The summer sizzle is¬†on and for coffee lovers that often means taking a break from their beloved beverage.¬† But you don’t have to!¬† Try iced coffee.¬† Here are a few tips for making a great cup or glass of iced brew:
Plan Ahead:¬† Brew your coffee ahead of time to give it time to cool before you prepare your iced¬†coffee.¬† Some recipes call for hot coffee to start with, but if you chill it down in the refrigerator you’ll get a head start on being extra frosty.¬† In fact,¬†for safety reasons you should not leave the brewed coffee sitting out for too long.¬† Put¬†it in the¬†refrigerator after it reaches room temperatures¬†to cool it down and to keep bacteria at bay.
Use a¬†Cocktail¬†Shaker:¬†¬†¬†This is a nice touch if you’re serving your iced coffee drinks while entertaining guests.¬† Giving your drinks a little shakeup will make them extra frothy and you’ll look like a pro!
Use Coffee Ice Cubes:¬† Don’t let your coffee drinks get watered down by using plain ice cubes.¬† Freeze some coffee ahead of time in an ice cube tray.
Coffee Soda Recipe:¬† This is an interesting mix of rich creaminess and bubbly fizz.¬† It’s kind of like an ice cream float but with coffee & cream:¬† Ingredients:¬†
- 3 cups strong coffee chilled
- 1 cup half & half
- 4 scoops coffee ice cream
- 3/4 cup club soda
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- whipped cream
Preparation:¬† Mix coffee, sugar and half & half.¬† Fill 4 tall glasses about halfway.¬† Add 1 scoop of ice cream to each, then fill up with soda.¬† Top with whipped cream.¬† Serves 4.
Now you need a great mug to drink it out of.¬† May we suggest our Frosty Hector.¬† It’s a big 20 oz. mug that has a stainless steel interior to keep your drinks both hot and cold.¬† Use it for iced coffee drinks in the summer and your favorite hot brew the rest of the year!