I seriously love iced coffee. I mean love, love, love, love, love it! I’m not talking that fast-food slushy stuff – I’m talking about richly brewed coffee, chilled, poured over lots of ice and then swirled with creamy almond milk. This stuff is legit y’all!
Firstly, you need an excellent coffee brand to create the ideal pot of french pressed coffee. Lavazza is my go to, because it is the finest coffee. I suggest trying the dark roast Gran Selezione, which has a full-bodied taste with chocolate undertones.
p.s It’s SO good, hot or cold.
When I first got hooked on iced coffee, I was living in Brooklyn and I frequented this super-cool (hipster) dive-of-a coffee bar. Their iced coffees were out of this world; they were also FULL of cream. The sad fact is that as much as I enjoyed them, my stomach always turned afterwards. Major betrayal. It’s no secret that I wish I could have all the cream in the world, but it’s just not a good fit for my body. What is a good fit? Almond milk, cashew milk, and coconut milk. Pick from either one of these and you’ve got yourself one heck of a great substitute.
My favourite is a thick almond milk, either homemade or store-bought. Find a brand that is not too watered down, okay? Now, you can either go for regular – which makes one tasty iced coffee, or try vanilla if that’s your thing. I like both, it just depends on how the wind is blowing.
How to make the perfect skinny (dairy-free) iced coffee:
This recipe is simple friends – make a gooooood pot of coffee (thank you Lavazza), I like to make mine a bit stronger than usual. So for my “4 cup/24 oz” bodum, I use 6 rounded scoops of coffee and brew it for 12-15 minutes before pressing. Why are the cups in quotations? Well, because those petite 4 cups, really make like 2 regular cups of coffee on this side of the ocean, am I right?!
Once the coffee is pressed, place it in the fridge until it’s nice and chilled. I let mine cool off for an hour. Grab two glasses, pack with ice, fill halfway with cold coffee, then pour the other half with almond milk. Swirl and enjoy!
It’s that simple.
It’s that good!
Want to fancy it up? Use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, add a teaspoon of pure maple syrup, top with homemade coconut whipped cream, sprinkle with a little cinnamon, shave some dark chocolate….etc. Do your thang and savour the moment of pure delicious coffee goodness.