Once the weather starts to warm up, I feel like I begin to crave iced coffees. I much prefer to make them at home because I feel like I drink them so quickly, maybe too quickly. Something about a cold drink just inspires the guzzling in me, I guess. When I lived up in the Bay Area, I would love to go to Philz Coffee, especially on afternoon dates with Matthew. They had this delicious and refreshing mint mojito coffee that just hit all the spots. I’ve done a ton of digging over the years, and made sneaky observations of the baristas, to see if I could recreate the famous Philz Mint Mojito. I’m proud to say I think I nailed it, and I think I have a tip for making it better too, if that was even possible! Scroll down to see my recipe for Philz Inspired Iced Mint Coffee!
Philz Inspired Mint Coffee
- 2 cups brewed Coffee
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
Prepare coffee according to your liking. If you like French Press coffee, you can make it the night before by steeping the coffee grounds in cold water and leaving it in the fridge. Otherwise, allow coffee to cool to room temperature.
Add ½ tablespoon brown sugar to each cup along with about 10-20 mint leaves. Muddle slightly to allow flavors to release. Add ice and pour coffee over. Drizzle in as much heavy cream as you like. I add about 1 Tablespoon to mine. Stir and top with mint leaf garnish. Can add more sugar, or more cream, if necessary. Enjoy!
Pretty easy right? And let me tell you, it is delicious! Since I’ve been eating dairy-free lately, I’ve actually been enjoying this iced mint coffee with a vanilla coconut milk creamer and, to be honest, I think I might prefer it. There is so much flavor in the creamer because of the dates and vanilla. Since the creamer is a little sweet, I would cut back on the brown sugar, but feel free to keep it as is for a sweet and creamy treat!
- 6 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 can 13.5 ounces full-fat coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil or another neutral tasting oil that is liquid at room temperature
- tiny pinch of fine sea salt
If your dates are very soft proceed to the next step. If your dates are a little on the dry side, place them in a small bowl and cover them with boiler water for 5-10 minutes. Drain.
In a blender, combine the dates coconut milk, vanilla, sunflower oil, and sea salt. Blend on high until you have a smooth and thick liquid with minimal chunks of visible dates.
Over a medium bowl, strain the mixture with a fine-mesh strainer. Store the creamer in a jar with a tight-fitting lid for one week.
This recipe is from The First Mess Cookbook
If you’re a fan of fresh mint, I can’t recommend this recipe enough. It’s one of my favorite treats, especially on a hot day. It’s sweet, creamy, minty, and caffeinated – such a good combo! Let me know what you think if you make this Iced Mint Coffee inspired by Philz. I have a feeling you will love love love it!
Make sure to check out some of my other drink recipes too! Last summer I had this pineapple smoothie almost every morning. And if you need to add in more glasses of H2O, try my go-to infused-water combos. I’m planning some summer get togethers, and these 3 delicious mocktails will definitely be making appearances. They’re so good, you won’t miss the alcohol…promise! But of course, you could always add it in! I won’t judge, in fact I might try that too!