Now the weather is finally getting a little warmer and British Summertime has kicked in, we’re starting to think about picnics and eating alfresco. Here’s a selection of our favourite iced coffee recipes, perfect for summer evenings with friends.
Start by making a quantity of freshly brewed coffee, made from freshly roasted beans. To serve four, make a litre of coffee, then allow it to cool and chill in the fridge, preferably overnight. Add four scoops of vanilla ice cream and four tablespoonfuls of chocolate syrup, then whizz in a food processor until smooth. Pour into tall glasses, then top with a spoonful of whipped cream and a handful of fresh berries.
Ultimate iced coffee
To serve four, start by making half a litre of strong black coffee as before. Allow it to cool then put in the fridge until completely chilled. Add a standard tin (400g) of sweetened condensed milk, four tablespoons of chocolate syrup and, if liked, four tablespoons of rum. Stir everything into the coffee until fully combined, then pour into tall glasses over crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Iced mocha coffee
This recipe is not so much for an iced coffee as for a hot coffee with an icy topping, a great combination of flavours and textures.
To serve four, brew a litre of fresh coffee and add four tablespoons of chocolate or caramel syrup. Mix until fully combined. Pour into cups and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and one of chocolate ice cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, add a couple of chocolate-covered coffee beans on the side and serve.
At the Wholesale Coffee Company, we stock a wide range of coffee beans and coffee ingredients, including flavoured syrups suitable for a variety of uses. For more information, please visit www.wholesalecoffeecompany.co.uk.