The weather is getting warmer, which means it is time for the official ‘hot-to-cold coffee switch.’ No longer do we have to drink coffee that is so warming that it nearly burns our tongues. Yeap, it is finally time to start drinking those delicious milky iced coffee drinks that keep us cool and caffeinated.
To celebrate the hot-to-cold coffee switch, I think we should drink a lot of Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee. At least two glasses a day to keep the celebration going. It’s also nearly UK Coffee Week (16-22 April) so maybe an extra glass to celebrate that too. (We will all be very productive during this celebration.)
You will love the wonderful flavours of Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee and you will also love that it is a healthier treat. Healthier how?
- No strange additives. Coffee, milk, maple syrup and cardamom pods… that’s it.
- No refined sugars. It’s sweetened only with maple syrup, a more natural sweetener.
Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee is just a good, good-for-you drink.
What is Cardamom?
Cardamom is one of my favourite spices, evidenced by the loads of cardamom recipes on the blog (like Orange and Cardamom Baked Salmon and Orange Cardamom Buns). I tend to add cardamom to a lot of foods – and drinks. It just gives that little extra flavour and aroma that temps you to reach for the next glass… and then the next.
The spice cardamom is harvested from a few different plants, and some produce green cardamom pods whilst others produce black cardamom pods (the kind I’ve used in Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee). It is best to buy cardamom still inside the pods and discard the pods immediately before use.
Why Maple Syrup Coffee?
I could have used honey in this cardamom coffee (and you can use it if you prefer), but I chose to make maple syrup coffee instead. Maple syrup and cardamom complement each other so well – the flavour combo is divine. Make sure to use a high-quality, genuine maple syrup for the best flavour.
What is the Best Milk to Use in Cardamom Coffee?
Milk that can be enjoyed by as many folks as possible, like a2 Milk™. You guys know about my household’s love affair with a2 Milk™ as it has been life-changing for my sister whose digestive system does not agree with regular milk. But a2 Milk™? It goes down a treat – which means she has been enjoying plenty of Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee.
If you haven’t heard of a2 Milk™, it’s an easy-to-digest milk that has only the A2 protein and not the A1 protein. It’s even been tested in a clinical trial of about 600 adults and the trial found that ‘consumption of a2 Milk™ containing only A2 beta casein reduced acute gastrointestinal symptoms compared to consuming conventional milk containing A1 and A2 beta casein proteins.’
How to Make Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee in 2 Easy Steps
Step 1. Add the cardamom pods and maple syrup into the hot coffee, mix and leave the coffee to cool down completely and let the cardamom flavour infuse into the coffee.
Step 2. Mix in the milk (a2 Milk™ if you have it) and then pour into chilled glasses with the ice in them.
Your maple syrup cardamom coffee is served. So easy, so good. I hope this healthier coffee treat brings you much happiness… and productivity.
(Disclaimer: a2 Milk™ is not suitable for cows’ milk protein allergy. If you have been medically diagnosed with any milk intolerance, seek advice from your doctor before use.)
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Iced Maple Syrup Cardamom Coffee
- 400 ml (1.7 cups) freshly brewed strong black coffee
- 4 cardamom pods split
- 120 ml (0.5 cup) milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Add the cardamom pods and maple syrup into the hot coffee, mix and leave the coffee to cool down completely and let the cardamom flavour infuse into the coffee.
- Mix in the milk and then pour into chilled glasses with the ice in them and serve.