I love how different countries each put a unique spin on coffee. In Italy you drink a shot of espresso with your gelato, or pour it together for an affogato. In Thailand you can sip sweet iced coffee laced with decadent condensed milk, and in Morocco you might find your morning cuppa perfumed by exotic spices.
I wanted to bring in a bit of these traditions home with this easy spiced ice coffee recipe. It takes me back to my travels in Bangkok where we would fight the fierce humidity with jugs of deliciously sweet iced iced coffee, a perfect accompaniment to the balmy beach days.
For this recipe I chose the Nespresso Master Origin Ethiopia, which delivers bright flavours and notes of orange blossom that I thought would compliment the spices.
Preparation time: 30 min
You will need:
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup sweetended condensed milk
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamom cloves
Strong black coffee – I used Nespresso Master Origin Ethiopia
Combine the coconut milk, condensed milk and spices in a pot and bring to a low boil. Simmer until the spices have infused.
Prepare 2 cups of coffee, in this case 4 Nespresso coffees poured as Lungos.
Remove the spices and divide the coconut milk mixture between two glasses. Top up with ice.
Gently pour over the coffee along the side of the glass so that you create a beautiful layered effect. You can also blitz this all together in a food processor with plenty of ice for a slushy effect.
Serve on a hot day.
Keen to try this recipe? Or already gave it a go? Pop your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.
*This post was sponsored by Nespresso