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How to Make Vanilla Iced Coffee + A French Press Giveaway

Have you ever thought about where your coffee beans come from? Have you ever thought about why you should care where your coffee beans come from? When selecting a coffee, knowing where your beans came from, who grew them, and how they were grown not only allows you to fully appreciate the flavor but gives you the opportunity to help sustain coffee farming families.

Café de Colombia#MindtheBean

I teamed up with Café de Colombia to tell the story of sustainable, delicious Colombian Coffee and to provide you with the opportunity to win the full Colombian coffee experience – including fresh beans, a French press for optimum flavor, a branded mug, an exclusive coffee print from The Anastasia Co., and more!

The Bean Bang Theory: where commitment to origin is the ultimate sustainability statement. Colombian coffee is a product of the steep Andes Mountains – one of the best climates in the world, and the careful hands that pick this coffee every day. While you may not have heard of Colombian coffee specifically, it’s likely you’re familiar with brands like Trader Joe’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Folgers. These are just a few of the 100+ brands that support Colombian coffee in North America. (You can view them all here!) When you purchase from any of these brands, you’re supporting the families who dedicate their lives to growing quality beans.

How to Make Vanilla Iced Coffee 

One of the many wonderful things about coffee is that there are so many different ways to enjoy it. This Vanilla Iced Coffee recipe is perfect for a hot day, or whenever you’re cravin’ a coffee fix! Quality beans are the foundation of a delicious coffee beverage – using Colombian coffee beans provides a full, delicious flavor to the drink. 

Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe | jillianastasia.com

Vanilla Iced Coffee
Yields 2
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Total Time
6 min
Total Time
6 min
  1. ¼ c. almond milk
  2. ⅛ c. sweetened condensed milk
  3. ½ tsp. vanilla
  4. 8 oz. coffee
  1. For French press coffee, heat 1 c. of water to just under a boil in a kettle. (A Keurig also works well to yield hot water.)
  2. To make (2) 4 oz. servings, add 2 tbsp. of ground up coffee to the French press.
  3. Add just enough water to wet all of the beans - give it a quick stir if needed. Let it set for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the remainder of the water, place the lid on top, and wait 3 minutes.
  5. Gently push the plunger down, and pour coffee into a mug.
  6. To make the vanilla cream, mix almond milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a small jar.
  7. Toss ice cubes in a mug, and add the coffee + vanilla cream.
  8. Stir and enjoy!
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Vanilla Iced Coffee | jillianastasia.com

Vanilla Iced Coffee | jillianastasia.com


Coffee Kit.

What’s included: 

  • 1 Bodum 12 oz. French Press 
  • 1 The Anastasia Co. ‘With Enough Coffee Anything is Possible’ 8 x 10 Print
  • 1 Bag of 100% Colombian Coffee Beans
  • 1 Columbian Coffee Mug
  • 1 #MindtheBean Flashdrive
  • 1 ‘Trust Me. I’m a Certified Beanologist.’ Apron 

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This post was created in partnership with Café de Colombia. All opinions are my own.


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  1. Amanda says:

    Looks delicious! :)

  2. I didn’t realize all the beans are still handpicked! I assumed a machine did it. How cool!

  3. Brooke says:

    Looks delish! Awesome giveaway. Had no idea about all the brands using Columbian coffee and that they are handpicked beans. Super interesting!

  4. That’s so lovely to support sustainable coffee and the families! Fair trade all the way!

  5. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I have never used a French press before!

  6. Nicole says:

    Ohhh I just love coffee!!! I entered to win the press! I have always wanted one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. alishia says:

    Love the style of your blog! Are you on WordPress? If so I was curious what plug in you are using for your Instagram?? I love it!

  8. Sara Seng says:

    You always make the most “Pinterest Worthy” blog posts! Thanks for the giveaway. And thanks for fueling my coffee addiction!

  9. Paige c says:

    i love iced coffee and I like that they are more sustainable! Don’t want to ruin our coffee supply :)

  10. aislin says:

    i’ve just recently fallen head over heels for a Trader Joe’s blend. best!
    PS – i have the perfect nook in my home waiting for that print :)

  11. Agatha says:

    It’s great that you can find sustainable and fair trade coffee!

  12. This is great, can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

  13. Tia Chen says:

    WOW what a giveaway! *hazelnut lattes are the best though*

  14. Michele says:

    Interesting information about coffee. I drink it all the time but don’t know a lot about how it is produced. The iced coffee recipe looks delicious.

  15. Leslie says:

    I did not know the beans grew in the mountains!

  16. Hopeasaurus says:

    Amazing giveaway! Just discovered your blog, and I’m so pleased I did.
    I love coffee <3
    Thanks for sharing :)

  17. Hi Jillian, I saw your post over on The Blog Loft FB page and jumped right over to WIN the french press – I’ve wanted one for so long! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Holly E says:

    I love that the beans are handpicked!

  19. I love a good iced coffee but never ever make it myself! I definitely need to try my hand at this recipe – a vanilla flavoured iced coffee sounds divine.

  20. Kim says:

    Great giveaway, Jillian! I also love the save button for you recipe.. what a fabulous idea!

  21. Kaitlin says:

    This is probably going to make me sound like a total moron…. But I didn’t realize Columbian necessarily meant that the beans were from Columbia – I thought it was a roasting style! Embarrassing, right?

    I’ve made iced coffee before at home, but I’m never pleased with it. Looking at your recipe, I think I need to make some alterations to my method! Sweetened and Condensed Milk and Almond Milk would make this my go-to drink!

  22. Nikki says:

    I didn’t realize the coffee was from the Andes. That’s pretty awesome. I’ve never made a decent iced coffee before. I don’t know why,

  23. Kim says:

    I love Columbian coffee–was surprised to learn about the Andes Mountains background! Glad I stopped by!

  24. Lauren says:

    My coffee loving heart just went pitter-patter for this giveaway. I love great beans from Columbia because it blends well and makes great cold brew.

  25. Janise says:

    This looks delish! Thank you for sharing!!!


  26. Jaime says:

    I was drinking (hot) coffee as I read this, lol. =) I got a French Press for Christmas and I love making iced coffee with it! I’ll have to try your creamer mixture.

  27. Nicole says:

    columbian is my favorite coffee! Good to hear it’s sustainably grown.

  28. Brenda says:

    This looks awesome and delicious! This is a fantastic giveaway!

  29. Ben T says:

    Great Post! I’ve actually been to a coffee farm near Salento, Colombia. It was one of my favorite parts of visiting the country.

  30. Lauren says:

    I like that a lot of it is produced by families.

  31. madna says:

    There are 100+ brands of columbian in US

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