How to prepare iced coffee?

Even though summer is coming to an end, you still have the opportunity to get out of the routine by preparing an iced coffee in different ways. Activate your creativity by preparing these iced coffee recipes!

1. Smoothie or coffee milkshake

One of the most popular and easiest ways to consume an iced coffee is by making a smoothie, which requires only espresso coffee. Once you have the drink ready, you can proceed to crush ice in a blender or buy it already crushed.

In addition, to give it a more personal touch, you can choose to add some fruit such as banana and a glass of the type of milk you like the most. Finally, mix all the ingredients well and serve the mixture in a tall glass, which you can also decorate with whipped cream or cocoa powder.

2. Iced coffee with brandy

Coffee is a drink with many facets and profiles. Therefore, it is not a hindrance to creating iced coffee options with a little liqueur. For this recipe, you should blend some ice with 30 or 50 millilitres of brandy. However, you can use other types of liquor, such as rum or whiskey. Finally, add another 50 millilitres, but this time of coffee or coffee liqueur to the previous mixture, and you get a refreshing drink with a touch of liqueur and low in sugar.

Iced coffee with brandy

3. Coffee ice cream

Another very appetizing way to consume this drink is to make your own coffee ice cream at home. To prepare it, boil 400 millilitres of milk with 25 grams of freshly ground coffee. A few minutes later, stir the contents and cover the container in which you are making the recipe. After 15 minutes, strain the coffee with milk and dissolve 10 to 12 grams of cornstarch in 50 millilitres of coffee.

On the other hand, mix 120 grams of sugar with 25 grams of powdered milk in another container. To this mixture you can add cocoa powder to taste. Then add the coffee from both mixtures and carefully stir all the ingredients together to make a final mixture on the stove.

When the mixture is boiling, it is important to add more cornstarch until it cooks and the texture is thick enough. Finally, cover the contents, and after it has rested for about 30 minutes, you can put it in the freezer for 4 to 5 hours. After this time, you can serve the coffee ice cream in smaller containers and decorate it with whipped cream or biscuits.

4. Cold Frappuccino

Frappuccino is a perfect combination of low temperature and coffee. Among the different ways of consuming iced coffee, this recipe is one of the easiest to make. All you need is a cup of espresso coffee, ice, whipped cream and condensed milk.

To make the recipe, you need to have made a cup of espresso coffee, to which you will add a quarter of a container of condensed milk. After blending smoothly, you should crush ice in a blender and add the coffee to form a slush. Finally, you can serve and add some of the whipped cream to the top of the drink.

5. Iced coffee

If you are a person with little time, but you want to drink coffee in a refreshing and simple way, iced coffee is your ideal ally. All you have to do is prepare your coffee the way you like it, no matter if it is latte, cappuccino or espresso. All you have to do is add ice to taste and enjoy.

Iced coffee

You can also resort to making coffee ice cubes. For this, you need to fill an ice cube tray with two or three cups of espresso coffee and then put it in the freezer. The cubes can be used to prepare another liquor drink such as Caribbean-style iced coffee by placing 4 or 5 cubes in a wide glass with a little rum.

6. Espresso Affogato

In Italy, it is very common to find this type of iced coffee, and its translation means drowned coffee. For the preparation of this recipe, you need a cup of espresso coffee and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It also requires a deep container, where you place the scoop of ice cream and gradually add the cup of coffee. In this way, you can enjoy a mixture of flavours and temperatures with a traditional European dessert.

As you can see, coffee not only allows you to consume it at high temperatures. Although the heat awakens many of the sensations and profiles of coffee, these recipes allow you to mix the already prepared coffee with other ingredients that will lower its temperature but will still offer you a good flavour and, above all, a refreshing sensation.

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