Summer is finally here, and if you like to spend the odd spare moment sitting in a sunny garden or park with a cold drink and a good book/ iPad/ crossword, then this recipe is for you! Iced coffee-type drinks are expensive to buy and not always available in vegan, sugar-free or caffeine-free variations, but they are very easy (and much cheaper) to recreate at home. You can even make a batch of the flavouring syrup in advance. I used almond, but you can experiment with vanilla etc.
200ml agave nectar
1 tsp natural almond essence
- Mix well and keep in a jar- no need to refrigerate
coffee substitute or decaffeinated coffee
plant milk of some kind
almond syrup (see above)
- For each person, make a cup of black Barleycup/ Bambu/ Caro/ decaffeinated coffee.
- Leave it to cool, pour into a glass or beaker then add plant milk (soya or almond are good for this).
- Use about 2 tsps of the almond syrup per cup; some people may like it even sweeter... and add plenty of ice.
- Throw in a straw and you're good to go!