Take the coffee train to Chillsville

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DIY ChillsVille   Image: Awia Markey

 

 

Can’t take the heat, or just want to DIY and sip something different? Take your coffee to Chillsville and cool off on these hot Summer days…

ChillsVille Coffee
(serves one)

2 level tblspns pre-ground espresso coffee (if you don’t have a bag of coffee handy you could use a coffee pod – just break the seal with a knife)
1/2 cup boiling water
2 pinches of ground cardamon spice
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1 tblspn honey, runny
1 cup cold milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
ice cubes
stalks of fresh mint, washed

Taste tip: This recipe has a mid-strength coffee flavour that isn’t too sweet. If you usually add sugar to your coffee then add more honey to suit your taste.

Put espresso coffee, ground cardamon, ground cinnamon into a small size (2 cup) French Press (plunger). Pour over boiling water, stir and let cool.

When lukewarm or cool, plunge the French Press and pour the strained liquid into your chilled glass or ceramic mug.

Add honey to taste, and mix well. Pour in milk, then spoon in cream and mix. Add a few mint leaves and mix through. Add enough ice to fill your mug, and garnish with a stalk of mint.

(Discard coffee grounds into your garden or pot plants)

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