Sunday, 27 May 2012

Simple Pleasures Series - Simple Iced Coffee

In this little series, I'm going to show you some simple (& delicious) ideas that I've either found around the web or come up with myself. I hope you enjoy them!

Todays post will be a quick recipe for a very simple iced coffee, made from only milk and frozen coffee. I came across the idea of making coffee ice cubes on Pinterest a little while back and Eunseong and I had been dying to try them out ever since! So one morning after breakfast, we boiled some water and added some coffee before letting it cool to room temperature. 

(I recommend 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder for each mug of hot water. I know that this sounds strong but they melt slowly so it gives just the right amount of flavour).

Once our coffee was cool, we poured it into little ice cube bags (these are so cool! I was quite amazed by how smart they were!) but I'm sure it works to use a regular ice cube tray too. (Just watch out since it might stain :)

We let them freeze over night, before adding them to glasses of cold milk the next morning. 

The result was absolutely delicious! It tasted just like creamy iced-coffee but was so much simpler to make! Ours did look a little bit messy, I didn't realise that the coffee colour was going to leak into the milk so quickly - the original picture that I had seen showed a pretty contrast between the dark brown and the white. Ours didn't look quite so sophisticated, but the lovely, mild coffee flavour made up for that. 

What do you think? Have you tried this before? You can do this with chocolate or strawberry syrup too, for a lovely cold, milky drink :)

inspire nordic


  1. Sounds delicious! I'd never thought of it but it definitely seems like something I should try.

  2. Not only will I try it, I will surprise everyone with this, it is brilliant to have if you have friends coming over! I have some cute ice trays and I think they will work just fine :D thank you so much for this wonderful idea!

    1. You're very welcome, I'm so glad you liked it :) I saw another idea that I'd like to try too - freezing pretty little wildflowers into ice cubes. Would that be a lovely surprise for everyone (as long as they were safe flowers!). They look everso pretty :)

  3. It is a great idea especially if you love coffee, which I do.

  4. My boyfriend loves iced coffee but if mine so much as stops steaming, I have to nuke it hot again.

  5. Sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

  6. I've never seen those bags before! Very clever and a great way to get milk in your diet!

  7. OMG. that looks delicious!♥♥♥

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