Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A New Attempt on Re-Creating an Iced Cap (Tim Horton's Iced Cappuccino)

Just tried a new version and I like it! Here's my new way...I'll still be tweaking this recipe a bit, but I like how it turned out.

For 1 medium drink

6 coffee ice cubes (leftover strongly brewed coffee, poured into ice cube trays and allowed to completely harden)
about 1/2 cup of 1% milk (could use some cream for extra thickness and richness)
about 1-2 tablespoons Nesquick syrup (or omit if you don't want a mocha flavor - but it is GOOD)
squirt of honey for added sweetness
few drops of good quality vanilla extract

Just whir it all up and you've got a lovely summer coffee drink that rivals an Iced Cap from Tim Horton's. Next time I plan on adding a bit of freeze dried coffee powder to intensify the coffee taste. OR...brew the coffee stronger in the first place when I make my coffee ice cubes. (I had made coffee of a medium brew and I think this would turn out a bit better with stronger coffee.)

All in all - delicious and frothy and good! Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top if you want to make it extra special - and even a bit of whipped cream first, if you want to serve it to friends!

Give a Cool Coffee Boost to Any Smoothies this Summer - Coffee Ice Cubes

Yesterday I froze my leftover brewed coffee in an ice cube tray and voila - delicious, cold icy cubes of my favorite coffee! These are so useful in the summer to add to your favorite cold coffee drinks. Iced lattes become even more java-licious when you add a couple of coffee ice cubes to the glass first (instead of boring old regular ice cubes.)

Or, toss a few of these into your favorite vanilla smoothie for an instant boost of both flavor AND caffeine! Yeehawww....

Hey, if you have a favorite cold coffee drink to slurp on this summer, be sure to post it in our comments below.