When we were in Hawaii this past summer, iced coffee became a daily habit. Would you believe I had never had one before, other than an iced cappuccino from Tim Horton’s?
I didn’t really get how cold coffee on ice could be good. I liked mine steaming hot, with sugar and real cream, thankyouverymuch!
Well, that all changed. There was a pretty sweet coffee house just down the road, and once I tried theirs, I was hooked. It quickly became a must to stop and pick one up when returning to the condo for any given reason. In most cases, it was gone by the time I got to the car! Luckily, refills were only $1. 🙂
Once home, I was badly missing my new habit! Some leftover coffee over ice was tried… but… it was only ok. Bleah. Figures.
But, I wanted awesome. So not giving up quite yet, the blender was pulled out, and an experiment began.
Me. Experimenting in a kitchen. Unheard of. Michael, aren’t you proud of me?!
Once there was enough to play with, ice cubes, coffee, cream and sugar were all dumped into a blender.
I quickly found adding a little more sugar than I’d normally take in a regular coffee made it even better. And the quicker you drank it right after blending, the better it was.
So fancy for at home! Yet the ingredients couldn’t be any less fancy if I tried.
This has officially become my go to when desiring something frothy and fun to drink on the back patio.
So while we are still having sunny, fall days here, you know what I’ll be grabbing every chance I get!
Have you ever tried this before? Are there any ingredients you’d suggest to add to make it even better?
Let me know how you like it if you try!
- leftover black coffee
- sugar to taste
- cream to taste
- ice cubes
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Puree until extra frothy.
- Pour into a tall glass, and drink right away.
- Try flavors, such as adding hot chocolate mix to create 'mocha'!