It’s not uncommon to find people throwing a little something extra into their hot coffee during the winter, but we don’t always hear about delicious alcoholic additions for iced coffee. With the weather turning warmer, we’re looking for yummy ways to spike our favorite caffeinated beverage.
One easy recipe we found involves adding about 2 oz. of whipped vodka into a glass full of ice and then pouring the cold coffee on top of that. Leave a little space at the top and add your favorite flavored creamer (we think French Vanilla creamer would be ideal).
If you’re into spicy iced coffees, try the Cinnamon Spiked Iced Coffee recipe from McCormick. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk, 1 oz. of Kahlua, 1 oz. of vodka and 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon. Shake that baby up, strained into a glass filled with ice and sprinkle a tiny bit more cinnamon on top.
There’s also the option to go a sweeter route for the chocolate lovers. Just fill your big glass with ice, add a shot of Godiva liqueur, a shot of chocolate vodka, fill the rest up with your favorite iced coffee and then add a hazelnut creamer.
Blending any of these drinks could also taste awesome – you don’t have to change anything about the recipes, just throw them in a blender. Adding in a little scoop of ice cream would probably make it taste out-of-this-world amazing, but we won’t pressure you into it if you aren’t ready.
If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like to mess with your regular coffee order (we know how you coffee people get – cream, not milk. Splenda, not sugar. Serve it at a specific temperature, too.) you could shake things up just a tiny, tiny bit without changing how you make your iced coffee. Make your drink like you normally do, but add a dollop of spiked whipped cream on top. You can buy a can of pre-spiked whipped cream, but we love the idea of making your own at home and keeping a little bowl of it in the fridge when it’s time for some weekend iced coffee.
What are we missing? Add your Iced Coffee recipes to the comments.