McDonald's Vanilla Iced Coffee
In the coffee war that's been brewing since 2007, McDonald's is emerging victorious by snagging a significant chunk of the $11 billion coffee market away from sector-leader Starbucks. The hamburger chain's McCafe offerings, which include premium cappuccinos, lattes, and iced coffees, scored higher in taste tests according to Consumer Reports magazine, and the drinks come with a lower price tag than comparable beverages at the coffeehouse chain.
The Vanilla Iced Coffee appears to be a standout selection at The Golden Arches, and a home clone is simple using my McDonald's Vanilla Iced Coffee recipe below. Get your hands on some Torani vanilla syrup. Brew up some coffee, chill it, then pour these three ingredients over ice in a 16-ounce glass. The taste of your finished drink will be determined by the quality of your coffee (McDonald's has its own beans), so be sure to brew your best stuff. The better the coffee you start with, the better your clone will taste.
- 1/4 cup Torani vanilla syrup
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup cold coffee
1. Fill a 16-ounce cup with ice.
2. Pour the vanilla syrup over the ice, followed by the half-and-half and cold coffee. Serve with a straw.
Makes one 16-ounce serving.
Tidbits: You can find Torani vanilla syrup in many grocery stores near the coffee, or at well-stocked liquor and bar supply stores.
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