When the weather turns warm, and then hot, having chilly coffee drinks at home is the ultimate treat/pick-me-up.
Instead of jetting out to a coffee shop, why not make it yourself? It’s easy!
So, where do you start?
First, you want to use double-strength coffee. Since you will be diluting the coffee with ice or ice cream, you want it to stand up to the process, even if you are simply making iced coffee.
Next, you can either just ice it (as in add ice to the coffee) or you can blend it with either ice or ice cream. This will chill it into a refreshing treat.
Then flavor it. If you are making iced coffee with just ice, you may want to add milk and sugar. You can also trade the sugar for flavored syrups, which blend easier with the cold coffee. If you are making a blended drink, you probably won’t need the milk – unless you want it. Also, sugar isn’t necessary if you are using ice cream.
Finally, you may or may not want to top your chilled coffee drink with something tasty. Fresh whipped cream, chocolate syrup and caramel syrup are all awesome for topping it off.
Looking for a great custom coffee drink to make? Try these.
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
- Mocha Cookie Coffee Chiller – This frosty drink is a favorite among coffee lovers and haters in my family since it combines sweet chocolate ice cream, double strength coffee and just enough Cookie Crisp to make it interesting. It serves two, but I won’t tell if you drink the whole thing yourself!
- Iced Mexican Coffee – Taking a cue from Mexican hot chocolate, this iced coffee concoction includes cinnamon and chocolate. You can also add tequila, if desired.
- Iced Vanilla Soy Latte– If you prefer soy milk to cow’s milk, you’ll enjoy this easy brewed iced coffee treat. It can be jazzed up with either chocolate syrup or caramel (or both!)