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May 16, 2016

Iced White Mocha Copycat

Hi, I’m Erin and I’m addicted to Starbucks. ¬†ūüėČ But seriously… ¬†I basically keep them in business. ¬†But as everyone who’s ever been to a Starbucks knows…it ain’t cheap! ¬†I would swing by the drive thru every single day if I could but money doesn’t grow on trees so I had to come up with something else.

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If you’re like me and love coffee more than most things this post is going to change. your. life.

In the winter months I don’t stop by Starbucks nearly as often… I can easily pop in a k-cup and have the same delicious cup of coffee at home for a fraction of the price. ¬†The warmer months is a different story, though! ¬†I don’t know about you but when the sun is shining and it’s warm out the last thing I want is a hot coffee… so¬†give me allllllllll the¬†iced coffee. My go-to at Starbucks is an iced coffee with white mocha and cream and it is the best thing I have ever drank ¬†(not the healthiest, I know… but¬†I live by the 80/20 rule so I get to indulge here and there!) ¬†As the weather has been getting warmer and warmer I’ve been stopping by Starbucks noticeably more so I got to thinking… How can I make this at home?!

Well, I figured it out and now I’m here to share this (super easy) life changing at home recipe. ¬†You don’t even need a fancy coffee maker–or any coffee maker for that matter–to make this…say whaaaaat?! ¬†Yup.. like I said, SUPER easy.

For the cold brew coffee:

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You need coffee grounds (look for sales!  I always check pharmacies believe it or not because they have the BEST sales.  I can almost always find either Dunkin or Starbucks on sale for $5.99!), water, and a jar or pitcher.

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Add 1 and 1/3 cups of ground coffee to your jar/pitcher then pour 4 cups of cold water over top. ¬†Stir to combine & seal the top. ¬†You’re going to let this sit for at least 8 hours at room temperature! ¬†I made mine on Sunday afternoon and let it sit until Monday morning.

After 8 hours is up or the next morning, pour the mixture over a strainer into a bowl. ¬†You don’t want any coffee grounds to make it into the bowl so if you don’t have a strainer small enough, try using cheese cloth or putting a paper towel in the strainer to catch the grounds. ¬†Depending on if any grounds escaped, you may want to repeat this step to make sure there are no grounds in the liquid! ¬†Clean¬†out your jar/pitcher and transfer the liquid back into it. ¬†Ta-da! ¬†Cold brew coffee concentrate.

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***This is a CONCENTRATE. ¬†Which means you need to mix this with water or milk before drinking! ¬†To drink, I mix 1/3 cup of concentrate with 2/3 cup of water (plus any syrup, cream, ice) ¬†This doesn’t look like much but it will last all week!

 

Now onto the white mocha sauce:

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You’ll need 8oz white chocolate (I used ghiradelli chips but you can also use chopped white chocolate or melting chips), 1/2 cup half and half (you can also use light cream), and 2tbsp unsalted butter

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Heat the half & half on the stove.  Once it begins to boil, remove it from the heat and add the butter and chocolate.

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Whisk everything together until it’s smooth. ¬†Let it cool before adding to your drink! ¬†You can transfer it to a jar to keep in the refrigerator.

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To drink: first add your white mocha sauce to the bottom of your cup, followed by the coffee concentrate. ¬†Add your water on top and stir. ¬†If you’d like any cream/sugar now add those next. ¬†Lastly, add your ice! ¬†Top it off with a cute straw and enjoy!

This will definitely be a staple for me in the summer months and my wallet will thank me for that!

 

Enjoy, xoxo

 

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