Anyone who knows me has seen me drink coffee… usually boiling hot and black. It has to be ridiculously hot out for me to consider icing my coffee.
It has reached that temperature in Brooklyn.
So I am going to share a recipe with you… one that will save you lots of hard-earned cash (so you can spend it on cute shoes or crafting supplies instead).
Iced Coffee Recipe-
6 cup pitcher
3 cups of water
2 cups of cold water
enough ground coffee to brew 12 cups of coffee
coffeemaker (or coffee press)
Brew the 3 cups of water and the ground coffee. Pour the cold water into your pitcher and add the brewed cofee. Top it off with ice.
Ahh, now the fancy-schmancy coffees you can make using this iced coffee base…. here’s where the coffeehouse really makes the money LOL
add 1/2 cup iced coffee base, 1/2 cup milk and some chocolate syrup. Stir. Top with whipped cream if you’d like.
Variations- add a little mint extract for a Mint Mocha.
Macchiatto means ‘stained’ in Italian. The secret to this drink is not stirring it, so the coffee ‘marks’ the top of the milk. Add 3/4 cup milk and add some ice. Top off with a bit of iced coffee base. You can drizzle chocolate syrup or caramel ice-cream topping on top of the drink.
Why not make coffee-flavored Cool Whip for your drinks? Add a 1/2 teaspoon of milk to some instant coffee granules, and mix well. Mix in some Cool Whip.
You can cut fat in your drink by using skim milk, or use a flavored or decaffeinated coffee.