The three most amazing iced coffees this summer
Spring has sprung and summer is upon us. The peak season for iced coffees is here. Just plain coffee served cold, cold coffees infused with fresh berries, milk based iced coffees, nitro coffees, sparkling coffees - the possibilities are endless. I’m a purist when it comes to my filter coffee, I don’t mess around with that, but with iced coffees I’m much more playful. I’m going to share my recipes for three of my favorite iced coffees. The first two are really easy and simple to make, the last one demands a tiny bit of preparation.
It sounds like a really weird combo but it really works! I prefer to make mine with chilled coffee, but I have seen it done with espresso. It’s a really simple recipe.
Put some ice cubes in a nice glass, pour in tonic water just above half full, gently top it off with the chilled coffee. You should aim for about two parts tonic/one part coffee. Garnish it with a sprig of rosemary for that little extra
Freaking delicious iced coffee
This is the signature iced coffee at Supreme Roastworks, the former WBrC winner Odd Steinar Tøllefsen’s cafe and roastery.
Put some ice cubes in a glass, pour in coffee and top it off with rosewater and garnish it with a slice of lime. It's as simple as that and mind boggling delicious.
This is my favorite milk based iced coffee, if you could call it milk based as it contains just a tiny splash of milk. This recipe is without shame stolen (“inspired by”) from Tim Wendelboe which we featured in December. It’s espresso based and it demands some preparations before you can make your drink.
The first task is to make the syrup. Dissolve 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water in a small saucepan and add the star anise (3-4 pcs.) Let it simmer over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Then it’s espresso time. Pull a double espresso. I don’t have a double espresso so I cheat and use my Aeropress or Bialetti pot to make a strong espressoish kinda coffee. Not the real deal, but it works. Put the coffee, a tiny bit of the syrup and some ice cubes in a shaker and give it a proper shake. Pour it in a glass and top it with a splash of whole milk.
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