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I've been embracing Summer this year, even though I tend not to be an "extreme heat" person. Oh, by the way... to me, extreme heat is ANYTHING over 89 degrees. lol
On the hottest days, I tend to loath going anywhere but the pool. Mostly because its the only appropriate place that you can be half naked, without getting strange or disapproving stares.
It's true... just trust me. Nobody wants to see ALLLL of that at Costco, no matter how great you think you look.
So when I KNOW I have to go out and run errands in the heat, I prepare myself with one of my favorite, cold, energy-filled, Summery drinks. Iced Crio Bru!
Crio Bru is a coffee alternative, that I typically drink hot, but in the Summer time, it's AWESOME brewed and cold too! It's made from premium cocoa beans that are 100% natural, filled with antioxidants, minerals and theobromine (a natural energy stimulate, that unlike caffeine, doesn't make you jittery). It's low in calories, carbs, and has no fat, sugar, sodium or gluten... until I add it, of course. HA!
Because you can't get this drink at any coffee house (yet), I always make it at home, and prepare extra so I can keep it in the fridge.
Here's how I make it:
- French Press (or coffee maker)
- Boiling Water
- Crio Bru (there are lots of different varieties)
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Insulated Comfort Cup® by Chinet®
Crio Bru is a ground cocoa bean, so I just keep mine in an air tight container I picked up at Ikea.
I put two scoops (scooper comes with the Crio Bru) of grounds into my french press, enough boiling water to fill my press almost to the top, and then stir everything really well with a spoon. Then I place my lid press just gently onto the surface, to keep in the heat in, while it is brewing. Wait at least 10 minutes for everything to brew well, before pushing the press down to extract all the grounds.