Does anyone know how to make a GREAT iced coffee?
don't know about the GREAT part, but i have some ideas . . . .
depends if you like instant (milder) or coffee grounds (richer flavour)
also how much sugar / sugar substitute you add is up to you and your sweet or not so sweet tooth!
basic recipe of mine:
Into a tall jug put - (or into a blender)
one tspn of either instant or ground coffee (per person)
two tspn of sugar / sugar substitute (per person depending on how sweet you like it)
pour a dollop of boiling water,
i use this battery powered whizzy thing to mix it up well so everything is WELL dissolved. Nothing worse than having gritty bits when you drink it. You might have a stab mixer, or a blender, doesn't matter, whatever will do the job. Mixing with just a spoon will not give you the aeration.
then add chilled milk from fridge
few drops of vanilla essence (or hazelnut essence or whatever YOU like)
(if budget and diet allow it, few scoops of coffee icecream or gelati)
whizz it all up so it's good and frothy
pour into glass, some people like a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, or milo, or make a chocolate swirl using the chocolate topping
so as you can see, you adapt it to suit YOUR tastes and what you have in the house at the time. Quantities depend on how many you're making it for.
aerated milk and well dissolved coffee make all the difference.
when you have iced coffees at a cafe, take note of what you're tasting, how they make it. Many places are very lazy, they just pour stuff into a glass, use that coffee essence and bulk it up with a scoop of icecream. Other places whizz it all up and combine it properly. I get ideas from watching the barristos.
When you buy your carton of iced coffee, do you grab for the French Vanilla one? then you must like vanilla.
Do you grab the Mocha one? in that case, add something chocolately to your home made brew.
Do you grab the cappucino iced coffee? then sprinkle cocoa on top when you make it at home.
i reckon it's all trial and error until you come up with YOUR fave receipe (for that week at least!!!!)
I make iced coffee using Jarrah french style coffee....I't so yummy and creamy!
Off to give it a shot. YUM!
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