Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee

Drinks, Quick and Easy, Summer

This Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee is a surprising combo of flavors. Mint and coffee might not be your first flavor pairing idea but it’s very good, especially on a hot summer day.

Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee

Easy summer living has been in full effect around these parts.

I’ve been living off of summer-y salads (one of which I’ll be sharing soon!) and have been trying to make plans. We NEVER ever go to the beach. Why?! So Josh and I and a few friends are trying to set some dates down on those calendars and stick to them.

Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee

For some reason, when you live on the east side of LA, getting to the beach feels like a huge excursion and commitment but I’m trying to tell myself that sandwiches and iced coffees on the beach will be worth it.

Speaking of iced coffeezzz. We are in what I like to call “Iced Coffee Season.” It’s a season when I rarely drink anything warm, coffee included.

I am a big believer in that fika life because I love taking breaks in the middle of the day to step away from my computer and tasks to just enjoy something in its simplest form.

This drink is a good thing to do it with because the cream (you can also use almond milk) makes it a bit less on the caffeine trip so it’s perfectly enjoyable past 2pm.

This recipe starts with a minty simple syrup. It’s just a combination of sugar and water and fresh mint. After it steeps and cools for about 30 minutes, I like to transfer it to a squeeze bottle and stick it in the fridge. It makes more than you’ll need for two drinks but that’s a good thing.

Consider yourselves now prepared for that iced coffee lifestyle for summer!

How to make mint simple syrup for coffee:

  1. Dissolve the sugar. In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the water starts to boil.
  2. Add the mint. Place the mint leaves in the syrup and stir to combine.
  3. Leave it to steep. Let the mint steep while the syrup cools then place in the fridge to store.

How to make Vanilla Mint Iced Coffee:

  1. Prepare the syrup. Heat the sugar and water together until the sugar’s dissolved and the water starts to simmer. Add the mint leaves and let them steep while the syrup cools.
  2. Assemble the drinks. In a tall glass full of ice, add a couple tablespoons of syrup, followed by coffee and enough cream to your liking.

Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee

Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Serving Size: 2
Calories: 387kcal
This Mint Vanilla Iced Coffee is a surprising combo of flavors. Mint and coffee might not be your first flavor pairing idea but it's very good, especially on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

Minty Simple Syrup: 

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup filtered water 
  • 1 liberal bunch of mint leaves, plus more as garnish 

For Assembly:

  • Ice 
  • Half and half or almond milk 
  • 1 quart cold brew or coffee that's been brewed then chilled in the fridge

Directions

To make the Minty Simple Syrup:

  • 1. In a medium pot, set over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in the mint leaves and heat until the water is almost to a simmer. Turn the heat off and cover, allowing to steep for about 30 minutes. Strain the simple syrup, discarding the mint leaves. Add the simple syrup to a jar or squeeze bottle. 

To Assemble: 

  • 2. Fill two glasses with ice. Add about 2 tablespoons of simple syrup to each glass. This measurement can be eyeballed and more can be added later, if you like. Pour in the cold brew and then top with the cream or almond milk. Give it a good stir and taste. Adjust the simple syrup as desired. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately. 
CourseDrinks
CuisineAmerican
KeywordMint Vanilla Iced Coffee
Serving: 2g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 100g
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  • Reply salina August 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    5 stars
    It feels so delicious when you think about mint vanilla iced coffee. I am a coffee lover but didn’t ever tasted this. Now i am going to try this and will feedback for sure. Really great work for such an amazing post. great work.

  • Reply Anna January 3, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I have a mint plant that is growing like crazy and have been looking for new ways to use it up. I love this recipe it sounds so refreshing and delicious!

  • Reply Lola August 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Definitely making a batch for my work mornings this week! Thanks for the share, saving this recipe!

  • Reply Karen Curiel August 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    omg where did you get those glass cups?

  • Reply Mary July 31, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Yummy! I also have chocolate mint growing in my yard, the combo will be amazing.

  • Reply steph July 31, 2017 at 6:02 am

    this looks so refreshing
    i love putting simple syrup in squeezer bottles too!