|My Daddy & Me!|
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1/2 cup espresso or strongly brewed coffee- (This is a 2 cup espresso pot)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup ice cubes
OPTIONAL FOR LATTE VERSION: 1/4 cup half-&-half or milk or cream
OPTIONAL FOR FESTIVE VERSION: 1 tablespoon liqueur such as: Amaretto (almond), Frangelico (hazelnut), Godiva (chocolate), or Grand Marnier (orange)
First put some ice in a glass and place in freezer to chill while you are brewing the espresso.
Brew the espresso.
Right away pour the hot espresso into a heat proof glass (measuring cup) and add the sugar stirring or whisking to dissolve completely. Add a few ice cubes to chill.
Pour into the iced glasses.
You can serve it just like this (This was my dad's version) or proceed to the next step for a creamy latte version!
Add the milk or cream and stir vigorously. Now is when you add the liqueur if you choose to use it.
Pour into 2 medium glasses ( Iced tea goblets are perfect) and serve just like this or with some whipped cream on top if you like!
In Italy they serve "caffè freddo," in their espresso bars but it is slightly different as it is straight espresso, sweetened, and kept in a freezer. Then it is served as an icy slush, similar to a granita only slushier!