We, however, are currently melting in the blistering heat that is October. Zambia has 3 basic seasons: warm and wet--November-March, cool and dry--April-July, hot and dry--August-October. October is the very hottest of those three months. The dust is thick from all the months with no rain.
In the afternoon when we are parched and sweaty we love to mix up a batch of frappes.
Here are the ingredients.
First, put half a tray of ice in the blender. Add 3 heaping spoons of coffee. On top of that pour half a can of condensed milk.
Add a cap of vanilla. It smells so good. If I had almond or caramel flavoring I might try that.
Add one cup of skim milk to give it a healthy feel after all that condensed milk.
Dump in another tray of ice. Blend it all up again. Keep blending in pulses until you don't hear chunks of ice hitting the blades.
At this point it is all thick and icy. So delicious. I usually pour it into a pitcher and do a second batch. Mix them all together and then pour into pretty glasses.