Many friends I know make the switch from hot coffee to iced coffee drinks in the warm summer months. This iced birthday cake latte brings the coffee shop home.
This post is sponsored by Door County Coffee. I have been provided with samples to try. All opinions are my own.
I’m a latte kind of girl. I don’t care for sugar in my coffee but I like a fair amount of half and half. Since the thermometer has shot up here in Florida, I like to enjoy my coffee chilled. When I got this shipment of new flavors from Door County Coffee and Tea Company, I knew I wanted to try it cold. Both the birthday cake and brownie batter are delicious hot but the iced birthday cake latte made my day.
Maybe it was because I topped it off with whipped cream and sprinkles for a festive look. Sprinkles always make things fancier and more special, don’t you think? You may also recall my previous post with Door County Coffee, where I made coffee cake muffins to go alongside their cinnamon hazelnut coffee.
How Do I Make An Iced Birthday Cake Latte?
- Start by making the birthday cake coffee. The 1.5-ounce packets make one pot of coffee. What I like about the one-pot packs is the coffee stays fresh allowing you to enjoy a different flavor each day without worrying about it going stale.
- The water you use should be cold and fresh. The type of water you use will affect the flavor.
- Allow the entire pot to brew before taking any coffee. While it’s not scientifically proven that it alters the flavor, my tastebuds tell me it does! Since this is a cold beverage, this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Allow the coffee to cool completely before making the drink.
We enjoy a variety of coffee flavors and like to mix it up every few days. Door County Coffee offers many flavors including ground, single-serve (think K-cups), and whole bean plus lots of fun seasonal flavors.
Let’s talk about the drink. First, the birthday cake coffee is delicious! From the packaging, this coffee is sweet and smooth with flavors of white cake, buttercream vanilla frosting, and sprinkles.
Trust me when I say it’s delicious on its own but I added just a touch of cinnamon. That simple addition elevates the flavor. I don’t add sugar to my coffee but if you prefer to, go right ahead but I would suggest tasting it before doing so.
- 1 (1.5 ounce) packet Door County Birthday Cake Coffee
- 12 cups cold water
- 3 ounces half and half
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Sugar to taste, optional
- Whipped cream
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Brew Door County Birthday Cake coffee using the 12 cups of cold water.
- Allow coffee to cool to room temperature. In a mug add ice, 12 ounces of Door County Birthday Cake coffee, half and half, and cinnamon. Add sugar if using. Stir to combine.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Serve.
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