Did you know making iced coffee at home is easy? It literally takes five minutes. And there’s more — you can tweak iced coffee to create a whole bunch of new, exciting drinks! Today, we’re making cinnamon iced coffee, a refreshing drink to get you hyped while rewarding you with the familiar scents of the world’s most famous brown spice.
Cinnamon iced coffee is simply better than regular iced coffee, and it’s just as easy to make. Do you want to learn more about it? Here it is.
Iced coffee is fantastic, yes. Even people who regularly don’t drink coffee will have one of these, especially in warm weather. Iced coffee is not too sweet and not too strong; it’s not too creamy, but it isn’t weak either — it’s perfect.
Of course, any type of coffee can become ice coffee — just pour it over ice. But there’s a trick; ice dilutes coffee, so you have to know what you’re doing!
And then there’s a world of possibilities for customizing your iced coffee. Today, we’ll make a cinnamon iced coffee — creamy, spicy and addictively fragrant — this one’s a charmer.
All coffee drinks start with good coffee, so brew a shot of espresso with your favorite beans. As you know, iced coffee is quite intense, and that’s because you must add a dash of chocolate syrup in there; that’s what those big coffee chains do, anyway, so we’re doing it as well.
You’ll need vanilla extract and cinnamon powder too — these are our flavoring agents. As a garnish, there’s nothing like whipped cream, cinnamon dusting and a few roasted coffee beans because, why not?
To make cinnamon iced coffee, you’ll need black coffee. You can make it with a drip coffee maker, a filter or a percolator machine. You can even use cold brew if you have the time and patience. Just make sure your coffee is strong. You’ll also need whole milk or your favorite milk alternative, and cinnamon, of course — good-old ground cinnamon.
Make sure you also have fresh ice, straight out of the freezer, and your favorite garnish — in my case, whipped cream and more cinnamon!
Making this iced coffee is as easy as combining all the ingredients and topping the drink with the garnish. Still, there’s a trick — cinnamon powder is not the easiest ingredient to blend, so you might want to blitz the ingredients in the blender to guarantee a smooth drink with no cinnamon lumps.
Make sure you cool the espresso down to room temperature to avoid warming the mixture too much. Warm coffee makes a watery iced coffee.
Iced coffee is terrific for warm, summery evenings, but cinnamon iced coffee is also compatible with fall and all those seasonal treats we all love.
Serve this cinnamony drink with pumpkin pie, cinnamon-dusted donuts or cream pastries. That’s the beauty of it — this drink will really make you fall back in love with cinnamon. Make a round of cinnamon iced coffee for your loved ones and share the love!
Making iced coffee at home is a no-brainer. For starters, it costs nearly nothing, and you can make a whole batch in minutes — you don’t even need specialized equipment — just coffee and ice, basically.
On the other hand, making cinnamon iced coffee is an excellent way of revamping the classic iced coffee with a brown spice we all have already in our pantries. Trust me, a teaspoon of cinnamon goes a long way.
For the pastry:
Brew the espresso and cool it down to room temperature.
Combine the espresso with the milk, chocolate syrup, vanilla and cinnamon powder. Blend or use a hand mixer for best results.
Fill your serving glass with fresh ice and pour the cinnamon coffee.
Garnish with whipped cream, powdered cinnamon and roasted coffee beans.
Optionally, serve with butter cookies.