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30 mins

RECIPE

Smoked Sea Salt Coffee Float

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MORE ABOUT THE RECIPE

Looking for a delicious way to cool off on a warm day? Try this fresh take on a traditional ice cream float. Easy to make at home, this cold brew coffee drink is ready to delight anyone who loves the combination of sweet and salty.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Large mason jar
  • 1
    piece of cheesecloth for filter
  • 8
    oz coffee
  • 1
    gallon plus 1 cup filtered water
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    vanilla bean, scraped*
  • A pinch of smoked sea salt, plus more for garnish
  • 2
    scoops vanilla gelato (or ice cream)
  • Sparkling water
- 1 serving +
Smoked Sea Salt Coffee Float

HOW TO MAKE

Smoked Sea Salt Coffee Float
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STEP 01

Cover a large mason jar with cheesecloth.

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STEP 02

Add coffee.

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STEP 03

Fill with the gallon of pure, filtered water.

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STEP 04

Steep for 12 hours at room temperature.

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STEP 05

Make the Smoked Sea Salt and Vanilla Syrup by combining 1 cup water, raw sugar, vanilla and smoked sea salt in saucepan (detailed steps below).

Smoked Salt Float Step 6
STEP 06

Bring to a boil to dissolve sugar, then let cool.

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STEP 07

Strain cold brew and discard cheesecloth with grounds.

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STEP 08

For the coffee float, mix Smoked Sea Salt Syrup and cold brew in glass.

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STEP 09

Add vanilla gelato or ice cream.

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STEP 10

Top with a splash of sparkling water.

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STEP 11

Garnish with smoked sea salt.

HOW TO MAKE

Smoked Sea Salt and Vanilla Syrup

STEP 01

Split the vanilla bean* lengthwise, scrape the seeds using the edge of a knife, then add both the bean and seeds to a saucepan.

*If vanilla beans aren’t available, substitute 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

STEP 02

Add in all other ingredients over medium heat and cook until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil.

STEP 03

Remove from heat and cool completely.

STEP 04

Pour into a glass jar and store at room temperature.

SERVE AND ENJOY

Smoked Sea Salt Coffee Float

Sip, savor and enjoy.