Iced Americano

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I can’t express how uncomfortably hot it gets at times. It has been a few years since we have been escaping the heat during the month of August, but this time, we are noticing the wrath. The temperatures do not look that bad as it would usually be during this time, but the way the feel would be – to say the least, suffocating. Some nights have been very humid, that driving becomes extremely tricky. I have finally completed two weeks of my leave, and I do feel relaxed, despite the heat. I would have loved going home and enjoying the weather, but somehow I feel I was spared from that lousy feeling that accompanies you for days once back. At least, it wasn’t difficult getting back to work.

 

Somehow I ticked off a lot of things off my list during the past two weeks. I slept long hours, went for long drives, ate at restaurants that I haven’t tried, gifted myself an expensive watch though an impulse purchase – hehe!, watched sunset at the beach, met up a few blogger friends over breakfast… I couldn’t have asked for more. I guess life has just become about counting blessing by blessing, moment by moment, and being thankful for it, especially with the way things are going on. After all, didn’t Allah tell us, “If you are grateful, I would certainly give you more…” (Surah Ibrahim: part of verse 7).

 

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I was never a coffee person from the beginning, however when I went on my weight loss journey and I wasn’t able to drink anything in milk, I discovered Americano. Now the hot Americano is OK to have if you take a dessert with it, like a chocolate cake or a Pappa Roti bun. Hehe… I always pair my desserts with sugarless Americano, so that it cuts through the sweetness and makes it more palatable for me. I am not sure if one reason for doing it is to reduce the guilt factor as well. 😉 However, if I am drinking something alone, then it would always be Iced Americano. I used to wonder how good it would be, but I totally love it and it is the best almost zero calorie drink that I ever drink. And guess who I got hooked onto it? Azza! Anytime we are at a cafe, all she needs is this and I can’t but frown at her when she does that.

 

This is my attempt at trying to recreate it at home with coffee made in my French press. My morning coffee is always a cup of lukewarm coffee off the press. I am still trying to figure out which roast coffee I like, so I am no one to comment on that aspect. However, the girl was impressed, though she said the one in the cafe is better. Hmm… I have tough nuts to crack! Hehe… With the summers peaking, if you are not in a mood for Cold Coffee, then Iced Americano it is! If you don’t want that hint of warmth in the drink, then you could try the Cold Brew, which has a different flavor quotient altogether. Off to this recipe…

 

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5 from 11 votes

Iced Americano

Course Drink
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp roast coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Sugar as needed
  • Ice cubes and cold water as needed

Instructions

  • In a French press, add the coffee powder. Pour the hot water and press down. Rest for five minutes.
  • Pour into a mug, add sugar and mix.
  • In two glasses, drop in a few ice cubes. Divide the hot coffee equally into both.
  • Top up with cold water. Enjoy...

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Such a simple and refreshing recipe with coffee. Would love to try it sometimes. Totally awesome.

  2. 5 stars
    Simple and easy to make this sounds perfect for summer season Rafeeda. I am a coffee lover and would love to try this sometimes.

  3. 5 stars
    Such a refreshing drink on hot summer days! Glad you could recreate the drink at home.

  4. Oh wow! This coffee looks so very refreshing! I’d love to sip on this hot day. Love cold coffee, going to try it out soon.

  5. 5 stars
    Hmm you too have tough nuts to crack! In the same rocky boat dear. As for Americano I am like why did I never try it! Next time i go to some cafe (soon i hope) guess i will be going beyond lattes. (I like my filter coffee better)

  6. 5 stars
    Such a simple and easy to make coffee. My husband is the coffee-aficionado at home and I am sure he will love this.

  7. 5 stars
    Simple and refreshing coffee drink. I think my husband will like this! will try out soon before hot weather goes off.

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    This is the routine coffee that me and my husband drink in the morning except hot and no sugar. Love a good strong brew in the morning to start the day. I would love the iced ones 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Papa Roti, now you’ve got me craving for it!. As for Iced Americano, I prefer this cool drink anyway to the hot one. I usually enjoy iced Americano without sugar but somehow hot Americano I cannot. We are getting into the hot season here and this cool thirst quenching drink will be back on our daily routine. You should try Dorman’s Coffee if you get it there. We love it.

  10. 5 stars
    I’m such a coffee lover and this is such a refreshing recipe with coffee. Though I prefer my filter coffee, I don’t mind a cold coffee during summers….Loving it!!

  11. I van imaging having this iced americano whilst sun bathing in Dubai beach! So refreshing, easy and straight forward recipe for anyone.

  12. 5 stars
    I prefer iced coffe over the warm one, so refreshing and the taste is just Wow. Your pics are making me tempted enough to try it now.

  13. 5 stars
    Good you had a relaxing 2 weeks rafee! It is nice to spend time on self!! Americano looks tempting! Though I like the hot one! Impressive that your younger one loves americano!

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