I always thought I didn’t like coffee. I didn’t like the taste, it was FAR too bitter for me. I didn’t like how it was so warm. And I didn’t like how it wasn’t hot chocolate on a cold day. However, my lovely younger sister decided to introduce me to the joy that is blended coffee drinks. And since then I haven’t been able to get enough! Often this summer, in the mornings I would blend up one of these puppies and take it with me to Camp, or if I was really dragging in the evening I would blend one and take it to rehearsal. It got me through many a day and it is SOOOO super easy!
You will need a blender that can crush ice for this recipe. Alex and I have a small one serving smoothie blender that works perfectly for this. I haven’t tried it in my food processor but I would imagine it could work if you wanted to make a large batch of these.
Typically you would make this recipe with cold pressed coffee. However, since I’m new to this whole coffee experience I just make a cup of coffee with my Keurig then put it in the fridge till cold. It’s not as strong as it would be if you used cold pressed coffee but for me it does the trick. If you really want to take a shortcut you should try getting a large bottle of cold press from Trader Joes and then you eliminate the step of cooling the coffee!
Personally I like to use Almond milk when making this. It is just like making skim milk but I find that it doesn’t add any taste at all to the drink like regular milk does. It also is great if you have a lactose intolerance. If you don’t like almond milk, or don’t have it you can simply use regular milk or even soy or coconut milk. Just adjust the amount to make sure things keep moving around in the blender.