OOkay I confess, I’d normally be riding my bike on a blisteringly hot, Whistler afternoon like this. It’s not my fault. If nothing else, I’m a creature of my environment and ‘round here we ride bikes. Except in the winter. Then we ski POW… yup everyday… honestly.
But I digress… the reason I’m not pushing pedals this afternoon is because my bike is broken. But, as the adage goes: when life gives you lemons, make cold brew iced coffee and head to the lake, or something to that effect.
While proverbs aren’t really my thing, iced coffee certainly is. I’ve been making this brew for years. Friends, family and customers, and customers who are now friends, have been asking for the recipe for just as long.
So here it is, Hammer Cold Brew Iced Coffee:
In a tall glass, add ice and cold brew coffee, then add cream. Find a comfy seat on your patio or at your favourite lake. Drink and relax.
Oso Negro (killer coffee alert!). Make ice blocks ahead of time from surplus brewed coffee. As the ice melts it won’t dilute your cold coffee.An alternative to boring old ice: Here’s a trick that we borrowed from our pals at
Additionally, if the heat becomes just too much, substitute cream for 2 tbsp. Kahlua or Baileys (or try 1tbsp of each...).
Here’s a far out idea: sub cream for Kahlua then add ice cream. BOOM!
I hope I’ve convinced you to start playing with your cold brew coffee.