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Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

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Mornings are hectic when the kids go back to school. Make this caramel cold brew coffee, and your mornings will run just a bit smoother.

A pitcher of caramel cold brew and a bottle of Torani caramel syrup
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An overhead shot of coffee creamer pouring into a glass of caramel cold brew.

I'm a hot coffee kind person most of the time. Most mornings, I love a cup of hot dark roast with a splash of cream. But summers in Philadelphia can be brutal, with temperatures in the mid- to high-90s and heat index numbers over 110 degrees.

On those days, I love a smooth, icy cup of cold brew coffee. Another benefit of cold brew is that once it's made, it's much faster than waiting for hot drip coffee. On the hectic mornings of early back to school days, cold brew coffee is more convenient.

A glass of caramel cold brew in front of a pitcher

It starts with coarsely ground coffee and water that sits for 24 hours to make a coffee concentrate. That concentrate is diluated with more water to make cold brew. Some people add flavor with creamers, but those aren't very strong.

Torani makes a variety of syrups to flavor your cold brew, including caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, hazelnut and more. In my recipe below, I flavored the entire pitcher with caramel syrup, but if different members of your household have different flavor preferences, you can flavor one cup at a time.

A pitcher of caramel cold brew with a bottle of Torani and a glass of cold brew

And with hot coffee, you can't brew several days' worth of coffee at once. Not true with cold brew! This batch makes 10 servings, and a pitcher of cold brew will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

One final tip: freeze some coffee (hot or cold-brew) in an ice cube tray and use those in your cups of cold brew. They'll keep your coffee cold, and won't water it down as they melt.

Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

Yield: 10 (8-oz) servings
Prep Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day

Mornings are hectic when the kids go back to school. Make this cold brew coffee, and your mornings will run just a bit smoother.


  • 10 oz coarsely ground coffee
  • 7 ½ cups water
  • 4 oz Torani Caramel Syrup (or more to taste)


  1. Combine the coffee grounds and the 7.5 cups of water in a large container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Close the container and let sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours (the longer it sits, the stronger the flavor).
  3. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Line the sieve with cheesecloth. Strain the coffee through the sieve.
  4. Measure the coffee. You should have between 5.5 and 6 cups. Add enough water to bring the total to 10 cups.
  5. Pour the coffee into a storage container. Add the Torani syrup, taste and add more if needed.
  6. Store the cold-brew coffee in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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Adapted from Cook Like a Champion

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