Once you try this Fresh Mint Coffee, you'll be wondering why you waited so long! This coffee is full of robust coffee flavor and refreshing mint. If you are looking for a different way to change up your normal coffee during the day, then adding fresh mint is definitely the way to go!
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a regular cup of black coffee. I had to laugh typing that as I can remember a time when I didn't like regular black coffee, sans creamer; let alone coffee at all.
One of the great things though about learning to experiment with different coffee recipes is the possibilities are endless! You may decide to never go to a coffee shop again!
If you have tried different coffee flavor combinations that are out of the box, make sure to leave a comment below.
- Fresh brewed coffee - caffeinated or decaffeinated is fine. Totally up to you.
- Torani Creme de Menthe Syrup - if you haven't tried this yet, you simply must!
- Half and half creamer - you can also use heavy cream or your favorite vanilla coffee creamer.
- Fresh mint leaves
- Whipped cream
Mint extract - You can, however, make sure whatever brand you are buying is food safe. I would start with a very small amount, such as ⅛ of a teaspoon and slowly add it in until you get the flavoring you are looking. But honestly, if you price out the different between a bottle of coffee syrup compared to mint extract, you are better off buying the syrup and using that. Plus, you will have it for a variety of other recipes.
Iced - Just add in some crushed ice or ice cubes.
If you aren't a fan of the coffee taste, here are a few tips to help you enjoy a cup of joe.
- Add store-bought creamer
- Learn to make homemade coffee creamer and add that
- You can add a bit of sugar and milk
- Get a variety of different coffee syrups and start experimenting.
- Choose a lighter coffee such as a light roast, blonde roast, or something similar. If you are making it with a K-cup machine, choose a higher setting so you are adding more water.
Yes! It truly is! It's such an unusual combination; however, it's very good.
"Muddling" is the step of crushing mint and sugar to release the flavor of the herb so it blends with your drink. The smell was wonderful! To muddle mint, you simply place the leaves in a round bowl and use a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon and press the fresh herbs into the bowl. You just want to do it enough to release the juices that are inside the leaves. You don't want to over muddle the mint.
There are a couple of different ways. You can either muddle fresh mint and add that into your glass or you can use mint syrup, such as the Torani syrup we used for this recipe.
Fresh Mint Coffee
- 8 oz Favorite brewed coffee
- 1 oz Half & half
- 1 oz Torani Creme de Menthe Syrup
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Whipped Cream
- Place fresh mint and sugar in a bowl and meddle (crush together with a pestle or wooden spoon, etc) if you are wanting to muddle the fresh mint.
- Select your favorite glasses and set aside.
- If you muddled the mint, add that into the glasses.
- Brew your coffee.
- Divide the coffee into the glasses.
- Add in your half & half, then if you are using syrup instead of the muddled mint, add that in now.
- Top with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves.