Starbucks recently released the Chocolate Cream Cold Brew and it quickly became our absolute favorite iced coffee pick at Starbucks. I was driving through every day just to get another one until one day when I was home with a sick kiddo and couldn’t get to a Starbucks. I decided to try to put one together using ingredients I had at home and was shocked how easy it is and how close it tasted to the original! So, today I’m sharing how I did it and what I used. This recipe is so simple if you have Jot concentrated coffee or ANY cold brew coffee on hand and ready to go.
I’ve also made this with store bought Starbucks Cold Brew coffee and it is super delicious, so use what you have to make this happen!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jot concentrated coffee or your choice of cold brew (8 ounces of coffee)
- Milk of choice, we use heavy cream
- Chocolate sauce – love this affordable one with just 5-ingredients
- Vanilla simple syrup – homemade or store bought
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WHAT’S IN STARBUCKS Chocolate Cream Cold Brew?
The chocolate sweet cream is made with a mix of heavy cream, chocolate syrup and a splash of vanilla. I think Starbucks may use a chocolate malt powder or sauce, based on the flavor, but you can get a similar taste using these easy ingredients at home.
While you can also use any milk you want, the flavor is closer when you use heavy whipping cream. I add 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp of chocolate sauce and a splash of vanilla to a cold milk frother. I did test it with 2 tbsp of chocolate and it was way too chocolatey compared to the Starbucks version, so to get a more subtle flavor, stick with one.
Then, I used Jot concentrate – the Orbit blend, which has chocolatey notes – which you mix at a 1tbsp to 8oz ratio, but you could easily use 8oz of any cold brew or iced coffee that you have on hand.
EASY HOMEMADE VANILLA SIMPLE SYRUP:
You can definitely use store bought syrups – and occasionally we do, too – or you can make one really quickly at home. The homemade syrups taste better, plus they only need a few ingredients, fillers, and have less chemicals. We’re talking 3 ingredients and 5-10 minutes. It’s a no-brainer.
You only need three ingredients to make this syrup! Here’s what you need:
Then, just star occasionally until the sugar is fully dissolved and it’s gently simmering.
Remove from heat and let it cool a bit before putting it in the bottle. Use a bottle that seals. We bought a set of these glass bottles with chalkboard stickers, but you could use any kind of container with a seal to keep it fresh.
This will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks, but honestly, it won’t last that long!
Read more about this recipe in this post.
HOW TO MAKE THE Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Copycat:
It’s time to put it all together, folks. We made you this quick video to show you how totally easy it is. We’ll also break it down for you below:
Put Your Drink Together:
- Add ice to your cup
- Add 1tbsp. Jot to 8oz. water or 8oz. of cold brew coffee
- Add 1tbsp. of vanilla syrup (2 if you like it really sweet)
- Add 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or milk of choice) to a cold milk frother, with 1tbsp. chocolate sauce and a dash of vanilla syrup and froth.
- Pour cream mixture on top
- Add straw, lightly mix, etc.
That’s all, folks. So easy.
WHAT IS JOT ULTRA CONCENTRATED COFFEE?
So, that means Jot is not technically concentrated, since water has not been removed from Jot. This means Jot keeps all the flavor, while still offering an incredibly pure, super-strength coffee.
Some concentrated coffees do remove the water and we can attest to the fact that they do not taste as good or as fresh at all.
3 JOT COFFEE FACTS:
It’s important that coffee tastes great, but also, it matters how it’s sourced. Here are some facts about Jot:
1. JOT IS ETHICALLY SOURCED:
We are happy to report that Jot is committed to sustainability in every way and all of their coffee beans are 100% organic. Every bottle of Jot benefits the well-being of the land, those who work it, and their coffee drinkers.
Many of their coffee laborers are also women and Jot is a founding member of the Gender Equity Index, a new measurement tool that sets the bar for equal opportunities for women farmers. They have committed to sourcing at least 40% of their beans from women-owned farms and cooperatives. We LOVE that here at WTF and are happy to get behind this mission 100%!
2. JOT IS LOW ACID:
We have been ON THE HUNT for low acid coffee, thanks to one of us having some growing acid reflux issues. If you also are looking to reduce your acid, coffee is a major way to do that as it is one of the most acidic foods/drinks that we can consume.
You do not have to give up your coffee to go low acid. Jot is very smooth and had much less of an acid reaction for me – in fact – I would say that it was equal to or better to the results I had with actual low acid coffee. And, spoiler alert, Jot is easier to prepare than the pour-over method that I use with low acid coffee beans.
3. JOT IS AFFORDABLE:
We know what you’re thinking – okay this is cool, but how much is it? Jot starts at $24 a bottle, with two choices of original or dark coffee. Each bottle makes 14 8-oz cups of coffee, which brings your price to $1.71 a coffee. Definitely cheaper than your coffeehouse stop.
But, if you use our coupon code for 25% off, you will bring your cost down to $1.20 a cup. Woohoo!
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew?
If you are ordering the drink without substitutions at Starbucks, here are the calories you can expect:
- Tall: 190 calories
- Grande: 250 calories
- Venti: 300 calories
- Trenta: 320 calories
To learn more about what the Starbucks cups sizes mean, read this post.
Of course, if you are making this at home, this can change based on the ingredients you choose and how much of them you put in. Since each of us will customize this drink to taste, it’s difficult to say exactly what the stats will be.
We hope this gave you another great coffee recipe to try with your Jot coffee!
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