Talk about the easiest recipe of all time – this sweet cream iced coffee recipe is super easy, and super amazing! If you know Phi, you know how much she loves iced coffee – even if it’s cold out, it’s iced coffee in her cup.
If you’ve been around the SweetPhi blog for some time, you may know that we’ve shared a handful of latte recipes that you can easily make at home without any fancy equipment. All you need is a mason jar and a microwave. Get the full details and the how-to in either of these latte posts:
But, if you’re not a latte fan and would rather add delicious cream to your coffee, this sweet cream recipe is for you.
What do you need to make your own sweet cream?
You only need two ingredients, which is the best part!
- A pint of half and half
If you’d like a little extra flavor, you can add in a splash of vanilla (but this is totally optional!)
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 is around $1.50 for half and half, and $3.75+ for the same quantity of pre-made sweet-cream creamer!). Plus, you know each and every thing going into it – no mystery ingredients!
A friend of mine tasted this sweet cream iced coffee and shared about how much she loved ordering Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks. She said it sounds a lot like this recipe. After trying both, we can confirm that this is another great Starbucks copycat recipe.
Do you have any other Starbucks copycat recipes?
Some of my favorite copycats can be found right here!
Other homemade creamers to try:
Try these recipes for cinnamon vanilla creamer or vanilla bean creamer if you’re looking to have some fun with your coffee creamer and try some new flavors.
This sweet cream recipe is so simple, you can easily have a mason jar of this sweet cream coffee creamer ready to go in your fridge for any daily iced coffee!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
Sweet Cream 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.
Stacey Glenn says
WHY have I n-e-v-e-r thought to make my own creamer? *slaps forehead* Generally, I go for espresso Mon-Fri, and enjoy a creamy drink on Saturday, maybe Sunday mornings. Def trying this! THANKS!
This comment totally made me laugh out loud, thank you for the humor and well written comment! It totally is an amazing recipe, especially for weekends!
How long does this keep in the fridge?
I’d say whatever the expiration of the cream product you use is 🙂 Usually mine only lasts for the week, but could keep for two weeks
I drink iced coffee even through the winter months. Love having this in my fridge when I need it ?
I’m the same, I love iced coffee year round!!
Amy Van Ells says
This is my fav way to drink coffee 😉
Angie H says
This and the maple cream are on my list of recipes to try for a week day coffee boost.
I love making unique iced coffees at home – it gives the morning a little boost 🙂