We are thrilled to hear that Starbucks is getting rid of straws and moving forward with their new cold lids. We love seeing a big company take part in the movement to reduce waste. To read more about it, check out this article right here.
At Iconic, we are always making conscious decisions that have less of an impact on our landfills. We use a compostable straw, recycle by-products, and we're proud of our glass bottle. We are currently working on a way to recycle used glass bottles to give them a second life. We plan to announce something really cool so stay tuned!
Until then, we're going to be sipping on this recreation of Starbuck's Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew made with our Cascara Vanilla coffee mixer. If you want to skip plastic altogether, here's a recipe to reduce your trips to the Bucks. Not to mention, this recipe is also a great way to support locally owned businesses here in Arizona. Our Cascara Vanilla mixer was made in collaboration with a local coffee company, Blue House Coffee Goods. Blue House sources a sustainable cascara that makes this mixer unique. We use REAL ingredients in our mixers which is something you just don't find in artificially flavored simple syrups. Try it for yourself!
Iconic Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew
Step 1: Make some cold brew. Do a 4:1 ratio of ground coffee wrapped in a filter and add to cold water. Soak in the fridge for 24 hours. Remove coffee when the strength is to your liking.
Step 2: Make the Cascara Cold Foam. Add 1oz of Iconic Cascara Vanilla to about 4oz of 2% milk to a french press. Quickly pump the press to add air to your milk. This will create bubbles and give you a silky foam flavored with familiar vanilla and notes of tart cherry.
Step 3: Build your drink. Add cold brew to a glass with enough room to add the foam. For more bubbles, carefully spoon the foam on top.
Step 4: Garnish your drink with a line of raw sugar.
No matter what you drink, we encourage you to be creative! This recipe would be awesome with a Bailey's Cascara Cold Foam. Try using our Spiced Honey or Salted Cocoa Nib to flavor the cold brew in addition to the foam. Let us know what you're making! Tag us in photos and use #justaddspirit
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