1Add sugar, vanilla and spices to the hot coffee. Taste for sweetness and add sugar and spices if needed.
2Pour coffee in to two or more sections of an ice cube tray and place in freezer. Place the remainder of the spiced coffee in the refrigerator.
3Once coffee has frozen and chilled, place the ice cubes in a tall glass and pour coffee over. To create a “layered effect,”float a spoon on top of the coffee and pour milk into spoon until it overflows to the desired level.
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