Blue Diamond Almond Milk Now Available at Dunkin’ Donuts!
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Happy National Coffee Day!
We have some exciting news and an awesome recipe to share with you today. First things first, have you heard the exciting news???
Dunkin’ Donuts is now offering Blue Diamond Almond Milk as a dairy-free option to add to your coffee or latte. How cool is that? I love Dunkin’ Donuts and I love Blue Diamond… so to me this is a match made in heaven! I honestly can’t believe it has taken so long for a partnership like this to happen because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like almond milk. Blue Diamond seriously has the best almond milk. The Vanilla Almond Milk is my favorite.
Yay for healthy options!
And if you don’t have a Dunkin’ Donuts near you, no fear!
Today we are sharing our favorite iced coffee recipe staring Blue Diamond Almond Milk. It may be getting colder, but in my opinion, it does not matter what season it is or what the temperature is outside, I will always crave and choose an iced beverage over a hot one.
And you could even make this hot and add Blue Diamond Milk and sweetened condensed milk that way too. I do this all the time because in the morning I take what I can get, hot or cold. 😉
First, iced coffee is so simple! There are many different approaches to iced coffee, but it is much more than pouring hot coffee over ice. Please, please, please do not go that route. It dilutes the pure, coffee flavor and also gives you luke warm iced coffee. No good. 🙁
To make iced coffee, I soak coffee beans overnight, rather than brewing coffee. And soaking the beans also reduces the acidity by up to 70%; so if you think coffee is too bitter or if it bothers your stomach, then cold brewing is for you! It also enhances the flavor of the coffee beans. Have I convinced you yet?
To the coffee I like to add Vanilla Almond Milk and sugar, of course; as well as, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and hazelnut syrup if I have those things lying around.
A little birdy told me that Dunkin’ Donuts uses hazelnut syrup in their iced coffee, and that is what makes it so good. And the sweetened condensed milk? Now that is just a must. It makes the coffee so creamy, dreamy, and delicious.
- 6 oz coarse ground coffee beans
- 6 cups cold water
- For Serving, Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Vanilla/Hazelnut Extract and Sweetener, of choice
- Place the coffee grounds in a 2-quart pitcher, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak for at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.
- Line a fine-mesh strainer with a standard coffee filter and fit it over a medium bowl. About a cup at a time, slowly pour the coffee into the filter until all of the liquid has passed through the strainer (the coffee will pass through in a slow stream; don’t force it through). Discard grounds.
- Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
- To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass ⅔ full with coffee liquid. Add a splash of almond milk and 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.