Coffee and lemons are very popular across the world. There are numerous recipes that combine the ingredients and for a very good reason!
It’s one of the most unexpectedly flavorful and enjoyable combinations I have ever tried.
Kaffelemonad comes from Sweden and is one of the most simple ways you can spruce up an iced coffee.
What You’re Going To Need For Kaffelemonad
This recipe is super simple with only 3 ingredients: coffee, simple syrup, and lemon juice. That’s it!
If you want, there are a few extra things that you can make or add to this swedish iced coffee.
Let’s Make Some Kaffelemonad
Here are the measurements that we’re going to use for this recipe:
- 6 ounces of brewed coffee (you can make the coffee with any device that you want)
- 2 ounce of simple syrup
- ½ ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Putting it together is pretty easy to do. After your coffee is done brewing, just add the two other ingredients and give it a good stir.
Stick it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and serve it over ice. That’s it for the kaffelemonad recipe, but I do have a few things you can include into your iced coffee!
Instead of using simple syrup and lemon juice, you can just combine the two into one ingredient. Making lemon syrup is super simple as well.
Ingredients for lemon syrup
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 cup of water
- Zest of one medium sized lemon
In a saucepan combine all the ingredients and place on low-med heat. Stir it regularly until all the sugar has dissolved and then take off the heat. Let it cool down, and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
Additionally you can make some candied lemons. If you plan to make the lemon syrup, the recipe doesn’t change all that much. I would change the measurements to 1 ½ cup of sugar and 1 ½ cup of water, since some of that syrup is going to stick to the lemon slices.
You’re going to want to cut a whole lemon into evenly thick slices, about ⅛ inch. Lay them down in a single layer inside of the lemon syrup mixture. Let the slices sit and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Halfway through the cook time, just give them a flip so that both sides get coated in sugar evenly. Let them cool down on a wire rack or baking sheet.
You can throw them directly into your drink or put them on the rim as a cool looking garnish. Whatever you want to do, it’s going to be delicious!
Adding a bit of tonic water to your kaffelemonad gives it a bit of sweetness, bitterness, and carbonation. This isn’t for everyone, but if you want to try something a bit “out there” this is a good inclusion.
Other Great Coffee and Lemon Paired Drinks
Algerian Iced Coffee, Marzagran
This ice coffee from Algeria is extremely similar to the kaffelemonad recipe. The only difference is the amounts of each ingredient in it.
This lemon coffee drink makes use of espresso instead of regular coffee. That’s the main difference between them, other than that, the rest of the ingredients are the same as well.
Cold Brew & Lemonade
This is my favorite variation of the coffee and lemon drinks. It’s the most simple to make at home. If you don’t want to make it yourself, you can buy cold brew and lemonade at your local store. (I’ve tried it bought from the store and it still tastes pretty good!)