Whew. It was a serious scorcher today.
It’s been 90-95 degrees inside our apartment all day, which is actually a relief when you compare it to the heat index of 107 degrees outside. Thank goodness for air conditioners, even when they can hardly keep up.
Needless to say, Fritz and I have both been studying our hineys off today, and I decided to make him a midday treat as a little pick-me-up with a simultaneous cool-me-down.
You know he’s been studying a minimum of four hours every day for the past two months for his dental Board exams, right? He has to pass the Boards part 1 to be able to take the Boards part 2 in order to become a full-blown dentist. It’s also a good idea to do really well on part 1 if you want to specialize, which Fritz does. It’s quite a bit of pressure to handle when all you want to do is relax and have a summer break.
Iced coffee, it is.
But not just any ice coffee. Iced coffee with teeth in it.
Fritz’s parents gave him teeth ice-cube molds as a gag gift a while ago, and I unearthed them and secretly froze milk in them. Milk, because it’s white and looks like teeth…ya know? I stuck them in a freezer baggie and bode my time until the perfect moment.
For the iced coffee, I just double-brewed the coffee (double the amount of coffee with the same amount of water that you’d usually use for one cup), poured it over lots of ice, a little milk, and a teensy bit of sugar (we usually drink our coffee and tea without sugar, but we needed it today).
Then the teeth.
I put one icy set of choppers in each drink, and they floated perfectly on the top as they began to melt.
Fritz totally cracked up when he saw it–mission accomplished!
So many other amusing beverages can be made in the future. We also have molds for dinosaur bones and hearts, so I see a lot of potential here.
And once my finals are over (or hey, maybe tomorrow)–hello, mixed drinks!