Talk about the easiest recipe of all time – this sweet cream iced coffee recipe is super easy, and super amazing! If you know me, you know how much I love iced coffee – I mention it on my About page and it’s my known favorite drink. I mean, it can be -20 outside and I still prefer iced coffee to hot coffee.
In the past, I’ve taken plain iced coffee and made a few fun lattes. Did you know that you can make a latte at home without all of the fancy equipment? Yup, you just need a mason jar and a microwave. Get the full details and the how-to in each of my homemade latte posts:
If you’re not a latte fan and would rather add delicious cream to your coffee, this post is for you! To make your own sweet cream, you only need two ingredients; a pint of half and half and sugar. If you’d like a little extra flavor, you can add in a splash of vanilla (but this is totally optional!). And the best part about this recipe is that when you make your own sweet cream at home, it is half the price of the store bought container (literally, it’s a around $1.50 for half and half, and $3.75+ for the same quantity of premade sweet-cream creamer!). Plus, you know each and every thing going into it – no mystery ingredients!
I was telling a friend of mine about this recipe and she told me how much she loved ordering Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks. She said it sounds a lot like this recipe.
So I whipped up some sweet cream and we enjoyed a coffee. And, just like that, I accidentally created another Starbucks copycat recipe. Two of my other favorite copycat recipes are the ever popular pumpkin loaf and also fruit and nut Muesli bread rounds.
Not a fan of sweet cream? Try my recipe for cinnamon vanilla creamer or vanilla bean creamer to try all of the flavors. Maybe I’ll just start up a coffee creamer line with all of these fabulous flavors – just kidding, my favorite is this sweet cream iced coffee, that’s for sure!
I love having a mason jar of this sweet cream coffee creamer ready to go in my fridge for my daily iced coffee!
- 1 pint half and half
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Combine all ingredients and cook on medium heat until sugar is disintegrated (approximately 8 - 10 minutes)
- Allow to cool, store in a mason jar or air-tight container in the refrigerator.
If you'd like a sweeter coffee, add more sugar