The One Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee!

I have two questions for you on this steaming hot summer Friday:

  1. Do you love coffee?
  2. If it’s hot where you are too, what are your tricks for keeping cool?

It’s stinking hot in Toronto this week (like, over 40°C with the humidex…which is like 104°F) and I am slowly melting.

Actually, I’m quickly melting.

And I love coffee.

So this is a problem.

Enter in my hack to get me through this humidity AND enjoy my coffee.

Coffee Ice Cubes..

Yup…it’s what will elevate your iced coffee game for realzzzz.

I made this Iced Mocha Hazelnut Latte a while back and used coffee ice cubes but I never really explained why.

best hazelnut mocha latte

I make a percolator of coffee every morning (and, yes I’ve sort of mastered how to make 4 cups just for me and my hubby) but I often have leftover. And, who am I to throw anything away…

So, what I do is pour the leftover coffee into ice cube trays and freeze it. I use them in my morning smoothie but I’ve also used them to make the best iced coffee!

Today, I wanted to see what sweetened coconut milk would taste like so I took a can of full-fat coconut milk, added about 1/4 cup maple syrup and cooked it down for a bit until it was a bit thick.

The Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee

Then I put some of the coffee ice cubes into a glass, added some cooled off leftover coffee…

The Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee

…and added  some of the sweetened coconut milk.  It clumped up a bit (I think it was because the fat congealed when it hit the cold ice – but it was still yummy). I think I’ll try it in hot coffee and see how that works.

The Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee

Or how about adding one ice cube to a shot glass and topping it off with a shot of Baileys??

The Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee

Super yummy!!

And the best part is, coffee + alcohol = a really good time!

The Hack That Will Make the Best Iced Coffee

Happy summer peeps!


  • Sheila
    July 5, 2019

    Hi Hot Suzi. Even though I am by water here it’s too hot to kayak!! I will enjoy this. I am having a coffee with Baileys ..actually 40creek cream…and am feeling cooler already!
    Take care. I do like the icecube idea!! Thank you!!
    Sheila in Whitestone

    • Suzie Durigon
      July 9, 2019

      You are such a great cheerleader! Thanks for always reading…and 40Creek is a great idea!! Have fun in Whitestone!

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