I got chills.. they're multiplyin'... and I may just be loosing control for this summer treat!
Now I'm no barista, but I know I love this iced coffee... for cheap (*cough* homemade).
Join me in the kitchen and let's make some 'caffeine-creativity':
French Press style:
Grind up fresh coffee beans of your choosing.
Pour steaming water over the coffee grounds in your press.
Stir to mix.
Steep until opaque (tall, dark and handsome)...much like my Ben really.
Sweeten with your ratio of cream/soy/milk... and sugars while hot.
**for a MINT hit... mix in some pure peppermint extract**
(Allow to cool overnight in fridge).
Shake it like a Polaroid picture the next day (isn't this thermos awesome?!!)
The true measure of a great iced coffee?
Frozen coffee cubes... so that while the 'ice' melts... your flavour doesn't have to!
Time to get fancy:
+pour chocolate syrup down the insides of glass
+drop in your coffee cubes
+pour iced coffee over the rocks
+dollop on the whip cream
+sprinkle with chocolate shavings
+garnish with mint leaf
nom nom nom... what?
and stay cool friends!