Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee Cubes ~ Nik Snacks

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This post and recipe was created specifically for #BackToSchoolTreats. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.

Mom and Dad can get a sweet start to the work day with these Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee Cubes. Add them to hot or iced coffee for a special treat in the morning OR for an afternoon pick-me-up before picking up the kids.

Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don't forget to enter the giveaway HERE (scroll to the bottom for the Rafflecopter)!

Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.

This recipe harkens back to my days as a barista at Starbucks. Ah, the caramel macchiato... a made up drink by the coffee giant. Probably the most popular drink right after the Frappucino. It's a layered beverage: vanilla syrup, steamed milk topped with an espresso shot (or three) and garnished with a crosshatch of caramel drizzle.

I cut out the fancy middle man with this recipe.

These ice cubes are layered, too! Fresh, brewed coffee mixed with Torani Caramel Syrup and each ice cube portion in the tray is topped with a spoonful of heavy cream.

The cream really does rise to the top. Now, if you make these and the cream mixes with the coffee mixture, making homogenous--that's fine! It won't detract from the sweet goodness of the caramel or the coffee. Add these to your hot brew to cool it down or use them as ice cubes for your iced coffee. No matter how you decide to use them, you'll be happy you took the time to make them for yourself. They're already a hit in my house.

Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee Cubes Yield: 48 ice cubes Ingredients 24 oz. freshly brewed coffee 10 oz. Torani Caramel Syrup 8 oz. Heavy cream or half-and-half Instructions 1. Let brewed coffee cool to room temperature. 2. Add Torani Caramel Syrup and stir to combine. 3. Pour coffee into two 24-cube ice cube molds and slowly pour 1 tsp of heavy cream on top of each cube. 4. Freeze until solid, 4-5 hours. 5. Transfer frozen coffee cubes to an airtight container or freezer bag. Store for up to 2 months.

Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

Back to School Breakfasts:
PB&J stuffed French Toast from The Domestic Kitchen

Back to School Snacks:
Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Funfetti Rice Krispies Treats from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
On the Go Granola Pouch from Jen Around the World

Back to School Desserts:
Afternoon Lemon Squares from Girl Abroad
Back to School Sugar Cookies from Love and Confections
Fruity Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Mini Pearls of Wisdom Cookies from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Donut Muffins from The Nifty Foodie

Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Smoothie from Home Sweet Homestead


Melissa said...

I love this idea!