Is it possible to add ice to coffee, recipes

Do you like milk? I am very much so. Of course, I understand that there are people who are allergic to lactose, or milk does not affect them well. But since childhood I was told that milk is very healthy. That’s why when I go to Europe, I miss real milk from the cow, not in bags. Only in the Pyrenees, in France, can I buy “raw” milk, similar to homemade milk.

But when I read a recent study by scientists, it turned out that I was right. Milk is truly one of the most important products for the human body. Now I will tell you what will happen to your body if you drink two glasses of milk before going to bed.

Effect of coffee masks

To prepare the mask, it is recommended to use only natural coffee. To prepare a coffee mask you will need coffee grounds or beans ground in a coffee grinder. Both remedies have the same effect.

Coffee masks have an energetic ability that is provided by the chemical composition of coffee beans. Of course, this applies exclusively to natural coffee: never make masks from instant coffee, as this will only harm the skin of your face. Coffee masks are characterized by the following effects:

  • Caffeine cleanses and tones the skin, giving it a boost of vigor and energy;
  • Thanks to the antioxidant, the skin rejuvenates;
  • Polyphenols give the skin firmness and elasticity, which is why a coffee face mask has an excellent tightening effect;
  • Chlorogenic acid protects the skin from the influence of harmful factors;
  • Carotenoids improve complexion.

All these properties are inherent in any coffee mask, including coffee ice cubes, since the chemical composition of this wonderful plant also passes on to the cosmetic product prepared from it.

Iced coffee with milk and orange

  • 200 ml hot milk;
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee;
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar;
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice;
  • a pinch of orange zest;
  • 2 teaspoons whipping cream;
  • several ice cubes;
  • 1 slice of orange.

Dissolve coffee and sugar in milk. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Pour orange juice into coffee and stir. Add the whipped cream and ice. Garnish the coffee with an orange slice.

Coffee ice recipe

Strongly brewed coffee must be strained and poured into ice cube trays and placed in the freezer. Wipe your face in the morning and evening with a cube of coffee ice; there is no need to rinse off the frozen broth. This procedure perfectly tones and refreshes the skin. A pleasant “side” effect is a persistent coffee aroma. By the way, you can make ice cubes from tea in exactly the same way. However, the use of this recipe is not recommended for those who often catch colds or have spider veins on their face.

Spicy iced coffee with milk

  • 400 ml water;
  • 3 tablespoons of ground coffee;
  • 3 buds of dried cloves;
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg;
  • a pinch of ground cardamom;
  • 200 ml milk;
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add coffee, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom and mix well. Remove from heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.

Pour the coffee into ice cube trays and place in the freezer until completely frozen. Using a blender, combine coffee ice, milk and cinnamon until smooth.

If you don't have a blender at hand, you can simply mix milk with cinnamon and add iced coffee cubes to it. They will gradually melt and give the milk an incredible taste and aroma.

Coffee mask

This mask should be used when it is necessary to improve the condition of facial skin as quickly as possible, for example, before some kind of celebration. To prepare the mask, mix 2 tbsp. coffee grounds and 2 tbsp. ground walnuts, mix well and apply to the surface of the face for 15 minutes. The mask is washed off with cool water.

With the help of low temperatures, you can not only extend the shelf life of products, but also stop the aging process of our skin and improve it. Have you noticed that Eastern women look younger than Slavic women? What's the secret?

Scientists have come to the conclusion that an ordinary ice cube prolongs their youth. Rubbing your face with ice in the morning has long been an Eastern tradition. But this ice must be prepared according to a special recipe - from essential oils, green tea, herbal infusions. For the sake of prolonging youth, we can borrow this tradition from the East and begin to implement it in life. Beauty salons offer cryomassage - an analogue of the ice wiping procedure, which is easy to perform at home. Ice for the face has advantages over creams and masks due to the diverse effects of cold and massage (in addition to beneficial substances for the skin).

Let's find out the benefits and harms of this rejuvenation method, as well as recipes.

We build muscles in our sleep

A study led by Bart Groen from Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that milk is much better for you than previously thought. It keeps our bones healthy thanks to its calcium and vitamin D content. In addition, milk contains especially healthy protein, which is one of the most important building blocks for your body.

The study is quite long and I won't bore you with the details. But I just want to say that it fundamentally demonstrates the effect of consuming this protein on muscle building. It turns out that the effect of milk is most powerful when we are sleeping!

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The benefits of ice

  1. Stops the aging process, prevents the formation of age wrinkles.
  2. Treats age spots.
  3. It has a visual rejuvenating effect: smoothes the skin, eliminates fine wrinkles.
  4. Cleanses the skin, tightens pores.
  5. Gets rid of acne.
  6. Eliminates various types of rashes, dermatitis, relieves itching due to eczema.
  7. Cold constricts blood vessels, after which a compensatory increase in blood flow occurs, and thus improves the delivery of beneficial substances contained in the ice prepared according to the recipes below.

Harm and contraindications

Like any other cosmetic product, ice has a number of contraindications. We immediately want to ask the reader to take them seriously, since the product can not only lose effectiveness if there are contraindications, but also cause harm. So, you should not use ice on your face if you have:

  1. The vessels are located close to the skin.
  2. There is a predisposition to allergies to cold (after a long stay in the cold, rashes, blisters, and skin sensitivity appear).
  3. Do not use during colds or high temperatures.
  4. Allergy sufferers should use only hypoallergenic ice.
  5. Ice is not recommended for sensitive skin.
  6. Increased fragility of blood vessels.

Interesting fact

To confirm that ice actually stops skin aging, researchers conducted an experiment lasting a month. It was carried out for two women, aged thirty years. One needed to wipe her face with ice twice a day for a whole month, the second just needed to wash her face twice without ice.

A month later, it was possible to state: the girl who used ice on her face stopped the aging of skin cells. Her face was visually fresher, younger, her skin was smoother, there were no bruises or swelling under the eyes, and there was no irritation. The second girl showed no signs of improvement within a month.

Ice recipes for the face

At home, you can make some good ice cosmetics yourself.


An ice cube with lemon will help normalize the functioning of the sebaceous glands, get rid of age spots and pimples. Mix water with lemon, pour into ice cube trays and leave in the freezer overnight.

Take a glass of mineral water, add four tablespoons of lemon juice, mix and pour into molds. Leave to freeze overnight. In the morning, before washing your face, wipe your skin with a lemon cube. Then all other procedures are as usual.

Mint with sage

Herbal ice cubes are incredibly effective. Of these, mint and sage are the most popular. Boil three large spoons of sage and two tablespoons of mint per two hundred and fifty grams of water. After boiling, boil for about five minutes, no more. Cool the infusion, pour into molds and place in the freezer. We wipe it in the same way in the morning, immediately after waking up, before washing.

Sage is a herb that has a bactericidal effect.

What do we know about sage and mint? Sage is a herb known for its antibacterial properties, it helps against skin inflammation, acne, pustules, etc. In addition, it affects the activity of the sebaceous glands, which is important for oily skin (reduces oily shine). Mint also has an antiseptic effect and improves skin elasticity and tone. And in combination with ice, the effectiveness of these herbs on the skin only increases.

Natural coffee is a powerful antioxidant. It is often included in anti-aging cosmetics. Coffee also cleanses the skin of acne, blackheads and exfoliates dead skin cells. We will need ground coffee. Brew a cup of strong coffee, cool, freeze. We use it every morning. In addition to the cosmetic effect, it is also a great tonic.

Note: everyone is accustomed to roasted coffee, but green, unroasted beans are healthier because... they contain useful substances that are subsequently destroyed during the roasting process. Therefore, if possible, it is better to brew green coffee for the best effect.

Green tea

A simple recipe is that you just brew high-quality loose-leaf green tea with jasmine, let it brew for a couple of hours, cool and pour into ice cube trays, and freeze. Massage with an ice cube of green tea gives the skin a feeling of freshness, cleanses it, and tones it. This product perfectly fights wrinkles.

Ice cubes are an effective remedy that is used to cleanse the skin in the morning, as a replacement for the usual washing with water in the evening, and also to improve the appearance of the face at the right time during the day.

Can I drink iced coffee before bed?

Iced coffee has a relatively high caffeine content, ranging from 90 to 220 mg per serving. Therefore, it can interfere with good and healthy sleep. However, if coffee contains sugar, milk, syrup, then the effect of caffeine is weakened.

  • Iced coffee made with cold brew is best drunk in the morning, before 3-4 pm due to its high caffeine content.
  • Cocktails based on iced coffee, containing milk, cream syrup and other ingredients, can be consumed as an afternoon snack or in the evening, 3-4 hours before bedtime.
  • If you're worried about getting too much of a boost, use decaffeinated beans. You can also make cold brew from them, which will contain a minimal amount of caffeine.

Benefits of rubbing ice cubes on your face

If, instead of washing your face normally, you wipe your face with cosmetic ice, in most cases you can notice positive changes. Even in ancient times, beauties preferred this means of preserving youth and attractiveness.

The use of cosmetic ice undoubtedly has a number of beneficial effects:

    Tightens the skin
    . Directly when exposed to cold, small capillaries narrow, and deeper located blood vessels dilate. The skin is tightened and its tone improves.

Smoothes wrinkles

. The temperature difference provided by the use of ice when exposed to the skin not only tightens it, but also smoothes out minor wrinkles, effectively preventing the appearance of new ones.

Improves skin condition

. Under the influence of ice, local blood circulation increases, metabolism intensifies, the skin renews itself more effectively, acquiring a radiant and well-groomed appearance.

Eliminates dark circles and puffiness

. More intense cellular metabolism contributes to faster normalization of the functioning of the body.

Moisturizes the skin

. By melting during the procedure, ice cubes for the face saturate the skin with moisture, which has a beneficial effect on its cells.

Hardens the skin

. Under the alternating influence of low and high temperatures, the body's functional reserves expand, the skin's immunity increases, and its protective properties are enhanced.

  • Helps improve skin elasticity
    . The alternating narrowing and expansion of capillaries under the influence of ice procedures makes them more elastic; increased blood flow helps to increase the elasticity of skin cells in general.


In the north of the country, Arabica is cultivated (Chang Mai, Doi Chang, Doi Tung regions), and in the south - Robusta - in the provinces of Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong. Every year the kingdom produces up to 80,000 robustas, about a quarter of this volume remains for domestic consumption, the rest is sold abroad.

Arabica beans (Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, Geisha, Java, SL28 varieties) account for only about 500 tons per year; the grains are grown in the northern regions bordering Burma and Laos. In mountainous areas at an altitude of 800-1200 meters above sea level, organic coffee is produced; plantations are located both in natural shade and in open areas. Often, coffee trees are interspersed with fruit trees, so the beans absorb sweet tropical aromas and acquire characteristic nuances of taste.

The western region of Kanchanaburi produces Kopi Luwak, coffee fermented in the stomachs of civet cats.

Two types of Thai coffee, Doi Tung and Doi Chang, received protected designation status in 2015.

Doi Chang is a small village located in the so-called “golden triangle”. The Arabica beans grown here are considered some of the best in the world. Today, Doi Chang Village has become a real tourist attraction, attracting coffee lovers from all over the world.

The Golden Triangle is a zone in the north of the country, bordering Myanmar and Laos. The region is known for its excellent coffee and developed tourism infrastructure.

Doi Chang
Doi Tung is an Arabica brand also produced in the Golden Triangle since 1988. Doi Tung Plantations are open to the public.

Coffee in Thailand is processed primarily using the dry method (the pulp is removed from the previously dried coffee fruit). Some producers try the wet method (the grain is dried after the pulp has been removed) or the “honey” method, also known as the “semi-dry” method (the skin is removed from a fresh berry, and the pulp is removed from a dried one).

Ice cube recipes for the face

Ice cubes for the face can be prepared in a variety of formulations, depending on the effect you are trying to achieve using this effective and inexpensive skin improver. When preparing them, it is important to follow the recipe and use high-quality water.

How to make ice cubes for your face with mint

Ice cubes are most often prepared from mint infusion, which is especially effective for oily skin. Dry, however, needs to soften the effect of this plant with other herbs.

Mint Ice Recipes:
. A couple of tablespoons of crushed dried mint leaves are poured into a glass of boiling water, then left to cool under a tight lid. The strained infusion is frozen. This ice can be used to cleanse and refresh throughout the day for combination, oily and normal skin. It helps revitalize the dermis, mattify it and eliminate shine. Before freezing, sometimes 3-4 drops of peppermint oil are added to the composition. It helps normalize sebum production, narrow pores, and refresh the complexion.


. Pour a glass of boiling milk into a couple of tablespoons of dry mint leaves. After cooling, strain the mixture, distribute into molds and freeze. This ice perfectly refreshes and significantly moisturizes dry skin.

For dry skin

. Mix 1 tablespoon of crushed dry leaves of mint, coltsfoot and linden blossom. The resulting mixture is poured with two glasses of boiling water, and then left under the lid until cooled and frozen.

  • For any skin
    . A mixture of 1 tablespoon of mint and 1 tablespoon of sage leaves is poured with boiling water, infused, cooled and frozen.
  • Mint ice has wonderful refreshing and tonic characteristics, combining pleasant freshness and invigorating cold.

    Ice cubes for wrinkles with green tea

    Green tea ice is remarkably capable of toning the skin, returning lost freshness and radiance to the face, and removing puffiness. It is indispensable in the fight against wrinkles and can compete with the most effective anti-aging cosmetics.

    Recipes for anti-wrinkle ice with green tea:

      . The cooled and strained liquid tea is poured into a mold and frozen. The higher the quality of the tea, the more effective its cosmetic effect. The resulting cubes are suitable for any skin type. They are particularly effective when used for thorough care of the thin skin around the eyes. This ice helps improve the appearance of drooping and aging skin, mattifies oily skin, and fights swelling under the eyes that are not associated with chronic diseases.

    With a smoothing effect

    . Green tea is brewed with dry elderberry flower in equal proportions. Ice made from this composition soothes sensitive skin and delicately smoothes out fine wrinkles.


    . For 1 glass of cooled tea leaves, take 3-4 tablespoons of natural lemon juice. Frozen cubes of this composition are especially effective in toning oily skin.


    . For half a glass of cold and strained tea, take 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed cucumber juice, and freeze the mixture. This ice effectively moisturizes skin of all types and is characterized by a slight whitening effect.

  • Nutritious
    . Dissolve 1 tablespoon of natural honey in a glass of warm tea leaves. The resulting ice, in addition to its nutritional properties, tightens the skin, stimulating its elasticity.
  • Ice cubes prepared according to these recipes are recommended to be used instead of regular washing or using a toner in the morning, as well as after cleansing the skin in the evenings. One procedure per day is considered sufficient - morning or evening.

    Chamomile facial ice recipes

    Chamomile perfectly refreshes, softens and cleanses dry and normal skin, mattifies oily dermis, and also has an anti-inflammatory, soothing and antiseptic effect on problematic skin.

    Chamomile Ice Cube Recipes:

      For oily, inflamed skin and combating acne
      . 3 tablespoons of dried chamomile are poured with cold water in an amount of 200 ml. The mixture is brought to a boil and simmered over low heat for about 5 minutes. After 4–5 hours, the broth should be strained, poured into the desired molds and frozen. It is recommended to regularly refresh your face with cubes of this decoction in the morning as a wash, and also to wipe cleansed skin during the day.
  • For normal to dry skin
    . 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile blossom need to be poured into 200 ml of cold water. Then cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. The cooled broth is filtered, distributed into molds and frozen. You can freeze chamomile infusion instead of a decoction. To do this, dry flowers in the amount of 2 tablespoons are simply poured with a glass of boiling water and left for several hours under a tightly closed lid.
  • Citrus iced coffee

    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice;
    • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar;
    • several ice cubes;
    • 300 ml of freshly brewed coffee;
    • 1 wedge of lime.

    Pour lemon juice into a jar with a screw-on lid, add powder, ice and cooled coffee. Seal the jar and shake vigorously. Pour the drink into a glass and garnish with lime.

    How to wipe your face with ice correctly

    When rubbing the skin, you should do it quickly, without concentrating on a specific area for more than 3-4 seconds. You cannot press the ice too intensely against your face, but it is important to carefully smooth out all wrinkles on your face.

    It is recommended to wipe your face with cosmetic ice cubes along certain massage lines:

      The center of the chin is the earlobe;

    The corners of the lips are the middle of the ears;

    The center of the upper lip is the top of the ear;

    The lateral surface of the nose is the top of the ear;

    Inner corner of the eye - upper eyelid - nose;

    Outer corner of the eye - lower eyelid - nose;

    The middle of the forehead is temples;

  • The bridge of the nose is the side surfaces of the nose.
  • The number of wipes per day depends on the selected ice composition and the intended effect. After the procedure, it is recommended not to dry the skin with a towel, allowing it to dry on its own. This increases the cosmetic effect of the ice procedure. It is also recommended to regularly wipe the delicate skin of the neck and décolleté.

    How to make ice cubes for the face - watch the video:

    Iced coffee with salted caramel

    • 250 ml freshly brewed coffee;
    • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce;
    • a pinch of sea salt;
    • several ice cubes;
    • whipped cream - for decoration.

    Pour the cooled coffee into a jar with a screw-on lid. Add caramel sauce and salt, seal the jar and shake well.

    Pour coffee into a glass with ice and garnish with whipped cream.

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