I LOVE 85C’s sea salt iced coffee. There’s something about the creamy frothiness and the tiniest hint of salt that really makes my taste buds happy. It’s especially refreshing on a hot summer day. I had my first taste in Irvine, and it was always one of the must-haves whenever we went down for a visit. I was so excited when another milk tea shop opened up closer to home, offering Snowfall Iced Coffee, which is a very similar drink. At nearly $5 a cup, though, this wasn’t something I was willing to pay for regularly. I carefully watched them make it and of course went home and tried to recreate it. I think I came pretty close! If you enjoy your iced coffee creamy and sweet with a hint of something different, give this recipe a try and tell me what you think!
When it comes to making your own cup of iced coffee, the final measurements are flexible. Adjust the different components (syrup, cream, ice, coffee) to taste. If you like it more or less sweet, use more or less syrup. If you like it less creamy, add less of the cream mixture, etc. If you think the ice waters it down, chill all the components first and then use less or no ice. My husband enjoys this recipe with 2 tablespoons of syrup (“less sweet”), but I like 3 myself (“regular sweet”).
Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe
aka “Snowfall Iced Coffee”
Makes 2 servings