Iced Mint Coffee Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

My mornings usually begin with me trying to hit the baby monitor as if it were my phone alarm. Eyes half open, I head up, grab him and bring him into our bed (after a quick diaper change). It’s about 10 minutes of little giggles and big smiles. He usually plays in our bed while I shower and get ready. Then I get him dressed and depending on our timing, I’ll give him a bottle before we head into work and daycare. Or they’ll feed him there.

Right after I get him buckled in his carrier, I make myself a cup of coffee. I pour it right into mug. I personally think it tastes better without a lid. It fits nicely in my cup holder, but usually hold it in my hand or rest it on my leg. Mason usually falls asleep before we’re out of the neighborhood. I hate driving, but there’s something very relaxing about a sleeping baby in the back, cup of coffee and trashy morning radio.

After I drop Mace off at daycare I get settled at my desk, usually earlier than the rest. I eat my yogurt and make my way to the espresso machine and make one more coffee. Then, my work day begins.

 

 

Ben and I use to make iced mint coffee on the weekends when we were living in California. There was a coffee shop down there that inspired this, which was a treat whenever we were on the road. Such sweet memories.

A hot summer day, this is hits the spot 100%.

Oh, coffee brings me so much happiness. Makes me happy just talking about it.

 

Mint Iced Coffee

serves 1

Ingredients

  • handful of fresh mint, about 6 leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee or an americano
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk

Directions

With a muddler, firmly crush the mint and the sugar in the bottom of a large glass. Fill with ice cubes, then pour the coffee on top. Add the cream or milk and mix together.

Cheers!

*gluten-free

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  • Lauren @ The Highlands Life

    I’ve been thinking I need to get into the iced coffee game! This sounds divine.

  • fashcollections

    yum! I’m obsessed with Iced Coffee and this looks like a nice deviation from the norm!

  • azestybite

    I’m a sucker for good iced coffee.

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    This looks so refreshing! YUM!

  • Heather Christo

    love iced coffee lisa- this is so pretty!

  • Sarah Crowder

    “My mornings usually begin with me trying to hit the baby monitor as if it were my phone alarm.” We have identical wake-up experiences.

    Never thought of mixing mint and coffee but it sounds soooo good. Trying this weekend.

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    I love LOVE this idea, Lisa! Totally inspired. I hope being a working mama is working out well for you :) xo

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    We love morrocon mint tea and never thought of incorporating mint into coffee!! Need to try it tomorrow!!

  • Michelle

    Sounds delic! I had mint iced coffee today too- but the lazy route – coffeemate has a girl scout cookie mint creamer !

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    Morning Mojito!

  • http://www.boxandbrownie.com/ Hannah

    What an interesting combination – that looks delish!

  • Mandy Rye

    Oh wow this looks amazing! Never thought to incorporate the mint before! I’ll have to try it. Have a good one doll! xo

  • LOVEthesecretingredient.net

    I’m more of a tea woman myself but this mint coffee may just make me change my ways!!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Mmm…totally going to try this! Love that this reminds you of Cali!

  • Siena Witte

    Was the inspiration the Iced Mint Mojito from Philz Coffee by chance? Moved away from California myself and am finding myself craving minty ice coffee more and more…