Want to make Jo’s Iced Turbo at home? Here’s how

It’s almost always iced coffee season in Austin, but in summer, the line grows long at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress and Second Street for a beverage they call the Iced Turbo.

The Iced Turbo is one of the most popular drinks at Jo’s Coffee during the summer. Contributed by Jason Thompson

The milky coffee drink has a powerful boost of caffeine that’s laced with hazelnut, chocolate and sweetened with condensed milk. Kevin Pang at the AV Club had it a few years ago, and after the flavor memory wouldn’t leave his brain, he decided to try to recreate it at home based on this blog post from a customer way back in 2010.

After seven attempts, he was happy with the result, a mixture of both espresso and cold-brewed coffee with a dash of hazelnut syrup, chocolate milk and condensed milk.

He shares his copycat recipe over on the AV Club’s website, which includes instructions for combining the mixture in a cocktail shaker for peak froth.


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Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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