Cold brewed Sea Salt Coffee is the most amazing cold brewed coffee drink you’ve probably never tried. This Iced Coffee is sweetened slightly with a whipped cream topping and flavor-enhanced with a sprinkle of sea salt. All mixed together and you’ll get the most deliciously complex (but EASY!) coffee drink you’ve never had, Iced Sea Salt Coffee. Coffee that is not bitter because it is cold brewed, slightly sweet with rich cream that is has a hint of sea salt to top it off. Yup, salty, sweet, rich, creamy coffee. It will blow your mind, or at least give you a new favorite way to enjoy your coffee.
About a year ago we moved from Los Angeles to Sacramento. At first I thought it would just be a fun new adventure and I was only sad about leaving friends and family behind. Plus, I don’t know how familiar you are with either location’s real estate market, but you can buy about four times the house up here so that was a really nice silver lining! Then the homesickness kicked in.
Today’s recipe (which is generously sponsored by Viva® Vantage®) is another one of my local hometown favorite foods, Iced Sea Salt Coffee.The base of this drink is a classic cold brewed coffee which is where Viva® Vantage® towels come into play. I make gallons of iced coffee all summer long and with the heat refusing to die down I’ve been drinking it well into the Fall season. Until recently I had been using my super expensive chinois to help make my iced coffee because:
- I was too lazy to go out and buy coffee filters (give me a break I use a Keurig!) and…
- My paper towels would pill and disintegrate into my coffee giving me paper towel flavored iced coffee…I know, delicious right?
Recently I attended a Viva® Towels home party and in addition to having a great time getting to know some local bloggers (a big deal for a newer blogger like me!) I got to enjoy a delicious brunch and test out these towels that had a great stretchy-strength. Viva® Towels is asking people to switch things up for 7 days and use Viva® Vantage® in place of the ones they currently use and I was happy to take the challenge.
People at the party were using paper towels as colanders and I immediately knew I had a pretty good shot at putting my chinois back to use in its normal capacity and making a kitchen switch up to Viva® Vantage®.
Other great switch ups were using Viva® Vantage® to:
- Wrap a paper towel around lettuce to keep it fresher longer
- Drain your cooked bacon kabobs to wick away extra fat and calories
- Scrub potatoes and mushrooms clean easily without any fibers left behind
and my favorite
- Putting a wet paper towel under your cutting board to prevent it from moving while you work!
It was so easy to use them, I didn’t even have to fold them into multiple layers and I had no issues with pilling or tearing even with the weight of the liquid and coffee grounds pouring through the towels. Combine the cold water and coffee grounds in a large container. Stir and let sit for 24 hours. Take a couple of Viva® Vantage® towels and pour your coffee through the towel into a clean container. Add the sugar and whisk together until it is dissolved. Put the coffee in the fridge until you are ready to make your drink. Whip the heavy cream until it is thick and frothy, but not until it is as thick as whipped cream. Add sea salt to the cream. Pour the coffee over ice, but leave about an inch of room. Scoop about ¼ cup of the salted cream on top of the coffee, stir and enjoy. I like to add a little sprinkle of salt on top, but you can enjoy it as is.
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 cup coarsely ground coffee
- Viva Vantage Paper Towels
- Combine the cold water and coffee grounds in a large container.
- Stir and let sit for 24 hours.
- Take a couple of Viva® Vantage® paper towels and pour your coffee through the towel into a clean pitcher.
- Add the sugar and whisk together until it is dissolved.
- Put the coffee in the fridge until you are ready to make your drink.
- Whip the heavy cream until it is thick and frothy, but quite as thick as whipped cream.
- Add sea salt to the cream.
- Pour coffee over ice, leaving about an inch of room.
- Scoop about ¼ cup of the salted cream on top of the coffee, stir and enjoy.
- I like to add a little sprinkle of salt on top, but you can enjoy it as is.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viva® Vantage®.
this sounds so good. how do you keep the whipped cream? in the fridge or freezer? where can I find flaked salt? thank you
It really doesn’t stay. You just need to use it up for this recipe. I added the link for the flaked salt in the recipe card. Just click on it and it’ll take you to it. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
Wanna try it so bad. Looks so delicious.
This looks so good! It’s so weird I don’t like hot coffee but I love iced coffee
I find it easier to drink 3 times as much when cold, so I have to be careful haha.
I want these right now. It’s just noon-thirty here and I am already needing a pick me up.
Sea salt ice coffee sound different and look amazing …Viva paper towel is strong must ry. Thanks for sharing.
I haven’t tried iced coffee with sea salt. It does sound good, especially with that delicious cream in there.
Oh the cream is amazing 😉
I don’t drink coffee or even like the taste of sea salt but I love reading ingenious, unique recipes.
This may convert you!
Oh this looks absolutely delicious! How strong are those paper towels?! Kaz x
Pretty darn strong!
I love Viva paper towels. And that iced coffee looks absolutely amazing!
Thanks Stephanie! I love them too 🙂
I love iced coffee and this one looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
Wonderful! Hope you love it!
That iced coffee looks really refreshing, no wonder you love making it especially during the summer. And you really put that paper towel in to good use!
Yes! It was a huge help and made cleanup easier than getting coffee out of my chinois for half an hour 🙂
I need to try this! It looks so good!
I hope you do and that you love it!
I’ve been using cheese cloth but that looks like a great way to filter the coffee. I adore cold brew coffee now. Love that its lower in acid too.
I used to as well! But with paper towels you get the super fine filmy leftovers out too that can pass through the cheesecloth! 🙂
Im a coffee lover and I’d love it. Looks really yummy.
I’ve never tried the process of cold brewing my coffee. This looks delicious. I’ve got to try this.
I did it for the first time for a party for a client many years ago and now I have it in my fridge unless it is in the dead of winter. Even then I still may, haha. It is just too easy to make!
I had no idea that putting a wet paper towel under a cutting board would keep it from moving! That is so cool!
I know right? So easy and much safer!
Yummy!! I have been LOVING Cold Brew coffee lately. Its definitely a nice change from everyday “boring” coffee 🙂
I know right? I love cold brewed coffee, my issue is I drink it so much faster that I end up drinking a lot more of it!
Paper towels make things in the kitchen easier. I don’t keep them around as often as I would like.
They’re indispensable to me!
What a nice drink combination for a cold coffee. Love the Viva paper towels are so durable to help assist in your get together like this.
wow this looks amazing. i could really use one at this very moment. lol
YUM! Salted coffee is my fave! Delicious!
These look really delicious! I also never use coffee filters, paper towels work so much better!
Yes! And actually I just rinsed it out and squeezed the water back out and used it for cleanup. Super easy!
Holy coffee ! I am craving this like crazy, i men I wish I could stick a straw in my screen and just sip. Wowza!
I’d make a cup for you anytime 😉
I LOVE Iced coffees, as do the members of my household! Will have to try this new twist!
Awesome, I hope you love it!
I don’t usually drink any kinds of coffee, but this looks really good. Those Viva paper towels are really nice too. I know they help clean up messes real nice.
Yeah the paper towels made everything SO much easier.
This Cold brewed Sea Salt Coffee looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try making this on the weekend.
I hope you love it!
Viva towels are so strong. I have been using them for a few months now and i will never go back. I will have to try this recipe. It would be delicious in the morning.
I hope you love the coffee! And yes, the towels are great!
Sea Salt Coffee sounds amazing. I will have to give this recipe a try. Iced Coffee is my favorite.
Awesome! I hope you love it!
Well I have clearly not been getting enough use out of my paper towels! Using them as a strainer is genius!
Haha it was a total time/effort saver!
Is is awesome! I need this coffee in my life every day now.
Me too. I just need it in one of those helmets with the straws attached so I can hold the kids and keep drinking it!
I love iced coffee and this is exactly how I make it! It’s so much more convenient than buying coffee every day.
I love Viva towels. With 2 boys in this house I am constantly wiping up messes.
Me too! I actually use these towels and have for over a year before Viva sponsored this post. I love them 🙂
I’ve never heard of putting a wet paper towel under something to keep it still. Hubby loves iced coffee, I bet he’d enjoy this one.
I hope you try it! I learned the paper towel under the cutting board trick from a thanksgiving episode on Food Network about how to carve the turkey while keeping the board still. I love it! And then I use it to clean up any messes after I am done.
This is awesome! I will have to try to make it, I am sure to love it. I am a total coffee addict.
Me too! I hope you love it!
Now that iced coffee sounds absolutely amazing. Gosh these paper towels have so many uses!
Wow, this looks absolutely incredible. Great photography!
This looks so delicious. Using the Viva towels is ingenious. I will have to give your recipe a try.
Thanks Stacie! I hope you love it!
This sounds like something I would love. I love coffee with salty things.
The first time I saw it in the coffee shop I was skeptical. Holy crap is it good though.
Sabrina, this looks so delicious! I love anything with sea salt, it gives everything a brand new flavor profile! I can’t wait to try this soon!
Wonderful! I hope you love it!
Oh yes, please I need some of that iced sea salt coffee cold brewed energizer. I’m so into coffee, I have several types of coffee machines/sepresso/capresso/ machines. I will definitely try this and from the look of it, I need to try it soon.
Please come back and let me know what you think! Would love to know how another fellow coffee lover feels about it!
This looks yummy but decadent!
Iced coffee is a favorite thing of mine that I take seriously. I love cold brews, and pour over coffees so much because they have such a different flavor verses regular brew or syrups.
Ooooh please try this flavor 🙂
My husband would love this and so would any of my coffee loving friends! I’m more of a tea gal but this sounds great!
This look so good!!! Saving this for sure!
Awesome, I hope you try it!
I have never been a coffee drinker because of the bitterness but I hear that salt takes that away. This creamy drink just might be the one that turns me officially!!
It really does! It is so smooth!
Oh my goodness. I have to try this recipe. It looks so good and I just love cold brewed coffee!
I hope you love it!
Yum! I love iced coffee, and this sounds like a winner to me. That looks so good.
I am the biggest coffee fan there is. I am definitely picking up the stuff to make this today! Yum.
Yay! Hope you love it Robin!
This iced sea salt coffee looks to be the perfect autumn drink! I am definitely trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! I hope you love it!