July 20, 2011

Heat Wave? Iced Americano Please!


With temps in the 100's up and down the country, a steamy cup of coffee might not be perfect for you. I have to say that a few shots over ice make a delicious treat any hot day. Iced Americanos are simple to make and have a great taste of espresso, that I am sure you'll love. I have them with and without milk depending on my mood and the time of day. I always like a little bit of sugar in them.


  • Shot of your favorite espresso
  • 8-10 ounce glass full of ice cubes
  • Ice water (optional)
  • Sugar to taste
  • Milk or half and half to taste
  • Whipped Cream & Chocolate Shavings (Definitely indulgent and optional)

Pull your shot, and pour it slowly over the ice while swirling. The full glass of ice should chill the espresso quickly. Fill the glass with cold water (Optional) and stir in sugar (optional). Add a splash of milk or half and half as desired. Sit back and relax..... Sometimes leave the water out and hit it with a splash of milk or half and half to give it a potent and velvety feel. The melted ice if often enough to dilute the espresso just enough to enjoy as a light drink.

I always use 100% Arabica beans in mine, because while I like Robusta espresso when drinking it hot, too much Robusta flavor when cold just tastes like burnt rubber to me..... stick to the Arabica.

I use the Bodum Pavina Double Wall Glasses (Shown Above) for my Iced Coffee Drinks in the Summertime.

Read More in: Espresso Drink Recipes

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Single Serve Espresso for all the latest news.

Posted by Scott Martin at July 20, 2011 8:11 AM
Recent Comments

Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Please enter the letter "d" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email

Powered by FeedBlitz

Visit Single Serve Coffee

Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Recent Comments
Cinira Secco : Usei nas capsulas CapulĀ“in ,gostei mas preciso saber como comprar read more
Dennis: Thanks read more
Bogiesan: That was May. This is December. read more
Terry Smith: do you have a refillable capsule for a Nescafe Dolce read more
Mike: This prime for an air lock worked perfectly. To avoid read more
Site Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!


This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered by
Movable Type 6.2.4
All items Copyright © 1999-2016 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy