Summer, Sun, Iced Coffee!

Summer, Sun, Iced Coffee!

Delicious, refreshing iced coffee recipes

What would a really hot day be without coffee – no, not the well-known and popular hot drink, but iced coffee! This drink in diverse creations sets true lifestyle accents and is the ingenious cooling change that ensures tasteful moments.

Unusual creations add summer flair

Not everyone would spontaneously choose iced coffee as a refreshing summer drink, but the most unusual creations attract here and make you want to try them out. Whether frappé coffee, milkshakes, iced coffee with almond milk, caramel, brittle, cream or many other iced coffee creations: There are (almost) no limits to the variety. Enjoyed as a pleasant refreshment with ice cubes or sipped as a delicacy with vanilla ice cream: Iced coffee is both a real classic and a drink for hipsters, for whom lifestyle is not just a term, but rather the epitome of a way of life that is good and happy.

Which beans are particularly suitable for making iced coffee?

In this context, wet-processed coffee varieties, an extremely water-intensive type of coffee processing, from various African countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia or Kenya are particularly suitable. They have a lively, pleasant acidity, of course only if they are of the right quality, so that they also taste delicious when cold.

Check the following article:

The Espresso Bean Test 2021

How can you prepare a classic iced coffee yourself?

The basis of the production of a classic iced coffee is no different from a normal coffee. Here is a very simple recipe for 1 glass with the following ingredients :

  • 200 ml coffee (it is best to use freshly ground espresso beans )
  • Sugar and milk as desired
  • 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream, also according to taste
  • To refine as a topping chocolate sprinkles, cocoa powder, brittle or syrup

Whether the coffee with a fully automatic, by hand filter, with the Bialetti Moka pot, using a French press or Aeropress , depending on your home coffee equipment you can prepare this variety in your own four walls. In any case, it is best to always use freshly ground beans.
This is how you can prepare it:
Stir the sugar into the still warm coffee and let the coffee cool down completely before pouring it into the glass. When it reaches room temperature, put it in the freezer for about an hour. Now put the vanilla ice cream in the glass and pour the ice-cold coffee over it, put the “icing” on top and give the whole thing the finishing touch with the desired topping. Now you can feast on a really classic iced coffee!

The quick version for vegan iced coffee and other recipes

If you want it to be particularly quick, then prepare a coffee, put ice cubes and the coffee in a glass and fill it up with oat or soy milk. Of course, you can also use other types of plant milk.

Frappuccino – the mixed coffee drink. Invented by Starbucks – served cold!
To prepare a glass, you will need:

  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 240ml milk
  • 3 teaspoons of powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp chocolate sauce
  • 60ml espresso
  • Chocolate sauce and / or whipped cream for garnish

How to make a refreshing frappuccino:

Stir the ice cubes with the milk, the powdered sugar, the vanilla extract, the espresso and the chocolate sauce in the mixer. Pour the result into 1 glass and add whipped cream and the chocolate sauce on top.
To prepare a caramel frappuccino, simply replace the chocolate sauce with 5 teaspoons of caramel sauce and leave out the powdered sugar!

How about an iced latte?

For a large latte macchiato glass you will need:

  • 1 double espresso
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes
  • Approximately 250ml of cold whole milk

Now pour the milk into the glass and add double espresso. Fill everything up with the ice cubes and flavor the whole thing with caramel or vanilla syrup and / or sugar as you like.

Why is the ice cream parlor actually called ice cream parlor?

Certainly not many of you have the opportunity to make the ice cream that traditionally belongs in the iced coffee yourself. In the 1950s, iced coffee was usually only served in an ice cream parlor. But why don’t they say “ice cream shop”, and call this location “ice cream parlor”? Some people believe that the word can be traced back to the tube-like shutters, which, with their narrow cut, were reminiscent of a hallway.

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Ice coffee is available in countless variations in terms of preparation. For the classic method of preparation, you need espresso, vanilla ice cream and cream!
Good Appetite!