Today is National Coffee Day and although there’s a national day for just about everything, I wanted to celebrate. But let’s be honest, there’s only two that I care about, National Donut Day and National Coffee Day. In honor of my morning fuel, I thought I’d share one of my favorite ways to enjoy coffee. Iced, with homemade mint simple syrup. It’s refreshing and delicious, and the perfect way to start your morning.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can make a big batch of both iced coffee and mint simple syrup and keep it on hand in your fridge to enjoy whenever your caffeine craving strikes. To make, simply begin with my cold brew coffee recipe. I used Lavazaa’s Classico coffee for this recipe today for it’s medium roast flavor. To make the mint simple syrup, all you need is equal parts sugar and water and gently simmer in a pot until the sugar has dissolved. I add in 7-10 mint sprigs (torn at least once to help release some oils) and let it sit for a little while (20 minutes will do!). Pour your simple syrup into a small carafe and let it cool. It’s best to let this sit overnight in the fridge to really infuse the syrup.
To make your new favorite coffee drink, add your iced coffee to a glass, add in 1-2tbsp of simple syrup and a splash of cream. That’s it! This will taste like a fancy coffee drink for much much less. Mint and coffee is one of my favorite flavor combinations and this is exactly how I’ll be celebrating National Coffee Day. I think you’ll love this as much as I do!
This post was written in collaboration with Lavazza. All opinions and views are my own.