Chocolate Cold bRew
We all love chocolate, don’t we?
And if you read this blog, you probably like cold brew coffee, don’t you?
So why not try to mix it together with this chocolate cold brew recipe?
What you’ll Need
- Coffee Beans
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cacao
- (Optional: milk)
First off, depending on what sort of coffee beans you are using for your cold brew, you might want to be very careful with how much chocolate you are using.
The same goes for the coffee-to-water ratio.
If you are using a lighter coffee or if you are using a lower ratio, the chocolate might be overpowering.
I am using a medium roasted bean for this recipe, and a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:12. These beans are great for recipes like this (or just for ordinary amazing cold brew).
Honestly, you could flavor your coffee in many different ways. Milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, cacao or even chocolate flavored coffee.
In this recipe, I am making a chocolate syrup out of cacao, sugar, and water. But if you want to, you can, for example, melt milk chocolate or buy chocolate coffee syrup instead.
STEP 1 – Brew The Cold Brew
The first thing you want to do is brewing the cold brew. Use preferably whole beans and grind them to a coarse grind. You can also use ground coffee as well, or just buy drink ready cold brew. However, for the best taste, use whole beans.
After grinding the beans, add them to a cold brew maker or your choice cold brewing equipment. Both a French press or a mason jar with a filter works too.
Then add water and make sure all the coffee gets wet. I am using a 1:12 (1part coffee 12parts water) coffee to water ratio but feel free to experiment!
Let it brew for 12-24hrs.
STEP 2 – The Chocolate Syrup
Again, I am making my own syrup, but you can buy it or use for example milk chocolate instead.
With this chocolate cold brew recipe, I want to create a chocolate flavor, but I don’t want it to be overpowering.
We will only need 3 ingredients for the recipe and it is pretty simple.
Add ¾ cup sugar and ½ cup water to a pot. Let it heat up and make sure to stir around so all the sugar resolves. Then add the cacao and, if you want to, some vanilla extract drops. Or fresh vanilla.
Let it boil for about 4-5 minutes and then put it off the heat. Pour it into a second container and put it in the fridge.
STEP 3 – Compose The Chocolate Cold Brew
The cold brew has been brewing for 12-24hrs and the chocolate syrup is ready.
Now, you have to decide if you want to make either a chocolate cold foam or just add the chocolate syrup directly to the cold brew.
It will taste great either way.
Chocolate Cold Brew
If you want to add it directly to the cold brew, take a glass, add ice, chocolate syrup, and cold brew. Stir around, and you are done! Delicious!
Chocolate Cold Foam
If you want to serve your cold brew with a chocolate cold foam, this is what you will do.
Add ¼ cup of milk and 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup to the frother and let it do its work. Meanwhile, add your cold brew to a glass with ice.
When the frother is done and you have your chocolate foam, just pour it gently and let float on top of the cold brew. Top with some extra cacao. Done!
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Some chocolate cold brew FAQ
If you like cold brew and chocolate, you will probably love this combination! Make your cold brew and add chocolate syrup. Either directly to the cold brew or to a cold foam. Either dark or medium roasted beans. Preferably roasted to order.
Is chocolate cold brew good?
How do you make chocolate cold brew?
What beans are best for chocolate cold brew?
If you like cold brew and chocolate, you will probably love this combination!
Make your cold brew and add chocolate syrup. Either directly to the cold brew or to a cold foam.
Either dark or medium roasted beans. Preferably roasted to order.