This recipe was sponsored by International Delight. All opinions are, as always, my own.
There’s something about a cold blended coffee drink, isn’t there? Ever since I first sipped one — probably 15 years ago — I’ve been wild for them. They just make hot summer days a little brighter … don’t they? Back when I worked in New York, my morning route to work would wind through streets so I could pop into my favorite coffee shop each day. And you can bet that it wasn’t a cheap route either. Because, of course, that’s the downside — blended coffee drinks can be pretty darn pricy.
These days, I don’t drop in the coffee shop anywhere near as often. But that doesn’t mean I’ve given up my blended coffee drinks. Especially not when you can make delicious ones at home with just a few ingredients in a few seconds for pennies.
As long as you have a blender and some ice, you’ve got the basics covered. Of course, you need coffee and something creamy (and perhaps something week …) to make it all work though. I mean, what’s a blended coffee drink without the coffee, right? Or the cream for that matter …
International Delight has a few new creamers that are perfect for this. They are based on ice cream flavors (how fun is that?!?): Cold Stone Creamery™ Hot for Cookie™, Cold Stone Creamery™ Founder’s Favorite™ and Cold Stone Creamery™ Churro Caramel.
The Cold Stone Creamery™ Founder’s Favorite™ is totally up my husband’s alley — it has all the flavors of a brownie sundae, which is perfect for transforming coffee into a magical blended coffee drink (complete with whipped cream and crushed chocolate cookies, natch).
And making this? Couldn’t be simpler. Toss the ice, coffee and creamer in a blender and blend. Top with creamy, cookie goodness. Drink it down. See? Easy peasy.
Want to try the new creamers — and whip up this fab Chocolate Brownie Coffee Frappe? There’s a coupon for $0.55 off when you sign up here.
International Delight is also having a fun Pin It to Win It contest too. They are giving away five $400 grand prizes to throw the ultimate ice cream social this summer (they are, after all, bringing Cold Stone Creamery ice cream flavors to coffee). Want to enter? Then visit the ID + Ice Cream Pinterest board and pin your favorite image using the #IScream4ID hashtag. You can read the Official Rules here. Good luck!
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- 1 cup cold brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup International Delight Cold Stone Creamery™ Founder’s Favorite™ creamer
- whipped cream
- 1 chocolate creme sandwich cookie, crushed
- Combine the ice, coffee and creamer in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into 1-2 glasses. Top with whipped cream and crushed cookie. Enjoy.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.