Back in the day, the choice was simple: the archetypal Aussie iced coffee usually meant International Roast, ice blocks, a big slosh of full-cream milk and a scoop of Peter’s ice-cream (or, god forbid, swirly fake aerosol cream). If you’re old enough to go back that far, you’ll know that it was likely served in a tall, heavy parfait glass (with an equally tall teaspoon) too.
Today’s iced coffee is a very different beast. It’s classy, mature and well-travelled; sometimes cheeky, sometimes out-there, but in most cases just straight-up delicious and the perfect foil for sweltering summer days.
In the lead-up to summer, I checked out some of the country's most inventive chilled caffeine options for SBS Food.