The Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Cowgirl Coffee with a Missouri Girl addition of homemade chili simple syrup and homemade cold brew coffee.
Finally, the time has come for all of you coffee lovers out there.
The 3rd and final post in this 3 part coffee series is HERE!
For those of you just joining us, we have been on a journey to make the best cold brew coffee ever!
Now that we are finally at our destination, let me tell you a little about how we got here.
- 1: How to make homemade cold brew coffee at home (post 1).
- 2: How to make gourmet homemade chili simple syrup (post 2).
- 3: The Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Cowgirl Coffee (You’re HERE!).
It all started with a road trip to see the Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile and Lodge. This was a wonderful day filled with family, friends, fun, and food. All of the ingredients for a perfect trip!
The road trip to Pawhuska Oklahoma
We got up bright and early, loaded up a huge passenger van with our family, 2 other families, a few mother-in-laws, and left Missouri just as the sun was rising.
It was a truly glorious day.
The sun was shining for the first time in forever.
Oklahoma had been hit with some serious flooding so when when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the flooding had kept the crowd at bay so were able to get right into the Mercantile and start exploring.
The Pioneer Woman Mercantile
The old Mercantile building is old and majestic, reminiscent of another time. It has been beautifully restored to its former glory.
Firstly, I made a beeline for the cafe that was on the 2nd floor of the historic building in downtown Pawhuska.
The smell that hits you when you walk up the grand staircase is the best. Coffee beans and baked goods. Hmmm…
I grabbed several goodies (hardest decision ever) to take home with me and a few gluten-free bakery items (such as a delicious gluten free pound cake) to give to friends.
Secondly, I shopped around the mercantile looking at all of the merchandise.
Thirdly, we ate at the Mercantile Deli. So yummy! I highly recommend it.
Discovering The Spicy Cowgirl Coffee
Now for the coffee.
The selection was vast and I stood there for at least 5 minutes trying to decide, but ultimately I decided “when in Rome”…The Spicy Cowgirl it was.
This coffee is everything a dessert coffee should be. Homemade cold brew coffee with a gourmet homemade chili simple syrup, vanilla simple syrup, cream, milk, chocolate syrup, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Sweet, creamy, and chocolaty with a pleasant spicy kick.
It is still my favorite coffee to date.
That trip to Pawhuska was so memorable. We went to see the lodge with it’s gorgeous view and my girls stood at the HUGE island and pretended to cook for the camera.
I want that island in my home.
The second we were back in the van and on our way home, I looked up the recipe which was posted on Food Network’s website.
This recipe is for a single serving but you will have LOTS of cold brew coffee and chili simple syrup left over so you can make it time and time again.
- store bought or homemade cold brew coffee
- store bought or homemade vanilla simple syrup
- store bought or homemade chile simple syrup
- heavy whipping cream
- store bought or homemade chocolate sauce
- ground cinnamon
- cayenne pepper
- ice (if desired)
If you have never made your own homemade cold brew coffee, homemade chili simple syrup, or homemade chocolate sauce then I highly recommend checking out my tutorials by clicking the links above. You will save a ton of money in the long run and will have a few new favorites to add to your repertoire.
How to make the Spicy Cowgirl Coffee
The steps to making this recipe could not be easier. Just make the vanilla whipped cream and then add the the coffee, milk, chili syrup, and chocolate sauce to a large coffee mug. Put the finishing touches on by topping with the whipped cream, cinnamon, cayenne, and additional chocolate sauce.
Tips for success
- Use the cayenne pepper sparingly as it is HOT. The 1/2 tsp measurement is to make sure you have enough for sprinkling.
- Buy store bought cold brew coffee, vanilla simple syrup, chili simple syrup, and chocolate sauce to save time and for convenience.
- Not a fan of cold coffee? Just use hot coffee and omit the ice for a nice, warm, and comforting dessert coffee.
- To decreased the overall cost, and provide the absolute best taste, I highly recommend making homemade cold brew coffee, chili simple syrup, and chocolate sauce.
Frequently asked questions
If you can’t find any vanilla simple syrup then substitute with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp sugar.
Yes, this recipe scales very well and can be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled to meet your needs.
The chili simple syrup truly makes this coffee special and I highly recommend making your own if you can’t find it in the store. If this is not possible then just sprinkle a dash of cayenne pepper into the coffee, stir will and then add and additional 2 tsp of sugar (adjusting as needed per preference).
You can prep this recipe ahead of time by making the vanilla whipped cream and storing separately in the refrigerator. Then combine the coffee, milk, chili simple syrup, and chocolate sauce in a large mug, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, just top the coffee with the whipped cream, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and extra chocolate sauce.
Yes, this recipe is gluten free as long a you are aware of the ingredients you are buying and read the ingredient list carefully.
The Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Cowgirl Coffee Recipe
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 ounce vanilla syrup
- 6 ounce store-bought or homemade cold brew coffee, Click HERE for homemade Cold Brew
- 4 ounces whole milk
- 1 ounce chile simple syrup, Click HERE for homemade Sweet and Spicy Chili Simple Syrup
- 1 ounce chocolate sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper for sprinkling (I used a lot less because I’m a lightweight)
- ice if desired
- In a medium bowl, whip the cream and the vanilla syrup until light and creamy and set aside.
- In a large coffee mug combine the cold brew coffee, milk, chile syrup, and chocolate sauce.
- Stir until combined (you can also put this into a cocktail shaker and shake until foamy).
- Add ice if desired.
- Top with vanilla whipped cream, then dust with the cinnamon and cayenne pepper (sprinkled some of the cayenne in the with the coffee and some on top). Use the cayenne pepper sparingly as it is HOT. Drizzle additional chocolate sauce on top if desired.