I’m a tea drinker, but some days call for coffee. I like my coffee hot, and I like my coffee cold. But not cold in the sense of made-fresh-hot-coffee-but-got-busy-with-kids-so-now-it’s-cold, but cold coffee in the Desi (originating from the South Asian subcontinent) sense.
Cold Coffee from the subcontinent is basically a mashup of iced coffee and a frappe/frappuccino. This drink always reminds me of childhood visits to Pakistan. There was one cousin in particular whom we used to visit, and his daughter in-law would always whip these up quickly. She would serve them in tall slender glasses, and garnish them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafers.
Also, this month’s Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge was to share a recipe of a beverage, be it hot or cold. When the challenge was announced, my mind immediately went to this drink. It is a family favorite, and is a hit with all coffee-lovers!
The recipe that I’m sharing is one that I’ve derived after years of evolving. The ratio of coffee to sweetness is perfect, in my opinion, but can be adjusted according to personal preferences.
Cold Coffee (Desi Style)
- 3 cups milk (whole or reduced fat)
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- ¼ - ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Chocolate wafers
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Garnish as desired.
Start with ¼-cup granulated sugar and add more as needed.
To see what innovative drinks the rest of my fellow blogging friends have come up with, check out the link below-