Iced Coffee Additions

Today, we’re going to step up your iced coffee game.

I’m an iced coffee addict in the summer and often have some in the afternoons as a quick pick-me-up between shifts at work, studying, or just working away at home. While there is certainly nothing wrong with some straight up iced coffee with a splash of heavy cream, sometimes, you just want something a bit more. Here are some of my favorite ways to amp up your cold caffeine:

Coffee ice cubes: Just pour some leftover coffee into your ice cube trays, freeze, and voila – your coffee is kept cold without getting diluted. Because really, we need all the caffeine around here.

Coconut milk ice cubes: These are the perfect things for that random half a can of leftover coconut milk. Simply make sure the coconut milk is well-mixed and pour into ice cube trays and freeze. I will add some vanilla extract and/or cinnamon to mine for even more flavor. You can use them as straight up ice cubes OR use them to make a delicious blended coffee treat.

Blend it up: Add some coffee ice cubes, coconut milk ice cubes, and a little bit of cold coffee concentrate (or cold brewed coffee) and blend for an icy and cold caffeine fix.

Protein powder: I often add some of my favorite custom mix Chocolate PB cup flavor protein powder (you can get 5% off with code “GGF”) before blended for a blended protein mocha snack. You could also add cocoa powder for more chocolatey flavor.

And now, I really need some coffee. I’ll try not to spill it everywhere this time.

Comments: 6

  1. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer June 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm Reply

    How do you brew your ice coffee?

  2. Laura t June 11, 2014 at 10:21 am Reply

    Every time in freeze coconut milk, the texture gets all funky and it looks like curdled milk when it defrosts. Any tips? Maybe I just have to mix super super well before freezing?

    • gabbysgfree June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

      Coconut milk usually looks curdled when added to anything cold – I usually blend the cubs with my coffee to make it smooth.

  3. Mindi June 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Sorry to comment on an old-ish post, but I’m curious about your custom protein blend. Any tips for making a custom blend and figuring out what to put in it?

    • gabbysgfree June 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm Reply

      I do a blend of 50% beef isolate, 25% grass fed whey, and 25% native milk isolate. As far as what to put in it – you can explore all of the options to see what items fit your goals (fat loss, muscle gain, recovery, etc.). I do beef isolate for straight protein, whey for a quick digestible protein, and native milk isolate for a slightly longer lasting protein.

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