🗓 13/07/2018 👤 Mara Müller

How to make the perfect iced coffee at home

We have put together the right tips for a good iced coffee for you.

How to make the perfect iced coffee at home

How to make the perfect iced coffee at home

In the following article, we have put together the right tips for making a good iced coffee. Iced coffee is a wonderful way to cool down in summer without missing out on the taste of coffee. We have a few tips and tricks on how to turn an ordinary drink into a real treat and spoil yourself on hot days. The classic ready-to-drink beverages you can buy in the supermarket often contain lots of unnecessary additives. That's why you can easily make your own iced coffee at home and enjoy it the way you like it. We have put together the right tips for a good iced coffee for you.

It's all about the right quality

For a good quality iced coffee, you should use high-quality coffee and the right ice. This will not only give your iced coffee an intense flavor, but also the consistency you want. Of course, your iced coffee won't necessarily be cheaper than if you buy a ready-made product, but you will get a delicious sweet sin that is exactly to your taste.

Iced coffee: cool temperatures and a creamy consistency

To get a good consistency, you should make sure that the coffee is really cold and the ice cream is nice and creamy . If you put the glass in the freezer for a short time beforehand, your iced coffee will stay cool for longer and you won't have to rush to drink your coffee. The glass should only be placed in the freezer for a short time so that it is really cold and you don't have to worry about it bursting. To ensure that the ice mixes properly with the cold coffee, you should take it out of the freezer a short time beforehand so that the coffee can combine properly with the ice.

Which coffee is best for iced coffee?

Even if you don't usually drink strong coffee, you should make an exception for iced coffee. This is because the taste of the coffee is softened by the ice and the fat it contains and the aromas no longer really come to the fore. Especially if you use a coffee with special notes, such as vanilla or chocolate, these are masked by the flavor of the ice. You should therefore brew the coffee twice as strong as usual.

The right tricks for the perfect iced coffee

If you like to take your time drinking your iced coffee, you can freeze some of the coffee. To do this, you can pour the coffee into ice cube trays and place them in the freezer. These have the advantage that you can use them again and again and freeze a larger quantity of coffee. You can also stock up and don't have to plan if and when you want to drink iced coffee. Once you have removed the coffee from the ice cube tray, you can simply store the ice cubes in a freezer bag and take out as many as you need.

Lactose-free iced coffee

The blender is your friend. If you mix some of the cold coffee and the ice together in the blender, you have a delicious coffee milkshake. The frozen coffee cubes make it particularly aromatic and the consistency is unique. But the blender can also be the right choice if you want to offer an iced coffee to someone who is lactose intolerant. If you put the coffee ice cubes in the blender with some cold coffee, you will also get a very tasty iced coffee. To get a little more depth of flavor in this case, you can freeze lactose-free vanilla yogurtand add it to the coffee in the blender.

Which ice cream should I use for iced coffee?

It doesn't always have to be vanilla. The classic iced coffee is made with vanilla ice cream. But you can also use chocolate ice cream, coffee ice cream or mocha ice cream. This gives your iced coffee a special flavor and gives you some variety. You can also use nut ice cream varieties for an aromatic iced coffee.

For an iced coffee with a fine chocolate note, chocolate drops or bitter chocolate are particularly suitable. You can melt these down with a little cream to make a delicious chocolate sauce. You can then use the sauce to decorate your glass and garnish your iced coffee. If you like your iced coffee with cream, you can also stir cocoa powder into the cream for a special flavor. Chocolate chips or cocoa nibs are also ideal for making your iced coffee appealing and taking the taste to a whole new level.

As you can see, it is very easy to turn a normal iced coffee into something extraordinary that refreshes you on warm days and tastes much better than any ice cream parlor.

Ingredients for an iced coffee à la KoRo

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