Cool off this summer with a fresh and sophisticated Dairy-Free Toasted Hazelnut Iced Coffee. No need to go to the coffee shop to get a fancy iced coffee. This one’s easy to make and will have your taste buds humming.
This post is sponsored by Silk (courtesy of Mambo Sprouts), all opinions, the recipe, and photography are my own. My opinion was not influenced by compensation.
I used to be a hot cocoa snob until about four years ago. Now I’m a coffee snob.
We went away with some friends for the weekend and we stayed up late watching movies and playing board games. Most of my friends are used to staying up late, but I’m an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl.
By the end of the second day, I was crashing. I could’ve laid down in the middle of the beach we were walking on and napped. I knew we had grand plans that night and didn’t know how I was going to stay awake for all the fun. I’m not big on soda so I decided to try something else to help me stay awake.
Something with copious amounts of caffeine. Coffee of course! And up until that point I had never really had coffee. At least, not good coffee. And so my coffee journey began.
I swung by the local coffee shop and ordered myself a 12oz. coffee. I took a couple of sips and instantly though it was too bitter, too dark, and needed something to tone it down a bit – OR lift it up, however you want to look at it.
A packet of raw sugar, and a couple of deep, long pours of creamer later and it was drinkable.
The next day I decided to order a specialty drink and being that it was a nice sunny day, I opted for a hazelnut iced coffee.
It was delicious. Marvelous. Perfect.
After that I was officially a coffee drinker. I started with a couple of iced coffee’s a week and am now at a cup of coffee a day. As you know, buying specialty coffee every day can get expensive. We now make our own each morning and we have loads of fun trying new types of coffee.
Not only do we have yummy coffee to drink each morning, we also save tons of money making our own at home.
Every day my husband and I make espresso and then add in our favorite ingredients to make it exactly the way we like it. I enjoy Silk Hazelnut Soy Creamer in my coffee and he sweetens his slightly.
Silk recently updated their Hazelnut Soy Creamer to be thicker and creamier and boy do I love it.
I like my coffee heavy on the dairy-free cream and the Silk Creamers are thick and rich enough that I don’t need to add as much as I would need to with other dairy-free creamers.
Dairy-Free Toasted Hazelnut Iced Coffees are my favorite summer time treat. I love dipping the jars into melted chocolate and toasted hazelnuts.
The iced coffee and Silk Hazelnut Soy Creamer are superb on their own but extra fun when I add melted chocolate and toasted hazelnuts to the mix.
I hope you enjoy this iced coffee as much as I do! You might also like my Ice Coffee Four Ways. If you’re more of a vanilla or caramel coffee lover, you may enjoy this Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee.