Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee

Iced coffee – yum! Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee is the stuff that fueled me through my book writing (which is now all written and in editing – eek!) I drink copious amounts of coffee anyway, but when I need to push through that 15th hour of work, an iced coffee is sure to be within reach. Since I have to travel 20 minutes to find civilization, I’m not going to be making a drive-thru run. No sirree, I just make it. I’d like to say that I’m sharing a recipe today, but it’s not recipe. It’s more like, how to make fancy coffee.

I start with a half a glass of coffee, fresh and hot from my Keurig. Then I squeeze in some old fashioned caramel syrup (the ice cream kind) – about a tablespoon or so. I think. I don’t really measure, I just give it a good squeeze. Next, I pour in Natural Bliss vanilla creamer. Have you tried this stuff? I’m not a fan of bottle creamer, because it normally has a weird texture to it {umm… if liquid can have texture.} Natural bliss is made from milk, cream, vanilla and sugar. All natural stuff, no gunky chemicals. Love. This. Stuff.

Back to the coffee… I pour in the creamer, give it a stir, add my ice and enjoy. See, told you it wasn’t really a recipe. It’s just my cheap-o version of iced coffee. And it’s delish!

As I was on about my 6th glass of this one afternoon last week, it made me wonder, do my friends drink iced coffee, too? I was kinda shocked that most of my friends don’t. However, I did find a few that do – and they’re going to share their recipes, too! What’s better than iced coffee? Iced coffee with friends!

So go check out their recipes, too!

Jennifer Rizzo
Michele’s Scrap Shop
The Cottage Market

Are you a coffee drinker? How do you take it?

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I drink something similar in the mornings. The night before I fill my to go glass up ¾ of the way full with vanilla soy milk and then top it off with some of my husband’s fancy coffee. I put it in the fridge overnight so it is nice and cool and refreshing (I don’t like ice, it waters it down *smile*). I may have to try it your way sometime. I know I am grumpy if I don’t have my morning ice coffee.

    Manda Wolf @ Our Wolf Den

  2. My family has been drinking iced coffee since the early 50’s! I think we invented it!

  3. Makes me wish I drank coffee, lol

  4. Sounds great, Gina! I haven’t tried the Natural Bliss creamer, but I’ll look for it the next time I run out of my usual. It sounds good! And congrats on finishing the book!! Yay!!!! 🙂

  5. Yummmm!! Theres a place nearby me that makes THE BEST hazelnut mocha iced coffee. But when I dont have time (or money) to stop and buy fancy coffee, I’m always looking for ways to make similar things myself.

    Heres a tip for you that I learned from another coffee shop I used to go to: Freeze some coffee in an ice-cube tray, then use those in your iced coffee; that way it doesnt get watered down when it melts!! The place I learned it from actually uses frozen espresso cubes, but plain coffee works too! I have a tray of them in my freezer now ^.^

  6. I make a pot of fresh coffee nightly. once it’s brewed I pour it into a small pitcher. Stir in my sugar, my creamer and set it in the fridge over night.

    Makes it easier then having to brew a pot fresh every morning with a one year old who steals my coffee anyway.


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