Hot coffee makes me sleepy. Remember all the nights before an exam when you chugged coffee all night long to keep you awake? Great, because I don’t! I heard somewhere that there’s a gene that makes caffeine have the opposite effect on some people. I mentioned it to my mother and she laughed in my face, and I suppose she was right, because it’s cold coffee which gives me that fresh feeling.
My first experience with cold coffee was… bitter. Yeah. Not the good kind of yes-this-is-the-taste-of-real-coffee bitter, but just plain unpleasant. I told this to one of my best friends and he said I hadn’t tasted “real” cold coffee. I thought he was being an idiot, but one taste of the brew prepared by him changed my world.
So, here’s how he makes it! It’s the best I’ve tasted, but it takes some time, so put on some upbeat music and get ready to work those arms…
- Instant coffee (I use Nescafe. DO NOT use Bru for the love of God)
- Full-cream milk
- A good supply of spoons
First, drop 1 teaspoon of coffee powder into the mug of your choice (I’m using a super cool colour-changing one, but it only does that with heat unfortunately).
Next up, add 2 teaspoons of sugar, or less if you would like it a little bitter.
Now, put on your music because you’ve got to stir that mixture, baby! Add a quarter teaspoon of water, no more than that, and stir till the coffee and sugar clump together like so.
So you’ve got clumps of sugar and coffee… great! Add another quarter teaspoon of water and stir till it starts to clump again and you can’t keep stirring steadily. Then add another quarter teaspoon, stir till it starts to clump… so on and so forth. Overall, this should take you about 20 minutes. Just keep scraping off the excess which sticks to the stirring spoon into the mug with another spoon.
This is approximately how it should look during the process. I took a picture after each round of stirring.
At the end, it should resemble a smooth paste with small air bubbles in it!
Add the chilled milk. The coffee and milk will appear separated, but pour the whole mixture into a shaker and shake that container! After about 30 seconds, pour the contents into a mug and there you have it, a perfect frothy cold coffee!
Add ice, top with chocolate, do whatever you want. perhaps yo can try adding cocoa to the mix. Carpe coffee(?) Cheers!