Now that we are in the middle of the iced coffee season, I felt its time to help give you a few tips on how to make your iced coffee taste better.
First, start with placing the ice cubes inside your cup or glass using cold milk or water before adding the espresso. Doing this for at least 30 seconds helps cool it down, preventing the ice from melting, causing your drink to be watery. Home espresso machines can take longer from start to finish, allowing more time for your milk or water to cool down. After you pull your espresso shot, swirling cools it down.
Another creative way to solve this is to use a shaker. Take the shot and pour it in the shaker with some ice, close it up and "shake shake shake" for about 10 seconds to cool the shot down enough, then add it to your iced beverage. I have also seen others add the ice, milk (or water), and the espresso all together in the shaker. This method is a matter of personal preference, just note that the iced drink will come out frothy.
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