Maple Pecan Coffee made with Cold Brewed Coffee is a delicious iced coffee drink. With nutty caramel flavors, this is the perfect cold coffee drink to transition from summer to fall.
Looking for another caffeinated treat? Try this Butter Pecan Coffee Milkshake (with Cold Brew Coffee) At Home Iced Matcha Chai Latte or this Kentucky Coffee with Maple Simple Syrup!
Cold Brew Maple Pecan Coffee Details
Level of Difficulty: This cold coffee drink is super simple to make! You will make the Maple Pecan Simple Syrup and the cold brewed coffee ahead of time. When you are ready to make your Maple Pecan Coffee, combine the coffee, simple syrup and add your choice of cream!
Time: 5 minutes or less! This is less time than it takes to go through the coffee drive through (and will cost you significantly less)! Both the Maple Pecan Simple Syrup and the cold brewed coffee are made ahead of time. The simple syrup takes about 20 minutes to make but only 2 minutes of actual hands on time. The cold brewed coffee takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and then steeps overnight.
Flavor: This coffee has a nutty, caramel and sweet flavor.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Cold Brewed Coffee: the flavor of the coffee you use will shine through in this recipe so use one that you like. I like to use the Rehoboth Beach Roast from Coffee Rendezvous in this cold coffee drink. The Maple Pecan Simple Syrup highlights the praline, cinnamon and pecan flavors of this roast. If you do not have cold brewed coffee, you can use fresh brewed coffee that has cooled.
- Maple Syrup: this is used in the Maple Pecan Simple Syrup. I do not suggest substituting this ingredient.
- Pecans: the pecans are finely chopped and then infused into the simple syrup. If you do not have pecans on hand, you could substitute walnuts or almonds.
- Light Brown Sugar: the molasses flavor in brown sugar pairs well with the maple syrup. You could also use dark brown sugar.
- Water: this is the base for the simple syrup. Tap water works fine.
- Cinnamon Stick: a teaspoon of ground cinnamon could be used in place of a cinnamon stick.
- Creamer of choice: use whatever cream you enjoy in this cold coffee drink!
How to Make Maple Pecan Coffee (with Cold Brewed Coffee)
- Make Cold Brewed Coffee. Once you make cold brewed coffee at home, you will never purchase it at a coffee shop. It is so easy and inexpensive to make at home. Simply combine ground coffee with water in an airtight container (I like to use a mason jar) and let steep overnight. The coffee grounds to water ratio in my cold brewed coffee is ¼ cup ground coffee to 1 cup of water. After the coffee steeps, remove the coffee grounds from the coffee concentrate. For more details on how to get the perfect cold brewed coffee, check out this post from my friend Meredith at Our Love Language is Food!
- Make Maple Pecan Simple Syrup. To make the simple syrup, combine water, maple syrup and brown sugar in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a slow boil and allow the sugar to dissolve. Stir to combine all ingredients. Remove from heat and add the chopped pecans and cinnamon stick. Allow syrup to cool and the cinnamon and maple flavors to extract for 15-20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and strain the liquid to remove the chopped pecans. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Make Maple Pecan Coffee. Start by filling a glass with ice. Pour coffee over ice and add maple pecan syrup. Top with cream, stir and enjoy!
- Add whiskey to make an alcoholic cold coffee drink!
- Use leftover cold brewed coffee to make ice cubes! This will prevent your coffee from becoming watered down.
- To make this recipe dairy free, use a plant based milk such as almond milk or oat milk. This recipe is naturally gluten free.
- This recipe makes a cup of Maple Pecan Simple Syrup. Use extra simple syrup to add extra flavor to tea, cider or in an alcoholic drink!
- Make a large batch of cold brewed coffee so that you will have some every day of the week!
- Cold Brew Coffee has more caffeine than traditional drip coffee. If sensitive to caffeine, add some water to your cold brew coffee or use decaf cold brew.
- Can you heat cold brewed coffee? Yes, you can heat cold brewed coffee! Cold brewed coffee has a naturally sweeter and a smoother taste than drip brewed coffee making it preferable to some tastes. This coffee can be reheated.
- What is the difference between cold brewed coffee and iced coffee? The biggest difference with cold brewed coffee and iced coffee is how the coffee is made. Cold Brewed Coffee is never heated. It is made with cold or room temperature water combined with coffee grounds and then steeped for at least 12 hours. Iced Coffee is brewed drip coffee that is served over ice. Cold Brewed Coffee is less acidic and less bitter than regularly brewed coffee. Cold Brewed Coffee also is higher in caffeine.
- What creamer goes with Maple Pecan Coffee? Use an unsweetened cream in this Maple Pecan Coffee. The Maple Pecan Simple Syrup is sweet from the maple syrup and brown sugar. A plain half and half or milk goes perfectly with the sweet simple syrup.
- Can you make a decaffeinated Maple Pecan Coffee? Yes, you can make decaffeinated Maple Pecan Coffee! Simply, use a decaf coffee when you make the cold brewed coffee.
Need a breakfast idea to go with your coffee? Try this Easy and Light Ricotta Quiche or this Toasted Coconut Granola!
If you make this Maple Pecan Coffee with Cold Brewed Coffee, leave a comment or tag @delmarvaliciousdishes on Instagram!
Maple Pecan Coffee with Cold Brewed Coffee
- ½ cup Cold Brewed Coffee
- 1-2 teaspoon Maple Pecan Simple Syrup
- Cream of choice Half & Half, Milk, Plant Based Milk, etc.
Maple Pecan Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Maple Syrup
- ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Pecans Chopped
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- Start with a glass filled half way with ice. Add desired amount of cold brewed coffee to glass. Add Maple Pecan Simple Syrup and cream. Stir to combine. Enjoy cold.
Maple Pecan Simple Syrup
- Add water, brown sugar and maple syrup to a medium size pot. Turn heat to medium. Bring to slow boil. Stir to dissolve sugar and combine ingredients. Remove from heat.
- Add chopped pecans and cinnamon stick. Allow flavors to steep for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon stick and strain pecan pieces.
- Store refrigerated in an airtight container.