Introducing the ultimate pick-me-up potion for all you coffee and mint lovers out there: my copycat Philz Mint Mojito Coffee recipe! This delightful concoction is like summer in a cup — a refreshing blend of cool mint and invigorating coffee that awakens your senses and revitalizes your day.
If you have yet to try the Philz Coffee Mint Mojito — a refreshing and invigorating treat that’s beloved by coffee aficionados everywhere — you’re missing out. It’s probably their most popular drink! And for good reason! But guess what? I’ve got a copycat recipe that will knock your socks off!
Made with a delectable blend of cold-brew coffee, sweet brown sugar, invigorating fresh mint, and creamy half-n-half, this Philz mojito coffee dupe simply screams perfection on hot summer days.
This unflinchingly minty mojito coffee is a great way to cool down on a hot day, and it’s also my preferred method of beating the 3 o’clock slump. Best of all, the 4-ingredient recipe takes mere minutes to assemble — no flight to the San Francisco Bay Area required. 🤓
With every sip, you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise where the sun is shining, the waves are crashing, and the coffee is always freshly brewed. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a taste of paradise with my copycat Philz mint mojito iced coffee.
What does mint mojito coffee taste like?
Get ready to be transported to a bracingly fresh wonderland with this yummy copycat mint coffee recipe. The first thing you’ll notice when you take a sip is the cool taste of mint. It’s like a gentle breeze on a warm summer day.
As the mint settles on your tongue, you’ll start to pick up on the bold coffee flavor. It’s like a friendly, energizing nudge to your senses, setting you up for a productive day ahead.
But this is not your ordinary cup of joe. This recipe has a hint of caramelly brown sugar that adds a subtle sweetness to the mix. It’s not overpowering, just enough to make your taste buds sing with joy.
The recipe also calls for a generous splash of cream, creating a gorgeously velvety texture. It’s like the perfect balance of sweet and bold, with just the right amount of cream. *Chef’s Kiss!*
Overall, this invigorating and rejuvenating iced mint mojito coffee is a delightful experience for your taste buds. It’s the perfect blend of mint, coffee, and sweet goodness, making it a delicious and satisfying treat to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
As promised, you only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this Philz mint mojito recipe. Here’s what to grab:
- Fresh Mint – For a bright and refreshing flavor that adds a subtle herbaceous note to balance out the sweetness of the brown sugar.
- Brown Sugar – For adding molasses-y sweetness and depth of flavor to the coffee. It also complements the fresh mint, giving the drink a cozy, indulgent flavor.
- Cold Brew Coffee – For a smoother, less bitter, and less acidic taste than regular coffee, which allows the flavors of the other ingredients to shine through.
- Half n Half – For a creamy texture and rich flavor that helps to balance out the strong flavors of the coffee and the mint.
- Ice Cubes – To chill the coffee and make it a refreshing, summertime beverage. They also help to dilute the coffee slightly, making it less strong.
Fresh out of one or more of the ingredients needed? Here are a few easy swaps you can make:
- Fresh Mint – Try using about 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract or spearmint extract. You can also use about a tablespoon of dried mint leaves, but keep in mind that the flavor won’t be as vibrant as fresh mint.
- Brown Sugar – You can also use white granulated sugar for a more neutral flavor profile, or swap in a liquid sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
- Cold Coffee – Feel free to swap in chilled regular-brewed coffee or espresso. Alternatively, you can use your favorite instant coffee granules instead.
- Half n Half – You’re also welcome to try whole milk, skim milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or heavy cream. Note that lower-fat options like skim milk will have a tendency to curdle if you use high-acidity regular-brewed coffee, so you should definitely opt for cold brew instead.
- Ice Cubes – If you’re not a fan of the diluting powers of regular ice, try swapping in frozen coffee cubes or frozen milk cubes. These substitutions will help to maintain the flavor and texture of the coffee while keeping it cold.
Optional Variations & Dietary Adaptations
As much as I love the recipe for this mint mojito coffee drink, I want to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. Here are a few possible variations to consider:
- Diabetic-Friendly Adaptation: Replace brown sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener like monkfruit or stevia for a lower GI treat.
- Decaf: Swap in your favorite decaf cold brew coffee, or use a roasted chicory “coffee” alternative.
- Vegan: Swap out the half-and-half for a non-dairy alternative like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Alternatively, try a…
- Coconut Mint Mojito: Substitute the half-n-half with coconut cream to give your coffee a tropical twist. This variation will add a creamy, coconut flavor to your coffee that’s sure to delight your senses.
- Chocolate Mint Mojito: Add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup to the recipe for a rich, indulgent taste that’s perfect for a special treat. If you can find it, try using a chocolate mint variety of this tasty herb.
- Vanilla Mint Mojito: Add a splash of vanilla extract to the recipe for a boost of Tahitian complexity that’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
- High Octane: Add a shot of espresso to your cold brew coffee for an extra boost of caffeine. Note that you can always add a shot to any of the variations listed!
- Sparkling Mojito Coffee: Add some effervescence with a hefty splash of seltzer. I’m particularly fond of using coconut La Croix. You can also carbonate your cold brew using a SodaStream!
This Philz iced coffee concoction comes together in just a few minutes. Here’s how:
Step 1: Add the mint and brown sugar to the thick-walled vessel of your choice.
Step 2: Muddle the mint leaves into the sugar in a mason jar. No muddler? No problem! Use the handle of a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Add the coffee to the minty sugar mix.
Step 4: Stir or use a cocktail shaker to shakeuntil the sugar is dissolved.
Step 5: Strain the minty coffee mixture into a drinking glass filled with ice.
Step 6: Top with half-n-half and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Tips & FAQ
- If you want to plant mint in your backyard garden, make sure to keep it in a pot. Mint grows like a weed and will take over your whole garden bed if you let it!
- Cold brew coffee takes time to steep, so make sure to prepare it at least 12 hours ahead of time. Once the coffee is brewed, make sure to chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours before using it.
- Alternatively, do like I do and buy cold-brew coffee at the store to save on prep.
- Because this recipe uses simple ingredients, it’s important to use a high-quality coffee to get the best flavor. Try using a single-origin coffee or a medium roast for a balanced flavor.
- Brown sugar adds sweetness and depth of flavor, but be careful not to use too much. Start with a small amount and adjust to your liking.
- Adjust the ratios of the ingredients to suit your taste. Some people prefer a stronger coffee flavor, while others like more sweetness or creaminess.
As far as I can tell, they shake strongly brewed coffee, fresh mint, brown sugar, cream, and ice until well combined.
Absolutely! Feel free to either use hot coffee after the muddling step, or heat the mixture after the fact. You can also get extra fancy and use a milk frother to add body to your heated cream.
Heavy whipping cream. As much as I love the richness of it, I find that swapping in half-n-half (half whole milk and half heavy cream) helps to bring down the calories and saturated fat to more acceptable levels.
At 147 kcal per serving, this mint iced coffee is a moderate-calorie option that can easily fit into a balanced diet. Keep in mind that the calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use.
The recipe contains 7 grams of fat per serving, which is primarily coming from the half and half. While this may seem like a lot, it’s important to remember that some fat in our diet is necessary for proper nutrient absorption and overall health.
In terms of protein, my Philz coffee mojito provides 2 grams per serving. Feel free to amp up the protein by combining this recipe with my Iced Coffee Protein Shake.
The carbohydrate content is 19 grams per serving, which primarily comes from brown sugar. While carbohydrates are an important energy source for our bodies, it’s important to be mindful of our added sugar intake. In other words, consider this one of your sweet treats for the day!
At the end of the day, this mint mojito iced coffee is a delicious and refreshing treat that can fit into a balanced diet. As with any food or drink, it’s important to enjoy it in moderation and as part of a varied and nutrient-rich diet.
Total nutritional content per serving is:
- Calories: 147 kcal
- Total Fat: 7 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Sodium: 50 mg
- Carbohydrates: 19 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
*This nutritional information is an estimate and calculated based on the ingredients used to create the recipe. The nutritional value of your ingredients may differ slightly. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
This is what I personally paid to make this recipe:
- ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves: $.99
- 1 tbsp brown sugar: $0.04
- 1 ¼ cup cold brew coffee: $1.19
- ¼ cup half n half: $0.18
This recipe costs me roughly $2.40 to make, which is much cheaper than flying to California (where I first had Philz coffee)!
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Copycat Philz Coffee Mint Mojito
- ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves loosely packed
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ¼ cup cold brew coffee or chilled coffee
- ¼ cup half n half
- ice cubes
- Place the mint leaves and brown sugar in a mason jar.
- Crush the mint leaves into the brown sugar with the end of a wooden spoon until the mint starts to be fragrant. The more you crush the mint leaves, the more minty your coffee will be!
- Pour in the cold brew or chilled coffee, and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Add ice cubes to a drinking glass. Place a small mesh strainer over the glass, and pour the cold brew in, separating the mint leaves from the coffee. Discard the mint leaves.
- Top with the half n half and drink up!
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