Iced Raspberry Coffee
So…coffee. Being pregnant, I really try not to drink too much caffeine, but who says I can’t make a fancy coffee drink for my family and friends that stop by?! I’ll make a decaf version for myself. Since it’s been so hot outside, hot coffee just doesn’t sound too great. Enter Starbucks Iced Coffee- Brewed to Personalize, the newest iced beverage from Starbucks that is all about personalization right at home!
I’m big on making my own special drinks at home. It saves both time and money! I’ve shared some of my favorite homemade coffee creamers before, but I also like to make homemade syrups. They are so simple to make and can really kick up your morning coffee! Berries have been so perfect this summer and I had a big batch of fresh raspberries that I didn’t want to go bad so raspberry syrup it was!
Starbucks Iced Coffee- Brewed to Personalize comes in a few varieties: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened, and Caramel. I actually prefer the unsweetened version. I like that it gives me a blank canvas to create my own iced coffee flavors! And best of all is that I don’t have to dirty my coffee pot and it’s all ready to go. I just fill a glass with ice, pour, and mix! I can switch up my creamers and syrups every week to keep life interesting and to keep guests happy! I have to say though, this iced raspberry coffee is perfect for the summer!
Iced Raspberry Coffee
For the raspberry syrup:
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
For the iced raspberry coffee:
- Starbucks Iced Coffee- Brewed to Personalize – Unsweetened
- milk of your choice (to taste)
- raspberry syrup (to taste)
- To make the raspberry syrup, place the raspberries into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour the puree through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the solids. Pour the strained puree into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Stir in the water and sugar until well-combined. Bring the mixture to a light boil. Lower the heat and simmer for another 4 minutes or so. Remove from the heat and let cool. The syrup should thicken as it cools. Store in a jar or container in the fridge.
- For the coffee, you can use any amount or ratio of ingredients that you prefer to make your perfect iced raspberry coffee! Just pour the coffee, milk, and raspberry syrup into a glass or shaker and stir or shake to combine. Pour over ice and drink!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Yummly and Starbucks. I was asked to try some of the Starbucks Iced Coffee Brewed to Personalize product. All opinions in this post are my own.