If you’re the kind of coffee lover who just can’t wait for the next seasonal flavor to hit your local café—marking your calendar for the start of gingerbread season, or posting on social media to celebrate the return of pumpkin—stop waiting! You can make your own delicious and refreshing cold brew coffee recipes right at home. It’s easy and way healthier than the one you would order at the coffee shop!
Learn how to make cold brew coffee at home (click here for our cold brew guide! >), then get started with the eight genius cold brew recipes below. They’ll add some flavor and zip to your morning, after-work wind down, or whenever your day needs an infusion of fun.
If you like your cold brew coffee recipes sweet and creamy, look no further! This simple Sweet Cream Vanilla Caramel Cold Brew recipe packs a double dose of both.
Two sugar-free syrups—caramel and vanilla—provide a punch of sweet, complex flavor. Because the syrups are sugar-free, this decadent-tasting beverage doesn’t put a huge dent in your daily calories. It’s just 50 calories per serving!
Unsweetened almond milk and half-and-half add creaminess and nuttiness that make the whole glass filling and satisfying. This will be one of your favorite cold brew coffee recipes to enjoy all year round!
A pour-over coffee drink has such a tempting look, with wisps of cream making clouds of beige in the iced coffee as it’s poured. This Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew recipe gives you that satisfaction at home, but it’s not just for looks.
The creamy concoction you’ll pour over your coffee is packed with spicy pumpkin flavor that gets a kick of sweetness from maple syrup, so it’s loaded with fall flavors. Unlike the coffee shop version that’s likely made with artificial ingredients, this six-ingredient pour-over is made from real stuff with real flavor.
It contains real pumpkin, real syrup and real vanilla. The result? It’s real good.
Adding protein powder to your morning cup of joe is a weight loss hack that really works. It adds the sweetness you crave to your a.m. brew, while making it more filling so you stay energized and satisfied long after you’ve drained that delicious cup. That’s because protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, so the nutrient stays in your system longer—and your digestive system doesn’t cry out for more food as soon.
In this simple Caramel Coffee Protein Shake recipe, you’ll add two scoops of Nutrisystem Shake Mix to coffee, stir in some sugar-free caramel syrup and ice, then give it all a whirl in your blender. When you’re done, you’ll have a frothy, sweet mix that supports your weight loss goals, satisfies your sweet cravings, and starts your day with nutrition your body needs.
For years, coffee lovers have been sadly telling their baristas they want “no whip” when ordering a coffee treat. The hope is to save calories and keep their beverage from creeping up to meal-level status.
But with this Skinny Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew recipe, you can add the whipped cream and still have just 37 calories in your glass. That’s less than a small glass of orange juice!
Don’t let the “skinny” part fool you. The light whipped topping still provides that creamy decadence you’re craving. Plus, this mocha is still loaded with flavor from peppermint extract, cocoa powder, almond milk and an oh-so-fancy topping of crushed peppermint candy.
This Mexican Mocha Smoothie recipe packs some heat! Cayenne in this protein-packed cold brew not only provides some warming zip to your palate, but it also enhances the chocolate flavor, making it more intense and satisfying.
The recipe was submitted to Nutrisystem by Jessica, a member and mom of three. When we tried it, we had to feature it! Jessica’s quick, six-ingredient smoothie takes a serving of Nutrisystem Shake Mix to another level of flavor. Topped with decadent whipped cream, this is a gourmet glass you’ve got to try!
Can’t get enough coffee? Whether you’re jamming mugs of java all day or you stick to a single morning cup, you’ll love the depth of flavor a little coffee adds to this Coffee Balsamic Marinade recipe. Mixed with brown sugar, mustard, garlic, black pepper, salt and balsamic vinegar, this coffee-infused marinade makes meat more tender and imparts unforgettable flavor in less than 30 minutes.
Just mix the ingredients together, rub them all over a piece of flank steak—or another meat of your choice—and let the flavors get to know each other in a zip-top bag in your fridge for a while. When you cook it, the meat will be fork-tender and provide the kind of eye-opening flavor only a kick of coffee can provide.
Craving an espresso martini without the alcohol and sugar overload? Whip up this scrumptious version at home that’s guilt-free! It features unsweetened almond milk half-and-half, sugar-free vanilla syrup and cocoa powder for deliciously diet-friendly flavor.
Our Espresso Martini Mocktail recipe with cold brew is perfect for anyone who craves a sweet treat without the extra calories. It’s a breeze to make and boasts a genuine coffee flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.
Get ready for a tasty treat that’s also healthy! Our Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake recipe is packed with protein and loaded with refreshing peppermint flavor. You can enjoy it as a snack or dessert without worrying about derailing your weight loss goals.
Made with Nutrisystem Chocolate Shake Mix, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, cold brew coffee, ice, peppermint extract and unsweetened cocoa powder, you’ll get the perfect blend of flavor and nutrition. Whip it up and indulge in something deliciously satisfying!