Iced Coffee

One of Shea's favorite caffeinated drinks is an ice coffee with an extra shot of espresso. $8 for an iced coffee? Um, yeah, we don't get them that often and we are always saying we should find a way to make it at home. Well I did some research.

We had our first homemade iced coffee last night.

Shea's had a stomach bug for two days and yesterday I started his coffee as usual, but he decided he still wasn't feeling well, so the coffee sat in the pot the remainder of the morning and well into the afternoon. So I decided I'd ask if Shea wanted to try one while I had some coffee, that was just going to go to waste if I didn't find a use for it.

So the following recipe was what I used:

Regular Strength Iced Coffee

1c regularly brewed coffee
2c 2% milk
6T sugar
1T vanilla creamer
3c ice

Mix it all in a blender and let it whirl till ice is crushed well.

You'll never get the ice as fine as you can in the coffee shop but it's all good.

Today I bought a gourmet dark roast coffee and some sugar free (only one they had) vanilla syrup. So when I get a chance I'll be making the following recipe.

Double Strength Iced Coffee

.5 c double strength coffee (2X what you'd normally brew)
2.5 c 2% milk
6T sugar
1T vanilla syrup
3c ice

Mix it all in a blender and let it whirl till ice is crushed well.

I will probably go light on the sugar and test the vanilla at first but this is the basis of it. I'll post that final recipe once I get it down.

I was thinking of trying a chocolate syrup iced coffee sometime too (as I still have some left over regular strength coffee in the fridge).

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