Thursday, August 5, 2010


Iced coffee is a big thing in the US in summer. Especially around here with the plethora of Dunkin Donuts and other coffee places. It seems that everyone is walking around slurping from quart size cup. The summer students this year have also taken to storing their Iced Coffees in the food refrigerator so there is a lineup of them every day.  Iced Coffee is usually about the same anywhere you go and if it's good depends on whether the place makes good coffee to begin with that will still taste good when watered down a little.  Hint: if you want any coffee to taste good from Dunkin' Donuts add a turbo shot.

It looks best when served parfait style.

Unfortunately we did not have enough fancy glasses so the presentation for all was not as fancy. Still tasted great!
If you're tooling around Germany in the summer when it is hot and plop into a cafe and order an Ice Coffee or Eiskaffee, you get something a little different. That's what was featured today. This is a delicious and refreshing treat on a hot day.  It is also easy to make.  Just take some cooled strong black coffee, add a little bit of ice. Then add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and a small scoop of chocolate ice cream, top it off with good whipped cream and a wafer of some kind. Then serve it with a straw and a spoon. As we say in Boston this is wicked good and is nowhere near as heavy as some frozen drinks.  The ice cream goes well with the coffee and serves to lighten and sweeten it without going over the top.  It's ausgezeichnet and great on a hot day!  Make yourself and Eiskaffee as opposed to an iced coffee!

We also had one of our students offer some baked goods that she had made but we decided we would hold them till tomorrow since we had the Eiskaffee planned. Well, wouldn't you know she decided to take them back since they were going on a trip to Block Island.  The nerve!  We attribute to youth and/or a misunderstanding of cake time rules which mandates that once you give it it's no longer yours.

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