Yes, it sounds bizarre, but one of the newest trends in iced coffee is, the coffee lemonade. Similar to an Arnold Palmer, except without the iced tea, this unusual drink combines citrus and caffeine, for a bold and refreshing taste. So, ditch your black coffee — or if you're like me, your sugary, creamy latte concoction — and give this drink a taste. We all love lemonade, right? Might as well mix it up with coffee, since we all know we're (caffiene) addicts!“I approached this recipe in that same way that I approach making Arnold Palmers: just combining iced coffee and already-made lemonade results in a drink that doesn't taste enough like either for my liking." Says Sam Leontin, KRUPS Brand Ambassador and Champion Barista, "So instead I've essentially replaced all of the water in my recipe for fresh lemonade with iced coffee, and then toned down the lemon and the sugar just a touch to bring them into balance with the coffee."Recipe courtesy of KRUPS Brand Ambassador and Champion Barista, Sam Lewontin.
Emily Brees of Oat and Sesame, goes icy with her recipe for Iced Coffee Granita with Maple Orange Cream. She layers Italian hazelnut Frangelico liqueur and coffee with sweetened orange maple whipped cream and reports that these may even be better in ice pop form! This recipe does require a little make ahead prep, but it provides deliciousness you need and deserve on hot summer days.
Cold-brew coffee is richer in flavor than the regular kind. This method produces a kind of coffee concentrate, so don’t go overboard and make sure to dilute your glasses or you’ll be drinking far too much caffeine.
Iced coffee with an extra PERK! This tastes like an alcoholic Frappuccino. I served these at a recent Girls Gathering and they went over fabulously. Keep the mixture separate from the ice until right before serving to prevent coffee from tasting watered down. It might curdle slightly from the creamer, but it is nothing to worry about. Put some whip cream on top and no one will know. I prefer mine without whip cream!Caramel Vanilla rimming sugar can be bought on-line at Amazon or in some specialty liquor stores. I also highly recommend it for Mud Slides. - Jessica of Savory Experiments
For a perfect late night pick-me-up, instead of the heavy beer and sweet cocktails, why not treat yourself to a delicious and satisfying specialty drink that RealBeanz has crafted. Their line of iced coffee flavors include: cappuccino, caramel, mocha, vanilla nut, diet cappuccino, coconut water cappuccino and coconut water with dark roast, which can all be used to add a kick to any traditional coffee cocktail. For more information visit www.RealBeanz.com.
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
4 to 5 squirts of Inventi UNSWEETENED
8 ounces hot water
1 In a large coffee mug, add two tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and 4 to 5 squirts of Unsweetened Inventi.
2 Add 8 ounces of hot water and stir well.
3 Pour mixture over ice.
Mixing really great espresso with citrus juice? Genius. (Seriously, we promise.) The not-as-strange-as-it-sounds combination is what makes this refreshing iced coffee drink, on the menu at the renowned Octavio Café in São Paulo, a perfect summer sipper.
The hint of lime in these wings elevates this from the ordinary to the POW! And, the honey and coffee softens the bite of the chile. It makes a great appetizer and a delicious entrée to take on picnics and, of course, to the baseball game, be it Little or Major League. Because they're baked, they can be made in any season and served with rice and a salad, or crudités and a Thai noodle dish. Thai Iced Coffee is a terrific accompaniment.
Spices, sauces, and chiles are available in the Asian or Mexican sections of most major grocery stores.