Iced Coffee

The Best Iced Coffee Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

As the sun shines brighter and the days get warmer, there's nothing quite like a refreshing glass of iced coffee. Essenza Coffee is here to guide you through some of the best iced coffee recipes, perfect for kickstarting your day or enjoying a relaxing afternoon.

Is iced coffee just ice and coffee?

Not quite! While the basic iced coffee is indeed coffee served over ice, there's a world of variations and flavours to explore that go beyond this simple combination.

How is iced coffee made?

The traditional way of making iced coffee involves brewing coffee, cooling it down, and then pouring it over ice. However, there are many methods and recipes to enhance this basic process.

Why is iced coffee healthier?

Iced coffee, particularly when made with cold brew methods, can be a healthier choice due to its unique preparation and temperature. The cold brewing process typically extracts fewer bitter compounds and acids than hot brewing, making it easier on the stomach and teeth. 

Additionally, the lower acidity can be beneficial for those with acid reflux. The cold nature of the drink also means it's often more refreshing and hydrating, especially in warm weather. As with any coffee, keeping additives like sugar and cream in check is key to maintaining its health benefits.

How do you make regular coffee into iced coffee?

In a nutshell, to turn regular coffee into iced coffee, simply:

  • Brew your coffee stronger than usual as it dilutes when poured over ice
  • Cool the coffee to room temperature
  • Fill a glass with ice and pour the cooled coffee over it
  • Add milk, sweeteners, or flavours as desired

How do baristas make iced coffee?

Professional baristas often use cold brew methods or espresso shots for a stronger coffee base. They then customise with various syrups, milk types, and even spices or herbs for unique flavour profiles.

Iced coffee recipes to kickstart your summer day

Here are some easy yet delicious iced coffee recipes to try:

Classic iced latte

  • Brew a strong Essenza coffee
  • Cool and pour over ice in a tall glass
  • Add cold milk or a milk alternative
  • Sweeten to taste, stir, and enjoy

Vanilla iced coffee

  • Prepare a strong Essenza coffee
  • Mix with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a little sugar
  • Cool it down and pour over ice
  • Add a splash of cream or milk for richness

Caramel iced coffee

  • Brew your favourite Essenza coffee blend
  • Stir in caramel syrup according to taste
  • Cool the coffee, then pour over a glass filled with ice
  • Top with a drizzle of caramel and a dollop of whipped cream
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Refresh your day with an Essenza iced coffee

These iced coffee recipes really are just the beginning of what you can create with a good coffee blend. At Essenza Coffee, we encourage you to experiment with different flavours and find your perfect iced coffee match. Remember, a great day often starts with a great coffee, and with these iced coffee recipes, you're all set for a refreshing and energising experience.

So, here's to the next cup of Essenza Coffee. If you’ve enjoyed this deep dive into coffee facts, be sure to check out the rest of the resources on our blog.
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