Low Carb Iced Coffee Recipe
If you live in a warm climate, you may really enjoy this low carb iced coffee recipe. For many years, I drank hot coffee during the summer, winter, spring, and fall months. However, it was not until I lived on the tiny island of Grenada that I was introduced to the concept of drinking iced coffee. Being a small island, most people walk or catch the bus to and from different places. So, I too decided to act local.
The island is very mountainous. Interestingly, however, the locals call a 45-60 degree walkway or street a “hill”. Well, just before one of these “hills” that I had to climb frequently, there is a little eatery I happened to stop by one day for a cup of coffee. Being new to the island, I ordered a coffee and was then puzzled when the lady asked me if I wanted my coffee hot or cold. Being a newbie to the island lifestyle, I thought this was a strange question to ask a person. Well, unfortunately, I ended up ordering hot coffee.
Well, after walking up that “hill” in the blistering heat while carrying a heavy bag, I was no longer puzzled by her asking me if I wanted my coffee “hot” or “cold?!” In the states, I typically ordered a hot coffee, rolled up the window to my car, and turned up the A/C a notch to make the air cooler. You can only imagine how hot and sweaty I was after drinking that hot coffee while walking up a 60 degree “hill” in the heat. Needless to say, I ordered cold low carb iced coffee from then on.
Since the summer heat is brewing up quite nicely here in Southeast Texas, I decided to share a low carb iced coffee recipe with you. Fortunately, there are some nice low carb coffee creamers and sugar-free syrups that can be used in this low carb iced coffee recipe.
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1-1/2 Cup of Coffee (I like this one.)
- 1 Tsp. Sugar-Free Vanilla Coffee Syrup (or 1 Tsp. Madagascar Vanilla Extract)
- 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon ( I used this one.)
- Ice Tray ( I used one like this.)
- Brew a small strong pot of hot coffee. You want the coffee to be a bit stronger than usual because you will use only a few cubes to add coffee to the milk mixture.
- Remove the coffee from heat and allow it to cool until about room temperature.
- Next, pour the coffee into an ice cube mold or tray of your choice. Place in the freezer and allow the coffee to freeze.
- Once the coffee ice is ready, add almond milk to a medium microwaveable cup.
- Warm almond milk long enough to remove the chill (about 1 minute).
- Add vanilla syrup or extract and organic powdered cinnamon.
- Stir well until cinnamon is well blended. Warm milk a bit more if needed to remove any cinnamon clumps.
- When ready, remove ice cubes from tray. And then add 3 -4 ice cubes (depending on size) to the almond milk mixture.
- Stir until you reach the desired coffee flavor. Once the desired flavor has been achieved, you can add more syrup or milk to adjust flavor.
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