Monday, June 8, 2015

The Best Iced Coffee + #HotSummerEats

I have another delicious recipe for Hot Summer Eats!  For this post I received a great book, Summer Cocktails from Quirk Books,  where I found this recipe. All opinions and thoughts about the product are 100% my own.

For more information about Hot Summer Eats, the sponsors and bloggers be sure to check my earlier post.

My Name is Danielle and I am a coffee addict.  It's true, I love coffee!  In the mornings I am a purist, I like a hot cup of black coffee.  In the afternoons, if I am craving a caffeine fix I will normally change it up a bit.  I am sitting here writing this post with my new afternoon addiction sitting right next to me.  This Iced Coffee is seriously the BEST Iced Coffee I have had yet.

I found this easy, sweet and refreshing recipe in this Summer Cocktails book. This book is from Quirk Books and it is full of so many wonderful summer treats.

I actually used two recipes from here for this.  First, I made a simple syrup using the directions from this book:

For Symple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Combine both ingredients in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to medium and cook, stirring mixture often until sugar dissolves.  Let this syrup cool before using,  This can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

The second recipe was for the iced coffee
For Iced Coffee
1 cup of freshly brewed strong coffee, cooled
Simple Syrup, to taste (I used 2 tablespoons)
Sweetened condensed milk, to taste (I used 2 tablespoons)
2 ounces of Baileys or Kahlua (Optional)  - I didn't have any in the house but I will make it again and try it for sure

Stir together all ingredients and in a glass and add ice.

Check out the layers of this amazing drink in the picture above, I thought it was so pretty.  After you take the time to enjoy the layers of flavor, go ahead and mix it up good and enjoy the combination of flavors.  I love the sweetness and creaminess you get from both the symple syrup and the condensed milk. I'm getting ready to make another glass to sip outside.

Disclaimer - Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden,
Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny's, Quirk Books,
Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for
#HotSummerEats without additional compensation.All opinions are my own.



  1. I am a huge iced coffee (caramel usually) lover but have yet to really try it at home - thank you for inspiring me, definitely giving this one a try this afternoon. My 16-year old might have fun testing this one out with me. :)

  2. Can you believe I have never had an iced coffee. This sounds deilcious.

  3. Love ice coffee in the summer. xo Catherine

  4. I LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year-round, even in the winter) + yours looks fantastic. Yum!

  5. What a great coffee, Danielle! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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