Sunday, November 2, 2014

SRC: Iced Caps

Welcome to this month's edition of the Secret Recipe Club, what we lovingly call the SRC. For those of you visiting my site for the first time, SRC is a fun group of bloggers that come together once a month, and prepare one recipe from a pre-assigned blog and write up a post about it on the reveal day. Its sort of a Secret Santa for food bloggers. 

This month, I was assigned the blog, BC Mom's Kitchen. What a fun blog. Anna, aka BC mom is a girl after my own heart. She looks for recipes that are quick and easy to make, without compromising on flavor. That is my food mantra, the kind of food I love to cook. After looking around for a bit, two recipes caught my eye, one was her recipe for Stuffed Chicken Breasts (which I will try soon, I've picked up all the ingredients for it) and a curious recipe called Iced Caps.

With summer kicking in here, I decided to go for a nice chilled treat - the Iced Caps. I've never heard of it called by that name before, but it looked like an interesting twist on the good old Cold Coffee, one of my all time favorites and its been that way for a long time. I've just not had one in ages. I couldn't let an opportunity like this pass me by. I had all the ingredients I needed at hand and chances are you will too. So if you're looking for a nice cool treat, you could be sitting down with a nice cool glass in sheer minutes. While it is simple to make, not to mention quick, don't let it fool you. I've made this a couple of times already and I get the feeling that I will make this a few more times, atleast, this summer. I've made it with and without the vanilla and I like it both ways. It turns out surprisingly creamy, yet not too heavy, with a nice kick of coffee. Thanks Anna, for the inspiration. This one is a keeper in my books.

I stuck to the recipe but I did make a double portion, because I knew my husband would want to try it out too. And try it he did. Let's just say we're really happy to have tried this recipe out.


Iced Caps
(2 serves)

2 cups of milk (I used full cream)
2 tsp instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla
8 tsp sugar
12-15 ice cubes

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz till the ice has crushed.

Serve up chilled.

Enjoy!!!



16 comments:

  1. I may just have to whip one of these up today!! :D Sounds perfect! :) Nice choice for the SRC! :D

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    1. Thanks Kelly ... hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

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  2. These look fantastic - and how I wish it was nearly summer instead of being on the verge of winter.

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    1. Thanks Amanda .... we could swap for sure ... I am a winter person all the way, my favorite time of the year

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  3. I had almost forgotten about these! I think the name is actually short for Iced Cappuccino. Now that it's fall here, and we're experiencing some colder temperatures, I'm enjoying more hot drinks, but I really must remember to make these again next summer. Yum!

    I'm making the stuffed chicken breasts for dinner tonight! I hope you like those, too.

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    1. That makes sense ... will get around to making the chicken breasts tomorrow, they sound fantastic.

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  4. Love the mason jars the drinks are in!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth ... got them from Kmart. I loved the look the minute I saw them.

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  5. Ice Caps. Yum. I've never thought about making them at home, but now I need to. Even if it's not really iced drink weather.

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  6. Great pic and perfect with Summer on its way!

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    1. Thanks Leigh ... that it high praise coming from you. I've always been a big fan of your clicks :)

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  7. i love iced coffee! sounds like a great version :)

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