by Amanda Neely
It's almost summer and time for having iced coffee. To save your budget and to spoil your taste buds, here are some instructions for making coffee-shop-tasting iced coffee at home!
1. Brew your [Brazilian] coffee as you normally would. You do NOT need to make it overly strong.
4. When the coffee has cooled to room temperature or below, it's ready to enjoy over ice and with your preference of milk and sugar. Drink through a straw for maximum satisfaction.
5. Refrigerate the leftovers but enjoy them within the next day or two before they get stale.
To make the iced coffee extra special for you or for summer guests, use sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk or half and half.
MOST IMPORTANT: Do not pour hot coffee from your brewer over ice. This will just dilute your coffee.
Amanda Neely is a South Loop resident who along with her husband, Brandon, are the owners of Overflow Coffee Bar.