As we head into the basic betch season of pumpkin spiced everything, I wanted to give a final ode to perhaps one of my favorite drinks Starbucks has ever made… Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.
It’s delicious and there’s something about that sweet cream that’s just so delicious. However, my complaint was that it was never consistent. The taste of my cold brew was all dependent on the barista I would get. And I wasn’t cool with that! When you look forward to something, you want it to be 100% spot on… every single damn time. Not to mention I was shelling out $4 bucks every time (when you make a couple of trips a week, that starts to add up).
So in an effort to put more bank back in my pocket and create a little more consistency in my life, I opted to set out on how to create my own version.
And Voila! I sure did. With one caveat – this may not be for the faint of heart when it comes to drinking a little bit of fat!
Here are the ingredients;
- International Delight Cold Stone Sweet Cream – $2.98 at Walmart (63 servings)
- Silk Unswtnd Vanilla Cashew Milk – $2.50 at Stop & Shop (8 servings)
- Starbucks Medium Roast Cold Brew – $5.29 at Stop & Shop (8 servings) (sometimes I use Stumptown Cold Brew)
- 365 Vanilla MCT Oil – $15.99 at Whole Foods (32 servings)
- Ice – Hopefully free in your home
What are the servings in my mix?
- 1 serving of International Delight
- 1/2 serving of Cashew Milk
- 1/2 serving of Starbucks
- 1 serving of MCT Oil
- 3 – 4 ice cubes
I throw it all into a Nutribullet and it comes out with the consistency of a Coolatta (if you’ve ever had one of those). You can by all means go ahead and blend all of the liquids and then pour over ice. The world is your oyster!
The point here is that it’s pretty much spot on to the original Starbucks drink. And the best part?! When you break it down to a per drink cost once you’re looking at $1.01
Yup – that’s $1.01 per drink
So there you have. A delicious, expensive Starbucks drink that you can easily make a home for perhaps 1/4 the cost.
Hope you enjoy and if you do try it, let us know!! We’re going to keep coming up with alternatives to some of your favorite drinks.