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  • As most of you know by now, I'm pretty much 100 percent caffeine-powered.

  • So, come summer, my love for Java meets my love for cold refreshing drinks, and what you end up with is a video about my five favorite iced coffee hacks.

  • We're gonna get started today with the best way to add milk and sugar to an iced coffee.

  • It's actually sweetened, condensed milk.

  • It's ooey and gooey and rich, and what it does is add a ton of sweetness and creaminess to your coffee without a whole lot of effort.

  • I like to just pour it into my coffee over ice and give it all a good shake until it's completely combined.

  • Viola, iced coffee is served, and trust me, it is worth a try.

  • You can also do this with hot coffee as well.

  • Another great tip: If you're looking to add sweetness without any additional milk or cream is to make something called simple syrup.

  • To make simple syrup, it's really a simple...

  • I'm gonna say simple about 700 more times here, so, everyone bear with me.

  • To make your simple syrup, you're simply going to combine one part sugar and one part water on the stove.

  • I'm going to heat that mixture up by whisking it constantly until all of the sugar has dissolved.

  • To make your simple syrup even more delicious, you can add all sorts of flavors.

  • I like infusing it with some cinnamon or some vanilla or even some coconut.

  • Then all you have to do is strain out the solids, and what you end up with is a beautifully flavored simple syrup that can sweeten pretty much any kind of drink.

  • But I think, of course, is best with iced coffee.

  • For my next hack, I'm going to show you what I call an inside-out iced coffee.

  • In this case, instead of using traditional ice cubes, we're actually going to make ice cubes out of coffee and a little bit of chocolate sauce.

  • We're going to whisk these two together, pour them into an ice tray, and then, into the freezer to go until they're totally solid.

  • When it's time for coffee, you simply transfer your cubes to a glass and top them with some milk.

  • In this case, what you end up with is an iced mocha latte that is totally delicious and super simple to make.

  • If you didn't want to use chocolate in this recipe, you could also do this with some caramel sauce.

  • That would be amazing.

  • If you're looking for an iced coffee that's a little more on the decadent side, go ahead and try my vanilla iced coffee, which basically is a combination of a whole lot of vanilla ice cream and some hot coffee poured over it.

  • Oh yeah! Yeah, I know, you want one, right?

  • For my final trick today, I'm going to show you how to sneak your coffee into your breakfast smoothie, and that is a good way to start the day.

  • In my blender, I'm combining some ice, some coffee, a banana, some yogurt, and some chocolate protein powder.

  • I'm going to blend this all up, and basically, what you end up with is a breakfast of champions with a little Java kick.

  • I really hope you guys will give some of these iced coffee ideas to try, and of course, if you do, you must tweet me, instagram me, or snapchat me because I love seeing photos of your creations.

  • Don't forget, all of the details from today's video are in the description box below.

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  • Coffee Power... should be like a caffeine-powered superhero.

As most of you know by now, I'm pretty much 100 percent caffeine-powered.

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