Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee

IT’S THAT TIME AGAINNNNNNN! Time to waste our lives away every Monday for 2 hours to celebrate fake love that is completely manipulated by producers. The wonderful world of the 21st century! Fingers are crossed worldwide that Rachel’s season is at least a hair more exciting than Nick’s. Nick’s season was disappointing, to say the least. So hopefully a room full of testosterone, side parts, and tall gelled hair will really spice things up. I had to google what exact haircut most of these men had and it seems to be called a high fade with a loose pompadour. Do men walk into salons and actually ask for that? I should ask my bro friends who are sporting that look. I must know.

Let’s first chat about Rachel. Everyone loves Rachel and she seems like a normal, level headed person. And I dig it. But she laughs at everything. Is that real heartfelt laughter? Or is it uncomfortable laughter? Or forced laughter? Right now, wherever you are, try to laugh at anything. Laugh at the stapler sitting on your desk. And not just a giggle, make it a thick heavy longterm laugh. That sh*ts hard. Because she does it the entire time. Props to her. That must be exhausting.

But seriously, Rachel said she doesn’t like chocolate and I lost all trust in her. She dug her own grave.

Ok, enough about Rachel because I’m sure she’s a gem in real life. Let’s talk about the men who put their lives on the line in hopes of finding some sort of fame, most likely to be destroyed by producers.

PaleOMG Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee

When I looked up the dudes online before the first episode went live, I thought every single one was unattractive. I’m pretty sure producers work extra hard to make everyone look their worst in their online photos. Producers are just the best, eh? Once they started coming out of the limo, I was pleasantly surprised! I need you to follow along with me here since there will be multiple names and I don’t know their weird personalities enough yet to give them offensive nicknames.

  • Peter, the first one out of the limo, has my first impression rose. Not sure why, since I’m not a huge fan of spaces between the teeth, but he just does the job well. Dark features and light eyes will always be my favorite.
  • Alex, the first pompadour to make an impression. I honestly don’t remember him, but his hair states that he is full of secrets. Some say the taller the hair, the closer to God. I say, the taller the hair, the less I trust the dude.
  • Brady, a dude I also remember nothing about except that he looked like the human ken doll from Botched. Pompadour-infused, as well.
  • Bryan, the Colombian that spoke spanish to Rachel then ate her face. He got the first impression rose, but I’m pretty sure he first got cheek injections first. I envy those cheekbones. And props to him for eating Rachel’s face. It really could have gone either way with that bold move but it obviously worked in his favor.
  • Dean – I loved his tie. That is all.
  • DeMario, well, he would be super cute if he didn’t talk so damn much.
  • Diggy would also be cuter if he didn’t talk even more than DeMario.
  • Jack Stone has two names and it makes me feel weird. He also tucks his chin and protrudes his forehead towards your line of sight, making him look somewhat like a demon. A demon with extremely white veneers.
  • Jonathan, who tickled Rachel and sealed his fate on the show with producers, talks with his nose first. Not knocking big noses, he simply forces his nose first into the conversation.
  • Kenny is adorable except he fake wrestles. I have a friend who does that and I went to a match once, and let me tell you one thing – I will absolutely never do that ever ever again. The crowd is much worse than the actual fake match.
  • Lee, his pompadour is the tallest I’ve ever seen. You could climb it. And his hair is obviously full of secrets based on the preview of the season.
  • Jamey mentions that he doesn’t know how he wouldn’t get a rose with the most sculpted, best looking face. He would be more attractive if he spelled his name differently. And wasn’t such an assh*le.
  • Milton. Oh Milton, Milton, Milton. He had no chance. As soon as he left the womb and his mother named him Milton, he had no chance. He also had no chance when he purred at Rachel multiple times. Men out there – do NOT purr. You are not a cat and it is not sexy. Once Milton got the boot because he was so creepy, his drunk self (that obviously made it through the night ’til sunrise) balled his little eyes out and mentioned he was so bummed because he won’t get to wear the outfits he purchased for the show. Those producers must really wear you down. Poor guy. I’m sure he has a tough time explaining that one to his guy friends.
  • Lucas, he sucks.

Holy.Crap. I can’t wait for this season. And then for Bachelor in Paradise to start up!

PaleOMG Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee


Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee



For the sweet cream

For the coffee


  1. Place all the ingredients for the sweet cream in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the sweet cream to a resealable container and in the fridge. It will last about 1 week in the fridge.
  2. To the same blender, add the cold brew coffee. With the lid on the blender, turn the blender on and slowly add the collagen peptides through the top of the lid. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of the sweet cream and blend until smooth and frothy.
  3. Add ice to a glass, pour in the sweet cream coffee on top and drink up!

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85 thoughts on “Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee”

  1. I’m excited to try this! I love that you use coconut milk and not almond. Almond milk in my coffee makes me ????This looks like it would be very creamy and smooth. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have a stupid question, is it the empty pod or the seeds that you are blending into the cream? I have never worked with vanilla beans before and the instructions don’t really specify to my noob eyes.

  3. i think ive heard you in your instagram stories mention how the producers have a big influence on the outcome of the show/ruin things/etc.. can you elaborate?? not sure if you’ve ever followed “theyearofelan” account on instagram, but he’s one of the producers and it seems like all the contestants have had really good relationships with all of the producers. i also cant wait to start reading reality steve spoilers!!

    1. you should listen to reality steve podcast. producers just really manipulate the situation, feed them drinks, egg them on to do and say certain things, and then they decide who will get a shitty edit and be made to look bad by the public

    2. You can also watch the show Unreal. It is produced by an ex-producer of the bachelor. Shows the behind the scenes of the show and how they manipulate contestants. They have no internet or connection to anything outside of the house and are drowned in alcohol to get more drama flowing.

  4. What is it about Peter that makes me swooon?!? Every single one of the girls I watched with was obsessed but none of us knows why. I’m glad he had that affect on you too!!!! He’s my pick because they’re so gosh darn cute together!
    Oh… and this looks amazingggggg.

  5. How many servings do you suggest? With a full can of full fat coconut milk plus the collagen protein this must be really filling. Looking forward to trying it. Thank you!

      1. Thanks Juli. I apologize had I not been an idiot and actually read your directions where in the sweet cream you only add 2 tablespoons of the cream I would not have asked the silly question. Yikes. Sorry about that.

  6. Just wondering Collagen Peptides is this something that you only use with coffee? Or can this be mix with a Vital Protein shake?

    Thank you So much.

  7. You should check out the show “Unreal”. Seasons 1&2 are on either Netflix or Hulu. It’s a tv drama about producing a reality tv show like the bachelor and how they manipulate all of the people on the show. So good!

  8. Do you find that the sweet cream solidifies when refrigerated because of the coconut milk? Do you just re-emulsify it if that’s the case?
    I seriously cannot WAIT to try this out!

  9. So excited to make this! Also I know you love kaitlyn bristowe from the bachelorette and she has a new podcast coming out next week! Knew you would appreciate that!

  10. I am wondering how well the sweet cream blends when just stirred into a mug of hot coffee? I miss my coffee with heavy cream since dropping dairy.

    1. the worst. he’s been on a handful of game shows and random reality stuff so he’s definitely trying to make a name for himself

  11. Holy YUMMMM! I made this instead of my regular coffee with plain coconut milk this am and it was amazing. Wayyyyyy better than the Starbucks one. Thanks for always creating the most awesome recipes I have never made one that was bad

  12. Your comments on the bachelorette contestants are priceless. I literally LOLed multiple times. Can’t wait to continue reading your recaps every week!

  13. Melanie Gibson

    It relieves me that you specify to leave the lid on the blender while adding the collagen. All I could imagine was the scene from the movie “Gremlins” when they turn bad and run the blender without the lid on and completely trash the girl’s kitchen.

  14. Can the collagen be added all at once? I only have a bullet type blender which doesn’t allow you to add ingredients easily. Thanks!

  15. Hey Julie. Do you know if there’s any difference between the vital protein collagen peptides you linked to and vital proteins beef gelatin (which says it’s 100% pure collagen protein)?

    1. Wow what is cold brew iced Yes? Do you make it the same way but with tea?!?! I bet this would be good with Julie’s Thai iced tea recipe! ???

  16. Hey there,

    I love your emails and entertaining blogs and love love love your inventive recipes! I would NEVER unsubscribe. Just want to say too, that I am older that your parents, probably, but have a similar sense of humor than you do. And I teach classes with many ages and find it hilarious when someone in their late 70’s says some pithy thing that cracks me up, makes me hopeful for the coming years ahead. We may age in years but not in who we really are!

  17. Okay Julie. I have been listening to your podcast since the start. You always talk about The Bachelor and Bachelorette, something I used to judge others for liking. I started watching this today because of you and I have to say I am hooked. I cannot wait to see what happens this season!! The bloodshed, the girlfriend, the pompadours!!! Thanks for completing my Monday nights.

  18. Thank you for this recipe! I saw it, immediately got up and made it. So good and refreshing!! Nice little pick me up/treat!

  19. I’ve been day dreaming about making this since the day you posted it in your Instagram Stories! Finally made it this morning and it is deeeelish!

  20. Yum, what a tasty little treat! I added a little more maple syrup to my glass, used all vanilla bean powder in the sweet cream and used coffee ice cubes. I froze the leftover sweet cream in 1 tbsp cubes, so it keeps longer. Can’t wait to make it again, maybe with a little cacao powder to make it a mocha.

  21. Hi Juli – I just made this, and while the cream tasted super delicious, it wouldn’t come together completely. No matter how long I blended it, It kept separating and leaving a thick layer of kind of chunky coconut cream on top. I added it to my cold brew, and blended again, and same issue – thick layer of kind of chunky coconut cream on top 🙁 I can see how this would blend beautifully into hot coffee, but it won’t seem to work cold.
    Any suggestions? I used the whole can of coconut milk, cream and liquid. Did I do something wrong? Thanks! 🙂

    1. I’d appreciate some advice too. The first time I tried it was with hot coffee that I iced after mixing the cream and coffee first. It blended nicely. Then I tried it with cold brew coffee and it refused to blend (same cream chunks on top that wouldn’t blend). I used a different canned coconut brand that I don’t normally use that seemed to have a chunkier texture to it, so I’ll try them brand I usually use and see if that helps. Otherwise, if anyone else has advice as to what we’re doing wrong, is appreciate it. Thanks!

    2. that’s so weird. i’ve never had that happen with coconut milk. what brand were you using? i would only see it acting up if it was coconut cream instead of coconut milk

      1. Same thing happened to me! Mine is all curdled and totally solidified in the fridge. Blending just makes small chunks. I used Thai Kitchen unseeetened coconut milk. Can you recommend a different brand?

        1. i haven’t had an issue with the curdling in the 4 times i’ve made it. but it definitely does harden in the fridge so I just spoon it in to my drink and blend it! but i have no idea why it curdles because i haven’t experienced that any of the 4 times I’ve made it

      2. I was just using Trader Joe’s organic full fat coconut milk. Maybe your house is warmer? Because canned coconut milk in my house always has that thick layer of cream on top, with liquid below. And that thick layer just doesn’t seem to want to blend. Is your house warm enough that your coconut milk has melted and combined before you blend it? Or could you recommend a better brand? Thanks! 🙂

        1. nope, it’s always separated when i open it. do you have high speed blender? i use my blendtec whenever i blend mine, which may make a difference

      3. It may have “broke”… if you blend things to emulsify and continue blending *after* its already emulsified…. it can stay separated. I’ve heard of being able to re-emulsify if you add more ingredients to it again. Google may help. I have a vitamix and have to be careful how long i blend things or this will happen to me.

    3. I think the “curdling” I experienced may have been from adding the collagen all at once in my ninja. I’ve just been making it without the collagen and just has a layer of foam on top. 🙂 Maybe it’s not the coconut but the way you’re adding the collagen? Her recipe calls for adding it slowly.

  22. Juli – You kill me, your description of the bachelors is spot on and I cracked up at work reading this. Lucas – he sucks. YUP!!! I too cannot wait for paradise.

  23. Hi Juli!!
    I think you must have mentioned a orange creamsicle style recipe with collagen one time in your insta stories… any chance you’re planning to post that recipe? I haven’ t been able to find it posted anywhere and would love to try it !!


  24. I am not having luck with my coconut milk concoctions lately…I use a highly recommended brand, and it curdled up when I added it to the blender with the cold brew. Followed the directions exactly. The last time I tried to whip some up for whipped cream, the same thing happened…wonder if I got an off-batch?

  25. When I made this recipe today I decided to use almond extract instead, to switch things up from my normal coconut whipped cream recipe. MIND BLOWN. It is so delicious, and I highly recommend trying it to switch things up. Thank you for sharing! I never would have thought to add collagen.

  26. Hi Juli!

    Just a short question. I think in one of your Instagram stories you used a different kind of blender than the one you tagged here in your post (I saw something with Ninja on it). Can you tell me which one it was?

    Big cheers from The Netherlands!

  27. Sooo just getting around to trying this and yeah, it’s the bomb. Thanks for all the great recipes and travel workouts!

  28. Juli: This recipe is so delicious! I made it today using light coconut milk and nitrogen cold brew coffee (from Trader Joe’s). Truly a delicious afternoon pick-me-up! Will be making again 🙂

  29. Hi Juli!! I just tried this recipe this morning and it is AMAZING! Thank you for talking about collagen protein, I can’t wait to see the effects of incorporaitng this into my diet. I got the Vital Proteins brand you recommended. 🙂

    Thanks again for the yummy recipe and for being awesome, I have been listening to your podcasts every day at work (playing catch up) and it puts a spark in my day.

    You Rock!

  30. I have a question about blending the coffee.. I’m curious why you blend it? I’ve been drinking my coffee with collagen but I haven’t been blending it. It seems to dissolve well. I was thinking maybe there was a gain I wasn’t aware of. Just curious if I should start. New to this collagen game. Thanks for the advice!

  31. Dumb question: I made this exactly by the recipe this morning and it keeps separating from my cold brew…the creamer floats to the top. It won’t stay mixed. Is that normal since there is coconut milk in it? OH, and it tastes bomb, I just have to keep well shaking it

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