Is Coffee-mate Iced Coffee a New Morning Staple? We Tasted It to Find out

Being an adult human being is annoying, but there are things that can make it easier. For instance, you can become incredibly wealthy and hire other adult human beings to do all of the annoying things for you. If bringing on a staff is not an option, you can make your morning routine easier by purchasing bottled iced coffee. Coffee-mate, ubiquitous coffee creamer brand, is here to help. They recently released dairy-free, bottled iced coffee bevs in two flavors: French Vanilla and Caramel. Will these eliminate the necessity to make an extra stop at the coffee shop in the a.m.? We tasted both flavors to find out.

coffee-mate iced coffee review

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Coffee-mate French Vanilla Iced Coffee

If you like the coffee that’s dispensed by those cappuccino machines they have a gas stations and truck stops, you’ll like Coffee-mate iced coffee. If drinking a cold version of truck stop cappuccino sounds bad to you, you might want to try something else (maybe a nice cold brew).

Pros: If you drink coffee more as a sweet treat than a biologically necessary morning mood stabilizer, this tastes pretty good. It’s not very coffee forward; it’s milky and sweet and smooth with a hint of coffee flavor. Both Coffee-mate Iced Coffee varieties are made plant-based milk, so vegans and the lactose intolerant can enjoy them, too.

Cons: If you drink coffee because you like the taste of coffee, I’m not sure this will hit the spot. You’d be better off spiking a good cold brew with some Coffee-mate creamer.

Credit: Liv Averett / Nestle




caramel coffee mate iced coffee

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Coffee-mate Caramel Iced Coffee

Both flavors of new Coffee-mate Iced Coffee are pretty similar in overall taste and consistency, but I personally liked the caramel a little bit better. There’s a little bit of butteriness that makes the flavor more complex, rather than just sweet, sweet, sweet.

Pros: Make no bones about it: Coffee-mate Iced Coffee is sweet. But, as the bottle advertises, it’s lower in sugar than other, dairy-based iced coffee bevs. The difference isn’t huge (21 grams of sugar per serving versus 29 grams), but it’s something!

Cons: Even though this tastes pretty good, I just don’t think it’s going to hit the spot for many coffee drinkers.

Credit: Liv Averett / Nestle




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Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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