When I was a teen I used to love buying bottled drinks from a certain coffee brand. These bottled coffee drinks had a specific name, but my younger brother had a specific name for these bottled coffee drinks: Crappucino.
Ever since then, though, cold coffee has been a definite hit with me. But getting that perfect mix of coffee flavor, non-coffee flavor, and getting a great temperature has always been near impossible.
I decided, however, that it was time to re-create these perfect bottled drinks. Now, I’m going to warn you now. There are dessert coffees that pair well with desserts… and then there are dessert coffees that ARE the dessert. This is the latter.
I started with my favorite plain Brew Over Ice coffee. You don’t want to go for anything sweetened or creamy at this point, because you’re going to add that in later.
I selected a Hazelnut variety from Green Mountain Coffee.
From there, we’re going to break the rules. Take everything you knew about Brew Over Ice and how you brew it, um, over ice, and forget it, because you’re going to brew this Brew Over Ice K-Cup like any other K-Cup– NOT over ice. Use the small cup setting on your Keurig Brewer. (Alternatively, you could use 6 oz of Coldbrewed coffee or 6oz of other coffee, but I felt the Brew Over Ice K-Cup added the best coffee flavor after trying all three).
Pour your coffee into a blender. Add 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream (or two… I won’t tell).
Also add a small handful of ice cubes (I used 5 or 6 cubes).
Now for the good stuff…
Add in an ounce of Hot For Cookie Creamer Coldstone Creamery-inspired International Delight (or more or less depending on your taste… I found 1 oz to be just about perfect).
Now, blend the living daylights out of it until it’s creamy and perfectly smooth! It only took a few seconds. Pour it into a glass, top with Whipped Topping and a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Now, you can definitely try this with any other International Delight creamer, but Hot For Cookie is PERFECT for giving that sweet, cookie-like flavor. Only this is way better, because it’s fresh, not from a bottle, and has that delicious whipped cream and chocolate. But it’s sort of reminiscent of the bottled beverage on performance-enhancing awesomeness.
Are you a coffee drinker? What’s your favorite way to serve coffee? Let me know in the comments below!
Oh, and while we’re talking Brew Over Ice, don’t forget to head over to my other post today and enter to win my Giveaway!