Coffee is a vital part of so many people's lives, but when the weather outside is sunny and in the mid-80s, a steaming hot cup of joe suddenly starts looking a lot less appealing. Thankfully, there's always iced coffee to help you keep your cool while still getting your caffeine fix. I can honestly say that I look forward to the time each year that it's finally warm enough for iced coffee.
When it comes to iced coffee, there are countless tips and tricks you can use to make it that much better. Here are five great ideas from The Domestic Geek that are sure to raise your coffee game.
1. Use Condensed Milk
Condensed milk is a perfect way to add dairy and sweetener to your coffee all at once! Simply pour the desired amount into black coffee, and then mix.
2. Use Simple Syrup
Alternatively, if you just want sweetness without adding any dairy, why not try simple syrup? Although this mixture (of one part sugar dissolved in one part water) is usually associated with bartending, but it's also a great way to jazz up your java. You could even add a little flavoring to it.
3. Inside-Out Coffee
This puts a great spin on the traditional iced coffee by using ice cubes made of coffee and chocolate syrup (or caramel if you prefer). Simply pour milk over a mug full of these cubes for an iced coffee that actually gets stronger as it melts!
4. Vanilla Ice Coffee
Another alternative to adding boring old cream and sugar to coffee is using a scoop of vanilla ice cream instead. Simply pour hot coffee into a mug with a scoop of ice cream at the bottom for one of the yummiest coffees you've ever had.
5. Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
Coffee and breakfast smoothies are two of the most popular things to have in the morning. Why not combine both by blending some coffee, ice, bananas, and chocolate protein powder? It's healthy, nutritious, and packs that much-needed morning jolt of caffeine at the same time.
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H/T: The Domestic Geek