Find out How to Make Frozen Coffee
We see you there, sweating in the Hawaii heat, dreaming of a cool, refreshing drink… You know what would hit the spot right now? A frozen coffee! Yep, that’s right, nothing hits quite like a nice ice cold drink in the sweltering tropical heat. You can make your own at home, and it’s easier than you think. Read on for how to make frozen coffee. And, if you feel like skipping these steps, you can always stop by Kai Coffee for some of the best coffee on the island!
Step 1: Brew Your Coffee
So, getting straight into how to make frozen coffee, you’re going to need some coffee (no surprise there). You can use any kind of coffee you like, but a strong brew works best. Brew your coffee as you normally would, and then let it cool to room temperature. You can even put it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.
Step 2: Sweeten Your Coffee
Now, this step is totally optional, but if you like your coffee sweet, now is the time to add your sweetener. Sugar, honey, agave syrup, whatever floats your boat… Just make sure to mix it well so it’s fully dissolved in the coffee.
Step 3: Freeze Your Coffee
Pour your coffee into ice cube trays and pop them in the freezer. You’ll want to leave them in there for at least 4-6 hours, or until they’re completely frozen. Pro tip: make a big batch of coffee cubes and store them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. That way, you’ll always have some on hand when you need a frozen coffee fix.
Step 4: Blend Your Coffee
Take your coffee cubes out of the freezer and put them in a blender. Now, here’s where you can get creative. You can add milk, cream, flavored syrups, or even a scoop of ice cream. Blend everything together until it’s smooth and frothy.
Step 5: Serve Your Coffee
Pour your blended coffee into a glass and serve immediately. You can top it with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce if you’re feeling fancy.
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Frozen Coffee
Alright, now that you know the basic steps for how to make frozen coffee, here are a few tips and tricks to make it even better.
Tip 1: Use Strong Coffee
The stronger the coffee, the better the frozen coffee. You want a coffee that can hold its own against the other ingredients, so go for a dark roast or an espresso.
Tip 2: Sweeten to Taste
Remember, you can always add more sweetener later, but you can’t take it away. Start with a little bit of sweetener and taste as you go.
Tip 3: Get Creative with Your Add-Ins
Milk and sugar are just the beginning. Try adding flavored syrups, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, or even a scoop of ice cream.