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iced mint coffee

November 25, 2014

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generally, i’m a hot coffee kinda gal. i wake up while it’s still dark outside and most often just want to roll over and go back to sleep. but every morning, i start thinking about the creative tasks i have to do and i get EXCITED. excited to wake up, excited to be alive, excited to work and excited to have a hot cup of coffee. i jump slink out of bed, throw a robe on and try to tip toe up our staircase as not to wake up any certain someones. i hit the top of the staircase and all but run to start making my morning cup.

something switches in the afternoon though. i think every human being should nap at 3:00, but instead i ignore my intuition and have another cup of coffee instead (that’s healthy, right?!). this time, i’m craving something chilled. something refreshing.

>> insert a mint iced coffee. ahhhh.

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it’s light, refreshing, sweet and scrumptious. it’s easy enough to make on an average day, but special enough to make for a girlfriend’s brunch.

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the mint syrup is easy to make and incredibly light and fresh! it gives the coffee a sweet undertone of mint, nothing too overwhelming.

i have also fallen in love with kohana cold brew coffee! it’s impeccable smooth, rich and satisfying. they produce truly organic and sustainable coffee. and it’s good.

iced mint coffee
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. COFFEE
  2. 1/2 cup cold brew concentrate
  3. 1 cup almond milk
  4. 3-4 tbs so delicious coconut creamer
  5.  
  6. MINT SYRUP
  7. 1 cup water
  8. 1 cup sugar
  9. 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. begin by making the mint syrup. add water, sugar and mint leaves to a small stock pot and place over medium heat. whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture boils. reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. turn the heat off, let cool completely and then strain (or leave the leaves in!). place in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. to make the coffee, pour 1/2 cup of coffee concentrate and 1 cup of almond milk in a glass. add 3-4 tablespoons of so delicious coconut creamer and 2-3 tablespoons of the mint syrup to the glass. add in a couple of ice cubes and enjoy!
Notes
  1. used in this recipe: kohana cold brew coffee concentrate & so delicious coconut creamer (my favorite!)
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Iced Americano Recipe

January 2, 2012

Posted by in cooking ideas

To start of the new year, I thought we’d start with a healthier drink recipe, as in, no milk or sugar! The Americano was actually my first taste of unsweetened espresso, and embarrassingly, I cried when I tried to drink it. It was strong and it was unexpected. I did not come from a coffee-drinking family, and the Americano is not for the faint of heart. I eased into my love for coffees and espresso with a bit of milk and mocha, but today I can gladly say I usually drink a bold roast or espresso, plain black. For me, lattes are just a treat, not on my daily menu.

Today’s recipe is actually an iced Americano, and contains nothing more than brewed espresso, water, and ice. It is refreshing in its simplicity, and a great way to cut unnecessary sugar out of your life without giving up the taste of espresso that you love.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 ounces brewed espresso

6 ounces water

ice

Directions

Brew espresso. Fill a 12 – 16 ounce glass 3/4 the way up with ice.

Pour water into the glass, followed by brewed espresso, and stir.

ashley paul indie pretty project Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.

 

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