This Irish Cream Cold Coffee is the absolute perfect drink you need on a dreary afternoon, especially as the weather starts to get warmer.
Irish Cream Cold Coffee. Yes, That’s right. It is Irish Cream Cold Coffee. Why am I stressing this so? Is it because it is a fancy pants boozy coffee. No. I am not stressing the Irish Cream part. I am stressing the Cold Coffee part.
Growing up, I have had cold coffee ever since I was allowed to have coffee. During my grad school (or post graduation, as we call it in India) days, this was a staple breakfast for me. A nice tall glass of cold coffee filled me up and kept me awake for those 9 am classes, whenever I had one. It was especially good on a warm and sultry summer morning or even afternoon, for that matter.
I came to the United States when I was 25. It was winter when I landed here, so this incident happens about 6-7 months after I first set foot in this country. I walk up to the barista at Starbucks and not wanting to have a icy iced frappuccino, I ask for an Iced Coffee. Iced Coffee, Cold Coffee, one would think it was all the same. I wait patiently on that warm summer day waiting for my Cold, sorry Iced, coffee. They call out a name vaguely sounding like mine. I figure that’s me. I was used to that by then. There it was sitting, a tall Iced coffee. I pull out the straw, drop it into my cup and take a longing sip.
That is exactly how I felt. It was coffee, just plain drip coffee, with ice cubes and a drizzle of milk somewhere! That is not Cold, sorry Iced, coffee. I tell myself. I go back to clarify. That was it. That was the Iced coffee I ordered.
It was not anyone’s fault. Maybe it was. Mine. I did not know that Iced Coffee could be any different from the Cold Coffee that I am used to.
Here. Let me tell you all about this mysterious creature called Cold Coffee that I have been rambling on about. It is something in between an Iced coffee and Frappuccino. It is basically, lots of cold milk, instant coffee, some ice(optional) and sugar. All blended together to form a creamy milky sweet cold coffee! Now you know, why I was so disappointed with my “Cold” coffee purchase at Starbucks.
Over time, I have grown to like the Iced coffee too. But it not really my first choice. Except when I want something cold and I don’t want all that sugary syrupy Frappuccino.
Here is my boozed up version of the classic Indian Cold, not Iced, Coffee!
Irish Cream Cold Coffee – The Recipe
Whole or 2% milk – 2 cups
Instant Coffee (Instant Espresso is better) – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp
Bailey’s Irish Cream – 3 tbsp
Ice Cubes – 1 cup
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Pour out into glasses.
Sprinkle some coffee powder on top.
- Whole or 2% milk - 2 cups
- Instant Coffee (Instant Espresso is better) - 2 tbsp
- Sugar - 2 tbsp
- Bailey's Irish Cream - 3 tbsp
- Ice Cubes - 1 cup
- Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Pour out into glasses.
- Sprinkle some coffee powder on top.
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