I take my one cup of coffee at home the same way, every day: hot, with a splash of whole milk (if I do ever get it out, it's an iced oat milk latte). So when G texted me the recipe for an Iced Einspänner, a drink I'd never even heard of, I was sold based on the photograph alone. It has a salted, sugared cream that floats atop cold coffee and the contrast of flavors is refreshing, creamy, and not unlike tiramisù. While it might not be something I make every morning, it's perhaps the single most decadent coffee drink I've ever made that I plan on recreating anytime I need a little afternoon pick-me-up.
Iced Einspänner (serves 2)
Recipe via New York Times Cooking
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal)
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup cold-brewed coffee
Cocoa powder, for garnish
In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, sugar and salt until thickened and airy but far before peaks form. It should be decidedly thinner than whipped cream and have the consistency of melted ice cream: silky, light and pourable.
Assemble the drinks: Divide the ice and coffee between two (12-ounce) tumbler glasses. Pour the cream into each glass and, through a fine-mesh sieve or with your fingertips, lightly dust with cocoa powder.