Recipe 48: Iced Coffee

There is no Starbucks in my town, yet somehow I spend way too much money on frappuccinos. Every time I travel by train, I pass the coffee shop and cannot resist sneaking one in. Starbucks iced coffee, however, is too expensive and too unhealthy to my likening, so I decided to make my own. Soon I found out that it is super easy, and a basic iced coffee is just as good as the famous frappuccino, which contains loads of additives, fats, and sugars. I have been having this for breakfast for a few weeks now, together with some of my favorite fruits. It is a perfect start of the day!
This iced coffee only contains four ingredients, so it is the very basic you can get. You could add chocolate chips, caramel, vanilla, or anything you need to replicate one of the Starbucks versions, but this one is just going to be coffee flavored. And it is heavenly as it is.

  • Coffee, instant powder – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar, cane (a sugar substitute would work too) – 2 tbsp
  • Water, cold – 2 tbsp
  • Ice cubes – approx. 15 pieces
  • Milk, dairy or non-dairy – 1 tbsp

  1. Mix the instant coffee powder, sugar, and cold water in the blender. It should become very light and foamy, almost like a mousse.
  2. Add the ice cubes and milk, and crush the ice carefully with the blender. You need to use the pulse button. Using pulse will break the cubes, but not too much. Only push the pulse button for a second at a time, and repeat until you hear no more grains in the machine. This might take up to 5 minutes.
  3. Serve in a glass, and drink as soon as possible. The coffee will start to separate from the foam and ice after about 10 minutes, and it tastes best before it has separated.

This stuff makes me so happy, and it is perfect for energy. I mean, who does not need a little wake up kick in the morning? Coffee is perfect for that, and the iced version is the perfect type for warm summer mornings.




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