Coffee with vanilla extract is a simple and easy way to make your coffee stand out. It is great in all sorts of coffee beverages.
I’m a big fan of the taste of the vanilla extract. The flavor is unique and also very strong.
In this article, you’ll learn all about why adding vanilla extract to your daily coffee is a great combination and how to make coffee with vanilla extract!
Coffee with vanilla extract: What is it?
Vanilla extract is a common addition to coffee that adds flavor and makes it sweeter.
The reason vanilla extract was chosen as one of the most popular ways to sweeten coffee comes from its ability to be mixed into any type of hot drink, making it easy for people with taste preferences that vary.
This recipe for coffee with vanilla extract will transform your daily cup of joe into something a little more special.
Read along to find out which coffee tastes good with vanilla extract.
Which coffee tastes good with vanilla extract?
Vanilla extract is my favorite because it can be added all year round and has a delicate aroma that’s fantastic with the rich tones of roasted coffee beans.
Plus, it also gives you more complexity in terms of different flavor notes. Sometimes, coffee doesn’t have enough depth to it by itself without something else added in there.
To make coffee with vanilla extract taste good, you have to start with a great-tasting cup of coffee, to begin with.
You can choose to brew coffee with any brewing technique, each with its unique set of flavors.
I’m a big fan of French press coffee in the mornings and having an espresso later in the day.
I’ll talk more about how much vanilla extract to add to your coffee a bit further down.
Can I add vanilla extract to iced coffee?
Adding vanilla extract to your daily coffee is a great way to make it taste differently.
However, if you add vanilla extract to a cup of cold coffee, then add a little cream and a little sugar, you will be amazed at how well it works together. Just try it and see for yourself!
You can easily make a batch of iced coffee and add a bit of vanilla extract to it.
After adding the vanilla extract, you can also sweeten it with a bit of sugar or simple syrup and a dairy of choice.
You’ll be left with an iced coffee that is flavorful and tastes like summer in a cup.
If you want to try making iced coffee with vanilla extract, you can check out this easy-to-make recipe!
Do vanilla extract and coffee go together?
I’m a big fan of the taste of the vanilla extract. I’ve used it in my coffee every single day for the past few days.
The flavor is unique and also very strong. It’s not like adding sugar or syrup to your coffee. Instead, it is more like a strong flavor to your coffee. It’s quite potent but at the same time delicious.
Adding vanilla extract to your coffee is a great way to make your coffee taste more sophisticated and pleasant and works especially well for people who are not a fan of strong coffee.
Adding vanilla extract to your coffee will lower the strength while not adding any additional sweeteners like sugar or honey to your coffee.
How much vanilla extract to add to your coffee
I’ve tried out a lot of coffees in the past years, and adding vanilla extract to it can bring the flavor to something new and exciting.
But how much vanilla extract to add is difficult, as too much is too strong and makes the coffee taste bitter, while too little will not flavor your coffee enough.
That’s why I’ve made a nice table with the amounts I recommend for a well-balanced cup of coffee:
|Vanilla extract to add:
|1 cup (0.24 l) French press coffee
|1 tsp (5 grams)
|1 cup (0.24 l) Chemex coffee
|1/2 tsp (2 grams)
|1 cup (0.24 l) Hario V60 coffee
|1/2 tsp (2 grams)
|1 cup (0.24 l) iced coffee
|3/4 tsp (4 grams)
|One shot (30 ml) espresso coffee
|1/4 tsp (1 gram)
As you can see in the table above, there’s a difference in the amount of vanilla extract used compared to the brewing technique.
Because each brewing technique makes different tasting coffee, the amount of extract used changes too.
If you love coffee with a slightly more robust flavor profile, just like I do, then I recommend making coffee with the French press.
Making espresso coffee is also a great way to get that powerful flavor, and that little bit of vanilla extract will make it even more delicious!
- 1 cup (0.24 l) coffee of choice
- 1 tsp (5 grams) of vanilla extract
- The first step to making coffee with vanilla extract is brewing the coffee itself.
- Brew the coffee of choice. Have a look above for the coffee and vanilla extract ratio to use.
- After brewing your coffee, add it to a nice glass.
- Add the vanilla extract to your coffee.
- Stir the coffee and vanilla extract together, so all the flavors are well combined.
- You can now customize your coffee with additional add-ins like milk, whipped cream, or any other flavoring that you like!
Make sure to have a look at the table listed above for the right amount of vanilla extract to use in the coffee of choice.
You can use any coffee you like to drink, ranging from espresso to pour over coffee!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 14Sugar: 0.6g
More coffee add-ins to try
Ready to upgrade your daily coffee?
Here are some coffee add-ins to try today:
- Baking Soda in Coffee
- Brown Sugar in Coffee
- Buttermilk in Coffee
- Cocoa Powder in Coffee
- Cinnamon in Coffee
- Cold Foam in Coffee
- Condensed Milk in Coffee
- Dark Chocolate in Coffee
- Heavy Cream in Coffee
- Honey in Coffee
- Olive Oil in Coffee
- Powdered Sugar in Coffee
And for even more options, check out the coffee add-ins hub here!
I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.
If it doesn’t taste quite right, please feel free to adjust the amount of vanilla extract to get that perfectly balanced cup of coffee for your taste.
The steps are simple, and it’s a great way to make coffee with vanilla extract for your loved ones, friends, or coworkers.
If you need any other questions answered about the ingredients in my recipe, don’t hesitate to ask – I’ll be happy to help out as much as possible!
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