Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation or sponsorship from The Girl Scouts of America for this post and am simply sharing it because I LOVE Thin Mints and coffee and believe you would love this recipe as much as I’ve grown to love it! I did receive product compensation from The Created Co, however in the form of this stunning mug that the drink is presented in!
Although, it’s still chilly nilly outside, I still find myself craving iced coffee and cold brews. For example, in PA it’s been pretty cold outside and I remember one day before work on one of the coldest days of that week, really wanting to get a cold brew coffee from Starbucks. I suppose it’s because iced coffee is so refreshing and so smooth. While I love a warm cup of coffee just as much as the next coffee lover, it’s something about a nice cold brew that I can really appreciate.
Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for cold brewers after seeing a few online and was convinced that I was going to purchase one. However, one day I decided that I would try it on my own and see what happens. It never hurts to attempt it on your own right?
Well, I tried making it the other day and I loved it! While the taste depends on how long you let it steep, what brand of coffee you like, and how much coffee grounds you put into your filter, once you learn how to make it you’ll never feel like you need to go to a coffee shop for cold brew coffee ever again.
In this recipe, I was partly inspired by my love for Thin Mints. Every year the Girl Scout cookie season rolls around, I am tempted to buy all of the cookies – especially these minty treats.
After shamefully finishing an entire box of these cookies on my own, I decided that rather than purchasing another box of cookies to engorge myself in I would combine my love for minty-chocolate-flavored things and cold brew coffee to make this deliciously simple drink. It’s super simple yet very refreshing and yummy!
Keep in mind that our coffee thresholds in regards to the intensity of the flavor might be different, so I highly recommend that you only add as much coffee and only steep it as long as you want/to taste.
- Mint leaves or mint extract
- Chocolate syrup
- Plain heavy cream or almond creamer
- Coffee of your choice
- Coffee brewer
- Whipped cream
- Coffee Filter or cheese cloth (optional) that fits on top of pitcher
2 Hour Method
- Brew your coffee using your preferred coffee grounds. If you’d like it extra minty, you can add a mint leaf or a squirt of mint on top of the grounds before brewing.
- Once coffee is one brewing, pour your coffee into a pitcher without ice.
- Add two squirts of mint extract and two squirts of vanilla. Stir.
- Let coffee sit in the refrigerator for approximately 2 1/2 hours or until cool.
- Once cool, use chocolate syrup to drizzle along the cup.
- Add ice and your desired creamer (I would recommend plain almond or plain heavy cream).
- Add whipped cream, drizzle with more chocolate syrup and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a little extra flavor, I would recommend adding whipped cream topped with a little mint. If you’re looking for something that tastes similar to a thin mint, I’d drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of your cup before adding the cold brew, vanilla extract/creamer and mint mix to the cup and would top your drink with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and a tiny bit of mint.
While I would recommend serving it in a clear up, I opted to serve it in one my favorite mugs lately from the The Created Co! It’s always a reminder to me that regardless of what we’re currently wrestling through, joy comes in the morning and not all is lost!
I hope you enjoy!
That’s all there is to it! What’s your favorite coffee recipe? Have you ever made a cold brew coffee before? How did that turn out for you?