Topped with whip cream, drizzled with caramel or sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon, when it comes to mixing frozen coffee drinks the list of possible combinations is endless. Inexpensive and easy to make, frozen coffee drinks are great for entertaining or just as a refreshing treat. All you need are a few simple ingredients.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups of strong black coffee
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 2 cups of crushed ice
Most frozen coffee drinks, such as a frappuccino, are made with double-strength coffee. To brew extra-strength coffee, simply double the amount of coffee required by your coffee maker. This is typically one tablespoon of ground coffee per cup; so to brew 3 cups of strong black coffee, you would need 6 tablespoons of ground coffee.
Chill your extra strong, black coffee for at least 1 hour.
Combine chilled coffee with 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 2 cups of ice in a blender. Industrial blenders can break up ice cubes, but always use crushed or shaved ice in standard blenders to prevent the motor from burning out.
Blend on high speed until all the ice is crushed and the contents are smooth. The secret to making top-notch frozen drinks, coffee or otherwise, is making sure all the ingredients are thoroughly blended. When making large amounts, more than 5 cups, divide the ingredients in half and blend separately then combine the mixture in a large pitcher.
Pour the mix into 2 16-ounce glasses.
Add garnish to your drinks. Garnish is a great way to enhance your frozen coffee drink. It can be as simple as adding a little whip crème, caramel or chocolate to the top, or you can try something a little more exotic, a pinch of nutmeg or a cinnamon stick. The trick is to pair up the flavorings of the drink with that of the garnish.
Serve your frozen coffee drink with a straw and enjoy.
Tips & Warnings
- To spice up your frozen coffee drink try adding 3 tablespoons of caramel or chocolate syrup to the original recipe.
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