Iced Coffee

Last summer I became obsessed with iced coffee. To be honest, I never really liked it. I thought having cold coffee was just weird. Now, I can’t get enough of it!

I started liking coffee when I was in college. One of the techs I worked with at the pharmacy introduced me to a white chocolate mocha from the coffee shop. Wow! I was hooked, and my coffee addiction was born. I understood why the Gilmore Girls were so crazy about coffee.

My coffee drinking has definitely matured. I have gone through many stages (almost like learning to drink wine), from drinking instant, to overly sweet coffee, to drinking cheap pre-ground coffee, to a more dark roasted, whole bean, grind-it-yourself kind of coffee. While I know I still have some possible progression left, I’m pretty comfortable with my coffee drinking level, and I still enjoy a flavored coffee occasionally. There are still some coffees that are just too strong for my taste. I simply don’t know how my sister-in-law drinks some of the coffee she drinks; it’s so strong. I guess we can’t like everything, and that’s okay.

Iced coffee

Enough about coffee…oh wait, we’re making coffee…

Okay, on to the recipe!

Ingredients:

3 tbsp ground espresso
8oz water (room temperature or cold is fine)
2-3 tbsp chocolate syrup
1/3 cup milk
Ice cubes

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Put the ground espresso in a cup and pour the water over the grounds. Stir to combine. Allow the espresso to steep for about 10-15 minutes (depending on how strong you like your coffee, and you might even want only 2 tbsp of espresso if don’t like it very strong.)

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Over another cup, place a strainer with a coffee filter over the cup.

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Pour the steeped espresso into the filter to collect in the cup. This will drain the liquid from the ground espresso.

Discard the filter and grounds.

Iced coffee

In your serving cup, combine the espresso and chocolate syrup. Stir to combine. Pour in the milk. Add in a few ice cubes.
Instructions without photos:

Ingredients:

3 tbsp ground espresso
8oz water (room temperature or cold is fine)
2-3 tbsp chocolate syrup
1/3 cup milk
Ice cubes

Put the ground espresso in a cup and pour the water over the grounds. Stir to combine. Allow the espresso to steep for about 10-15 minutes (depending on how strong you like your coffee).

Over another cup, place a strainer with a coffee filter over the cup. Pour the steeped espresso into the filter to collect in the cup. This will drain the liquid from the ground espresso. Discard the filter and grounds.

In your serving cup, combine the espresso and chocolate syrup. Stir to combine. Pour in the milk. Add in a few ice cubes.

Drink and enjoy your very own Iced Coffee.

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