Saturday, May 28, 2011

Iced Coffee Allena's way...

Rarely do you see me with out the wondrous brew we call coffee! and in the summer it's iced for me. I've had a few people ask me how I make my iced coffee. I thought I would give you a photo tute to copy if you wish.
 This summer I bought a few of these Cup / Tumbler with Straw  (I love how the straw has a little stopper at the bottom) Actually I bought one and had to go back and get a 2nd b/c I found I was using it like every day. I may have to get 1 more... why not have all the colors there are?
Anyways on with the tute!

Firstly Gather your Supplies:
I use espresso b/c when you're making iced coffee you want the strong stuff. So I use my Mr. Coffee Espresso/Cappuccino Maker of course mine is an older version. I also have Milk, flavored creamer, espresso ground, my cup and if you don't do the creamer you can have flavored syrup. I use simple syrup for extra sweetness. 
Ok.. so I put the grounds in the filter and add the water and while it brews I get my cup ready. 
Filled with ice, then I pour a bit of simple syrup over the ice. like 1tsp-1tbls it's up to you and your taste buds, but remember you'll be adding a flavored creamer so don't go overboard. 
The espresso is brewing I love how it foams. To get the perfect cup it should foam like that! You can tell if it comes out like honey if it's going to be good or not. 
When it's done brewing you pour it over the ice. Don't stir yet! add your creamer and enjoy how it swirls down through the coffee and ice making pretty patterns in your cup. I use only about 2 Tlbs at the most of the creamer, remember we used simple syrup (or flavored syrup)
After that top it off with your milk. Now you can stir and enjoy! 

How I made my simple syrup:
I took 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar and on the stove boiled it until the sugar was dissolved then I poured it into an empty syrup bottle capped and it's ready to use for coffee or tea.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.