Mexican Iced Coffee
It is the season of iced coffee! And like everybody else, I spend WAY too much money buying iced coffee from those $5 a cup barristers in my favorite local coffee shop.. Even though I still love those, it was time to attempt making them at home, at least in the morning so I can save some time and money.
Have you ever had Mexican iced coffee? The reason I love it is that it combines chocolate with a hint of spice for a simple sweet treat. The key is not to overload the drink with too much chocolate or spice, or you’ll overpower the coffee flavor. Adding just a drizzle of chocolate and a dash of chili powder for an indulgent kick keeps this drink perfectly balanced.
To be honest I was never a big coffee person. I am usually the occasional latte here and there (peppermint mocha, PSL) kind of girl. But then I had a baby. As you can imagine, sleep is limited and more coffee is needed to make it through the day. With that came my Nespresso® by Kitchenaid® machine!! The best coffee maker I’ve had. Do you guys have it? I seriously love it. It has made making good coffee a breeze at home.
I know traditional cold brews involve a lot more than brewing and pouring over ice, but for a quick iced coffee at home, the Nespresso is perfect. Just brew up a few cups of espresso. This ensures a richer coffee flavor that is then diluted with milk or cream and the ice as it melts. After your brew, add a dash of cinnamon and chili powder. And that’s it, you have yourself a refreshing sweet treat!
I hope you will try this Mexican iced coffee at home the next time you brew coffee.
- Chocolate Syrup, to taste
- 2 Nespresso pods
- ½ cup milk or half and half
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
- a dash of ground cinnamon
Fill two short glasses with ice. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the ice to taste. Prepare 2 capsules of your favorite Nespresso pods in the espresso mode using your Nespresso® by Kitchenaid® machine.
Pour the brewed coffee and milk over the ice. Add the chili powder and cinnamon and stir. Drizzle with more chocolate syrup and serve immediately.
This post is sponsored by Kitchenaid. As usual, all opinions are 100% mine.