DIY Cold Brew Coffee and Caramel Creamer

I have been drinking caramel macchiatos like they are going out of style. But unfortunately they are pricey and I had to figure out a way to make my own. I obviously don’t own an espresso machine so I had to get creative!



I found the cold brew recipe here and decided to double it and make it to my own liking. I ended up using 1 cup of Caramel Drizzle by Folgers, which they discontinued, 😦 and then 1 cup of classic roast bought from our local Aldi’s.


Mixing this together with 8 cups of cold water and stirring until every ounce of the coffee is wet. I mixed mine in a bowl and put a lid on it to prevent spilling!


It looks like sludge, especially since I shook it around in the bowl! But it smells AMAZING!!!!!

Then tomorrow morning I will strain it, just like in the article, and jump for joy at the prospect of having cold coffee!

I searched and searched for a recipe that sounded tempting on Pinterest and one that I had all of the ingredients but to no avail, I couldn’t find the right one. So, I made my own taking ideas from other recipes that I seen. I happened to have a glass mason jar hanging around my kitchen so I used this to hold my creamer.

I love caramel creamer and I had caramel extract so it was a solid choice to make my creamer out of! 🙂 I used 2 cups of cold milk (I used whole milk) and 1 1/2 tsp of caramel extract. This may seem like a lot but I love the caramel taste and I wanted it more on the strong side. Then I added 2 TBSP of brown sugar. Shook it up and tasted it. It was perfect for me but you can always alter the recipe! 🙂


Caramel Creamer

  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp caramel extract (can be any other flavor! I plan on testing some others)
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar

Shake it all up and taste it! Add more to your liking. Make sure to date it!



Cold Brew Coffee

  • 2 cups of your favorite coffee grounds
  • 8 cups of cold water

Mix well and store overnight. Store for longer for a stronger taste. Strain all of the grounds out and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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