Vanilla and Raspberry Iced Coffee

Beat the heat with this version of the classic cold coffee. Creamy, with hints of vanilla and a slight tartness from the raspberries, it will surely bring spring to you…via a straw.
By Shuchi Mittal

Vanilla and Raspberry Iced Coffee

Vanilla and Raspberry Iced Coffee
 
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A refreshing spring drink for coffee lovers.
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Recipe Type: Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup espresso or strong instant coffee in ½ cup hot water (for espresso ice cubes)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 7-8 espresso ice cubes (see below)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (adjust per taste)
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee (I used Nescafe)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer (or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence mixed in 2 tablespoon heavy cream)
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Mix the espresso/coffee with sugar and freeze in an ice tray to make ice cubes.
  2. Put the milk, instant coffee powder, sugar, raspberries, vanilla and 1-2 espresso cubes in a blender and blend for a quick minute.
  3. Serve immediately in a tall glass filled with the remaining espresso cubes.
  4. Simple, and oh-so refreshing!

Shuchi Mittal

Shuchi cooks with the heart of a poet. Banker turned chef, she runs the 29. Private Kitchen in NYC focusing on social tasting events, dining experiences and small-scale private events. Using simple & wholesome ingredients, she likes to re-invent homemade Indian flavors into modern tapas & small plates. Her dream? To cook, feed, write, and eventually open her own communal dining cafe - with a published recipe book on the stands.

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