Iced Bulletproof Coffee: Bliss in a Mason Jar

I look forward each morning to drinking my first cup of Bulletproof(ish) Coffee, steaming hot and laced with healthy fats and sprinkled with cinnamon. Sometimes I treat myself to a cup in the afternoon, too, but when the weather heats up, I really prefer to drink something cold.

I crave something cold, refreshing, and icy. And (truth to tell) caffeinated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Iced Bulletproof(ish) Coffee to the rescue!

Here’s my original post about how to make my version of bulletproof coffee. (I say “my version” because the original Bulletproofยฎ coffee is the brainchild of Dave Asprey, who writes an amazing blog called โ€œThe Bulletproof Executive.โ€)

Joy in a cup. Yum.

Joy in a cup. Yum.

Dave is a biohacker. A modern example of a biohacker, of course, is Ironman, who is cool by any generation’s reckoning. “Biohacking,” I guess, could be described as do-it-yourself fiddling with your own body’s systems, to help your body operate better and healthier. A very simple step, for example, would be to cut out sugar from your diet (it is more addictive than morphine, did you know it?) and see what happens. I like this post about biohacking for beginners on Dave’s website.

Oh yeah. Ironman is a biohacker. A pretty cool biohacker.

Dave Asprey makes his cup of coffee with added butter from grass-fed cows, and a special oil that he has developed, a mix of palm and coconut oils. He claims that his health and life are enhanced by drinking this special brew every morning. I believe him. He also appears to make his living from selling these products on his website. I applaud him. He sounds like an amazing guy!

I, too, feel sharper and more energetic and smarter when I’m drinking a cup of bulletproof coffee every morning, even though it’s my version, not his. Here’s how I refer to my version: “bulletproof(ish) coffee.” Here’s Dave’s version: “Bulletproofยฎ Coffee.” See the difference? In my original post, I called it “Joy in a Cup.” I stand by that claim.

But back to the summertime: when it’s hot in the afternoon, I don’t want to drink something steaming hot, even if it does have a delicious foamy froth on the top and gives me lots of energy. So I discovered how to make iced bulletproof coffee, and it really tastes amazing on a hot day. It’s easy to make, but you do have to know a couple of tricks to get it right.

Aren’t you lucky, Gentle Reader, because I’m going to share those tricks with you. I call my bulletproof coffee “Joy in a Cup,” and this iced bulletproof coffee I’ll call “Bliss in a Mason Jar.” Clever, eh?

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Here’s how I make it:

First, make a large mug of bulletproof coffee per my instructions, including dumping it all into your blender and whipping it all up nicely, so it has that delicious froth on the top, and the fats are nicely emulsified with the coffee. Then, instead of slurping it all down (though you will be tempted!) put it into a mason jar with a lid and stick it into the freezer.

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This is important! If you let it sit on the countertop, or stick it in the refrigerator, the fats will separate and you won’t have this beautiful iced beverage to look forward to, just when you need it.

Your iced coffee will stay nicely in the freezer for several hours, just getting icier and icier. WWTW: Don’t leave it there overnight, or it may freeze solid and explode in your freezer, which wouldn’t be nice at all. But 3 or 4 hours is about perfect.

You may want to label it as being yours. Again, word to the wise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Like this. :)

Like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the chilling, (which for me coincides with my afternoon schlump!), pour the iced coffee over a big glass of crushed ice and enjoy! That’s it!

Yum!

Yum! If you have a full quart jar full, you even have enough to share . . . if you wanna . . . ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’d put my Iced Bulletproof(ish) Coffee up against any overpriced, over-sweetened iced coffee you might buy while you’re out. It’s really good! And there are no questionable, hard-to-pronounce ingredients in it, either, depending on what you put in it. I put Virgin Coconut Oil, a touch of cream, a bit of honey, and some cinnamon.

By the way . . .


Have you discovered these handy plastic mason jar lids yet? I use a lot of mason jars in my kitchen–I store leftovers in them, I freeze stuff in them, I transport soup in them. These plastic lids are great! They are perfect for popping on the top of your iced bulletproof coffee, too, before you pop it into the freezer. And they come in both widths.

Now when they come out with different colors, I’ll be really tickled!

 

By the way . . . Tropical Traditions doesn’t pay me anything to endorse their products, although if you click on the link below and make a first-time purchase from them, you’ll get a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil (yay!) and I’ll get a merchandise credit of some sort, which is kinda sweet. Check it out! Their Gold Medal Virgin Coconut Oil is the best, in my opinion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “Iced Bulletproof Coffee: Bliss in a Mason Jar

  1. rita

    ha ha. Before I got to the part where you announce that you’re drinking coffee again, I thought, “hmmm. She’s writing like she just drank too much coffee.” Slow up a bit, maybe? You’re going to wear yourself out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Rita: As a matter of fact, I really DID drink a lot of coffee yesterday . . . it certainly helps me type fast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Tara Pantera

    I drink my BPC every single morning. I did a little experiment on myself to try and save money where I used coconut oil and regular high-quality coffee….not the same. I now order Upgraded Coffee and MCT oil, but I buy the 5lb bag to save a little. Count calories…no way. Not any more. I’ve lost more weight since I went Paleo and stopped counting calories than I EVER did eating any other way including low carb. I used to weigh almost 300 pounds, so I KNOW how to count a calorie, lol.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Thanks Tara. Someday I’m going to try the Upgraded Coffee and the MCT oil, but for now I’m pretty happy with my BPC! Way to go, by the way, for losing all that weight!

  3. Michelle Kevil

    Yea! I needed a better alternative to hot coffee when it gets hot out. (Not now of course because TX weather is on it’s downward bi-polar swing.)

    Side note: I shared a recipe of yours the other day and my sister-in-law got a hold of it on fb. Her first comment was “you’re getting recipes from someone that writes under the name the vomiting chicken?!?!” Yep! and it was yummy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Chef William

    Well I must admit that I read the first article, where you gave us the recipe, but I’m kind of always in the wrong place at the wrong time this past year. I drink abut a half cut of coffee a day at the moment because of lack of equipment. Perhaps that will change once I get back to work and start earning a few shekels to spend on such things. I do like the iced BPC and that is probably where I will start once the temperature in WISCONSIN gets about 38 degrees for more than 15 minutes a day

  5. Jenny Deschane

    I love iced coffee (even in the winter), but I wasn’t sure how to do the bulletproof coffee as iced coffee. I’m anxious to try your way of making “bliss in a mason jar”. In fact, I’m off to brew some coffee right now! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  6. Julie

    You wax poetically about your coffee, and your writing is as enticing. I must explore this thing called Joy in a Cup. Thanks for a good read. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. lynn

    this recipe looks awesome! But tell me…how can I make it if I want to take it to work in the morning?! If I make it the night before, its too long in the freezer. If I make it in the morning, it has to sit at room temp for at least 30 mins before I can get it in a freezer. Any ideas?!

    Thanks!!

  8. Nathana Clay (theengagedhome.com)

    Even though our temperatures are in the 70s now, it is still not cold enough for my husband to enjoy hot coffee, so I will try this for him! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can drink hot coffee all year. I even drank it during Phoenix summers. I don’t think it can get too hot for coffee or too cold for ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      I feel the same way about coffee and ice cream, Nathana. Oh and I LOVE them together. Hot coffee with a dollop of cold ice cream on top! Yum!

  9. Lynda Holliday

    I had to laugh to see you label your food. I have also done the same, mostly because I have a 17 year old son with a hollow leg. Sometimes ( a lot of times) he will eat something that I have only “verbally” labeled and use the excuse: I forgot! Looking forward to warmer weather so I to can try your bulletproof iced coffee!

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Lynda,
      Usually we just draw a skull and crossbones on anything that we don’t want anybody to touch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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