There's no need to break out in a sweat while satisfying your caffeine addiction in the heat of the summer. Well, actually, if you're an addict like me, you'll still drink a flat white in the middle of the day in summer even though you're going to break out into a sweat. Let's call it the price of addiction. But then again, some hot summer days it's worth the trouble of making a blended iced coffee. Here's my quick and easy recipe for a refreshing iced blended espresso coffee drink that will satisfy your taste buds and your caffeine addiction.
Making Blended Iced-Coffee
Serves two to three thirsty coffee addicts
10oz / 300ml ice cubes
10oz / 300ml cold milk
4 tablespoons of your favorite powdered iced coffee mix such as Caffe D'Vita available at Amazon.com.
4 shots of freshly brewed espresso coffee (extract 2 double shots one after the other)
Place the ice in a blender with the milk and powdered coffee mix and start the blender. Meanwhile, extract 4 shots of espresso into a pitcher. Add to the blender and continue to blend until thoroughly mixed and ice completely blended. Pour into serving glass with a few additional ice cubes if required.
Have fun with your drink by adding whipped cream on top if you like it (not for me, thanks). Another possible addition is powdered chocolate sprinkled on top. Sometimes I have added chocolate espresso beans to the blender to give a chocolate and caffeine buzz to the mix, but don't do this if you don't like a bit of "grit" in the drink because the espresso beans are not going to dissolve. And of course, you can always add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the blender. Yum! Get creative and Enjoy!
Tip on How to Sweeten Iced Coffee Drinks
If you or your guests like their coffee sweetened, dissolve some sugar into hot water in a small pitcher to make a sweet syrup. Add the syrup to the iced-coffee. This way you don't end up with un-dissolved sugar crystals in your drink.
- Espresso Maker Recommendation - Budget
- 9 Steps to Making Espresso Like Pro at Home
- The Road to Perfect Crema
- The Golden Rule
- How to Make a Flat White
- How to Make Latte
- How to Make Cappuccino
- How to Make a True Macchiato
- How to Foam Milk for Espresso Coffee Drinks
- How to Make Ice Blended Coffee
- What are Espresso Coffee Beans
What is a "Flat White"? Flat White Coffee in Tulip Cup More photos of flat-whites Flat White is an espresso-based drink th...
Crema is the essence of good espresso coffee. I like to think of it as the Holy Grail of espresso coffee. Without it you might as well pour ...
I ran across a question posted to Yahoo Answers recently that read something like "I just got an espresso machine for Christmas. What a...
What Everyone Ought to Know About a True Macchiato Macchiato comes from the Italian word that means "stained". Quite literally...
The essential difference between the various espresso-based drinks is the milk that is added to the espresso and the ratio of milk to espres...
It didn't start out that I was going to buy a Breville "Dual Boiler". I have been happily pumping out espresso shots with a Ga...
I like to think of Cappuccino as the Marge Simpson of espresso drinks, with foamy milk piled high on top of the espresso just like a beehiv...
Typically the milk is prepared in a stainless-steel pitcher or "jug" as it is called in some countries. You need the pitcher to be...
What to Look for in a Good Espresso Maker for the Home If you're going to make that perfect cup of espresso coffee, you're going ...
I saw a show on the local Southern California PBS station last night, KCET , about LA Mill Coffee in Silverlake. It was on the Huell Howser ...