I have been a Disney fan nearly my whole life, but what started my hardcore love for Disney were the Disney princesses; Ariel, Belle, Cinderella… The princess stories felt the most magical to me, and gave me so much inspiration and optimism as a child, and still do to this day. Now being a wife, mom, and blogger I am as busy as can be, so one of my other greatest loves is coffee. My love for Disneybounding gave me the inspiration to fuse my two loves of Disney princesses and coldbrew coffee together!
I present to you my line of Disney princess-inspired coldbrew coffee flavors, that you can easily make at home, and are even all vegan. For the coffee you use, you can use the coldbrew of your choice! My favorites are Stumptown black coldbrew coffee, and Starbucks new coldbrew coffee grounds that you brew for 24 hours. Once you have your coffee, it’s time to get started being a Disney-inspired at-home barista!
Belle’s Enchanted Rose Coldbrew Coffee
For the Princess Belle-inspired coffee, I used Starbuck’s Classic syrup (you can purchase at any Starbucks location) and Rose Water. Rose water is easy to find at most natural grocery stores, they have it at my Whole Foods. Rose Water is quite potent though, so I recommend adding a very small amount.
- Fill half of your cup with cold coffee, then add 1/8 tsp of rose water and 1/4 tsp sweetener of your choice (agave or other liquid sweeteners work best in cold coffees, since granulated sugar doesn’t dissolve in cold drinks).
- Then stir well, and finish filling up your cup with coffee and ice.
This has a unique floral taste. Not everyone enjoys floral tasting foods, so this won’t be a flavor for everyone. But you’ll find it divine if floral is your jam, and works best with an incredibly strong coffee!
Frozen Chocolatey Coldbrew Coffee
What is that amazing coldbrew? Chocolate! This coldbrew coffee is easy for anyone to love! I think something very rich like a French roast or Stumptown black coffee would work best with this!
- Put 4 squares of at least 70% dark chocolate in a small bowl and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds (or until melted).
- Fill half of your cup with coffee, then pour your chocolate in your cup and stir well. Then finish filling with coffee and top with ice. It’s very important to do the ice last, as if you add before the chocolate sauce is well-stirred it can harden the chocolate.
I liked the coffee just as it was, but if you don’t like your coffee as rich you might want to add some milk to it. But if you are a black coffee lover, this recipe is to die for!
Ariel’s Sea Salt Caramel Coldbrew Coffee
I love my sea salt caramel super salty, so adjust accordingly if you rather have more sweet than salty! This coldbrew is velvety, buttery, and smooth. It also reminds me of what could be a butter beer-inspired cold brew.
- Mix 1 Tablespoon of melted non-dairy butter with 1.5 Tablespoons of maple syrup or honey, with 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
- Pour half of your coffee into your cup, then half of your sea salt caramel mixture, and stir.
- Then add the rest of your coffee, mixture, and top with ice, and stir again.
I thought this coffee concoction was best with a lighter coldbrew taste like Starbucks’ coldbrew grounds. I thought it was also a neat touch that the salt in the coffee created a slight foam, reminding me of pearls or sea foam!
Mulan’s Cherry Almond Blossom Coldbrew Coffee
This one is another one of my favorite coldbrew recipes! It is rich with dark cherry and almonds! This tastes good with any coldbrew, in my opinion.
- Blend 1 tsp almond (or vanilla) extract with 10 frozen or fresh cherries.
- Pour half of your coffee into a cup, then stir your mixture in well, then top with coffee, ice, and a splash of vanilla almond milk.
The better you blend your cherries, the better the mixture will blend with the coffee.
Moana’s Coconutty Coldbrew Coffee
For those of you who take your coffee on the lighter side with cream and sugar, this mixture is perfect for you!
- Pour half your coffee into your cup. Add in 1/2 tsp coconut extract, 1/2 tsp liquid sweetener, and stir well.
- Pour in the rest of your coffee, and top with 1/4 cup of coconut milk and ice.
If you like your coffee stronger, then I would elminate adding the coconut milk. I like this recipe with a Sumatra or Ethiopian roast, myself.
Tips for Your Coldbrew to be On Point
Make it strong: One of my biggest tips, which I’m sure most coldbrew junkies know, is to not expect great iced coffee by putting ice cubes in hot coffee. As being a solely iced or coldbrew coffee drinker, I have had many people suggest to just put ice in hot coffee. This greatly waters down coffee, so to make a proper coldbrew you can either buy pre-bottled, or make a hot strong french press brew and then put in a pitcher to cool for at least four hours. And in general, ice melts pretty quickly so stronger is better, so you don’t get watered-down coffee!
Add coffee before flavoring: Often if you put your syrup or other flavoring in first, it just sits at the bottom of your drink and isn’t fully mixed in. For best flavor, pour half of your coffee in a cup, then your flavor mix, THEN the rest of your coffee and ice last.
Use liquid sweetener: Granulated sugar doesn’t dissolve very well in cold drinks, so it’s best to use a liquid sweetener in any cold drink.
I hope you enjoyed the fusion between my two loves for Disney princesses and coldbrew coffee, and don’t worry, the other Disney princess inspired coldbrew coffees will be coming next month!