The weather around here bounces back and forth between hot and slightly chilly, but iced coffee season is definitely upon us! We’ve written before on the dos and don’ts of making your own iced coffee, which you should most definitely reread if you need a refresher. This post, however, is about different hacks you can do to make that iced coffee even better or give it a little kick. Sometimes it’s just fun to spruce things or literally spice things up in your iced coffee routine!
Flavored Ice Cubes
If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, then you know all about making coffee ice cubes so that the coffee doesn’t dilute as the ice melts. But why stop at coffee ice cubes?
Try making ice cubes from chocolate for a super sweet treat. All you need is cocoa powder, water, agave syrup, and a little bit of your time over a hot stove. ManMade Guide has the recipe on this delicious idea.
Add a sprig of mint to your ice cube trays, whether you’re making chocolate, coffee, or regular water ice cubes.
Shake the Coffee Cold.
Instead of pouring the coffee over ice cubes, dump all of your iced coffee ingredients into a bartender’s shaker, add ice, and shake it, baby! There’s a reason why bartenders use this method to pour cold cocktails, and it’s not for the arm workout.
Spice it up!
No, literally, spice up your iced coffee. Sprinkle in cinnamon, nutmeg, chicory, or even cardamon. Go check out your spice cabinet and see what’s in there! The craziest of experiments could surprise you.
Or you could always make your own flavored simple syrups for coffee. How Sweet Eats has the simple recipes for making your own simple syrups at home specifically for iced coffee.
Make it a Soda.
Add soda water or other sparkling water to take your iced coffee to the fizzy level. You may never drink Cokes or other soft drinks again!