Hey, cold brew lover! This is part 2 of the Italian Meringue Cold Brew recipe I posted three days ago. In the first part, I gave you the recipe for both the meringue and the cold brew, and in that part, I tried the recipe with normal cold brew. However, today, I wanted to share my experience with this recipe, serving it with heated cold brew.
Heated Cold Brew vs. “Normal” Hot Brew Coffee
The difference between heated cold brew and your regular hot brew coffee is quite big, but at the same time not as big. The cold brew, heated or not, is much more smooth, sweeter, and has much less acidity to it. I think this recipe is worth a try, no matter if you prefer the cold brew version or the hot brew coffee. However, since this is a cold brew blog, I will focus on the heated cold brew coffee version.
How To Make Heated Cold Brew + Italian Meringue
When it comes to the recipe, I used the exact same recipe as is in part 1, but before pouring up the cold brew I simply heated it. I added a splash of milk to it before topping the coffee with the meringue as well. I think it would work very well without any milk, but my idea was that this might make the taste of coffee and the meringue to really marry.
Another change I made from part 1 was that I served the drink in a much smaller cup. Last time I used a big glass (14oz) and this time I used a much smaller cup, probably 5oz. Why? Feels like this ratio between the coffee and meringue works much better.
I also used another sort of coffee beans this time. Instead of the Bali Bliss beans, I used some DripBeans Chocolate Dreams whole beans. They give a nice chocolatey touche which feels like an excellent match for the delicious meringue. I mean, chocolate and meringue, how can that go wrong??
It is fantastic! I actually prefer this hot version over the cold coffee version. The meringue goes so well with the hot and tasteful chocolate flavor coffee, and the splash of milk (which I most often wouldn’t add to my cold brew) really made the coffee and meringue flavors to marry.
I’m delighted with the result, and I encourage you to try this recipe some time! Whipping up a soft meringue might be a bit too much work for your everyday coffee (even though it is quite easy), but this is a beautiful coffee drink for the next family dinner or game night with your friends!
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