Hello, September! Where did you come from?? I heard you knocking on my door this morning telling me to turn off that air conditioner and open the windows. I know you’re trying to tell me that summer is unofficially over. Okay, Okay I won’t fight the crisper mornings and the those beautiful changing leaves. But I’m not about to give up my iced coffee! I’ll just chose to make the best of this and add the flavors of fall….pure Maple and Butter pecan syrup. See, we CAN be friends! And am I going to dilute that coffee, you ask? No Way, Jose! My freezer has a stockpile of coffee ice cubes that I have made with my leftover coffee. Those cubes are just waiting for me to to pour this delicious brew all over them. Finally, I pour in the cream (or whatever you may prefer…half and half, milk, or almond milk) and then watch the swirls mix together with this incredible frothy brew. Game changer…YUM!
Maple Pecan Iced Coffee
A batch of strong brewed coffee is sweetened with pure maple and butter pecan syrup, cream of your choice is swirled through this frothy brew and poured over coffee ice cubes--game changer!!
- 1 cup freshly-brewed strong coffee room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure Maple syrup or to taste
- 1 teaspoon Butter pecan syrup or to taste
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup coffee ice
- splash of cream or your choice of milk*
Brew strong coffee whatever method you like. (I've tried them all....drip, pour-over, French press, Aeropress,) Let the coffee come to room temperature. * Once the coffee has cooled down, pour into a ice cube tray and freeze. (see note.)
Fill the shaker (cocktail or mason jar) with regular ice and syrups. Then pour warm coffee over the ice,
Secure the lid on the shaker, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Add coffee ice cubes to your serving glass and pour the iced coffee to your serving glass straining out the regular ice. Add a splash of cream if desired. Drink up!
*I use leftover coffee for my ice cubes, so I always have coffee cubes on hand. If you want to make this recipe right away, you'll need to make the ice cubes a head of time. Make a stockpile of coffee ice cubes. (They are great not only in iced coffee, but try them in Baileys or Smoothies!)
*For dairy free, use a non-dairy creamer such as coconut or almond milk.