Many people think The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a Korean coffee chain brand, but actually it was born and brewed in Southern California and is famous for its premium quality of coffee beans and whole tea leaves. As one of its franchisees, The Coffee Bean has been doing really well in Korea and opened more than 200 stores all over the country. Sadly that Hong Kong doesn’t have The Coffee Bean anymore. I miss their original signature Ice Blended Drinks so badly that I need to make one for myself right now!
많은 사람들이 커피빈이 한국 브랜드라고 생각하지만 사실 커피빈은 캘리포니아 남부에서 만들어진 브랜드예요. 커피빈은 자체에서 생산되는 우수한 품질의 커피콩과 찻잎으로 유명한데요. 커피빈이 프랜차이즈 사업을 진행한 여러 나라 중 하나인 한국에서의 사업은 말 그대로 대박이었어요. 200개 이상의 점포가 전국에서 성황리에 사업을 펼치고 있을 정도니까요. 하지만, 아쉽게도 홍콩에는 커피빈 매장이 없어요. 한국에 있을 때 자주 마셨던 오리지널 아이스블랜디드 음료가 너무 마시고 싶은데 홍콩에서는 구할 수가 없어서 너무 슬퍼요. 그래서 서투르지만 당장 한번 만들어 보기로 했어요.
One day after I returned to Hong Kong, I received a huge DHL parcel and found my former colleague from the USA Coffee Bean headquarter actually shipped me a couple of gift box sets, coffee beans and teas. I love them all, especially the chocolate and vanilla powders. They are just perfect for making hot and ice chocolate, mocha, vanilla latte, and of course the two original Ice Blended drinks! Now I can make my Ice Blended drinks at home!
First I filled in the approximately-16 oz glass with ice. And then poured in a milk-coffee-extract mixture until the lower rim of my glass (I simply used a ratio of 1:1 to mix whole milk and the Korea Coffee Bean’s pure coffee mix and kept it refrigerated overnight) .
Right after that, I poured everything from the glass into my blender, added around 50g of Coffee Bean chocolate powder. Blended well until it turned into a slushy muddy texture.
Slowly poured into my smoothie cup.
Added a cute paper straw. So yum, so original!
For a further detailed steps-by-steps recipe, watch the video here made by Popsugar. xoxo
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