If your morning begins like most people, your wake up comes in the first sip of coffee and as you complete the first cup–or in some cases the second or third cup–you’re finally ready to accept the world and face the day. However, during the hot muggy days of summer, that steaming cup of coffee leaves much to be desired, so you often need to make a decision to either increase your body temperature much higher and sweat even more or go with no caffeine jumpstart in the morning. Needless to say, there is one other option and that is delicious iced coffee.
Iced coffee is the same from regular coffee. It can be caffeinated or decaf. You can drink it with milk-which can then become a latte if made with espresso–or just iced coffee and cream. You may add sugar to it as you would regular coffee, but add the sugar to the coffee or espresso before you pour it on the ice.
There’s a disagreement among iced coffee aficionados concerning the appropriate manner of making this drink The procedures vary among coffee baristas, as well. Some simply make a pot of coffee, allowing it to cool slightly and then pour it over ice.
While iced tea was always the most popular summer drink, iced coffee is now moving fast up the popularity ladder to maneuver tea. Part of the reason is that the fresh brewed coffee drinks that taste much more like an ice cream pleasure than a cup of java. The trend may have started with frappuccinos and then sailed out to frozen lattes and other cold coffee delights. A Frappuccino is similar to a cappuccino only blended with ice and topped with tasty whipped cream–if you desire. Sometimes, additional flavorings added to the Frappuccino make an even more exotic drink. Mocha, caramel and vanilla are some of the favorites. When you add extra steamed milk, it will become an iced latte or invert how that you add the components, putting the milk before the espresso and you’ve got a macchiato.
Whether you like your ice cold coffee straight up, with sugar and cream, additional flavoring or make it into a Frappuccino, iced coffee is the best way to enjoy your favorite wake up drink and remain cool at exactly the same time.