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This homemade easy cold brew coffee recipe is made with Dunkin’ Donuts® Cold Brew Coffee Packs and sweetened with a homemade cinnamon vanilla creamer recipe. It’s the perfect cold brew coffee recipe for spring and summer! Plus, a step-by-step video!
Are you as in love with cold brew coffee as I am?? This Easy Cold Brew Coffee recipe is kind of life changing. It’s the easiest homemade cold brew coffee I’ve ever had!
You know how there are those people in the world who are guacamole people, but not avocado people? And it’s slightly weird (which I can say because I used to be one of those people), because to make guacamole, you have to use avocado.
Or, people who can’t eat a tomato raw, but they loooove tomato sauce.
Believe it or not, I used to be that way about coffee. I loved all things frappe and whipped cream, but I couldn’t get behind the stronger stuff.
Ohhhh, but then college happened.
It was there I discovered the J-O-Y that is coffee (because it certainly brings me joy). It’s bold and rich and absolutely my favorite thing about the morning (or the afternoon, when I need a pick-me-up!).
As the years have passed (because I was just reminded how long ago it actually was that I graduated college—cue all the tears), I’ve fallen more and more in love with stronger, richer coffee.
While my coffee drinking habits began with chocolatey frappes, they morphed into a love for lattes, cappuccinos, and all the iced coffees.
When I discovered cold brew coffee last year? Oh my. That was a game changer. It’s smooth, bold, and never bitter.
As the self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur that I am, you better believe how stoked I was when I discovered that I could make cold brew coffee at home.
Guys, this was a life-changing moment.
(I’m not even joking.)
These Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew Coffee Packs make cold brew coffee at home so easy! It takes just two ingredients to make a 2-quart pitcher of cold brew. And the best part of it all? It can last me an entire week.
I found Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew Coffee Packs at my local Walmart, and let me tell you, it was one of my best coffee aisle purchases in a long while.
You have got to try this!
Even though I love adding in fun homemade creamer to my easy cold brew coffee, I’d totally drink this up as is. It’s that good.
Speaking of homemade creamer, let’s talk about this Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Creamer recipe.
It’s made with only 4 ingredients!
Cinnamon Vanilla Creamer:
-Sweetened Condensed Milk
-Milk (you can use whole milk, 2%, or even almond milk)
My favorite part of this homemade coffee creamer? All I have to do is whisk it up and it’s ready to go.
How to Make Homemade Cold Brew Coffee
-Open a pouch of Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew Coffee, which includes two coffee packs, and place them in a 2-quart pitcher.
-Pour 4 cups of water into the pitcher, and all the cold brew to steep for 8-12 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
-Once the cold brew has steeped, add in 3 cups of cold water (you can add more or less depending upon taste preference).
-Serve over ice, add in creamer, if desired, and enjoy!
No mess. No fuss. No worries.
Lastly, what is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold Brew Versus Iced Coffee:
- Iced coffee is typically hot coffee served over ice (or at least coffee that was originally brewed hot).
- Cold Brew refers to the method of brewing coffee. The coffee grounds, unlike drip coffee or french press coffee, etc., are steeped in cold water for 8-12 hours.
- This method makes for a smooth cup of coffee that is rich and bold without the acidity or bitterness of a regular brew.
Who’s ready for a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts cold brew??
- 1 pouch Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew Coffee Packs
- 7 cups of water
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup milk, I used 2%, but you could use whole milk, 1% or almond milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Open 1 pouch of Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew, which holds 2 coffee filter packs, and place them in a 2-quart pitcher.
Pour 4 cups of water into the pitcher.
Steep for 8-12 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
After the steeping has finished, remove the coffee filter packs.
Add in 3 cups of cold water (you can add more or less water depending upon your taste preferences).
In a bowl, stir sweetened condensed milk and milk together.
Add in ground cinnamon and vanilla extract, whisking until smooth.
Store creamer in an airtight container (I like to use a mason jar), and keep in the fridge.
Serve cold brew coffee over ice, if desired, and add in creamer to taste.
Store cold brew coffee in the fridge (one pitcher can last up to a week).
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