Vegan Iced Coffee (Kind of Healthy)

The great blue skies brought a pleasant 42 degrees Celsius to Melbourne’s West today and everybody felt kind of … hot! Now my dear wife does not like cooled water, so our only sources of hydration are usually room-temperature warm filtered water or hot beverages. I decided that today we needed a real cold drink: iced coffee!

Now, as you may know, the two main ingredients in iced coffee are … well … coffee and ice cream. The former of which we don’t drink in our quest to avoid caffeine and the latter we avoid since it contains dairy. But I let this not deter me and came up with the following:

Name Vegan Iced Coffe
Serves 4
Dr. Greger Points 0
Costs US$4
Cooking time 3 min (first time) / 3 min (repeats)
Difficulty Absolute Beginner

 

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons of Caro Cafe (we use Nature’s Cuppa Rich Roast)
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice cubes, crushed (or whole if you don’t have a way to crush them or just feel lazy)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 cup of cold tap water
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar (more if you like)

Preparation

  1. Put 1/2 cup of cold tap water and the Caro Cafe into a mug and mix thoroughly
  2. Add crushed ice
  3. Add soy milk
  4. Add sugar
  5. Add remaining water (1/2 cup)
  6. Mix well
  7. Divide into four cups and enjoy

Not too difficult, is it? And, as it turns out, quite delicious!

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