In the Kitchen: Iced Coffee

One complete and utter truth is that I am obsessed with coffee. It’s just a fact of life. I went from not ‘getting it’ to absolutely loving it in the space of about 3 weeks.

All with the help of way too many gingerbread lattes!

Fast forward a couple of years and I’m a cappuccino or americano girl depending on my mood, my level of sleep and my need for frothy milk or not, whichever the case may be.

Now that we are moving into Spring – finally – it’s time for Iced Lattes. But with that comes a problem. You see each time I leave the house I end up planning my route to include a visit to a Starbucks. I just can’t help it! For some reason a cold coffee is a necessity.

In order to stop these unnecessary detours and to help my bank account out a little bit I have been making my own iced coffees, and do you know what? It’s a revelation! All it takes it’s a little bit of forward planning and a cup with a lid and I’m good to go.

If you want to do the same then here’s what to do.

> Make your normal pot coffee with boiling water – for me this is in a cafetière, which makes four medium sized iced coffees
> Transfer the hot coffee into a jug, carafe or bottle
> Leave it to cool for an hour at room temperature before transferring to the fridge for another hour or two. (Or overnight which is even easier!)
> Next up create your drink. You’ll want to add lots of ice cubes obviously and then anything else you fancy. As much or as little milk as you want, any flavoured syrups or sugar
> Sip away

I’ve been taking mine on the train with me in the morning so I picked up a plastic tumbler and straw to avoid any spillages and honestly it seems like the best £2.50 I’ve even spent!