There’s nothing better than enjoying a cup of coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. It’s the perfect way to start your day.
Now, combine that with a taste of blueberry, and you’ve got a winner in the making.
The best part is that blueberry cold brew is very easy to make at home. If you are looking for a refreshing summer drink, then this is the right recipe for you.
What is blueberry cold brew?
Blueberry cold brew is a delicious iced coffee drink with a splash of homemade blueberry syrup and is topped with cold foam. It’s easy to make and is best sipped on those hot summer days!
It consists of three ingredients, concentrated cold brew coffee, cold foam, and homemade blueberry syrup.
Mix together one part each, then pour over ice for a refreshing iced coffee that tastes like blueberries.
Stir in cream if you want it sweeter, or use full-fat milk for a frothier texture. A little almond extract might also help you enjoy the natural flavor of this drink even more!
As you can see, there are many ways to make this drink. Below, I’ll go over the ingredients that are used for this 5-minute recipe:
What ingredients are used in a blueberry cold brew?
To make this blueberry cold brew, you’ll need three main ingredients. Have a look below for the components:
- Cold brew coffee
- Blueberry syrup
- 2% fat milk (to make cold foam)
- Ice cubes
All components can be homemade, and I’ll show you how to make them all in this article.
The best thing about this recipe is the homemade blueberry syrup that will transfer a simple cold brew into something more unique and summer-ready.
If you want the most robust iced coffee you can drink, I recommend making coffee ice cubes ahead of time.
Coffee ice cubes are made by freezing brewed coffee into an ice cube tray or ice cube bags. Then, you can use them just like you’d with regular ice cubes made of water.
Instead of diluting your coffee with water while sipping this blueberry cold brew outside, you’ll just add more delicious coffee to your drink!
If this sounds like a great plan, you can check out the complete guide to coffee ice cubes here.
Which cold brew coffee is best used?
There are so many different ways to make cold brew coffee at home, which result in a delicious coffee. Have a look below for the best cold brew recipes you can use for this recipe:
These are the three main cold brew recipes that are very different from each other. Depending on how strong you like your coffee, you can pick your favorite. Have a look below for my thoughts on them:
- If you prefer a normal strength cold brew, regular cold brew is the best for you.
- If you like to make a stronger cold brew basis that you can still dilute until you find your perfect strength, go with the cold brew concentrate.
- Do you love to drink espresso on a daily basis? Then the espresso cold brew is the perfect fit!
If you like to drink cold brew coffee on the regular, then I suggest trying out all the recipes I’ve listed.
It’ll give you a clear idea of how these cold brew coffees differ in taste, texture, and overall strength.
If you haven’t already, you can check out the recipe for your favorite cold brew version by clicking on the name.
How to make blueberry syrup at home
Blueberry syrup is one of the easiest ways to turn sweet fruit into syrup. The sweet berries make for a delicious syrup that you don’t have to sweeten that much because they’re already sweet enough.
I like to make a big batch of blueberry syrup at once and store it in the fridge.
Homemade blueberry syrup can be made in just a few minutes and requires equal parts white granulated sugar, cold tap water, and blueberries.
Once you’ve made it at home, you can store it and use it to sweeten your cold brew coffee in the upcoming days.
If you want to make the blueberry syrup at home, you can find the complete step-by-step recipe here.
How to make the best cold foam at home
Cold foam is made with low-fat milk that is cold foamed until a fluffy and velvet-textured milk froth arises.
Low-fat milk will produce cold foam the best and will hold its texture well for a long time.
If you’d instead use whole milk or even a dairy-free alternative, then feel free to use this instead.
However, the cold foam will take longer to make, and it won’t hold its structure for that long, so use it as soon as possible for that amazing layer of foam on your blueberry cold foam.
You can make cold foam at home using five different ways. If you wish to add some cold foam to your blueberry cold brew, then you can check out this article where I talk about the different ways you can make cold foam at home!
Now that you know about all the components and how to make them, let’s get into the recipe:
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold brew coffee
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of blueberry syrup
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of cold foam
- Ice cubes
Once you've prepared the blueberry syrup and cold brew ahead of time, it's time to put it all together in one amazing drink:
- To start this recipe off, cold foam the milk.
- Then, in a tall glass of choice, pour the blueberry syrup.
- Add a handful of ice cubes to the glass. I like to fill the glass to about halfway.
- Pour the cold brew coffee into the glass and optionally give it a stir.
- Once the cold foam is finished, slowly add it to your blueberry cold brew.
- You can best serve this coffee with a straw or long spoon, so you can give it all a good stir before drinking it.
If you like to sweeten your coffee a bit more, then you can use some more blueberry syrup in your drink!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 0.6gUnsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 1.4gSugar: 21.4gProtein: 1.3g
I hope you enjoyed this article and that it has given you some inspiration for your own coffee recipes!
If you’re as excited about cold brew as I am, give this blueberry recipe a try.
I would love to hear what you think of the end result once you’ve tried it out too. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. I hope it tastes great for you too!
If you want to try out even more cold brew recipes, then you can have a look below for some more summer-ready recipes!