Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

If any drink was made for leisurely outdoor sipping, it’s iced tea. Light and refreshing, this recipe makes the most of springtime flavors by showcasing mangos and blueberries. This cool twist on iced tea is sure to hit the spot this weekend.

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Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar or sweetener, if desired
  • 6 black tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add mango, blueberries and sugar to the pitcher and lightly muddle with a wooden spoon to release the juices.

Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew.

After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses, garnish with extra fruit, and enjoy!

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Cold Coffee Tips for Summer

Coffee tastes good any way you make it, but during the dog days of summer, sometimes we need cool ways to get that jolt of java. Save yourself (and your wallet) a trip to the coffee shop with our tips and cold coffee extras to help you stay cool and get your buzz on.

 

  1. Make extra-strong coffee in your Capresso coffee maker and chill it over night. When brewing coffee, use the maximum amount of ground coffee that will fit in your filter basket, but only fill the water tank halfway. This will concentrate your brew for extra strong flavor, which is important, since ice cubes dilute iced coffee. If a larger amount of brewed coffee is desired, simply repeat the process after the first batch has completed. Chill overnight and serve over ice the next day. Do not place the hot coffee carafe directly in the refrigerator as it could cause the glass to crack.

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  1. Coffee Ice Cubes. Make coffee ice cubes simply by filling an ice cube tray with coffee and freezing it over night. Prepare coffee as your normally would and pour over the coffee ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, they won’t dilute the iced coffee flavor.

More: Vanilla Ice Cubes. Make vanilla ice cubes to keep your coffee sweet and cold without getting watered down. Find a great recipe from Oh My Veggies here.

 

  1. Freeze it. For something new on a hot summer’s day, try our Frozen Coffee This drink is refreshingly easy.

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  1. Coffee Milkshake. A creamy treat you can make in minutes. If you love coffee ice cream and espresso, this drink is perfect drink to cool off on a warm day. Try our Coffee Milkshake for a decadent iced coffee on a sunny afternoon.

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  1. Coffee Ice Cream. Take coffee milkshakes a step further. Transform your favorite drink into a cold and delicious summer treat, with the help of Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans. Find our Grand Aroma Coffee Ice Cream Recipe here.

 

Additional Tips:

 

  • Always add sugar and milk to the coffee when it is still hot. The sugar will dissolve better, and the cold milk will help cool down the coffee.
  • Instead of sugar, add flavorings such as vanilla syrup, chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup or almond extract to create a specialty iced coffee drink. The syrups will sweeten up the coffee while adding a hint of flavor. They also dissolve better in liquid than coarse sugar.
  • Try sweetened condensed milk or coconut milk for a different twist on iced coffee.
  • Want cold iced coffee without waiting? Add coffee, milk, sugar and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain iced coffee into a glass with even more ice and server.

 

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Matcha Chiller

Since spring is in full swing, we’re using matcha powder (one of our new favorite ingredients) to create a refreshing cool treat. Matcha powder is an energy booster packed with antioxidants and nutrients, making this green frothy drink perfect for a simple pick-me-up that’s healthy and delicious.

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Matcha Chiller

  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp melon syrup
  • Sweetener and cinnamon to taste

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Mix the milk and honey together, and add to the frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. After two minutes, remove lid and slowly add the matcha powder and melon syrup. Replace lid and wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour into iced filled glasses, and top with cinnamon enjoy!

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Coffee Around The World

Coffee is loved all around the world, but you may be surprised by how people take it. From Italian Marocchino to traditional Irish coffee, bring your cup on a tour to see how five places around the world enjoy their coffee. Let us know if you’ve tried any of these: We’d love to hear your favorite spins on the caffeinated classic.

Café de Olla, Mexico

Ingredients: Cinnamon Stick, Water, Piloncillo*, Coffee

  • Traditionally prepared in a clay pot. In a saucepan, combine water, 1 cup ground coffee, 5 oz Piloncillo and a cinnamon stick. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Remove and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain coffee out of the pan through a filter.
  • *Piloncillo is unrefined pure cane sugar, shaped into the form of cones.

Marocchino, Italy

Ingredients: Milk, Espresso, Cocoa Powder

  • Espresso is Italy’s go-to when it comes to coffee. Pull a shot of espresso, add milk and top with cocoa powder.

Mazagran, Portugal

Ingredients: Cold Coffee, Sugar, Lemons, Ice

  • Add ½ cup of fresh lemon juice to coffee (sugar to taste), and serve over ice.

Irish Coffee, Ireland

Ingredients: Coffee, Whiskey, Sugar, Whipped Cream

  • Coffee meets cocktail. Add 1 tsp of sugar and 1 shot of whiskey to hot coffee and stir. Float whipped cream lightly on top.

Flat White, Australia/ New Zealand

Ingredients: Steamed Milk, Espresso

  • Invented in Australia, pour steamed milk over 1-2 shots of espresso.

Frappé, Greece

Ingredients: Instant Coffee, Sugar, Water, Hand Mixe

  • A frothy iced drink made with instant coffee. Combine 1 tsp of instant coffee, 1 tsp sugar, and a splash of water in a glass. Using a hand mixer (or your Capresso frother), mix together. Add ice cubes and cold water.

 

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