Ideas for Iced Coffee

Iced coffees are fantastic to cool off and revitalize during the hot summer period. You can find good iced coffee in coffee shops and cafes. But when it comes to getting an iced coffee at home, some of you may have problems. In this article, I will offer some of my tips to help you prepare an iced coffee at home, without breaking the sweat!

First, you need to have some ice. How can you drink iced coffee without the ice component? In fact, you have options: you can freeze water traditionally (such as with ice cube trays), or you can freeze several coffee infusions instead of water in your ice cube trays. The last option, when combined with freshly brewed coffee (discussed below), will not dilute the drink as cold water can.

Second, you must prepare the coffee. You can simply prepare your favorite coffee variety. You can use a regular drip coffee maker, an instant coffee or a single service pot, such as a Keurig, which makes a cup of coffee.

If you choose the single service option, you can often prepare a cup in less than a minute by placing one of those K Cup packages in the machine, after which you simply have to press the preparation button. In this way, you can prepare many cups and get different flavors. Then you can put the coffee on the coffee cubes (explained below) and get a perfect iced coffee.

The third step is the mixture. After pouring fresh coffee into frozen cubes (water or coffee), you can choose to drink it directly, but you can also add a little flavor. Popular flavor options include a few drops of vanilla or some Italian syrups. However, there is a wide variety of other flavors available, which include more exotic options such as peach, raspberry, guava and mango.

You will discover that there is no “wrong” way to make iced coffee, and that the number of possible variations is only limited by your imagination. You can also visit http://www.momandmore.com/2017/06/iced-coffee-recipes.html for some great iced coffee recipes ideas. So, be creative, have fun and find your favorite recipe for iced coffee.

Family Recipes – Keeping the Memories Alive

Smells and scents unleash some of our deepest memories. That is why we feel a deep agitation when we enjoy those comfort foods from our childhood. Mine are the roast beef, potatoes and carrots my¬†grandmother has made, and my wife’s brother goes crazy every time my mother-in-law makes Italian biscuits as her mother taught her. Whatever they are, these recipes are not just pieces of paper. They are part of your past, part of your memories, keys to unraveling some of our deepest and most affectionate moments in childhood (or adulthood).

My mother gave me the gift of my grandmother’s most beloved recipes. Many people have learned to cook with them, but some like my great memere‘s recipe (a French Canadian meat – oh, so good on toast or thick biscuits) were lost to me until my mother took the recipe from one of the aunts. I could not wait to do my first batch. The moment I bit my first bite, I was brought back to my great friend’s house with the 1980’s tile, the steep steps in the upper rooms, and the popper game I always played while at home. Oh, the memories!

So, first I tell you, write down those  comfort food recipes that mean a lot to your family. Give them as gifts for your children. So simply write them in your own writing.

All our family kids were together for Christmas, so I decided to make one of Grandma’s recipes. I chose the Ricotta Cake recipe. As all the “kids” (all adults) enjoyed the ricotta cake, they talked about how they remembered the taste of the cake from childhood. Thinking about the childhood led us to talk about grandma and grandpa and the time they spent with Grandma’s strollers watching her make homemade tortellini and other classic Italian dishes. I think the cake and the resurrection of those great memories was one of the best gifts I have ever given or received.