Recipe for coffee concentrate
Iced coffee is such a treat in this hot weather. Here’s a great recipe for a delicious tweak to your regular iced coffee! What’s great about making this is that you can keep a stash of these babies in the freezer and then when guests come over, you just pop them straight from the freezer into the coffee. Enjoy, and don’t forget to have this with a yummy cake.
Makes 24 coffee concentrates
5 Tbsp of instant coffee granules
2 Tbsp powdered chocolate drink mix powder
2 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder mix
5 Tbsp sugar
2 cups boiling water
1. Mix all the ingredients until completely dissolved.
2. Fill the mini muffin cups and freeze for several hours.
To prepare your flavored iced coffee treat:
For one large glass (or mug) I put 1 tsp instant coffee granules, a little over 1 tsp sugar, add 3-4 Tbsp of boiling water and mix until everything dissolves. Fill the cup a little over halfway with cold water and then top the rest up with cold milk. I’m not a big fan of strong tasting coffee.
Add two frozen coffee concentrates, wait around a minute and stir. The flavor intensifies as the concentrate melts.
My daughter, who doesn’t like coffee, puts two cubes of concentrate in a cup of milk + 1 tsp sugar, waits for it to melt a bit and stirs.
Make this according to your own taste. If you like a stronger cup of coffee, add more concentrate or use less milk in your coffee and more water. In other words, play around with the quantities until you hit the right amounts. The recipe makes a lot of concentrate for you to play around and achieve the precise flavor you like.
Always keep some handy in the freezer, it’s a real treat.
Good to know…
Make these in a silicone tray. They’re difficult to remove from the regular ice cube trays.
This is how I made my concentrate but feel free to change, add, swap, whatever until you get what you like.