Make the perfect iced coffee
Iced and blended coffees are all the rage for summer! Especially here in the valley where temperatures can reach upwards of 110 degrees consistently. Drinking water non-stop is heavily encouraged, but we all know downing a gallon or more a day is a pretty tough task. We suggest using cold, iced beverages for hydration boosts as well!
Iced coffee can be as easy to prepare as iced tea. A variety of options, such as flavoring syrups, cold milk, chocolate and spices, allow you to create personalized coffee concoctions that are just as delicious as those served in your favorite cafe.
Beverages such as iced vanilla mocha, iced rum coffee and iced latte are easy to make at home. Here are some tips for refreshing iced coffee drinks. * Pour the flavoring syrup into the cup first. To complete the drink, pour in espresso or coffee, then the ice, and top it off with cold milk. * Don't let your beverage become watered down. Cool your favorite coffee beverage with ice cubes made from fresh-brewed coffee instead of water. * Use a machine that produces a high quality coffee or espresso. The Capresso CoffeeTeam Luxe, for example, grinds coffee beans right before brewing and allows you to control the strength of your coffee. * Be creative. Add a personalized touch to your iced coffee beverages with whipped cream, ice cream (which would create an affogato chocolate shavings, nutmeg or cinnamon.