel syrup
  • sea salt
  • half and half (or milk)

Directions:

  1. You want to start with a glass filled with ice
  2. Fill the glass 3/4 full with coffee concentrate
  3. add 3-4 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
  4. add 2 teaspoons caramel syrup + a pinch of sea salt
  5. add enough half and half to top off you glass
  6. add a straw, stir and taste!
  7. Add more caramel syrup or sweetened condensed milk if you prefer
  8. ENJOY!

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Salted Caramel Iced Coffee at home is so easy!  Way cheaper than the coffee shop and every bit as delicious!  recipe at TidyMom.net

This month we are focusing on no bake desserts.  Salted Caramel Iced Coffee is sweet and creamy and perfect for dessert in my book 😉

To find the rest of this month’s 10 Minute Ideas, you can visit my friends.

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