Looking for a cool way to start a hot-as-hell week?
Not the good kind of hot, either. No, we’re talking about the “I don’t want to do this. I’m melting. I need my fix but can’t drink something hot when it’s a hundred degrees out…” kind of heat.
Well, we’ve got the answer for you: Fresh Mint Iced Coffee.
It’s an elegant solution to a boiling morning, and a refreshing twist on that already delicious cold brew we all know and love.
Want to try some?
Make a batch of your own, by following our Fresh Mint Iced Coffee recipe!
We’re breaking this one down into three stages: making the cold brew, making the syrup, and making the Fresh Mint Iced Coffee.
If you don’t have cold brew already made, this one is going to take a while, so plan accordingly!
The Cold Brew (and Coffee Cubes…)
- 2 cups room temperature water
- 57 grams of coffee
- Cup of coffee (optional)
The Fresh Mint Syrup
- ¾ cup of fresh mint leaves (roughly one large bunch of them)
- 1 vanilla bean (scraped)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- A glass
- Mason jar with lid
- Mesh strainer
- Ice cube tray (optional)
Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee
Now, this recipe was inspired by this article from howsweeteats.com, so we went ahead and kept the name “Fresh Mind Iced Coffee,” but let’s clarify one thing here: cold brew and iced coffee are not the same thing. In this recipe we are using cold brew, not iced coffee.
Cold brew is a long process that results in a distinct drink that is smooth, low in acidity, and has a prolonged caffeine kick. Iced coffee is easy to make, but really it’s just ice cubes in hot coffee. So, while the recipe is categorized as “iced coffee”, if you just toss some ice cubes in your left over coffee from the morning and whip this one up, you’ll most likely be disappointed. Instead, you’ll want the smooth, delicious cold brew taste to maximize this drink’s potential.
For more on cold brew versus iced coffee, check out this article here!
And there you have it: the perfect solution for a slow, hot, and muggy Monday morning.
Don’t let the heat this week beat you from the get-go. Just pour yourself a cup of this fresh take on a cold brew and go out a-conquerin’!
If you’ve tried this one (or even just plan on trying it), we’d love to hear from you! Did you make any changes? How did it go? Comment below!
If you are into spices, make sure to check our recipes for an orange spiced iced coffee, lavender iced coffee, and viennexican coffee.