Best Vanilla Coffee

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I love more in the morning than a big mug of vanilla coffee.

We all know that coffee can be pretty bitter, which is why I like adding vanilla. And the easiest way to do that is with vanilla simple syrup.

And in case you’re wondering, this is perfect with a thick slice of banana bread!

How To Make the Best Vanilla Coffee 

This recipe is enough for two drinks. If you want to make iced vanilla coffee, use cold brew, or make the coffee the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight.


For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Vanilla Pods or 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Paste

For the Coffee:

  • 2 cups of your favorite Coffee
  • 1/4 cup of Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup of Milk or Creamer
  • 3 cups of Ice (optional)


For the Simple Syrup:

  1. Pour the water into a medium-sized pot and add the brown sugar.
  2. If using vanilla pods, slice them in half and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the pods to the pot and stir.
  3. If using vanilla paste, add that with the sugar and stir.
  4. Heat the pot on medium to low, stirring until the sugar has melted.
  5. Set aside to cool and store in a glass jar or bottle.
  6. Add the vanilla pods to the glass for storage

For the Coffee:

  1. Add ice to your mug if you want iced coffee.
  2. Brew your favorite coffee or add cold brew to a mug.
  3. Pour the simple syrup into the mug, along with the milk or creamer.
  4. Stir and enjoy!

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