Nothing gets a hot summer morning started better than the perfect iced coffee. Why buy one every day when, with a little prep, you can make a delicious cup at home. Not to brag, but we think it’s way tastier than your standard store bought version (caution: this recipe is highly addictive).
We’ve found the best way to start out is by doing a little work ahead of time. Make a batch of your favorite ground coffee. Let it cool and then pour it into ice cube trays. Freeze until you’ve got coffee cubes, this way your iced coffee won’t get diluted by plain old water based ice cubes.
First thing in the morning, brew your favorite coffee, we live for our Nespresso machine, it’s the easiest (and most delicious) way to brew on a daily basis. While the coffee is hot add sweetener or leave it black. The heat melts the sugar so it distributes more evenly into the final product. We love adding local honey or agave, both are nice alternatives to white sugar. Stir this mixture and let it cool (or put it in the fridge) until you’re ready to head out.
Fill your to-go mug of choice with the coffee cubes and pour your lukewarm coffee over them. Add milk, seal up your beverage, shake, and consume!
Your wallet and tastebuds will thank you. You’ll be so impressed with yourself you might even contemplate moonlighting as a barista…maybe.
What do you think? We’d love to hear any other iced coffee tips or recipes for summer!