Friday, April 20, 2012

Philz Mint Mojito Iced Coffee

My friends Marko and Sarah can officially move out of Berkeley because I now know how to replicate the BEST coffee drink I have ever had!

Philz Coffee's  Mint Mojito Iced Coffee has ALOT of fresh mint leaves and a really frothy creamy consistency.  Philz Coffee is known for their "one cup at a time" philosophy - they brew all their drinks one cup at a time and will custom blend a coffee to your preferences.  They have several locations around San Francisco and the South/East Bay.  Now they just need one in OC/LA.

While I patiently wait for my next trip to NorCal, I decided to make my own.

All you need is 3 ingredients:
 - Fresh Organic Mint
- 1/3 cup Cold Espresso
- 1/4 Natural Bliss Creamer in Sweet Cream flavor


Note : While Philz uses coffee, I like espresso, specifically Lavazza Rosa.  My boyfriend brews ALOT of it using a Bialetti stovetop espresso maker and then stores it in this handy jug.  Then I can just take some espresso, ice, and water to make an iced americano whenever I like!)

Note: Natural Bliss Creamer is an all natural creamer with the perfect proportions of cream to sugar.  It has no funny ingredients or hydrogenated oils like other creamers do!  



Directions:
1)  Add approximately 10 mint leaves into the bottom of your cup.  Muddle them to release the flavor.
2)  Add 1/3 cup espresso
3)  Add 1/3 cup water and 1/4 cup natural bliss creamer.
4)  Enjoy with ice cubes and a straw :)




It tastes even better while working on your "apartment garden"

 
I think I need to plant mint now so that I have access to this drink 24/7!

EDITED TO NOTE:  I tried just making an iced americano (cold water and cold espresso) ans adding mint - it was incredible!!!  And has no calories or fat!  :)

7 comments:

  1. Awesome! just tried this today at Philz and it is absolutely awesome, the best part is that I can make it at home now!

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  2. Ahhhh...I'm in the same situation ('while I wait to go back to the bay for this...') as you; thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

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  3. I was so so so excited to make this and I bought all of the ingredients but didn't buy coffee cause I had some back at home. Turns out I drank it all up and was left with creamer and mint leaves! T^T But then I noticed my lonely bag of Twinings English Breakfast Tea and substituted instead.
    I am now a very satisfied somebody with a glass of iced Minty Milk Tea :3
    *but I'm totz gonna use coffee next time I get some :3
    -Sally

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  4. I just moved down to Los Angeles from the Bay area and miss Philz Coffee terribly! This recipe is heaven sent. Thank you so much

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  5. Had my first Philz Mint Mojito Iced Coffee on Tuesday, my second and third on Wednesday, today back in Boulder where there are no Philz, hence looking for the recipe:) Hope this works!

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  6. This is SO good! I am from NY state and tried one from Philz in SF last week and I devoured it in seconds. Thanks for the recipe - can't wait to try it!!

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  7. I've had this drink once and it was AMAZING. No Philz Coffee shops in northeast WI, sadly.

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