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Summertime is a great time to make iced coffee. It is so easy to make, and the perfect afternoon or morning pick me up. Iced coffee is the perfect refreshing treat in the heat.
Did you know that iced coffee originated from Algeria circa in the 1840s? In Algeria, iced coffee was made out of coffee syrup and cold water. So iced coffee has been around for over a century. It has adapted over the century to ground coffee verse syrup.
It was in the 1920s when this drink became very popular from a marketing campaign of the Joint Cofee Trade Publicity Committee of the United States. This is why iced coffee has become so popular. With this recipe, you don’t have to go to your coffee shop to have an iced coffee treat.
When you know the history of iced coffee, it makes you want to make this little glass of history. In this post, you will learn how to make the best dreamy creamy iced coffee. Something you can enjoy any day of the week, or a perfect drink addition to any party, gathering, or picnic.
I hope you love learning how to make iced coffee.
For material to make your iced coffee, you will need a large glass, a tall spoon, and a new press or coffee maker to make your coffee.
- 1 cup ice (or coffee frozen into cubes)
- 1 cup coffee, at room temperature or chilled
- 2 tablespoons cream, milk or half & half
- 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
- To make the perfect iced coffee:
- Brew your favourite coffee and let sit overnight in the fridge or allow it to cool to room temperature on the counter.
- Fill your tall glass to the top with ice.
- Pour over your brewed coffee, leaving 1-2 inches at the top for cream.
- Pour in your favourite creamer. You can get lots of different flavors. Vanilla and hazelnut are delicious iced. Make sure you leave a bit a room for stirring in your sugar.
- Add in your sugar or sweetener of choice. You could add your sugar in while coffee is hot to help it dissolve.
- Stir and serve with your favourite straw.
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You can add sugar to hot coffee so it can dissolve, or you can use a simple syrup as well.