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Iced and Spiced

April 18, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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. - TiggyBee —TiggyBee

Test Kitchen Notes

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. - Pandfusine —Panfusine

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Sagegreen

16 Reviews

Bird June 7, 2019
I've been making this since I first saw it in 2012. It's magical. Beautiful. Never met a person who doesn't like it. It's the perfect twist for some summer iced coffee.
TiggyBee July 23, 2019
Wow, thank you so much. What a nice surprise to find this review in my never ending inbox! 😊
checker August 9, 2011
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.
VanessaS April 19, 2011
Sounds great!
TiggyBee April 19, 2011
it's pretty delish!!
Panfusine April 18, 2011
coffee with cloves, this is a staple in many Ethiopian restaurants. Divine after a heavy dinner!
TiggyBee April 19, 2011
thanks panfusine! : )
mrslarkin April 18, 2011
TiggyBee April 19, 2011
: )
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
Lovely photo and recipe!
TiggyBee April 18, 2011
thanks Sagegreen! I'm just getting around to scanning through the recipes for this week. I'm sure yours are amazing as always!
Midge April 18, 2011
Delicious TiggyBee!
TiggyBee April 18, 2011
thanks Midge!! It turned out to be tasty!!
aargersi April 18, 2011
Yum - summer - make in advance - enjoy at the beach or pool (with a splash of rum?)
TiggyBee April 18, 2011
Yes!! Rum would be really nice here! I'll have to wait until the weekend or at least 5 o'clock to tell!
wssmom April 21, 2011
Ooooo, yes, rum!! Great idea! (And great coofee recipe, too, TiggyBee!!!)