Orange Flavored Iced Coffee
For special occasions I will add in either Kahlua liqueur or Grand Marnier.
For our family brunches the orange peel added to the coffee makes the ‘sweet’ ending extra special.
If you have fresh oranges you can make this every morning or any time of the day. Why not start a New Year tradition and treat yourself with this ‘everyday treat’.
I must confess, during the warmer months I make this in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me up.
When I’m brewing my morning coffee I add in the orange peel, leave it in the coffee for an hour or so while the coffee starts to cool down. I get just the right amount of orange flavor. You could also make your own Cold Brewed Coffee if you prefer and then add in the orange flavoring.
When preparing for a brunch you can make the coffee first and set it aside to cool while preparing the rest of the menu.
Of course you don’t have to always make iced coffee. You can just brew your coffee and set out a plate with fresh orange peels for anyone who enjoys flavored coffee.
- 8 cups brewed coffee chilled
- peel from 1 orange
- Half & Half Cream
- Sugar (or Stevia)
- 1 tablespoon Kahlua or Grand Marnier
- Brew a pot of coffee and set aside to chill.
- Strain coffee when cooled.
- Peel the skin from the orange making sure there is no white pith on the skin.
- Slice the peel into ½ inch wide strips.
- When ready to serve pour coffee into tall glasses over ice and add 1 slice of orange peel. Stir well.
- Add cream and/or sugar as desired.
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of Kahlua OR Grand Marnier to each glass individually as requested.
If you enjoy iced coffee you can make your own Cold Brewed Coffee for a delicious coffee treat in the afternoon with a cookie or two. OR, dare I say add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your day will be complete.
I realize this is iced coffee which we all enjoy in the warmer months, but I enjoy making this for any family brunch or gathering. It’s always a welcome treat and I think it’s so very festive when celebrating holidays.