Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that pack the best flavours, and
this month I’m talking about coffee. Iced coffees are a delicious way to enjoy a brew even in the heat of the summer months. By following these simple steps, you can make a rather refreshing version of your favourite coffee shop frappe to enjoy in the comfort of your garden.
The most important thing, as with any dish or drink, is great ingredients. Everything in this recipe can be sourced locally, starting with coffee from one of my favourite companies, Stokes. Their Italian blend is my preference – its strong flavour carries well in any recipe and gives you that caffeine kick everyone needs first thing in the morning.
75g freshly ground Stokes coffee – Italian blend/350ml
to taste/milk to taste
Place the water and coffee into a cafetiere and gently mix together. Leave overnight in the fridge to brew and intensify the flavour with the plunger in its upright position. When you’re ready to serve, plunge the cafetiere to separate the coffee from the grounds and place a 50ml shot into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with ice cold milk, adding extra coffee to taste. If you want to sweeten your drink try adding a drizzle of caramel or maple syrup.