About the only trends I try to keep up with are the coffee trends. Occasionally, there is one I just can’t get on board with, but I usually eventually wear down. After trying the Vanilla Coffee Coke 0, I thought maybe I could try the coffee soda trend. It’s exactly what you think. It’s coffee, with carbonated water added. I have seen it on various sites and it looked really cool, but I just didn’t know if I could take my coffee carbonated. While I enjoyed the Coffee Coke okay, I won’t be going out to buy a case. I feel the same way about this recipe, but it was something new and fun. If you’re looking for a new coffee experience, you might enjoy this and become one of the fans, or at least say you tried something new.
You can use club soda, but since I like my iced coffee a bit sweet, I went the tonic water route. This is definitely a drink I wouldn’t want to drink unsweetened, but I have this weird thing about iced coffee. I love it, but unlike hot coffee that I can drink pretty plain, I need both cream and sugar in my iced coffee. I try and try, yet I fail and add cream about every time. This time ended up being no exception.
It looks so cool in that glass! I used my tablespoon of Jot, which I totally recommend for this recipe. Cold Brew would work too, but using that tablespoon of concentrate for the whole glass was perfect! As pretty as it looked, I couldn’t wait to taste this unusual creation. I don’t even know how to explain my first impression. I think my brain was getting over the shock of tasting the strong, distinctive coffee flavor while enjoying the light carbonated mouthfeel. I had a feeling I knew what it was missing……
Yeah, that’s right, I added creamer! Iced coffee is iced coffee, even if it’s sweetly carbonated. I decided to add my usual 2 tablespoons of creamer and see what happened. It was much better! Still very odd, but definitely good. And still pretty to look at might I add.
After finishing the glass, I can say that I’m really glad I tried it, I had fun, but I probably won’t be adding it to my normal coffee rotation. I thought it might be good for when I’m on a car ride and I get slightly nauseous. Carbonated drinks usually help, but sometimes I just want coffee. I think this might be a good compromise. Although I probably won’t be trying it again until I have a car ride that I need both caffeination and carbonation for.
If you want to switch up your coffee routine, go ahead and try this and let me know what you think! If you have a little addition that makes it even better, please share!
Creamy Carbonated Coffee Recipe
- 1 T. Jot coffee concentrate OR 1/3c. cold brew concentrate
- 8 oz. club soda or tonic water
- 2 T. of your favorite coffee creamer
Add your desired amount of ice to your glass and pour the coffee over it. Pour in your carbonated beverage and top it all with the coffee creamer. Take a minute to enjoy the beautiful layering before giving it a gentle stir. Enjoy sipping this refreshing and unusual coffee beverage. It’s perfect for the warmer weather on the horizon!