There are few things that can match up to the experience of waking up to freshly brewed coffee in the morning. Or any time of day. Sauntering into the kitchen with eyes still half-closed..one holds the steel curves of a spoon, cold and rigid on the fingers, against the warmth of the cup..and it instantly evokes a flurry of images from years past. Mother dearest’s callused, over-worked hands stirring sugar in her steamin’ morning cuppa while she also managed, among a zillion other things, readying the line-up of toasts and Horlicks for the little troopers. The smell of her good-bye kiss, warm and caffeine-tinged, almost caramel-like, against the cheeks. The stolen sip of Nescafe from her afternoon cup when she had her back to the counter, washing up a pile of lunch boxes, drowned rapidly by the creaminess of a glass of plain milk, after school. Moments hence, the reverberating peals of laughter that blanketed the air around one, when she found out and tickled one silly, cuddling and cozying up on the couch. Opening one’s eyes now, on a piercingly bright and stuffy summer morning, one willingly to submits to the fact that history repeats itself in the most manifest of ways. Soon after one’s own little troopers are packed off to school, one whisks up a second cuppa – a tall glass of cold coffee – and watches the bees and birds flit by as one laps up a best-selling thriller, ‘tween sips of lush brown velvet.
Cold Coffee Crush
(Makes 1 serving)
Freeze ½ cup of brewed South Indian filter coffee (even your regular Folgers or Nescafe would work just fine) in an ice cube tray. Place the coffee ice cubes in a blender, with about 1/2 – 1 cup chilled whole milk and sugar to taste, and blend until slushy. Replace some of the milk with vanilla ice cream for a richer flavor. Stir in a ribbon of caramel syrup or try using chocolate ice cream or a teaspoon of cocoa powder for a Mocha version.
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