Get ready for the most refreshing iced coffee of your life. An iced coffee that’s doubly invigorating because in addition to lots of caffeine, there’s a hint of mint flavor that just brightens your whole being. Yay!
It’s been scorching hot here in North Carolina. There has been no option other than to spend every available moment in the pool. And this is the perfect poolside treat. I sip it diligently while I read books or listen to podcasts. Needless to say, it’s been a pretty fantastic summer. I’m sad knowing it’s coming to an end soon!
Mint Iced Coffee
8 oz strongly brewed coffee that’s been chilled overnight in the fridge
a splash of almond milk
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
set aside a few mint leaves for garnish later on. in a small sauce pan, combine the sugar, water, and bunch of mint. bring to boil and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. remove the pan from heat and let sit, covered, for 30 minutes. remove the bunch of mint and discard. pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and into a glass jar.
add 2-3 tablespoons of the mint simple syrup to a glass with ice. pour in the coffee & almond milk, then stir to combine. garnish with a couple mint leaves and enjoy immediately!