Saturday, 30 June 2012

Iced Coffee



This is a perfect afternoon pick me up drink on a hot day. My brother in law John will love this one!
You can just use coffee brewed in a coffee maker cooled down as your base however, I make a cold brewed coffee which has a smoother taste with no bitterness and it can last in your fridge for ages. If you have it ready then when you feel like this drink you just add the ice and milk or cream and sweetener. If you wanted to use it with a splash of Bailey's or Tia Maria now you have a party!
You will need:

  • 1/2-3/4 cup ground coffee
  • 4 cups/1 litre of cold water
  • cheesecloth or coffee filter
  • milk or half and half cream
  • sugar or agave syrup
  • lots of ice


Step 1: take 1/2 cup of ground coffee (you could use 3/4 cup if you like it very strong - John would make it strong!) and 4 cups of cold water and mix until all the coffee is wet. Leave 8-10 hours.


Step 2: strain out the coffee grounds (you can sprinkle the coffee grounds in your garden the plants love it!)


Step 3: strain once again through fine cheesecloth or a coffee filter in your strainer.



Step 4: now you are ready to make your drink. Take a tall glass and fill it with ice cubes.


Step 5: I add 2 tbsp agave syrup to the glass. I like agave syrup because it dissolves easier than sugar (you can buy this syrup in the natural section of any grocery store now a days) If you like it sweeter add more.


Step 6: fill the glass slightly more than half full of your cold coffee base and stir to mix the syrup.


Add milk (I used 1% milk) or almond milk, or half and half if you want it decadent and rich. Put the whole thing in a blender and you have a slushy coffee drink. Add some booze and get the party started.

It is smooth and delicious and I promise you once you make this yourself you wont ever feel you need to spend all that money on the store bought ones. 





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