Cold Coffee : Popular Drink with Origin traced to Algeria

Cold coffee is a popular drink all around the world, Its origin can be traced to Algeria, around 1840. Since then, there has been no going back for this delicious drink! From little cafe in movie theatres to college canteens, and shopping malls, cold coffee is one of the most popular drinks getting served round the clock. Cold coffee can be prepared at home too by taking the minimal ingredients. You require milk, coffee powder, sugar, and ice cubes to make cold coffee. All of these ingredients are easy to come by. Therefore, in case you’re craving for cold coffee, all you need to do is head to your kitchen!

It is safe to say that coffee has a lot of health benefits. The caffeine found in coffee beverages, holds the record for being one of the most regularly consumed psychoactive substances. Caffeine can increase the adrenaline rush in the human body to give a much needed boost of energy. Coffee is also great for metabolism when consumed moderately. This means it can aid in weight loss as well. It can also assist in burning the fat cells in the body. There is a catch here. In case you’re looking to lose weight with coffee, you best consume it as black coffee or use skimmed milk instead of regular milk!

Coffee has a significant amount of antioxidants, to help ward off the free radicals in the body, protecting the body against inflammation. This is the reason why we need to make our favorite cold coffee right away! There’s just the taste and flavour of cold coffee that brings a smile to the lips if you’re a coffee-lover. While a steaming hot cup of java in the morning is the best bet for caffeine kick, nothing beats the heat on a hot summer day like cold coffee does!

Cold coffee is much easier on the stomach than regular cup of Joe. You can take this coffee recipe up a notch by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the beverage. If you happen to be a health freak though, you can give the ice cream a pass. This in no way will diminish the appeal of the drink! If you wish to make a healthier version of cold coffee, all you have to do is use honey instead of sugar, and skimmed or toned milk instead of regular full-fat milk!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Yield1 Glass
  • Serving Size125 l
  • Energy225 cal
  • Cuisine
    • Mediterranean
  • Course
    • Drinks
  • Cooking Method
    • Cutting
    • Steaming


    • 2 cups Cold Milk 
    • 1/2 cup boiling Water
    • 3 tsp instant Coffee Powder
    • 2 tblsp Cream
    • 2 tblsp Sugar
    • Crushed Ice


  • Dissolve instant coffee powder and sugar in boiling water and allow to cool.
  • Blend the the coffee mixture and milk in a blender for few seconds.
  • Add cream and crushed ice.
  • Blend for another few seconds till it becomes frothy.
  • Garnish with cream swirls and serve chilled.

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size125 l
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories225
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat10 g12.82%
  • Saturated Fat4 g20%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate2 g0.73%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars5 g
  • Calcium10 mg0.77%
  • Iron5 mg27.78%
  • Vitamin A12 mcg1.33%