People love Iced Coffee That’s why I wanted to introduce you to a unique and delicious twist on your traditional cup of joe: Chocolate Iced Coffee.
It is a refreshing and satisfying drink for any time of day and a great way to indulge your sweet tooth while getting your caffeine fix.
Chocolate Iced Coffee
- Coffee maker or French press (to brew the coffee)
- Blender (to blend the coffee, milk, and ice)
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Tall glass
- Whisk (if making whipped cream)
- 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoapowder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- Whipped cream (Optional)
- Brew a cup of coffee using your preferred method. Make sure it's strong enough to hold up against the other ingredients.
- While the coffee is still hot, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir until the cocoa powder is fully dissolved.
- Let the coffee cool down to room temperature.
- Once cooled, pour the coffee mixture into a blender along with the milk and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and frothy.
- Pour the blended mixture into a tall glass.
- Top with whipped cream (if desired).
- Drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream.
- Serve and enjoy your delicious chocolate iced coffee!
- Adjust the sweetness level to your liking by adding more or less sugar.
- Use a strong coffee brew to ensure that the coffee flavor holds up against the other ingredients.
- For a richer chocolate flavor, add more cocoa powder to the recipe.
- Customize the recipe by adding other flavors such as vanilla or caramel.
- If you don’t have a blender, you can also mix the ingredients together in a shaker or mason jar and shake vigorously until frothy.
- If you’re making whipped cream from scratch, use heavy cream and a whisk or electric mixer to beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
- For an extra decadent treat, top the iced coffee with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
Benefits of Chocolate Iced Coffee
Aside from being incredibly delicious, Chocolate Iced Coffee has some surprising health benefits.
The caffeine in coffee can boost your metabolism and help you burn fat, while the antioxidants found in cocoa can improve your mood and lower your risk of heart disease.
Additionally, this drink can be a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming too many calories, as long as you’re mindful of the ingredients you use.
Can I use instant coffee instead of brewed coffee?
Yes, you can use instant coffee instead of brewed coffee. However, the flavor may be slightly different.
Can I use a dairy-free milk alternative?
Yes, you can use a dairy-free milk alternative such as almond milk or soy milk.
How can I adjust the sweetness level of the iced coffee?
You can adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less sugar to the recipe.
Can I use a different type of sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup?
Yes, you can use a different type of sweetener if you prefer.
How can I make the chocolate iced coffee more chocolatey?
You can add more cocoa powder to the recipe to make it more chocolatey.
Can I add other flavors to the iced coffee, such as vanilla or caramel?
Yes, you can add other flavors to the iced coffee to customize it to your liking.
Can I make the iced coffee ahead of time and store it in the fridge?
Yes, you can make the iced coffee ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving.
How long will the iced coffee keep in the fridge?
The iced coffee will keep for up to 2-3 days in the fridge.
Can I use a different type of chocolate, such as dark chocolate or white chocolate?
Yes, you can use a different type of chocolate to drizzle over the whipped cream.
Can I skip the whipped cream and chocolate syrup toppings?
Yes, you can skip the whipped cream and chocolate syrup toppings if you prefer. The iced coffee will still be delicious without them.
Final Thought On Making a Chocolate Iced Coffee
Chocolate Iced Coffee is a delightful and indulgent drink that any coffee lover will enjoy. Its rich and creamy flavor profile, combined with the health benefits of coffee and cocoa, make it a guilt-free treat that you can enjoy any time of day.
I first learned about this recipe from a loss assessor friend, Josh. Hopefully by following my adaption of this easy-to-follow recipe, you can create your own version of this beloved drink in the comfort of your own home.