Blended Iced Coffee Drinks
Here's how to make iced coffee drinks at home
like Starbuck's Frapuccino®, or The Coffee
Bean and Tea Leaf's Ice Blended® lates. All
you will need is a good blender with a pulsed
ice breaker setting, some ice, sugar, and
Nestle's Frothe coffee drink mix. You can try
other mixes too, but I have found this one readily
available, and not that expensive if you get it
when its on sale. It works well when used in
the quantity listed below.
Ingredients for blended iced coffee drinks:
1 cup Ice water (1 cup ice, filled to 1 cup with cold water) 1/2 cup Nestle Nescafe Frothe' drink mix 1/8 cup Sugar 1 cup Ice
InstructionsPour the first cup of mixed ice and water into the blender, add the coffee drink mix and sugar,and pulse to break the ice. Once the ice is broken, blend until smooth (you might have to switch back and forth with pulse mode occasionally). Once smooth, add the rest of the ice, and again use the pulse or icebreaker mode until the new ice is broken, then switch to blend mode and blend until smooth. For the blender to properly break the ice, it is important that you have enough liquid for the amount of ice to be broken - that's why you add the ice in two steps, and not all up front.
Note that I first tried this with 3/4 cups mix, and no sugar, and it came out good but so strong I felt I'd be awake for the next day. I then cut the amount of mix by a third, but added 1/8 cup sugar to keep it sweet.
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