Today, we’re sharing a quick and easy recipe for Raspberry Iced Coffee!
Most of the time, my day is well thought out and planned down to the hour. I’m definitely a creature of habit, love a routine, and work best when my time is structured.
But then there are other days when my phone is constantly going off, my tablet is beeping with new notifications, my desktop is reminding me to update for the hundredth time and my calendar is stuffed with priorities that need to be addressed.
I’m sure you can relate to having these kinds of days as well.
Making Time for an Afternoon Rest Break
Thankfully, those days don’t happen very often.
But when they do, I make it a point to stop and take a rest break.
It’s nothing major, really.
Just a 15-or 30-minute break where my phone and computer are out of reach and I limit all possible distractions.
It’s me and my thoughts and sometimes a magazine or a good book at this non-negotiable afternoon party.
Balancing Healthy Choices and Indulgent Ones
Most of the time I make healthy choices during the afternoon breaks. I’ll have flavored water or green tea, hummus and veggies, or a piece of fruit.
But there are some days I need a little something sweet.
So on those days, I’ll have a London Fog or a raspberry iced coffee.
Over the years, I’ve realized how important it is to make time for yourself each day.
To walk away from your desk, take a few deep breaths and gather your thoughts.
This ritual of taking an afternoon break with one of my favorite drinks used to like a total luxury.
But now that I’ve been intentional about the practice, it’s something I look forward to each day.
Here’s a look at how to make a raspberry iced coffee so you can take a break and enjoy one too…
Raspberry Iced Coffee Recipe:
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup ice
- 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup or raspberry puree
- 1 cup chilled or room-temperature coffee
- Creamer or milk of your choice
- Dutch cocoa or whipped cream, if desired
Raspberry Iced Coffee Recipe Steps:
Take an empty drinking glass and fill it with ½ cup ice.
You can also use a mason jar that has a lid if you would rather shake up your raspberry iced coffee than stir it with a spoon.
Next, add ½ cup of frozen or fresh raspberries and 1 cup of coffee that has been chilled or is at room temperature.
I know some people like to freeze coffee in ice trays so their iced coffee doesn’t taste watered down.
Depending on how indulgent you want to be, add half and half, milk, or flavored creamer.
Then add a pump or two of raspberry-flavored syrup.
Stir or shake all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
Top with sprinkles of Dutch cocoa or whipped cream, if desired.
At some point, the frozen raspberries (if you’ve used them) and the ice are going to melt a bit which is a good thing.
I love the way they add flavor to the iced coffee.
You can either muddle them down further or scoop them up with a spoon when you’re finished with your coffee.
If you’re using a mason jar the raspberries will probably sink to the bottom of your jar.
If you’re really feeling indulgent feel free to enjoy a bit of chocolate.
Insert cute drinking straw and walk away from your desk.
Go out to your front porch or back porch or cozy up on your couch and relax for the next few minutes.
And breathe out all the stress from your hectic day.
You are absolutely worth making time for.
Let us know if you have any fun afternoon drink recipes we should try!
Here are a few other seasonal favorites…
- DIY Hot Drink Stencil
- Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte
- Santa’s Cozy Cabin Cocktail
- Santa’s Florida Kiss Cocktail