I know this coffee thing can be a bit confusing, but, check out my Cold Brew Coffee Recipe tutorial and 3 Cold Brew Coffee Recipes to get you started!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
For those of you who know me personally, you’ll know that I’ve been drinking Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee since I met Jas, 16 years ago. Dear Lord, I’m getting old! It’s my go to coffee to say the least. One of my NEW favorite addictions is being able to make Cold Brew coffee at home. And now that DD has a Cold Brew at Meijer stores (it’s in the coffee aisle) I’m pretty much ADDICTED to drinking Cold Brew Coffee.
But, before we get started, I want to give you a few definitions:
Hot Coffee – Drip brewed (or filtered) with hot water passing over the coffee beans collecting the flavor and oils to create your hot coffee.
Iced Coffee – Majority of the time is a hot coffee poured over ice and flavored.
Cold Brew Coffee – Cold water is used to steep the coffee beans for an extended period of time.
Now that you know the differences between the three major coffee categories let’s show you the few benefits to drinking Cold Brew Coffee:
- Cold brew coffee is less acidic, meaning it doesn’t cause acid reflux like hot coffee.
- You can make a batch that will last a week.
- Cold Brew doesn’t kill off the antioxidants in coffee since it’s not being heated.
At the end of the day this all means that cold brew coffee will leave your body ingesting many more of the powerful antioxidants as well as protecting your body against harmful acid!
Chocolate-Coconut Cold Brew Coffee
- Dunkin Donuts’ Cold Brew Coffee
- 1 C Cream of Coconut
- 1 C Half & Half
- 1/2 C Chocolate Syrup
and last, but not least, my FAVORITE…
Dulce de Leche Cold Brew Coffee
- 4 cups Dunkin Donuts’ Cold Brew Coffee
- 6 ounces, fluid Dulce De Leche
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 6 Tablespoons Chocolate, Grated
Another thing that I love about the Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew Coffee is that it’s so fun for brunches. I love setting up my buffet with different flavorings so that I can make an entire pitcher, but, all of my guests are also happy with being able to flavor their own cold brew. So, the next time you are hosting a brunch, keep that in mind!
Looking for a few recipes to go along side your Cold Brew Coffee? Check these out:
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