If you’re in my neck of the woods, you have probably had it with the heat. I love the sun and the heat when I am at the beach, but when you have to trudge to work in the temperatures we’ve been having in the past months, you’ll want to die! Worse, you can’t even really enjoy that steaming hot cup of coffee!
Of course, there’s always iced coffee, which you can also make at home. If you need to keep your cool and have your java as well, here are some tips that help you whip up the best iced coffee you can ever have.
Choose a dark roast – the darker the better. Even if you do not like this type of roast normally, it will make your iced coffee much better. That’s because the coldness will lessen the flavor, and when ice is added, the brew will get diluted anyway. Alternatively, if you prefer a lighter roast and I can’t persuade you to change that preference, make coffee ice cubes and use that in your iced coffee!
Use sugar syrup instead of regular granulated sugar. This is because the latter does not really dissolve well in cold liquids. If you must use granulated sugar, make sure that you add it to the coffee while it’s hot. An alternative is condensed milk. Vietnamese coffee lovers will swear by this sweetener.
Get some flavored syrup. You can buy flavored syrups at any grocery store, and you will have the freedom to spice up your iced (even hot, actually) coffee.
Originally posted on May 19, 2010 @ 4:07 am