Tim Hortons is a beloved Canadian coffee giant. One of the most requested drinks at Tim Hortons is their famous Iced Capp. The Iced Capp is a blended cappuccino that you can easily enjoy on a hot day due to it being iced. Unfortunately, while Tim Hortons is everywhere in Canada, you can’t find one around every corner in other parts of the world.
So, to help you enjoy the incredible taste of the famous Tim Hortons Iced Capp, here’s a copycat recipe with easy steps you can follow at home.
How to Make a Tim Hortons Iced Capp:
- 5 ounces strong brewed coffee (use Tim Hortons brand if you want to honor the original)
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar (3½ tablespoons of maple syrup can be used if you want to avoid refined sugar)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cream
- 12 ice cubes
- Tall glass
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Serving glasses
1. Gather all equipment and ingredients.
Before you get started, gather all your needed equipment and ingredients. Make sure your chosen blender can easily handle 12 ice cubes, so your Iced Capp turns out correctly.
2. Combine the dark brown sugar, hot coffee, and vanilla extract.
In your tall glass, combine the hot coffee, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir the mixture until the dark brown sugar is completely dissolved.
3. Add the cream and cool.
Next, add the cream to your mixture and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Pour the mixture into the blender.
Once the mixture is cooled, pour it into the blender, then add the ice cubes.
5. Blend for 1 minute.
Blend the mixture and the ice for 1 minute. When doing this, be careful not to liquefy the ice cubes. You want your Iced Capp thick, not watery.
6. Pour and enjoy.
Once blended, pour your Iced Capp into serving glasses, then add the straws. Now you’re ready to enjoy this frosty beverage in the comfort of your living room.
What Is an Iced Capp?
For those who’ve never visited a Tim Hortons, you may not be familiar with the Iced Capp. This blended cappuccino drink is ideal on a hot summer day for someone who wants to enjoy the creamy taste of a cappuccino without the heat. The original Iced Capp served at Tim Hortons features espresso and is blended to look like a slushie. Luckily, with this recipe, you can easily put your own spin on the Iced Capp and mold it into the perfect frosty drink for when you need a pick-me-up.
Customizations You Can Incorporate
Like most coffee shop copycat recipes, you can customize this Iced Capp recipe to make it your own. Let’s look at potential customizations so you can make this recipe suit your needs.
If you aren’t a fan of having a drink watered down due to the melting of ice cubes, coffee cubes are a smart modification. To make coffee cubes, simply brew a bit of coffee and pour it into your ice tray. Freeze the contents until they are hardened like normal ice cubes. In the recipe, which calls for 12 ice cubes, simply use your coffee cubes instead.
This Iced Capp recipe used vanilla extract to provide flavor. If you aren’t a fan of vanilla or would prefer something different, this can be switched up. Simply add the flavored syrup of your choice. If you are a chocolate lover, you can even consider using chocolate milk to make your Iced Capp creamier and more chocolatey.
If you’re avoiding dairy in your life you can still enjoy this Iced Capp recipe. Instead of using cream, simply switch to the non-dairy milk you prefer. Almond, oat, or coconut milk goes great in this recipe. If you aren’t a fan of either of those, simply add the one you prefer.
If you’re in a rush or have instant coffee around the house and you want to use it up, this is the perfect recipe to incorporate it. Instant coffee is frowned upon due to its bitter taste. This recipe uses vanilla, ice, and cream. All those add-ins help make instant coffee easier to tolerate.
Simple Tim Hortons Iced Capp Recipe
If you want to experience the amazing taste of a Tim Hortons Iced Capp straight from your kitchen, this simple recipe will have you sipping the deliciousness in only a few easy steps.
- 5 ounces strong brewed coffee use Tim Hortons brand if you want to honor the original
- 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar (3½ tablespoons of maple syrup can be used if you want to avoid refined sugar)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cream
- 12 ice cubes
Gather all ingredients and equipment you’ll need. Make sure your blender can handle 12 cubes of ice for your drinks.
Combine your dark brown sugar, hot coffee, and vanilla extract in a tall glass, then stir until the sugar is dissolved
Add the cream to the mixture and cool for 5 minutes.
Add the mixture and the ice cubes to the blender.
Blend for 1 minute, being careful not to liquefy the ice cubes.
Pour the finished drink into serving glasses, add straws, and enjoy.
This Tim Hortons Iced Capp recipe is easy to follow and offers you the chance to taste the deliciousness without searching for a Tim Hortons location. If you’re tired of hearing people rave about how great an Iced Capp is, now is the time to try it for yourself. You’ll save time and money while you enjoy the cool refreshment without the need to wander outside in the weather.