I'd love to thank the inventors of chocolate, coffee and books. I cannot live without those things. Up until recently, I called myself the type of person who would drink coffee regardless of how hot it was.
Then I discovered iced coffee.
I found some recipes on the internet and tried and tweaked them around until I had a simple recipe that tasted simply amazing. I didn't include amounts because I know tastes in coffee vary widely. Here it is:
You will need
- Boiling water
- Cold water
- Ice cubes
- And of course, instant coffee powder.
- Put coffee into a cup or glass. I use 1 teaspoon.
- Pour in just enough boiling water to dissolve the coffee.
- Stir well.
- Add sugar.
- Add cold water and milk in the ratio you like best.
- Add ice cubes and stir.
- Coffee beans can also be used. However, this method needs you to wait quite a while before you enjoy your coffee. You will have to leave the coffee in the boiling water for a couple of hours to brew, and then strain it. Too complicated, if you ask me. The taste is far better though, if you have the patience.
- Add some maple syrup to the coffee. This adds some toffee-ish taste, which releases divine flavours when it blends with the coffee. Remember that it will only dissolve if you add it to the boiling water.
- Replace milk with cream or coffee creamer for a creamier coffee.
- Add some whipped cream on top.
I don't usually do recipes and all things such. This is one exception though. Coffee is, after all, exceptional. :-)