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Coffee, milk, ice

The Washington Times Food Section has an article on blended iced coffee mixtures. Who needs Starbucks?

Home blended iced coffee
1 tablespoon instant espresso
3 to 5 ice cubes
3 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste
1/4 cup milk

In a blender, combine espresso and ½ cup cold water at highest speed. Add the ice cubes and blend until frothy.

Pour into a glass and stir in the maple syrup and milk. Makes 1 serving.

Mocha cinnamon shake
1 cup chocolate ice cream
1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
1 cup cold milk
1 cup crushed ice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cinnamon sticks for garnish, optional

Place ice cream, coffee, milk, ice and cinnamon in a blender, and mix until uniformly combined.

Serve in two mugs with a cinnamon stick to garnish each, if desired. Makes 2 servings.

Coffee frappe
1 tablespoon instant espresso
3 to 5 ice cubes
3 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste
1/4 cup milk

In a blender, combine instant espresso with ½ cup cold water at the highest speed until frothy.

Pour into a glass over ice cubes, and stir in the maple syrup and milk. Makes 1 serving.

Thai iced coffee
3 cardamom pods
1/3 cup whole dark coffee beans or 1/4 cup dark ground coffee
1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup, or to taste
1/4 cup evaporated milk or half-and-half

Grind cardamom pods with coffee beans (or mix together ground cardamom with ground coffee), and brew with 2 cups hot water to make very strong coffee.

Add sugar or maple syrup and let cool. Pour into two glasses filled with ice. Add the milk or half-and-half and serve. Makes 2 servings.

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