Coffee is a very personal thing and when it comes to iced coffee especially, some people really just don’t ‘get it’. I’m not one of those people. I’m an iced coffee fiend and unfortunately us Brits don’t do it very well. Australia however ‘get it’. I spent my time over there hunting down the icy goodness and I distinctly remember insisting on one final sit down coffee break with my friend Dom at the airport before I left. It has become my new hot weather tradition – one that totally applies to Wimbledon.
As soon as I heard about the Lavazza, Wimbledon campaign, these were my first thought. I can really picture myself sat watching the action, one of these in hand. They’re iced coffee, but better.
You’ll need:Ice lolly moulds & sticks (these were super cheap from a supermarket)
3 shots of espresso, I chose Lavazza’s Appassionatamente Condensed milk Milk Chocolate drops or cocoa nibs
Unfortunately this is one of those recipes where precise measurements aren’t much use. How much of each layer you need, completely depends on the size of your moulds so you’re going to have to judge this by eye.
First up, brew your espresso in two jugs. For the lighter layer, mix up 1 shot with condensed milk. Keep in mind that condensed milk on its own doesn’t freeze, so mix in a little milk until it’s liquid. Pour this in to your moulds, and sprinkle in some chocolate. Give them 30mins in the freezer.
Flash forward and you should have semi-frozen bottom layers. Now you can mix up the rest of the espresso with a little condensed milk for sweetness, maintaining a dark colour. You should be able to pour it on top without the bottom layer mixing, then slide in the lolly stick. Ta da! Here comes the hard bit, resist eating them and put them back in the freezer until they’re properly frozen.
These are best eaten outside on the grass with a dog. Fynn won’t leave my side if I have a tennis ball in hand, or these lollies for that matter.
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