I’ve developed a slight iced coffee addiction this past summer. It’s funny because, a year or two ago, I would’ve never touched the stuff. But over time, I eased into the world of hot coffee, and then splashed right into iced coffee this summer. Now, I don’t even want hot coffee anymore. All I want is ice, ice baby.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
The problem with iced coffee is that it’s a bit more of a pain to make at home. It’s not hard; it’s just not instantly gratifying like hot coffee is because you have to wait hours and hours for it to chill. The only way to instantly curb an iced coffee craving is to go to a coffee shop, which I have been giving into a lot lately.
I’ve taken a liking to the ice cream flavors at Dunkin Donuts, but that stuff is over-priced, and it adds up if you’re buying one every day. Instead, I’ve started planning ahead and making iced coffee ahead of time. Then, to get the fun flavors, I decided to give Homemade Cookie Dough Coffee Syrup a go.
Turns out, it’s the easiest thing on the planet. I bet you’ve got the ingredients on-hand right now. Just whip up a simple syrup and whisk in the identifying flavors of cookie dough (brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate). That’s all you’ve got to do.
It’s uncanny how much this easy homemade coffee syrup really tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough. When I swirled it into my coffee and took a sip, it felt like I was sitting in a fancy café drinking a $5 coffee. I’m so fancy!
And you can be too.
A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:
- Pay attention to the directions to stir and reduce heat, or you’ll wind up with a pot of burnt sugar.
- This works in hot or iced coffee.
- You can buy a cute little olive oil dispenser to store this syrup in. I just used an old bottle.
- Homemade Coffee Syrup makes a great gift.
- Break this out at a party or get-together, and look the fanciest son-of-a-gun on the block.
Cookie Dough Coffee Syrup
By The Smart Cookie Cook
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- In a small pot over medium heat, whisk together water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for one minute then turn heat down to simmer, stirring until boiling recedes. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder until completely dissolved. Whisk in vanilla and let cool completely. Transfer to an air-tight bottle or container. Enjoy with hot or iced coffee.