Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

Prep Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours
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One of the hardest parts about being pregnant is the cutdown on caffeine.

Notice I didn’t say cut out – I am not that strong.

I bought decaf tea for my iced tea and I allow myself one mini soda (those adorable mini 8 oz cans) a day.

I figure it’s only 21 mg of caffeine…divided by 2 babies. Heck – I probably get more caffeine from chocolate milkshakes. ;-)


But on a long work day or a day where I really just crave my fix, I have a special Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee.

My doctor told me a cup of coffee is a-ok…but I wonder if he knows how strong I like it! Just kidding…well, kind of.

This is my favorite way to make iced coffee. It’s easy and stores in the fridge for up to a week.

Lately I have been making super small batches, but normally one batch will last me a week.

Perfect to make ahead on Sunday to save yourself the $5 trip through Starbucks!

Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee in a mason jar.
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Yield: 8 servings

Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

Sweet vanilla cinnamon syrup makes this creamy iced coffee extra fun. It’s so easy to make and so unbelievably good that you’ll never spend $5 on a store bought iced coffee again.
Prep Time12 hours
Total Time12 hours


Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

  • 1 ½ cups ground strong coffee
  • 8 cups water
  • Ice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla cinnamon syrup, to taste
  • half-and-half, to taste

Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup


Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

  • Add coffee grounds and water to a large pitcher. Stir. Cover and let sit at room temperature overnight for up to 12 hours.
  • Strain mixture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Discard leftover coffee grounds. Store coffee in fridge until ready to use.
  • Fill a large glass with ice cubes. Add coffee, vanilla syrup, and half and half. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or vanilla cinnamon syrup as needed.

Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add sugar, water and vanilla bean. Bring to a roiling boil and remove from heat. Let cool, then stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve to remove any vanilla bean pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Serving: 1 serving, Calories: 101kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 0.01g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.001g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 3mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.04mg


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18 Responses
  1. Kim Stone

    Sounds interesting! As it includes vanilla and coffee, there is no chance I can miss trying this recipe.

  2. Frank J Smith

    I was finding the recipe for preparing the iced coffee on the internet and stumbled across your blog. Thanks for sharing information and also it will be great if you can provide recipe for preparing the iced coffee.

  3. Adrian Cibrasio

    This one really looks yummy. I am sure this will make a big hit when I serve this on my friends when they come visit me at home. I will also try to experiment on this and use green coffee bean, instead.

  4. Kealy

    Try cold brewing Cinnamon Vanilla Nut coffee (Target), and making it with hazelnut creamer and milk. It’s DIVINE!!

  5. Nancy Clair

    New to TNC and how creative she is. Love her recipes. Enjoy your pregnancy, the end of it will bring unmitigated joy that will last a lifetime.

  6. Theresa Allen

    i know you posted this awhile ago, but i’ve just stumbled across your blog and knew i had to comment as soon as i started reading! also, it’s finally starting to warm up where i am, aka make the switch to iced coffee – perfect! anyways, when you said the caffeine is divided between 2 babies, i got so excited because i am also expecting twins!!! and from poking around on your blog, it looks like you are due in august, same as me! now that i’ve sufficiently gushed and used an excessive number of exclamation points, i’ll wrap this up. but wanted you to know you have a new reader and fellow expectant twin mama :)

  7. wendy@chezchloe

    I’m on a serious cold brew coffee kick with homemade almond milk and could very well do a little cinnamon adaptation. Great idea!

  8. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I know that coffee will be my downfall when I’m preggo. I better slurp this while I can!! Serve it up – in a BIG mason jar!

  9. ATasteOfMadness

    That definitely sounds hard. Giving up caffeine would be torture for me!
    I would love to save myself $5 at Starbucks with this. This looks divine!

  10. Joanne

    I already know I won’t be able to give up coffee when pregnant…cut down, maybe, but give up – NEVER! Love the sound of this!

  11. Lisa

    I started a batch this morning as soon as I saw it. My daughter and I just tried it – perfection! She even told me it was better than her favorite Starbucks iced coffee! Thanks!!

  12. DessertForTwo

    I’m cracking up that you’re dividing your caffeine consumption between both babies! I love it! Whatever works!
    Off to check out this gorgeous recipe! :)

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