May 23, 2015, 22:00
Instead of hazelnut syrup, and chocolate syrup, I used Nutella. Came out tasting like the unborn heavens. Love it!
Oct 7, 2014, 22:00
Not the same as dunkin but okay!
I found this did not taste very much like hazelnut. I modified the recipe. I used 2 cups of strong coffee made into ice cubes. I also used 8 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup instead of one. I omitted the almond extract and followed the recipe for the rest of the way the ice cubes.( because the coffee is your ice cube) this still did not taste the same as Dunkin Donuts, but it was a good alternative..
May 25, 2014, 22:00
there is 0 caffeine in our coolattas, its just a flavor syrup. also, yes, we use 18% cream. :) the strong coffee would be a good way to imitate our iced coffee, though. just pour it over ice. ;)
Jun 9, 2013, 22:00
I always have 1- 11/2 cups leftover strong coffee and hate to toss it especially in warm weather but never had found a recipe as good as this one and it's so easy! I did add 1 Tbsp caramel syrup as I had no hazelnut syrup and it was terrific! Highly recommend!
Aug 11, 2012, 22:00
Here is my method: Add sugar to coffee when hot so it dissolves smoothly. Also, mix in syrups & flavorings (incuding an addition of Tbsp. caramel syrup) and place in fridge in sealed container to chill. When cold, add crushed or shaved ice, then stir in milk as last step. I like to make a double or triple batch so the mixture is in the fridge, ready at a moment's notice. This also cuts down on cleanup and eliminates the need to drag everything out each time. Delicious and money-saving recipe!
As a past D'D' employee I must correct Jessica on the comment of using heavy cream. The key to a great coolatta (or cup of coffee) that tastes like it came from the store is LIGHT cream. Great idea though about the hint of Hazelnut!
Mar 11, 2008, 22:00
Dunkin Donuts uses heavy cream in their coolattas, not milk. It will increase the calories significantly, but if you're looking for authenticity, this is one improvement that would need to be made.
Sep 13, 2007, 22:00
This recipe was good, but it doesn't taste like a dd coolatta. I was unable to find the hazelnut syrup at any of my local stores so I omitted it.
Sep 11, 2007, 22:00
This is WONDERFUL!!!! Taste just like Dunkin Donuts made it!!!