Sunday, 4 July 2010

BEAT THE HEAT - Iced Coffee

The main drink that I have been craving lately (besides water and fruit juice) is "iced coffee" that I make myself. Now you can just buy a ready made one, but where's the fun in that?

I am addicted.



Here's how I make 1 large Iced Coffee:

  • Add a heaped spoonful of coffee. (I use Nescafe original)
  • Add 3 spoonfuls of sugar - I have a sweet tooth. (I use brown sugar)
  • Add half a cup of cold milk and stir vigorously (I use skimmed milk)
  • Add half a cup of crushed or cubed ice. (I prefer crushed)
  • Stir again and enjoy!

I add a lot of ice as it cools me down, once I have finished the iced coffee I am left with coffee flavoured ice cubes which taste amazing! The caffeine in the coffee also gives me a nice boost, but use decaff if you are wary.

Try it to beat the heat! :)

40 comments:

Sarah (: said...

i love the iced caramel lattes from costa! ill have to try this out, thanks! :) xx

Nicola said...

Yum! I love iced coffee........it's my favourite breakfast drink ever!

Superficialgirl said...

I have been making this since you tweeted about it! I use decaf coffee as i drink it at night and i use a blender because i like the very fine crushed ice. Sooooo yummy! :)

Muhsine said...

@Superficialgirl I still need to buy some decaff for night time cravings :) very fine crushed ice sounds lovelyyyy, I will try that too!

Catanya said...

I am not really fond of coffee at all, but those pictures and your description really made me want to try this! I will try to do this as soon as I get home today. One question: Do you use any special tool to stir it all, or just a spoon?
XOXO

Jade said...

Mmmm the photos look very tempting! I love a nice iced coffee :)

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Muhsine said...

@Catanya I use a fork to stir it :) x

Ella Pretty said...

Yums! That looks gorgeous! I'll try your recipe for sure!

I make a similar recipe in the blender - but I use 2 tsp of sugar...and maybe top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream once in a while :-)

I love cold coffee drinks - and yours looks so pretty!

Tugba said...

Yummy yummy :) You are lucky that you have such great weather in London :( We have crap weather here in the south west. SOOO JEALOUS :D

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Catanya said...

Thanks sweety! I will try it your way!
X

2espresso said...

I lurve iced coffee, all the time!
Right now I'm drinking one with sugarfree caramel sirup.. <3

What makes my heart happy said...

This looks so yummy. Going to make some now :)

MediterraneanX said...

I love iced coffee...another great tip is to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream instead of the sugar :) so nice and refreshing!

Andee Layne said...

me too!!! i feel like ive been having one once a day! need to start making my own! xoxo

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Imo said...

If you really wanna be naughty you can add lashings of whipped cream and cocoa powder...the skimmed milk means you can afford to treat yourself =D

Amina said...

mmm wat a fabulously yummy idea * off i dash to make sum*

Amina said...

mmm wat a fabulously yummy idea * off i dash to make sum*

luv2smilexo said...

that looks delicious :)

VampiressDoll said...

Mmmm yummy! Coffee that beats the heat. Thanks for posting! :)

legseleven7 said...

I keep seeing these drinks on the menu board in Costa. I'm gonna try one
xx

em said...

I wish I liked coffee!

Miss Vendella said...

i am obsessed as well, but i drink instant coffee (Neskafe as well) but you just need to add cold water and/or ice cubes. I absolutely share your love :P perfect summer drink :))Thanks for sharing your recipe!

xo

Vendella

Lisa said...

This looks amazing! Will need to try it out, save some money from the usual starbucks! xxx

♔ E ♔ said...

Ooh, i'mma make that asap! It's super hot.. xx

lettyho said...

Ah, what a good idea. I've only ever drank this from shops never home made!

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LilyLipstick said...

This looks gorgeous! I'm loving iced coffee at the moment so will have to give a go at making it myself :) x

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-L- said...

Yay i've been trying to make this forever! Thanks babe! x

rasha said...

hi muhsine!
which shade from ysl touche eclat r u using?
im confused which one for me between no 1 or no 2 ?
my shade in mac sff nc30
in BB natural tan 4.25
when can i put above or under my concealer or foundation?
help me dear plz thnx :(

Lynsey said...

yumskills! x

Muhsine said...

@Rasha I use ysl touche eclat in number one, I use bobbi brown in the shade natural' I am a nc30-35, I always apply foundation first, then concealer and then touche eclat to brighten. hope that helps. xx

fantastic said...

the photos are delicious! it's always better when you do it yourself, right?! x

ronel1217 said...

love iced coffee as well..

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Crystal said...

Just made my own iced coffee! So good :)

Leanne Baybee said...

Looks yummy! :)

You have an award on my blog sweetie :) xx

Agatha said...

Thx for posting this Muhsine. I've been having iced decaff (only ever drink decaff)ever since I read this post and am totally hooked! Hope we get some more hot days so we can all beat the heat with this very yummy treat!

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Kim said...

i just made this! yummy!! thanks so much for the recipe!

Simi. said...

Just made this..absolutely delicious.

Espresso Pods said...

What a great recipe! Thanks for the idea, will definitely try it out once the weather gets a bit better.