Iced and Spiced

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Author Notes: Is there nothing new under the sun? I wish I knew where this originally came from. I know that a google search tells me that it's not all that original, but since I found a version of it in my trusty box of recipes from my Grandmother, I've updated it to my own coffee preferences and my Bialetti. Mine is a nine cup. - TiggyBeeTiggyBee

Food52 Review: The first thought that came to mind on sipping this iced beverage was Einstein’s discovery of the photoelectric effect. This is a simple, basic recipe that gives rise to a potential for countless possibilities. The combination of cloves, allspice and cinnamon is astonishing. Individually very robust flavors by themselves, they combine in perfect harmony. The top note that hits first the palate is a combination of allspice and cinnamon, a woody and musky blend, and gradually, the zing of the cloves makes its presence known. The brew by itself is so flavorful that cream and sugar is only one of a multitude of combinations that the coffee can be used as a base for. - PandfusinePanfusine

Serves 2

  • 2 cups of strong brewed coffee (or in a perfect world, you have a Bialetti!)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 1 whole cinamon stick
  • cream to taste
  • sweetener to taste
  1. Brew your coffee and add the allspice, cloves and cinnamon stick to it.
  2. Let the coffee and spices infuse for at least an hour and then pour the coffee through a strainer (to catch the spices) into a tall glass of ice and add cream and sweetener to taste.
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over 3 years ago checker

I was just now sitting here thinking that a cool, spicy coffee sounded so good. Found this with a quick search and now I know that I will make for our post-work-humidity-relief-happy-hour drink.


about 4 years ago VanessaS

Sounds great!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

it's pretty delish!!


about 4 years ago Panfusine

coffee with cloves, this is a staple in many Ethiopian restaurants. Divine after a heavy dinner!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

thanks panfusine! : )


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.



about 4 years ago TiggyBee

: )


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Lovely photo and recipe!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

thanks Sagegreen! I'm just getting around to scanning through the recipes for this week. I'm sure yours are amazing as always!


about 4 years ago Midge

Delicious TiggyBee!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

thanks Midge!! It turned out to be tasty!!


about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum - summer - make in advance - enjoy at the beach or pool (with a splash of rum?)


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

Yes!! Rum would be really nice here! I'll have to wait until the weekend or at least 5 o'clock to tell!


about 4 years ago wssmom

Ooooo, yes, rum!! Great idea! (And great coofee recipe, too, TiggyBee!!!)