Three Almond Milk Cold brew and Iced Coffee Recipes to Keep you Cool All Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and as the days get hotter, our coffee gets colder. Whether you’re at home, at work, or running errands around town, there’s nothing like ice-cold coffee topped with fresh almond milk to keep you cool and energized.
If you’re vegan, dairy-free, or just love the taste of almonds, try these 3 easy almond milk coffee recipes and turn your regular cup of java into the perfect refreshment.
Get your ice cubes ready and get brewing!
COLD BREW ALMOND MILK LATTE
There’s nothing more satisfying that an ice-cold cup of cold brew waiting for you in the fridge! Top it off with almond milk, sweeten it up and start the day right!
For this recipe, we used Sträva Ethiopia Single Origin with notes of jasmine, rose, and pink lemonade.
- ½ cup coarsely ground Sträva Ethiopia Single Origin (1 cup of whole beans)
- 1 cup almond milk (you can use homemade or store-bought)
- 2 cups of filtered water at room temperature
- Sweetener of choice
- Ice cubes
Mix the ground coffee and filtered water in an airtight container and leave in the fridge overnight. Ideally, the coffee needs at least 12-16 hours to extract the best flavor and notes. Strain the coffee through a mesh bag into ice-filled glasses.
Add the almond milk and optional sweetener and stir to combine.
Sträva tip: Freeze the cold brew coffee into cubes and use them instead of water ice to avoid watering down the latte.
VANILLA ICED COFFEE WITH HOMEMADE CARAMEL
Are you in the mood for a sweet, gooey, vanilla-flavored coffee with hints of caramel? You’re in luck – this vanilla caramel recipe is better your regular coffee shop order and we love making it with our Sträva Signature Roast for a hint of milk chocolate!
Ingredients for the coffee:
- 2 cups freshly-brewed Sträva Strength Signature Roast (chilled)
- ¼ - ½ cup vanilla-flavored almond milk (chilled)
- Coffee ice cubes (freeze 1 cup of strong coffee in an ice tray)
Ingredients for the homemade caramel:
- ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
- ½ cup of organic raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, or organic honey
- ¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened) + 4 tsp grass-fed organic butter (or use 1 can of full fat coconut milk to make it vegan)
- A pinch of salt
For the caramel:
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the caramel ingredients one by one and stir until well incorporated. The texture should be smooth and lump-free. Bring it to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir constantly for 5 minutes or until the sauce reduces at least ½ in size and becomes thick and dark brown in color.
Remove from heat and pour into a container. Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours and stir occasionally to help thicken it.
For the coffee:
Fill two tall glasses with ice halfway and pour the chilled coffee to cover the cubes. Add the almond milk and add 2-3 tsp of the caramel sauce. Stir well until everything is incorporated. If you want a sweeter coffee, add more caramel.
Sträva tip: If the caramel sauce is too thick to pour, put in the microwave for a few seconds, but be careful not to make it too runny.
COLD BREW CHAI LATTE WITH ALMOND MILK
This recipe for almond milk cold brew chai latte is wellness in a cup! Use one of our Peace & Wellness CBD coffees to add a boost of plant-based nutrients and get the day started.
- ½ cup coarsely ground Sträva Restore infused with 120 mg of CBD (1 cup of whole beans)
- 2-3 cups of filtered water
- 1-2 chai tea bags (or 2 tbsp. loose leaf chai)
- 1 cup almond milk
- Sweetener of choice
- Ice or frozen coffee cubes
Place the chai tea and coffee grinds into a container and add the filtered water. Cover and let everything steep for at least 12-16 hours in the fridge. Pour the brew into two tall glasses filled with ice and add almond milk and sweetener. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Sträva tip: Use fruit-based or spicy chai tea to add a little flavor to your coffee. Some chai tea varieties may contain caffeine, and in addition to coffee, you may experience jitters.
BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT WITH THESE DELICIOUS ALMOND MILK COFFEE RECIPES!
This summer, sit back and relax with these yummy cold brew recipes you can make in minutes! All you need is almond milk and your favorite Sträva blend for your coffee needs.
We roast our beans to perfection and infuse them with CBD oil to help prevent coffee jitters the natural way, without compromising on taste or quality.
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