11 Must-Try Pairings with Cold Brew Coffee

Tired of regular cold brew coffee? Looking for something new and delicious?

There are plenty of things you can add to your cold brew coffee, easily done at home, to transform your regular cold brew into something new, delicious, and memorable.

Why Pair Cold Brew Coffee? 

The cold brew process is known to accentuate nutty, chocolatey, and earthy notes present. 

Cold brew coffee produces smoother, less acidic coffee. 

Due to the cold nature of the cold brew maker process, you don’t get the burnt or roasted taste you would normally get from hot-brewed coffee. 

Why is Cold Brew Coffee Popular Now?

Recently, there’s been an explosion in popularity of cold brew coffee and cold brew coffee makers everywhere, due to its enjoyable flavors, health benefits, and quick convenience.

Cold brewing coffee brings out different flavors you might not receive or expect from traditional hot brewing and works great with most beans.

Cold brewing coffee is less complicated than hot brewing - cold brewing makes dull beans taste great, and great beans taste even better. 

To get started with cold brewing coffee at home, try our top-rated and popular cold brew maker.

For more information on how to brew the perfect cold brew coffee recipe, follow our official guide on how to brew delicious cold brew.

Elegant & Tasty Pairings with Cold Brew Coffee

Drinking cold brew coffee everyday due to convenience is a solid strategy that’s built in with budgeting and money-saving benefits, especially if you brew it yourself with a cold brew maker, but do you ever wonder how you can spice things up for your cold brew coffee?

Coffee, for whatever occasion, can always be made more stylish and elegant. 

Must-try easy cold brew coffee pairings:

1. Cinnamon

An extra kick along your cold brew’s caffeine, cinnamon is a great addition to your cold brew coffee because of several health and flavor benefits: 

Besides adding a flavorful kick and a new dimension of taste to your cold brew maker, cinnamon barks, or cinnamon extract powder in your coffee has the additional benefit of opening up your sinuses and passageways, allowing you to breathe, heal, and energize better.

And with freshened nasal passages, you get to taste better…

Great if you’re trying to really dig in to the nuanced flavors of your cold brew coffee.

Not to mention a plethora of other powerful health-related benefits:

How Cinnamon Can Improve Your Health:

  1. anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal properties
  2. contains antioxidants with anti-inflammatory effects
  3. prebiotic properties may improve gut health
  4. reduces blood pressure
  5. lowers blood sugar and risk of type 2 diabetes
  6. relieves digestive discomfort

Used for centuries as a traditional remedy worldwide, cinnamon can be used today as a possible anti-viral and anti-fungal boost to your cold brew maker.

How to Add Cinnamon to your Cold Brew Coffee

  1. Generously sprinkle cinnamon on top of your cold brew grounds, then let brew
  2. Dip a stick of cinnamon into your cold brew coffee cup

You can try these 2 different ways to enjoy cinnamon in your cold brew separately, or together for a stronger punch of cinnamon.

The Importance of Using True Cinnamon: Health Benefits & More

If you plan on adding cinnamon as a daily habit to your coffee, we definitely recommend true cinnamon: “ceylon cinnamon.” 

Ceylon cinnamon is a healthier type of cinnamon, which is more flavorful, powerful, and healthier than its cheaper cassia cinnamon counterpart. 

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Bag of Cassia Cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon is known to contain harmful compounds which can be toxic if ingested in large amounts. Avoid cassia cinnamon in your cold brew maker if you are going to use cinnamon daily in your life, or other large amounts. If this is your plan, ceylon cinnamon will work just right.

More Reasons for Cinnamon in Your Life

Cinnamon is a great and tasteful, cinematic addition to spice up lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and other seasonal drinks. Works every time. Just from visiting coffee shops around, there are many places where you can enjoy cinnamon to enhance your coffee to the next level. Why not try it at home using a cold brew maker?

Combined with your regular coffee’s boost of energy, cinnamon will give you that extra push to seize the day.

2. Honey

Cold Brew Coffee with honey

A golden addition to any drink, but particularly pleasant when paired with a great cup of strong cold brew coffee, honey is a great way to add a new layer of flavor and sweetness to your coffee - a great way to start the day.

Using honey in your cold brew maker or cup is also a great way to naturally sweeten your cold brew coffee without using refined sugars.

If you’re having a hard time diluting honey in your cold brew, you can also make the process easier with honey syrup.

What is Honey Syrup?

Cold Brew Coffee with Honey Syrup

Honey syrup is simply water and honey mixed together, in a more watery and manageable form.

This syrup is much easier to use and mix with your cold brew cup or cold brew maker. 

How to Make Honey Syrup

To make honey syrup all you need is:

  1. filtered water or clean water - the purer the better
  2. honey - we recommend organic over processed honey

All you have to do is mix the water and honey in a pan, heat and stir until the water is hot enough for the honey to dissolve in.

Once that is done, you can store the honey syrup in your fridge for up to 3 weeks.

3. Honey & Milk

Cold Brew Coffee with Honey & Milk

Honey….combined with milk?

A total cream coffee lover’s paradise.

This powerful concoction may have you drinking more from your cold brew maker than usual!

Did You Know That Honey Burns Fat?

Drinking cold brew coffee with milk and honey is a great way to drink unsugared coffee, that is still sweet and pleasant to taste.

More so, drinking and adding honey to coffee or your cold brew maker can further charge and speeden your metabolism, adding to faster weight loss and cell metabolism.

More Health Benefits of Honey

  1. A good source of antioxidants 
  2. Antibacterial and antifungal 
  3. Superfood, phytonutrient powerhouse
  4. Aids digestive issues
  5. Soothes a sore throat
  6. Improves Cholesterol

For a full list of benefits, check out Healthline’s article on the health benefits of honey.

How to add Honey & Milk to Your Cold Brew Coffee

This one is straightforward: first add milk to your cold brew coffee or cold brew maker, then finish it off with a touch of honey on top.

Enjoy Iced in a Cup Fit for a King or Queen

Cold Brew Coffee with milk and Cold Brew Maker | Ovalware

And to compliment the taste of your perfect new honey milk cold brew, try serving your beautiful concoction in our award-winning double-wall tasting glass cup, an elegant and fitting addition to your home brewing experience - designed to help you smell and taste your brew better.

4. Vanilla Ice Cream

Cold Brew Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream

Ultra-tasty and ultra-cozy. 

A true creamy dessert adventure that can be fully enjoyed in the comfort of home.

All you need is a cold brew maker and some vanilla ice cream!

This isn’t exactly an affogato, but adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato to your cold brew coffee experience can be a great way to spice things up, or reward yourself.

We suggest Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, a great addition to any cold brew or coffee-related beverage.

Once you’re done, maybe a good movie to go with it?

Or maybe a sleek pair of ergonomic double wall glass espresso cups to serve with?

In addition to the sleek cold brew maker, this classic cup with its unique design will help you taste your coffee better, by concentrating flavors and aromas to your senses.

5. Vanilla Ice Cream & Almonds

Speaking of spice, what if you added a touch of almonds to your cold brew vanilla ice cream paradise?

Depending on how much vanilla ice cream vs. coffee you use, you can definitely add almonds to the mix by sprinkling some on your vanilla ice cream. 

You can also drizzle some cold brew coffee concentrate on your vanilla ice cream, similar to how you would sprinkle a shot of espresso in a traditional affogato. Try pouring cold brew coffee concentrate from your cold brew maker straight to your vanilla ice cream undiluted to see if you like it! The best part: this will look absolutely amazing for your instagram or pinterest as well!

6. Sweetened Condensed Cold Brew Coffee

If you’re looking to amp up your creamy cold brew cravings to a new level or high, this is going to work just perfect. All you need is a trusty cold brew maker and some sweetened condensed milk.

How Much Sweetened Condensed Milk Should I Use For Cold Brew Coffee?

  1. 1-2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk per cup of cold brew coffee

As a personal favorite, we suggest adding 1-2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk to your cold brew coffee to really do it justice. This is a good range to experiment with, to adjust according to taste, but if you want an exact answer:

The Golden Ratio of Condensed Milk

  1. 1 ½ tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk per cup of cold brew coffee

Try 1 and a half tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk to your next cold brew coffee cup or cold brew maker to taste what you’ve been missing!

7. Cold Brew Mocha

Instead of using regular white milk for your cold brew maker, have you ever tried chocolate milk?

Smooth, bold, and chocolatey. Complete with the boost needed to get you started in the morning or afternoon. What more to say? 

How to Make Cold Brew Mocha

  1. For every 3 ounces of cold brew coffee, add 4 ounces of chocolate milk
  2. If feeling extra chocolatey, feel free to add ½ ounce of dark chocolate chopped
  3. If you’re feeling a little extra creamy, feel free to add a little cream as well to top it off

It’s really that simple, just mix all of that together and you’ll be in chocolate-heaven within a sip in no time. All you need is some great, organic grass-fed whole chocolate milk, with a reliable cold brew maker, and you’re set.

A great boost of energy and absolutely delicious.

Serves well with our elegant double wall espresso cups.

8. Cold Brew Tiramisu Coffee Drink

Talk about class! 

And a whole new way to step up the cold brew coffee experience to the next level!

Cold Brew Tiramisu Coffee is a great new way to experience the age-old classic Italian dessert.

How to Make Cold Brew Tiramisu Coffee Drink

This is a quick one - you don’t really need a tiramisu, but to recapture the same mouthwatering flavors of tiramisu paired with your cold brew, you can use:

  1. 2 tablespoons of Torani Tiramisu Syrup for every 1 cup of cold brew coffee
  2. Add some milk and/or cream to taste

And if you do have a tiramisu cake handy nearby, it would be a great idea to enjoy it together with some milky cold brew coffee as well!

If you’re looking for a tiramisu recipe, try Whole Foods’ Tiramisu Recipe - one of the best tiramisu recommended.

Also helps to have a handy cold brew maker at home nearby.

9. Baked Goods

Baked treats are a great way to make someone’s day.

These baked goods can really come in handy to help your taste buds and heart reach warm, fuzzy, happiness when paired with a nice, lush cup of cold brew coffee from your favorite cold brew maker:

Best Baked Goods to Pair with Cold Brew Coffee

  1. Blueberry Muffins
  2. Shortbread
  3. Brioche
  4. Bagel

When serving these goods, maybe with a large pot of cold brew, be sure to check out our Cold Brew Maker for a great addition to your afternoon coffee.

10. Whipped Cream & Caramel

Cold Brew Coffee with Whipped Cream & Caramel

Finally, we end the tour with 2 cold brew coffee concentrate add-ons that can’t go wrong: caramel and cream.

For the perfect cold brew coffee cup, simply add some whipped cream and caramel on top of your cup for a nice, seasonal layer of warm, rich and delightful flavors and festivities.

For the caramel, we suggest Torani Caramel Syrup.

Just imagine the swirl of whipped cream and caramel touching the top of your fresh cold brew coffee, straight from your cold brew maker. A perfect winter or fall treat!

11. Cocoa Cinnamon Sugar Spice 

And because you made it all the way out here, we’ll drop a little something extra that you can add to your cold brew coffee, cold brew maker, ice cream, and more.

And yes, it does taste as good as it sounds!

How to Make Cocoa Cinnamon Sugar Spice

  1. Mix Cocoa, Cinnamon, and Granulated White Sugar
  2. Sprinkle on top of your cold brew beverage, and enjoy
  3. Special tip: works best if you add some whipped cream on top as well

Enjoy this sprinkled or added on your cold brew maker or cup.

A Final Word: What Does it All Mean?

Sometimes we do get used to good things, even great things within our daily lives.

Sometimes all it takes is a little new thinking, or a new idea, to rekindle a passion.

There’s a lesson here, in how we can all do our best to do or try new things, to not take things for granted.

This is why we continue our coffee brewing journey and adventure day to day.

Thanks again for being with us and we hope you enjoy these fantastic recipes.

Be sure to check out our Amazing Cold Brew Maker, for more premium coffee brewing equipment and accessories to elevate your brewing to the next level, visit us now to see what you may be missing.

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