There is nothing as refreshing as sipping down a cold cup of iced coffee on a hot day. Iced coffee can be easy to make, just like pouring coffee or espresso over ice. However, simple mistakes people make can deprive your coffee the sweet taste of iced coffee. Therefore, you need to have the recipe by your side as you brew your cold coffee. Here is a look at the top 5 delicious iced coffee recipe you need to try out.
- Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Pouring old hot coffee over ice may work for some people but you will enjoy the true taste of iced coffee if you just brew espresso right over ice. Here is how to go about it.
- I cup of freshly ground coffee beans
- 4 cups of filtered water
- Vessel to brew
- A filter
- Plastic wrap or lid
Place your ground coffee in the pitcher. Stir as you slowly pour water over the beans. The ground moistened coffee will immediately start infusing the water with its flavor. There will be a color difference immediately this happens.
Once the beans are thoroughly saturated cover the container with a cling wrap or a lid then place it in the refrigerator for 12 hours. You can do this overnight to enjoy your coffee in the morning. Filter the coffee and enjoy every cold sip of the Cold Brew Iced Coffee.
- Homemade Frappuccino
Frappuccinos are insanely delicious and this is perhaps the reason why they are so popular. But you can make your own Frappuccino at home. What makes this iced coffee taste so delicious is espresso, milk and sugar. Making it at home allows you to control the taste of the drink.
- 3 cups of strong coffee(two times the amount of coffee grounds)
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ vanilla bean
- 2/3 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 8 cups ice
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
Brew the strong coffee and allow it to chill. You can speed up the process by putting the coffee into a freezer or refrigerator. Add chilled coffee milk and sweetened condensed milk into a blender.
Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds of one half out. Put the seeds into a blender, add the vanilla extract and ice then blend.
Ensure it is smooth before serving with whipped cream.
- Greek Frappé
If you have ever been to a Greek restaurant then you know that they have some of the most delicious drinks. The Greek Frappé is one such drink. It is cool, creamy and icy. Making this cup of sweet coffee is easy.
- 1 cup cold water
- Drink mixer, jar with tight-fitting lid or shaker
- 1tbs Instant coffee
- Ice cubes
Add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water, instant coffee and sugar to taste in a shaker then shake for 10 seconds. Make sure the mixture has foam. Pour the mixture in a water glass then add water and 4 ice cubes to the mixture. Stir and add milk slowly to taste. Serve it chilled with a straw.
- German Iced Coffee
You can make a classic summer treat if you want to. All you need is cold coffee, evaporated milk and ice cream with a few spoons of sweeteners. That is all it takes to make a delicious cup of German Iced coffee.
- 2 cups of cold coffee
- 2-3 teaspoons sugar
- ¼ cup of evaporated milk
- 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
Mix cold coffee, evaporated milk and sugar in a glass or metal bowl then chill thoroughly. Get two tall glasses and in each one of them add ½ cup of vanilla ice cream. Pour your mixture of coffee, milk and sugar over the vanilla and top it up with dollop whipped cream. Serve it chilled with an iced-tea spoon.
- Delhi-Style Ice Coffee
This is a hot-weather classic drink that will cool you down when the temperatures are high. This iced coffee is named after Delhi where it is popular.
- 2 glasses of whole milk/chilled full cream milk
- ½ glass of crushed ice
- 2 tsp. your favorite Instant coffee
- Sugar to taste
Add all the ingredients in a blender then whisk. Ensure it is well mixed before you pour into a glas. Add a straw and enjoy your cold drink of Delhi-Styled ice coffee.