I'm still alive post medical licensing boards (Step 2 CK) - another 9 hour exam complete! Thanks to all who wished me good luck!
Given the need for caffeine in any medical exam preparation, I wanted to share this iced coffee, although with a bit of twist - instead of regular ice that waters down your coffee with time, coffee ice makes this better as you keep drinking it.
I also have to confess, since I rarely drink coffee, I'm exquisitely sensitive to its caffeine. Drinking one tiny glass gave me serious palpitations the entire rest of the day.
Iced Coffee: Coffee Ice Cubes and Milk
1/3 cup ground coffee or coffee beans
3/4 - 1 cup cold water
1 cup whole milk (any milk)
optional: splash of Amarula liquor (can substitute Bailey's)
The proper way: In a small pitcher or jar, combine together coffee beans and cold water or stir ground coffee and cold water until combined. Cover tightly and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight (if using whole beans, up to 24 hours). Strain the coffee through a coffee filter-lined strainer set over a tall glass, pushing it through with a spatula.
The shortcut way: Brew instant coffee until desired strength.
The coffee should be very strong. Pour coffee into ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, put ice cubes in your milk. Add amarula or any cream liquor if desired. Enjoy!