Actually iced coffee can be as easy to prepare as iced tea. A plenty of options, such as cold milk, chocolate, syrups and spices allow you to create personalized coffee versions at home that are just as delicious as those served in your favorite cafe.
Writing this article as an American coffee drinker, I must admit, that only 10% consumption of iced coffee drinks happens in U.S. The majority of the rest (86 percent) happens in Asian countries, which have a longer tradition of chilling the beverage. Understandable, given their hot weather during most of the year.
In addition, as a consumer beverage, iced coffee drinks lag behind every other consumer soft drink; including iced tea, hot coffee, bottled water, and even energy drinks.
Beverages such as iced vanilla mocha, iced rum coffee and iced latte are easy to make iced coffee drinks at home. Here are some tips for refreshing iced coffee drinks.
* Pour the flavoring syrup into the cup first. And then to complete the drink, pour in espresso or coffee, then the ice, and top it off with cold milk.
* Cool your favorite coffee beverage with ice cubes made from fresh-brewed coffee instead of water. It’s much, much better.
* Use a machine that produces a high quality coffee or espresso. A machine which grinds coffee beans right before brewing, as it allows you to control the strength of your coffee.
* And be creative. Add a personalized touch to your iced coffee beverages with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, nutmeg or cinnamon.