Hands down this is one of the best things I’ve discovered this Summer. I love iced coffee but I never seem to plan ahead adequately to brew a pot of coffee and leave it to cool so that I can sip this when I fancy it.
The other thing I used to find a tad irksome is that once you add ice to cool your coffee right on down, it ends up too watery. Disappointing, especially after all the forward planning.
My son suggested brewing the coffee then freezing it in ice cube trays. Simple. Ingenious. And it works a treat, any time I need a caffeine boost on a warm day I can pop a couple of frozen coffee cubes into a glass and top up with milk.
For a sweeter finish on occassion I’ve dribbled in a little maple syrup. You could use your favourite coffee syrup or even whisk in a spoonful of instant hot chocolate powder.
To be honest this isn’t really a recipe, more a guide to your own homemade iced latte. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s express iced coffee any time you fancy.
Express Iced Coffee
- Brew a pot of coffee or make a couple of espressos. You want your coffee nice and strong.
- Cool, then pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Once the coffee cubes are frozen I recommend you pop them out and transfer them to a tub with a tight fitting lid or a freezer bag. This way your coffee stays fresher for longer in the freezer.
- When you’re in the mood for a cool brew just put a couple of coffee cubes in a tall glass, add any syrups or sweeteners you like and top up with cold milk.
- Stir and sip.