Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and whether you drink it black or fancy a variety of flavors, you’re sure to find something that tastes good.
Everyone has a different favorite drink to enjoy in the morning or afternoon. Now, there’s a new option that you should try: blueberry coffee.
In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to know about this drink, how it’s made, and a complete step-by-step guide so you can give it a try yourself!
What is blueberry coffee?
Blueberry coffee is a delicious mixture of freshly brewed coffee and blueberry syrup, served hot with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream.
You can easily make this drink at home within a few minutes. Use your favorite brewed coffee, homemade blueberry syrup, and a serving of vanilla whipped cream.
If you want to switch things up in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up, it’s the perfect flavor combination.
Which ingredients are used to make blueberry coffee?
To make blueberry coffee at home, you’ll only need three ingredients. Have a look below for the components to collect:
- Brewed coffee
- Blueberry syrup
- Vanilla whipped cream
This recipe is as straightforward as it seems, which makes it perfect for the morning time when you’re in a hurry, but still want to whip up a great coffee to start the day.
I found this coffee to be particularly great in the afternoon or just after dinner. It combines the sweetness of a dessert and coffee, which just tastes great.
You can choose to use regular whipped cream if you prefer, but I found that a touch of vanilla flavor works incredibly well with the sweetness of the blueberries and robust flavors of the coffee.
Further down, I’ll show you how to make vanilla whipped cream, so you have all the information to get started with this recipe.
I’ve also listed a recipe for homemade blueberry syrup below, but first, let’s talk a bit more about the best coffee to use:
What kind of coffee is best used for this recipe?
To make this blueberry coffee a success, you can use your favorite coffee. Do you have a favorite coffee brewer? Great, use this in combination with your favorite coffee beans to make it into Your Dream Coffee.
Because the blueberry syrup is quite sweet and fruity, I like to use a medium or dark roasted coffee bean.
The darker roasted coffee beans will offset some fruitiness and make the drink a bit more balanced.
Once you have those perfect coffee beans which suit your flavor, you can also choose your favorite coffee brewer.
If you love a more mellow and balanced coffee, I recommend using the Hario V60 or Chemex.
The coffee filters used will filter out any inconsistencies and make the coffee taste balanced in every way.
Do you love to brew coffee with the Chemex? You can check out my recommended coffee beans for Chemex coffee if you want to learn about my favorite beans.
If you love a more robust cup of coffee, the French press is the perfect coffee brewer for you.
The French press uses a different technique that lets the ground coffee steep with hot water, which creates a stronger flavored coffee.
It’s all up to your taste and if you like strong coffee or not. If you want to learn more about brewing coffee at home, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
Do you have a Nespresso or Keurig machine at home? Pick your favorite coffee pod and let the coffee machine brew the coffee for you.
These coffee makers are a great way to save some time in the morning, as the coffee can be brewed in under a minute, leaving you with more time to enjoy the day!
How to make the blueberry syrup?
Blueberry syrup is one of my favorite syrups to make at home. It’s made using equal parts fresh or frozen blueberries, white granulated sugar, and cold tap water.
Once blueberries are in season, they’re super sweet and most often very affordable. But you can also use frozen blueberries for this recipe.
After you’ve made the syrup, you can store it in the fridge for a few days. It looks like this when it’s finished:
As you can see, the color of the syrup makes this a unique combination with coffee.
Do you want to make this coffee syrup at home? You can check out the full recipe here. Over there, I’ll guide you through the recipe step-by-step.
How to make the vanilla whipped cream?
You need whipping cream, vanilla extract, and some sugar to make vanilla-flavored whipped cream at home.
Combine the ingredients and whip the cream until slightly thick but not fully whipped.
A slightly creamy vanilla whipped cream will combine better with the hot coffee and make for a more enjoyable tasting experience.
The whipped cream looks like this:
As you can see, the whipped cream is whipped, but not as far as the canned version go. You can check out the full recipe for it here if you want to make it at home.
Hot Blueberry Coffee
If you want to switch things up in the morning, this blueberry coffee is the perfect addition!
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of blueberry sryup
- A serving of vanilla whipped cream
Once you've prepared the blueberry syrup and optionally the vanilla whipped cream, it's time to put it all together:
- Start brewing the coffee. Make sure to use your favorite coffee brewer and coffee beans you like the most.
- While the coffee is brewing, grab a tall glass of choice.
- Add the blueberry syrup to the bottom of the glass.
- After the coffee finished brewing, pour it into the glass.
- Give the blueberry syrup and coffee a quick stir to combine all the flavors.
- Top it off with a serving of vanilla whipped cream.
- Serve the coffee with a long spoon so you can stir the whipped cream through the coffee.
Now, all there's left is to enjoy your homemade blueberry coffee!
If you want to use canned whipped cream, you can add a bit of vanilla extract to your coffee if you want a slight vanilla flavor.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 5mgSugar: 21g
How many calories are in this blueberry coffee?
If you plan on giving this recipe a try at home, you might be wondering about the number of calories.
This blueberry coffee has a total of 128 calories. The calories are made up of whipped cream and blueberry syrup.
You can play around with the amount of blueberry syrup in your drink if you prefer a sweeter or a more robust tasting blueberry coffee.
Making coffee at home is fun, and the freedom to add the amounts of sweeteners to your coffee is the best part. Did you find a great combination? Share it in the comments below so that I can give it a try too!
Can I put blueberry syrup in more coffee recipes?
Before closing off this article, you might be wondering if you can put your blueberry syrup into more coffee recipes!
You can! Here are a few great examples:
- Blueberry cold brew recipe
- Blueberry iced coffee recipe
- Blueberry iced latte recipe
- Blueberry latte recipe
I hope you enjoyed learning about how to make blueberry coffee at home. It really is easy and delicious! Now that you’ve read the article, will you try this recipe?
Whether it be for a morning pick-me-up or after-dinner dessert, there are so many reasons why everyone should enjoy an occasional cup of blueberry coffee.
If you love these kinds of easy-to-make coffee recipes, have a look below for some more coffee recipes you can give a try!
Do you like the taste of blueberries? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!