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It’s finally spring here in Brooklyn, so I’m in full-on “drink-everything-refreshing-and-iced” mode. Iced water. Iced tea. But most importantly ICED COFFEE. I thrive off of iced coffee in the summer – it’s my life blood. But, making cold brew at home feels unrealistic. Until now.
Dunkin’ Donuts now has these super easy cold brew packets that you can buy at Walmart and they make UH-mazing cold brew at home. It’s super simple. Just put the coffee packets in a pitcher of water overnight, let it steep, then take the coffee packets out and add more water. That’s literally it!
Add some non-dairy creamer and a splash of maple syrup and you have the cold brew treat of the season. My roommate tried it and requested that we have a new pitcher every week. (Which is very convenient, because every cold brew coffee pack makes one pitcher.) So if you want the best cold brew in town inside your own refrigerator – look no further.
For this recipe, I added use lavender and rose tea bags (you can also find these at Walmart), or you can use dried lavender and rose water instead, to make it taste like spring in a cup!
And guess what? It does.
Easy Lavender Rose Cold Brew
- 6-7 cups water, divided
- 2 Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew Coffee Packs
- 1 tablespoon lavender tea bags (or 1 tablespoon dried lavender)
- 1 tablespoon rose tea bags (or 1 tablespoon rose water)
- non-dairy creamer
- maple syrup
Fill a 2 quart pitcher with four cups of water and add your two Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew Coffee Packs.
Add the tea bags or the lavender and rose water to the pitcher. Place your dried lavender in a tea steeper, or make a tea bag out of cheesecloth by tying the end closed with a rubber band.
Steep in fridge for 8-12 hours.
Remove the coffee packs and lavender. Add 2-3 more cups of water (depending on how strong you like your coffee.) Stir.
Serve in a glass with ice, non-dairy creamer, and a splash of maple syrup.
If my morning cup of coffee provides me joy and comfort each morning – isn’t that healthy?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: physical health and mental health are inextricably linked. Our modern definition of health needs to include both. So if being mentally healthy includes enjoying lavender rose cold brew coffee in the morning – then go for it.
Our health is ever evolving, as are our bodies. So if caffeine works for you – DO IT. Enjoy it. Savor every sip. That’s all our journey to health is – listening to what our body is asking for in that moment and respecting it. xo.
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