In the previous online barista training course, you’ve learned about the main differences between the cold brew method and iced coffee, as well as a few iced coffee recipes.
As a part of your barista training, let’s have a look at other most popular summertime drinks. Be sure that you’ll have to make them more often as the days become hotter.
When you think about iced coffee don’t be afraid to get creative and make a few experiments. Maybe your recipe will get on a menu board!
Classic iced coffee
You can use simple ice cubes to cool down your drink whether it’s an espresso, Americano or a pour-over coffee. Keep in mind that these drinks will become more diluted and watery as the ice melts down, so be sure to use more coffee to preserve the body and the taste qualities of your drink.
Affogato or ice cream coffee
The name “affogato” comes from Italian word “drowned”, which basically means “drowning” a scoop of ice cream in a coffee drink. It’s a wonderful and refreshing coffee dessert, that will be a perfect treat on a nice sunny day.
Usually you submerge a scoop of vanilla ice cream a cup and pour a double espresso over it. You can serve it up with a spoon and let the customer decide if he/she wants to eat it as a dessert, or allow it to melt in a drink.
In this recipe, ice cream has two roles: it cools down the coffee and also sweetens it. So there’s no need for extra sugar.
Iced Coffee with Strawberries
It’s an easy recipe that will surely become a delightful drink for anyone. Brew your coffee and pour it into the blender. Blend it together with a few strawberries. Prepare tall glasses and put a few ice cubes into them. Pour coffee and strawberry mix over them. You can add some whipped cream with a strawberry on top.
Coffee ice cubes
One of the most unusual ways to prepare a cold coffee drink is to make coffee ice cubes in advance. All you need to do is to brew strong coffee and pour it into ice cubes form and leave in in the freezer. When you want to make a drink, just put a few coffee ice cubes into hot water and let it melt there. As the coffee ice cubes melt, the drink will become stronger and more concentrated.
You probably haven’t heard about this method during your barista training so use it to surprise your friends and customers. You can also blend coffee ice cubes in a blender and add some milk into it. You’ll get a wonderful coffee and milk shake.
Use a cold cup
As a good barista, you are taught to keep your coffee cups on top on the espresso machine covered with a towel, so that your cups are always warm and when you pour in a hot drink, so it preserves the heat longer.
In summer you might want to keep a few cups in the fridge so that it keeps the cold longer. You can also use a cold cup to pour a hot drink to cool it down faster. But make sure that you use a cup from thick and solid material so that it doesn’t crack from the change in temperatures.
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