1 cup strong cold brew coffee (you can use your favorite brand or make it at home)
2 tablespoons hazelnut creamer
Whipped topping (store-bought or homemade)
Caramel syrup (store-bought or homemade)
Prepare Cold Brew Coffee:
Brew a strong cup of cold brew coffee. You can make this by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water for 12-24 hours. Strain the coffee to remove the grounds.
Sweeten with Hazelnut Creamer:
In a large cup (reusable Starbucks cup, if available), pour the cold brew coffee.
Add 2 tablespoons of hazelnut creamer to the cold brew. Adjust the amount based on your taste preferences.
Drop a handful of ice cubes into the cup. This will chill your drink and dilute it slightly.
Top with Whipped Topping:
Spoon a generous amount of whipped topping onto the coffee. You can use store-bought whipped cream or make your own by whipping heavy cream with a bit of sugar until stiff peaks form.
Drizzle with Caramel Syrup:
Finish off your delicious drink by drizzling caramel syrup over the whipped topping. You can control the sweetness by adjusting the amount of caramel syrup.
Stir and Enjoy:
Use a straw or a long spoon to stir the hazelnut creamer, whipped topping, and caramel syrup into the cold brew coffee. This ensures a well-blended and flavorful sip.
Serve and Reuse:
If you have a reusable Starbucks cup, make sure to use it for the authentic experience. Not only does it contribute to sustainability, but it also adds a touch of Starbucks charm to your homemade creation.
If you want to get creative, consider adding a sprinkle of crushed hazelnuts or a dash of cinnamon on top for an extra layer of flavor and visual appeal.
Enjoy your homemade Hazelnut Cold Brew – a delightful and cost-effective alternative to the Starbucks version!