7 Stunning Cold Coffee Recipes
Now that summer’s officially here you might find that it gets a little bit too warm to be drinking a hot coffee as you sit outside with a barbecue on the go. Of course, living here in England that is more of a dream than a realistic expectation, but what happens when you feel like you’re in need of some caffeine and it’s the hottest day ‘since records began’ and coffee just won’t do?
You drink a cold coffee, of course.
There’s something about the words ‘cold’ and ‘coffee’ that just sends shivers (literally) down the back of a coffee lover. Maybe it’s the horrific surprise of returning to a coffee after being on the phone or away from your desk only to discover that it’s gone cold. My thoughts go out to all of you who can empathise.
Here though, we’ve compiled a list of some cold coffee recipes that will kill your two summer birds with one delicious stone, providing you with your hit of caffeine along with cool refreshment.
Nutella Cold Coffee
We’ll start with this recipe because… well, purely because it contains Nutella.
This is my kind of recipe, throw all the ingredients in a blender together, give it a good mix and that’s it, you’re good to serve. The writer of this recipe recommends adding some vanilla ice cream too before serving. It just keeps getting better!
Get the full recipe here: http://www.jeyashriskitchen.com/2012/05/nutella-cold-coffee-recipe
Basic Cold Coffee Recipe
If you want to try making your own ice coffee but don’t want to do anything too fancy for your first couple of attempts, this recipe is an ideal choice for you. It’s quick, easy and requires minimal thought.
In essence, this recipe is a regular coffee but instead of using hot water, you use more milk and ice cubes. The instant coffee can be to the strength of your choosing, there’s no specific coffee required.
Learn more here: http://www.spiceupthecurry.com/cold-coffee-recipe/
Coconut Cafe Licuado
Although it might sound a bit more complex, this recipe is also a pretty simple one; three ingredients and two steps, you can’t go wrong. Unless you buy the wrong ingredients.
This recipe works best when ice cold, so be sure to include an ice cubes when serving. The chilled coconut milk adds something extra to the flavour to make this recipe something a little different to a standard chilled coffee. From start to finish the entire process takes just a few minutes, so you won’t be inside for too long getting your drink.
See the recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/coconut-cafe-licuado
Strong Espresso Iced Coffee
Here’s one for the stronger coffee lovers. This recipe, named ‘Ultimate Iced Coffee’ by the original source, uses strong black coffee which is enhanced further by coffee ice cubes.
Simply make a strong black coffee, allow it to cool and then pour into a glass over the coffee ice cubes. Add the sweetened condensed milk, give it a quick stir and you’re finished. Strong coffee flavour and cool summer refreshment all in one glass.
Original recipe here: http://simply-delicious-food.com/my-ultimate-iced-coffee/
Iced Caffe Latte
This iced caffe latte recipe combines caffe latte and espresso together to allow for a more obvious and distinctive taste. Using sweeteners and a syrup flavouring of your choice also brings out the flavour and allows you to change the recipe to suit your tastes.
For additional texture and presentation value, you can also add whipped cream after you’ve poured the coffee into glasses.
Find the full recipe here: http://www.littlespicejar.com/easy-iced-caffe-latte/
The Mocha Frappuccino, like many types of speciality coffee drinks, was first brought into the mainstream by Starbucks. Now you can make your own.
This recipe has many benefits. It contains coffee and chocolate, it tastes great, and can save you money; a mocha frappe from a cafe doesn’t come cheap! This is a nice and simple recipe that is perfect for the warmer weather.
See how it’s done here: http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/mocha-frappuccino/
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Coffee
We’re upping the difficulty level slightly (quite a bit) now, but I’m sure you’ll agree that this both looks and sounds pretty good.
If you fancy making an activity out of your iced coffee, then this is the recipe for you. This recipe requires 8 oz of coffee so will give a distinct and forward taste, combined with the sweetness of the vanilla extract and the sugar, topped with the marshmallows, you’ll have a cool refreshing drink full of flavour.
Learn how to make it here: http://www.confectionalism.com/home/toasted-marshmallow-iced-coffee-recipe/
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