Recently, I came up with three ingredients that make a delicious iced cafe mocha. In the past, nothing I put together for an iced cafe mocha measured up in taste and richness to the high priced coffee shop mocha treats. For a serious coffee drinker like me, it has to be good! Sometimes, the weather gets sizzling and drinking a hot cup of coffee is almost too much to attempt. Usually, I drink the hot coffee anyway, but having an iced coffee with delicious rich flavor is the perfect drink.
I was shopping at my favorite food market one day, and noticed a bottle of cold brew coffee. I didn’t know that there was such a product. It was just coffee, strong brewed and chilled. Intrigued, I popped that bottle into my cart. I wasn’t sure at the time what I would use if for, I was just curious. Thoughts of using it to make rich mocha flavored cake or maybe and ice cream dessert ran through my head.
Fast forward a few days and I had the urge to drive to the local coffee shop for a frozen coffee drink. But I really didn’t want to go anywhere. Pulling out the bottle of iced coffee I thought about how I could make it into a cold coffee drink at home. Start small, I thought. You can always add more ingredients but you can’t take them out! I grabbed the organic chocolate syrup and the rich creamy Jersey milk I had recently found at the market. Wow, is that milk rich.
4 ounces cold strong coffee
3 ounces milk
I used my immersion stick blender to mix the drink. This even created a frothy layer at the top. Add ice cubes or not depending on how cold you like the drink. If you prefer to have a frozen drink, add ice and mix in the blender.
In my opinion, this is an awesome coffee drink to make at home for very little cost. Don’t forget to support your local coffee shop when you are out and about. When you are at home, save some money and the trip and make it yourself!
Other Drinks to Make at Home
What’s the latest brew that is getting a lot of buzz? Mead! Have you tried making it yourself? It’s really quite an ancient drink that is making a resurgence. Made from water and honey and using fermenting air lock tops, you can try the drink that the Vikings enjoyed! Learn more about making mead from Grow Forage Cook Ferment.
I drink a lot of Kombucha. It is part of my daily plan to keep my body healthy. Full of vitamins and probiotics, kombucha is actually a fermented drink made from sweet tea. As it develops, the good bacteria consume the sugar, leaving a sugar free, bubbly thirst quenching beverage. Adding some real fruit juice and allowing a second ferment yields a fruit flavored carbonated drink that is actually good for you. For instructions check this post from My Healthy Green Family
Shrubs. I never heard of this drink before the other day. Homestead Honey had a post on making this thirst quencher. I learned it is a popular drink from a couple hundred years ago! Read more about this drink here. Or, if you really want to have a soda, Homestead Honey has a recipe for that, too.