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These three homemade iced coffee recipes will help you beat the heat this summer

Cool off and indulge with these decadent treats!
Updated 27 Jul, 2021 03:52pm

Picture this: it's mid-afternoon and the temperature outside is pushing well over 30 degrees — you are desperate for your daily coffee hit. However, the feverish heat means that the mere thought of downing a cup of hot coffee makes you sweat.

Be it your regular hot cup of cappuccino or latte or the mind awakening shots of espresso, getting through the day without coffee is a challenge for many of us.

Well, consider your problems solved with these three easy yet decadent iced coffee concoctions!

Be it a luscious evergreen glass of dalgona, or the oddly satisfying bitter-sweet combination of chocolate and coffee or the weird mix of espresso cubes and milk, you're all set to beat the heat with the right kick of caffeine this summer.

Dalgona coffee

The combination of cold milk and the frothy bittersweet coffee on top is a match made in heaven. With just some coffee, sugar, milk, water, and loads of elbow grease and patience, you can whip up this luscious Dalgona coffee in just a few minutes.

Recipe: (Serves one person)

Ingredients:

Coffee grounds: 1 tablespoon

Sugar: 2 tablespoons

Warm water: 2 tablespoons

Milk (chilled): 1 cup

Ice cubes: as required

Method:

In a small bowl, add the warm water and coffee grounds. Using a hand whisk or an electric mixer, beat the coffee and water for four to five minutes or until light and fluffy.

Once nicely whipped, add in the sugar and mix well. Set aside.

Grab a tall glass and fill it halfway with chilled milk.

Add in a few ice cubes, and then top the milk with the luscious coffee mixture you prepared earlier.

Put a straw, give the glass a quick stir and enjoy your very own homemade Dalgona coffee.

Iced mocha latte

The wholesome bittersweet blend of chocolate and coffee in an iced mocha latte is even more sweetly satisfying during the summer. When topped with sweet whipped cream, the luscious mocha is a dream come true for a coffee enthusiast.

Recipe: (Serves one person)

Ingredients:

Coffee grounds: 1 tablespoon

Sugar: 2 tablespoons

Unsweetened cocoa powder: 1 tablespoon

Heavy cream: 2 tablespoon

Milk: 1 cup

Ice cubes: as required

Optional:

Whipped cream ¼ cup

Chocolate syrup as required

Method:

In a saucepan, add the milk, coffee granules, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat and stir constantly.

Once the coffee and cocoa powder have mixed thoroughly, bring the mixture to a boil.

Remove it from heat and stir in the heavy cream.

Set aside for five minutes to cool it down to room temperature first, and then place the mixture in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Grab a glass and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Pour the prepared chocolate mixture and top your iced mocha with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Iced espresso

Iced espresso is precisely what it sounds like. When poured over rock-solid frozen cubes of espresso, the robust concoction of chilled milk and coffee shall effortlessly power you with your daily dose of caffeine. This oddly satisfying drink requires only three ingredients and knows exactly where to hit to get you going!

Recipe: (Serves four persons)

Ingredients:

Water: 2 cups or 500ml

Coffee grounds: 3 tablespoons

Milk: 2 cups or 500ml

Method:

In a saucepan, add water and coffee grounds and place it on medium heat.

Bring the coffee to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for five minutes or until the water content reduces a little.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit aside to cool down to room temperature.

Grab an ice cube tray and pour the coffee into the tray. Carefully place the tray in the freezer for at least 24 hours.

To prepare your iced espresso, place four coffee cubes in a glass. Pour chilled milk over the cubes and enjoy your very own homemade iced espresso.

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