How to make iced coffee in a Nutribullet

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This is probably blindingly obvious to some people, but not to me. It was only when I was in a cafe paying £3 for an iced coffee that I realised I could’ve made it at home in my Nutribullet for pennies. I tend to think of it as strictly for fruit and veg smoothies, but it’s a lot more versatile than that.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see some of the swamp-coloured concoctions I’ve whizzed up since getting a Nutribullet last Christmas. Trust me, they taste better than they look. Most of the time, anyway.

As recipes go, making iced coffee in a Nutribullet is laughably simple. Just chuck in a few ice cubes and top with cold coffee. Add milk if you’re being fancy and want an iced latte. Then whizz it up and you’re done. If you’ve got half a pot of left over cold coffee then this is a great way to use it up.

A few points to remember if you’re making iced coffee in a Nutribullet:

  • It won’t taste as sweet as most cafe-made iced coffees. Next to a Frappucino, the home-made version is positively bitter. This is purely down to the lack of sugar, so add a flavoured syrup if you want to.
  • If you haven’t got any syrup but you still want a sweeter taste, dissolve sugar in hot water before chucking it into the mix.
  • Larger ice cubes make a slushy-type texture, as seen in the picture on the top right. Smaller ice cubes tend to disappear into the blend, giving a smoother and thinner texture.

You could also try this in a food processor if it has a strong enough motor to handle ice cubes. However, this would be a faff and probably produce more washing up than a sane person can handle on a hot day.

The down side to home-made iced coffees is that you still have to make it yourself, plus wash up afterwards. And there are no interesting people to stare out the window at. So I don’t think any cafes are going to go out of business if we go down the DIY route.

Have you made anything interesting in your Nutribullet* lately?

*insert smoothie maker of choice. I hear good things about the Nutri Ninja, though alas it is no use in martial arts or espionage, despite the name.

 

 

  • Bethany Naismith

    I love my nutribullet for making iced drinks! I do this trick with lemons etc, but never thought to do it with coffee! I must try this now…

    • Oh yes I’ve made lemon drinks in it before, they turn out great. It’s funny how this is such an obvious thing to do, yet neither of us thought of it! Must be the heat…

  • I haven’t got a Nutribullet but my hubby really wants one! I didn’t even think of making iced drinks with it, maybe I’ll crack and buy one after all!

    Becca

    http://www.QueenBeeBecca.com

    • They’re great. I got rid of my juicer and use this instead. Even the kids like the smoothies (haven’t tried them on the coffee though). You can also use it for grinding up coffee beans, nuts and seeds. Maybe Christmas present for hubby?

  • I’m going to have to give this a go, thanks 🙂 x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

    • Do give it a go, it makes a change from all the healthy smoothies