I never tried iced coffee until I first traveled to the USA. Once I hit Chicago there was Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts and many other places to try coffee from. Being a coffee lover I jumped at the chance to try everything available. This with all the new foods I tried led to me gaining about sixty pounds plus. I did enjoy a lot of Starbucks stuff probably because it’s better than what we get here in the UK but I also recognize that there were better places than Starbucks and Dunkin’ an example is Gloria Jean’s, among others.
I got home to London and I was hit with the problem of unemployment, which sucked and meant I could barely afford to live let alone by coffee from any place other than my local supermarket. That summer was particularly hot and I’d been craving iced coffee as well as Wendy’s, White Castle and every other fast food in the Midwest. I remedied my problem by making it myself, bear in mind I had no blender or anything. After testing a few different types of coffee I found Nescafe’ Gold Blend to be the best all round flavor for making iced coffee.
I make it in various ways, putting the ice in a bag and smashing it with a masonry hammer then making the coffee was the first. Sometimes I’d just make the coffee and leave it in the freezer for a few hours or make the coffee with a little water and cold shaken up milk which made it taste like Monster Hammer. For the best result I usually smash the ice, mix the soluble coffee with sugar and a tiny bit of boiling water, stir with a spoon then add the ice to cool it, shake the milk for froth and add the cold milk to the mix with a bit more ice. That’s a damn good home-made coffee.
All I’ve gotta do now is find those beans infused with Jack Daniels again.