Summer is meant to be enjoyed. For warm weather pick me ups, try these coffee inspired ideas:

Chai Iced Coffee

8 tbsps ground coffee

2 teaspoons ground cardamon

4 tbsps sugar

4 tbsps heavy cream

1 tsp almond extract

Brew 4 cups of coffee mixing the ground cardamon into the coffee grounds first. Add sugar and almond extract to the hot coffee and let it cool.Half fill 4 tall glasses with crushed ice, fill with chilled coffee and add a spoonful of cream to each glass just before serving

Iced Coffee Slush

3 cups of strong coffee

1 ½ cups of sugar

4 cups of milk

2 cups of half and half cream

1 ½ tsp vanilla

In a freezer safe bowl stir in coffee and sugar until dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled then add milk, cream and vanilla and freeze. Remove from the freezer 2 hours before serving, chop until slushy and serve immediately.

The addition of coffee to your favourite recipes adds complexity as well as flavour. If you love to barbeque, be sure to try this coffee inspired rub on your steaks.

¼ cup of ground coffee

2 tbsps of brown sugar

1 tbsp of ovaltine

1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

½ tsp chile powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp black pepper

Stop by Brew Ville for your coffee ingredients!