As the American songwriter Brian Wilson once said, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” And what better way to beat the heat than with an ice cold coffee drink.
Caffè di Artisan offers the best coffee pods on the market, which makes for easy coffee concoctions. Below you will find four cold coffee drink recommendations to enjoy this summer. If you have your own ideas or creations, send them to our social media pages.
1) Coffee Lemonade
There’s something about sweaty summer days that make you crave sweet foods or drinks. Common standbys include watermelon, mojitos, or lemonade. Cool down this summer with coffee lemonade.
Start by adding 1 cup ices to your glass. Pour over 1 Caffè di Artisan coffee pod, 1.5 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1 cup sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir, top with mint leaves and a lemon and voila! A coffee lemonade to enjoy by the pool.
Feel free to add simple syrup if you like a little extra sweetness.
2) Rose Water Cardamom Iced Coffee
If you have a discerning palate, you are sure to adore the rose water cardamom iced coffee. It’s a little bit sweet, lightly spiced, and offers delicate floral notes guaranteed to delight your taste buds.
The first step is to create rose syrup by adding ¾ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons dried rose petals, and 1 cup water in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer until the contents reduce by one quarter volume. Strain and cool the syrup before use, or else it will melt your drink. You can even store the syrup in your refrigerator for a couple of months.
Now for the drink itself… Add one-half teaspoon cardamom powder to 1 cup of milk (your choice). Mix well. In a separate serving glass, add your single Caffè di Artisan luxury coffee pod, adding 1 cup ice on top. Next, add 2 tablespoons rose syrup over the ice, as well as the mixture from before. Add a rose petal or two to the glass for an expert presentation.
3) Nutella Blended Frozen Coffee
Since gourmet coffee often contains chocolatey and nutty flavor notes, it pair quite well with Nutella, a chocolate and hazelnut spread. This is the perfect drink for a coffee drinkers with a sweet tooth.
In a large blender, add 1 cup soy milk, 1 Caffè di Artisan gourmet coffee pod, a half teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 teaspoons Nutella, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 ice cube. Blend until the mixture has reached a smooth and even consistency.
Add a little chocolate syrup or Nutella to the sides of the cup for presentation. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a single piece of dark chocolate.
4) Iced Ube Horchata Lattè
Ube is a trendy flavor that is popping up everywhere. But what is ube? Ube, pronounced oo-bae, is a purple sweet potato from the Philippines. It’s sweet, full of antioxidants, and delightfully purple in color. When added to this horchata coffee drink, it really brings the flavors together.
Here’s how to make iced ube horchata lattes for three to four people.
Add 16 ounces each of almond milk, coconut milk, and rice milk to a large pitcher. Whisk vigorously while sprinkling in 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar. The mixture should be smooth and even (i.e. no lumps or clumps of sugar). Next, add 3 teaspoons ube extract and stir well. Chill the pitch of liquid in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
In serving glasses, add ample ice. Then pour the pitcher into the glasses leaving a little room on top for your single coffee pod of Caffè di Artisan espresso. Serve and enjoy!
We hope these recipes keep you cool during the dog days of summer. For more great gourmet coffee recipes, visit Caffè di Artisan today!