on ice



Back in the olden days when Dad was still dairying (heh heh, that one was for you, Dad) we had a lot of milk. Er, obviously. It arrived home, before we moved into the house on the farm, in a stainless steel milk can, on the back, or maybe the front, of Dad's motorbike. 

In summertime, Mum would make up jugs of iced coffee mixture and we'd pour it into tall glasses, pour cold milk over the top and sometimes add a scoop of icecream.

This is, I reckon, the best iced coffee recipe ever. It's so simple, you can make up a bottle of it and have it ready for when the moment calls. And in summer around here, it calls a lot. I need a dairy cow.




Mum's awesome iced coffee mix

Ingredients: (to make one glass)

1 tsp instant coffee

1 tsp honey

1 tsp boiling water


Mix all together in bottom of a glass and then top up with milk.


To make a big batch, you just use equal amounts of instant coffee, honey and boiling water. Put about a tablespoon of the mix into the bottom of your glass (depending on how strong you like your iced coffee!) and top up with milk.

It's awesome. Hope you love it.


P.S. Oh, it's Wednesday?!? *cough* Yes, it appears we may not have a Slice of Wednesday slice today, with apologies if you tuned in specially. I'm up to my ears in Bikkie baking, and I couldn't turn out a slice as well. Biscotti, anyone?!


7 Comments on “on ice

December 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

We had a similiar one but with a scoop of icecream as well…yum. I’d be happy to have some biscotti – love the stuff!

Darren (Green Change)
December 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

I haven’t tried it with the honey – it’s now on my weekend todo list!

Leah King
December 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

We used to do the same as kids, though using raw sugar instead of honey and adding some vanilla extract. I think this was the only reason mum would stock instant coffee in the house! More recently, the King household has been known to sweeten the leftover espresso coffee and freeze it in ice cube trays. Also a great way to have instant iced coffee!! P.S. Any chance you might be interested in the BEST EVER hazelnut custard recipe? It has become a “non negotiable” accompaniment to the family Christmas plum pudding.

December 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

Are you kidding?! PLEASE!!!!

December 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I had completely forgotten the iced coffee that your mum made. Yum 🙂

Ngo Family Farm
December 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

Oh, yummy! We make the Vietnamese iced coffee version of this with strong coffee and sweetened condensed milk.

Aussie Mum
December 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

My mum used to make us iced coffee similar to this but we didn’t have the honey just the coffee and then iced cream on top. I loved it and have never been able to drink bought iced coffee in the carton because they are always way too sweet. I love the idea of honey though so I will be trying this very soon. Thanks for sharing


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