i know coffee isnt paleo, but i drink it anyway,
in my pre paleo days I used to drink ALOT of iced coffee drinks( usually with soy milk and later on i switched toregular milk) , the type you get from places like starbucks that tend to be sugar laden and have artificial flavors. since being paleo i havent had any iced coffee and i miss them more than i miss carbs!
does anyone have a recipe or know how i can make a homemade iced coffee drink that would fix my cravings?
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Make coffee. Pour over ice. Add cream or coconut milk.
Yes! I created a Paleo Frappuccino recipe!!!
1/2 banana (you can use 1/4 of a banana if you are watching your carbs)
1/2 cup coconut milk (from the can)
1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled/cold
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3 large ice cubes
I love my Magic Bullet! I just threw all of the ingredients in and blended it until the ice was chopped up! And guess what? It came out wonderful! Awesome flavor and taste. Take that, Starbucks!
Starbucks Americano with heavy cream, iced or hot. Delicious!
I suppose the truly paleo way would be to use coconut milk. Just put in a blender with ice and coffee. There's should be enough sweetness in the coconut milk for you.
Brew some coffee (I use a large french press), thrown in some ice cubes, thick lemon slices and a couple of cinnamon sticks. Keep in the fridge for a couple of hours and that's it!
How to make a Paleo Iced Coffee Drink:
- Journey to South America with the rest of your clan
- Find a coffee plant and lay the beans out to roast in the hot sun
- Grind the beans with some rocks and then wrap the ground beans in banana leaves
- Travel back up to North America during the winter
- Locate a lake frozen over
- Chip of some ice and break it up into small chunks
- Heat some water over a fire and brew coffee
- Add ice
- Tada! Paleo Iced Coffee.
You might also try cold brewing your coffee. This provides a less bitter result, which may allieviate some of the need for sweeteners and flavorings.
Hands down the best way to make your ice coffee concentrate is the 12-hour method. Simple as hell and two of my favourite small and ohsoamazing coffee places use this method. It's aces all around. I brew, filter, then store in my fridge in glass flip top bottles:
- 1lb coarse ground coffee - I use dark roast
- 2.5q cold water
- Add coffee then water to a big stock pot and stir with a wooden spoon
- Cover and let sit at room temperature for 12 hours
- Filter through a sieve or a Melita + coffee filter into a big sealable jar
When it's time to drink you will use 1/4c concentrate, 3/4c milk and ice.
If you want to try less quantity, here is a smaller breakdown for 1-1/2 of the concentrate:
1 cup coffee medium ground and 2 cups cold water, then follow the same instructions. If you have a French Press this quantity is perfect to make in there.
My zucchini frappuchino:
12 coffee ice cubes
1 small-medium zucchini
Cold coffee and/or coconut/almond milk
Sweetener and/or flavoring to taste
Cut zucchini up into chunks, and blend with just enough liquid so that the blender will function. Add some sweetener and/or flavoring. Add ice cubes, and blend just long enough to get a slushy consistency.
Sounds odd, but the zucchini helps with the creaminess, while not adding a lot of flavor. It's a bit on the green-tasting side, but a bit of sweetener makes it pleasant. If it really bothers you, try peeling the zucchini first.
(I suppose you could do the same thing with more milk and no zucchini with similar results)
I agree with Stephanie. I cold-brew my coffee and don't need sweetener in it. When I have hot coffee or hot-brewed coffee over ice, I need sweetener.
1/3 C coarse coffee grounds (I like buying the flavored beans) 1 1/2 C water
Stir the grounds into the water and let sit overnight (10-12 hours), then strain in the morning and pour over ice. I add just a splash of heavy cream and viola! awesome iced coffee.
I'm going to try the first recipe, that sounds really good. I typically drink 1 cup of coffee a day, use raw cream and raw honey, good with a sprinkle of cinnamon as well. If we are out of the raw cream (it's expensive and doesnt last) I use homemade almond milk.
I, too love cold coffee, both the frozen-blended kinds (which you CANNOT get sugar free, even when specified at Sbux) & the cold-brewed kind. My husband & I started brewing our coffee in the evenings/at night & putting it in a large pitcher in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning the coffee is still fresh but now its ice-cold. This alleviates the need for ice cubes & hence the watered-down effect if you choose to sip instead of gulp. I add whole, heavy whipping cream or coconut milk or if I'm really jonesing I'll do a splash of sugar-free hazelnut or caramel syrup in my cream. Its DELISH! If you want the blended kind just add the cold coffee to your ice, cream etc in a blender & hit it! :D
Mmmm I like Steph's!
Tips for straight up Iced Coffee:
Brew your coffee stronger than you think you need as the ice will dilute the taste; or Make yourself some Coffee Ice Cubes
For sweetness, I like Stevia powder. Haven't tried to dissolve in a cold liquid yet so I cant comment there. You can find stevia liquid or you could simply dissolve a bit in some warm water and then cool with ice.
espresso (about 5 oz...or the whole lower half of a small on stove espresso maker) + ice + a mixture of heavy cream and coconut milk all whipped up and allowed to sit overnight OR just cream or coconut cream/milk
drinking it every morning...deeeeelicious
coffee + ice + a little coconut milk + a little coconut oil + RAW honey + blender = delicious. :]
sometimes i add a few blue or goji berries into the mix and its delish (if youre willing to go higher on carbs/sugar)...this would be my "cheat"
I brew some lovely Eithiopian Moka Harrar in my French Press, add either raw milk or heavy cream (which is sadly pasteurized until I can find a better source), and enjoy without sweetener. If I do want it sweeter, then stevia is the way to go.
I can't live without coffee. Or, I can, and did for 6 weeks, but I like it too much to really give up. It doesn't cause me enough issue for me to strike it out.
Cold-brewed coffee + ice cubes + whipping cream + splash of vanilla = awesome.
well if you are going to drink it anyways you might as well enjoy it!!
Some sacrifices have to be made along the line so if you choose coffee, make it really yummy!!
Coffee + coconut milk or cream + pure vanilla!!
Brew some Earl Grey tea. Cool it in the fridge.
In a pint glass, pour half tea, and half pure pastured heavy cream. Shake it, add ice. Enjoy.
I brew my coffee in the french press. I throw a couple of sugar cubes into a pitcher and pour the warm coffee over them and put it in the fridge overnight. When I want iced coffee I pour the chilled coffee into a thermos cup and top it off with organic heavy cream. It stays cold and yummy for hours.