This is a little concoction I recently brewed that tastes great and is very refreshing.
1) 2 oz. 10% Kona coffee beans (whole beans)
2) 2 oz. Decaffeinated French Vanilla coffee beans (whole beans)
3) 2 oz. whole milk or 1/2 and1/2. (skim milk can be used but product will not be as rich)
4) Filtered water ( tap water may add unwanted flavors to the coffee)
5) Whipped topping (optional)
6) One small package Splenda or sweetener of your choice. Optional)
8) Chocolate syrup (one teaspoon)
1) Coffee maker (the same one you have at home)
2) Coffee grinder (cheap one is OK)
3) Large plastic tumbler
Start by grinding the coffee. You may mix the two coffee bean types together. I use whole bean coffee because it is a fresher product. If you have a pulse grinder use short (5 second) bursts until the coffee is ground. Using short bursts when grinding keeps the grinder from burning the coffee while it is being ground. I like my coffee ground medium course so I don’t get a lot of fine sediment in the bottom of the cup. Once the coffee is ground, place it in the coffee filter (the amount you normally use to make your coffee). I store the remaining coffee grounds in a plastic jar in the freezer. Add the water to the coffee maker. Use filtered water, tap water adds unwanted taste to the finished product. Turn the coffee maker on and brew the coffee just like you normally would. When the coffee is done brewing add one teaspoon of chocolate syrup and stir. Let the coffee cool for about twenty minutes (if you have a coffee maker that keeps the coffee warm just turn it off).
Next, fill the tumbler with ice. Now take the cooled coffee and fill the tumbler 1/2 way to the top. Use the cream or 1/2 and1/2 to fill the rest of the tumbler and stir. Add the Splenda if a sweeter drink is required and stir again. Top with whip cream and your good to go. Makes about five cups. Enjoy!