Sometimes it’s the smallest moments we remember the most. Those often too rare times spent with family or friends just catching up about our lives are the ones we can’t take for granted. It’s about taking time out of our busy lives to remember what’s really important. Yet those moments don’t come to us: we have to create them.
I live far away from my family in Texas, and right now I’m lucky enough to be visiting with them over summer vacation. I especially treasure spending time with my parents, and a big part of that is reminiscing about great times and the people we’ve known and loved.
My mom recalled a memory of making iced coffee for my grandparents. Trying out that iced coffee recipe while remembering her with my mom and hearing about her childhood experiences struck me as the perfect NESCAFÉ® Clásico ™ moment.
Bold in flavor (just like my grandmother was bold in life), NESCAFÉ® Clásico ™ proved to be the ideal coffee for my grandmother’s recipe. I selected NESCAFÉ® Clásico ™ Decaf because I am expecting, and the iced coffee really hit the spot on a hot Texas summer evening.
Grandmom’s iced coffee recipe with NESCAFÉ® Clásico™
3 rounded teaspoons NESCAFÉ® Clásico™ coffee
3 rounded teaspoons sugar
1/3 cup hot water (microwave for 1 minute)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 & 1/4 cup whipping cream plus whole milk (or half and half)
4 cups ice
Instructions: Add the hot water to the coffee and sugar in a pitcher. Stir, then add the almond extract and the cream and milk mixture. Add ice, stir, and enjoy!
Cinnamon whipped cream recipe
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 drops almond extract
1 tbsp sugar
Beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer until stiff. Stir in sugar, almond extract, and cinnamon. Use to top NESCAFÉ® Clásico™ iced coffee drink.
My mom and I sat down in the garden with our cookies and coffee and marveled over how good this tasted! It was a perfectly memorable moment.
You too can create a memorable NESCAFÉ® Clásico™ moment! Why not surprise your family with this delicious coffee drink this summer?
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