Friday, July 11, 2014

World's best iced coffee recipe

I admit it. I'm a coffee snob.

I use to be a diehard Starbucks fan, but as I've learned the art of coffee (yes, it is an art) I came to realize I can make my favorites at home for a fraction of the cost and it got harder and harder to shell out $5.00 for the stuff. Besides, I like my stuff better now.

Iced coffee keeps me going through the hot summer months. I'll often make a pitcher and keep it in the fridge to sip on over a couple of days...unless my kids find it and then it's all over.

World's Best Iced Coffee

2 cups strong coffee
1/4-1/3 cup half and half (depends on how strong a coffee taste you prefer)
2-3 T sugar or your favorite sugar substitute
chocolate syrup to taste OR you can make a bit of chocolate ganache (see recipe below) for an incredibly decadent treat!

Blend all ingredients for a few seconds until frothy. 

Drizzle the inside edges of your glass with a bit of chocolate syrup or ganache. Carefully add ice and coffee.

Top with homemade whipping cream and a few chocolate shavings for an amazing summertime (or anytime!) treat!

* To make chocolate ganache, melt a handful of chocolate chips with a few drops of heavy whipping cream or butter to form a nice thick sauce to add to your coffee.

* For homemade whipping cream, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar to taste and a dash of vanilla in a mixer or Magic Bullet until stiff peaks form. You will never allow Cool Whip to pass your lips again after trying the real deal.

Iced coffee is best enjoyed with a friend. Or on the front porch. Or with a good book. 

How do you enjoy your iced coffee?

1 comment:

  1. I have tried all sorts of iced coffee recipes. Just this week though I tried cold brewing the coffee. I really didn't think it would make that much of a difference but I was quite wrong. I can't wait to mix up another batch of cold brewed coffee concentrate. In fact, I'm going to the store to buy a big glass pitcher and some cheesecloth for that very purpose. mmmmmmmm


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