The Ice Coffee is a typical cold drink of the region of Salento in Italy. In fact, well known as caffè in ghiaccio.

Coffee on ice


Although, the origin of the ice coffee is from Spain, but, it was affirmed in Salento in the 1700s. Moreover, it is so popular cold drink in summer, duo to the hot weather. In other words, it was created for those who can not avoid to drink coffee on hot days.

The spanish version, is from the city of Valencia, besides called “cafe del tiempo” and is served with a slice of orange or lemon.

Caffè con latte di Mandorla

Also, exist another version of this popular drink, which is called caffè con latte di mandorla that means coffee with almond milk.


The only difference between the former ice coffee with this one, it is the addition of almond milk, although definitely the original version is the best by my opinion.

Coffee on ice preparation 3 steps

In fact, it is the same way how is made an espresso, plus the ice.

  1. First, you put the ice in a glass bigger than an espresso cup
  2. Second pour the hot coffee into the glass
  3. Finally, after these steps add sugar as you wish and stir

Coffee with almond milk 3 steps

  1. Ice always first
  2. Second the almond milk
  3. And third hot coffee, actually does not need sugar, duo to the almond milk already sweet.

As a result, The ice coffee from Salento

Video by Samurai Gourmet Youtube

Indeed to get this cold drink, it is very easy. Therefore, each coffee shops must sell it, even hotels. Because is very popular, I drunk there too, therefore, if you love coffee, you should be consider try it. Certainly, it is part of the Salento culture and besides is so good.

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