I know, I know…it’s the time of year for HOT beverages. But not if you are me and are simply addicted to iced coffee year-round. I know I’m not the only one out there!
I’m always looking for fun new things to try with my coffee, and when I heard about Silk Cashew milk, I new I had to try it. Cashews are my favorite nut, to start with, so I was sure I would love it.
And I really do, friends! I first tried the product on its own, and I was really pleasantly surprised by the nutty flavor (which of course, is AWESOME in coffee!) AND I liked how nice and creamy it was. I try to avoid drinking too many of my calories throughout the day (a tough thing to do when you LOVE yummy iced coffees) so Silk Cashew Milk is actually a great find for me because it is creamier than skim milk, but it has fewer calories*. That’s a win/win!
Over the weekend I experimented with making some cashew milk cubes for my iced coffee and I came up with a recipe that works for me! This one has a holiday twist so that I can be just as “in the spirit” as everyone out there drinking their hot peppermint-flavored fancy whateveryoudrink. I’ll take mine over ice, please!
Cashew Milk Peppermint Cubes for Iced Coffee
- 2 cups Silk Cashew Milk, Original
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 Tbsp Stevia (or substitute with your sweetener of choice)
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir until the sweetener has dissolved. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.
When ready to make iced coffee, use 3 cashew milk cubes and 3 regular ice cubes. Make a more concentrated brew than you would normally drink if you were making hot coffee. The more concentrated brew combined with the cashew milk cubes will produce an iced coffee that isn’t watered down! 🙂
I hope you enjoy the delicious flavor as much as I do! Cheers!
*Silk Original Cashew milk: 60 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.