Mint Iced Coffee

homemade mint iced coffee via @mystylevita [My Style Vita]

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!

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photos by JNelly

This post was written in collaboration with Lavazza. All opinions and views are my own.

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8 Comments

  1. Alyssa wrote:

    This looks delicious!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    This sounds delicious! I’m a huge fan of iced coffee and mint – so it’s no surprise I would love this. Adding it to my list to make this weekend!

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.everydaywithsarah.com

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  3. C's Collection wrote:

    Yum looks so refreshing! Love your little set up too!

    C’s Collection | https://chelseascollection.com

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  4. Ally wrote:

    This looks delicious and I love all the Cotton & Flax towels!

    Xo Ally

    http://www.allysoninwonderland.com

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  5. carly wrote:

    This looks so yummy! I love the idea of keeping mint syrup around. I would stick it in hot chocolate and on ice cream too
    Dresses & Denim

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  6. Erin wrote:

    Yum! Ice coffee is how I start every day in LA, but I never think to add mint! Definitely trying this.

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  7. Carla wrote:

    Looks so refreshing!
    http://www.motownsavvy.com

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply
  8. Okay…First off thank you so much for a recipe I can’t wait to make!!! I have seen this drink popping up all over Instagram, and I have been dying to try it. Okay not literally, but you get the message. 🙂 Cant wait to try this at home!!! Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I love how perfect your outfit and decor were with this drink!! Can’t wait to try it!!! Happy National Coffee Day!!!
    Angela
    http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

    Posted 9.29.15 Reply

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