I tried Emma Chamberlain’s iced coffee recipe to see if it’s worth it


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You certainly know Emma Chamberlain from her hilarious YouTube videos, but she’s more than just silly dances and out of the ordinary challenges. True fans know she’s also a coffee connoisseur, as evidenced by the many videos she’s posted brewing, drinking, or fetching coffee. Because the social media star is on point in almost everything she does, I tried Emma Chamberlain’s iced coffee recipe in the hope of channeling his energy.

If there’s one thing Chamberlain knows, it’s the right beans – so much so that in fact, she started her own coffee business in December 2019 called Chamberlain’s coffee. She now sells branded single-use infused coffee bags (something I had never heard of before, TBH), which have become a staple of her own caffeine routine.

In a video on his coffee recipeChamberlain says the new steeping bags have helped his coffee brewing procedures become simpler and faster.

Here’s what it looked like when I tried to recreate the Chamberlain Ritual:

1. Gather the ingredients

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As mentioned above, Chamberlain uses some pretty specific elements to create his signature coffee recipe. To make sure I got the same result as her, I made sure to buy the exact items she uses. It was not an easy task – there was only one grocery store within 10 miles that carried the cream she uses. Chamberlain Coffee Bags Were Easy Enough buy online, however, and they arrived about six days after I placed the order.

2. Put bags of coffee beans in a mason jar

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I was surprised to see that Chamberlain uses three bags to make one serving, but I realized that his recipe actually makes about 3 cups (with cream and milk added). From Chamberlain drinks sadly a ton of coffee, it makes sense that she wants to do a lot at once.

Chamberlain brews his coffee in Mason jars and luckily I still have a few left from my Pinterest creation phase. I pulled one from the top shelf of my kitchen and placed the three bags of coffee in the pot, with the tea-shaped labels hanging from the top.

2. Fill the mason jar with water

In her video, Chamberlain was unsure as to how much water she was putting in her coffee, but she estimated it to be around 600ml, or two and a half cups. Luckily my mason jar has handy measuring lines on the side, so I filled it up to just over two cups and thought that would be good enough.

If you are doing it yourself, be sure to hold the strings of the coffee bags. I didn’t, and then they fell into the jar while I was pouring the water, and I had to get them back.

3. Place aluminum foil on a mason jar

I sealed my new creation well with foil because, like Chamberlain, I also lost the lids on my mason jars some time ago.

4. Leave the jar in the refrigerator overnight.

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Then it was time to let it steep overnight. I usually brew my coffee in the morning, so it was nice to feel like I was ahead of the day ahead.

5. Pour coffee into a second mason jar with ice.

Chamberlain’s love for Mason jars really came through in this video, as she not only steeped her coffee in them, but also enjoyed drinking it.

In the morning, Chamberlain filled a new Mason jar with ice cubes and poured in the now tasty coffee. So, I returned to the cupboard, grabbing another pot and filling it with brewed coffee, leaving some room for the rest of the ingredients.

Although the recipe was not complete, I wanted to try the coffee to see how it tasted on its own. I was impressed with the nutty taste. Honestly, it tasted like some of the cafes I’m willing to pay $ 7 for when I’m in Los Angeles.

6. Add the almond milk to the vanilla

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I then opened my new Califa Farms Vanilla Almond Milk and poured about a quarter cup into the glass. Since she didn’t specify how much milk she uses, I just tried to match Chamberlain’s typical coffee color from her videos.

I tested a sip with just coffee and almond milk, and in my unprofessional opinion, I think the vanilla in the milk brought out the chocolatey notes of the coffee more. It was also creamier.

7. Add the Nutpods cream

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This creamer was a hassle to find, so I couldn’t wait to see if it was worth finding it. I usually don’t use cream – because I am dairy free like Chamberlain – so I was also delighted to learn that this one was rather made from nuts. I poured about 3 tablespoons of it into my pot, again estimating the amount based on how her coffee looked in her video.

I didn’t plan this well. At this point, my pot was overflowing and coffee was spilling onto my counter. Honestly, it was like something was going to happen to Chamberlain anyway, so I didn’t bother him too much.

8. Mix the ingredients

Chamberlain has an eco-friendly metal straw that she uses to mix and drink her coffee. I used a spoon to stir, because I’m not quite as fancy as her, and I just sipped it from the pot.

9. Drink

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Finally, it was time to test the finished product. I had tasted sips along the way, but I was more than ready to feel the full Chamberlain effect.

With the brewed coffee, almond milk and cream, the coffee was absolutely delicious. It was rich, but not too powerful nor too strong. There were hints of cherry as well, but I thought the flavor was more obvious before adding milk. However, I enjoyed the smoothness when it was all combined.

Final thoughts

Overall, Chamberlain’s coffee recipe was pretty easy and quick to recreate, taking only about 5 minutes after brewing overnight. Since there are really only three components in the recipe, I think the end product really depends on the quality of each ingredient, so spending a bit more on the dairy-free cream and the specific almond milk has me. seemed worth it.

I will definitely be using this recipe again, although it might be more of a treat than my daily dose of caffeine. (I’ll rely on my more budget-friendly coffee maker for that.) However, if you’re looking for a home option comparable to a high-end cafe, or just want to pretend you’re your favorite YouTuber for the day, this recipe could be exactly what you are looking for.

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