My man loves his morning coffee. He also loves it with whipping cream. He SAYS he’s just helping me use up the excess cream, but if there is some in the house, the first place it goes is in his coffee. Oh, don’t have enough anymore for baking? Let’s get some more! And so it goes. He’s a devious one, that man.
In addition to being International Talk Like a Pirate Day (I’m not making this up), today also marks the seventh anniversary of our first date. We have been together for most of our adult lives. That is so weird. Anyway, this one is for the Pie, from his saucy sea wench. ARRRRR!
Most of the recipes for iced coffee I found on the internet involved using instant coffee granules. I personally feel like instant coffee tastes like beef broth and should only be used in baking. So this recipe (which I have made up all with my own brain meats) uses fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee, and I won’t have it any other way.
I don’t want to water down any of my coffee goodness, so first I made a tray of coffee-ice cubes. There’s your caffeine — with a crunch.
Then I made some more coffee, added a ton of cane sugar to it (it will dissolve best when hot), and let it cool. And stuck it in the fridge so it was cold. I wouldn’t leave coffee in the fridge for too long, lest it start to taste like old, cold coffee. Maybe a day or two at best.
When it comes to the mixing, I think the best ratio is 1 part coffee ice cubes : 1 part whipping cream : 2 parts cold sweet coffee. For two people, this worked out to 1 cup ice cubes, 1 cup cream, and 2 cups coffee.
Blend that sucker silly.
Pour it in a pretty glass (or your man’s favourite glass, thanks Cait), and drink it up.
Try some variations. Use milk instead of cream for a beverage that won’t kill you as quickly (and deliciously). Squirt in some chocolate syrup for a mocha iced coffee. Add vanilla and white chocolate for a white chocolate latte. Use espresso instead of coffee and create yourself an iced cappucino or mochacino. Up the proportion of ice to liquid coffee if you like your coffee a little on the slushy side. The possibilities are nearly endless!