Vacation time! Off to visit my mom…be back in about 10 days. Thought I’d leave you with these coffee treats. If you’ve yet to try iced coffee, I say go for it. Being a person who can’t abide her coffee lukewarm---it must be very hot---the thought of cold coffee was a turn off. But…once I tried it I was hooked. I drink hot coffee without sweetener, but I usually add some sweetener to my iced coffee unless it accompanies a sweet food item.
I’ve loved iced coffee for a long time and now that it is available at McD’s seems a lot of other folks do too. Here’s how I make it at home.
In a 16-20 oz glass add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee plus about ¼ cup of very hot water to dissolve the coffee. Add sweetener now so it dissolves if using. You can add flavoring too, if desired. I use a teaspoon of raspberry flavoring, vanilla, or butter pecan--the same ones you use in baking. You could use some flavored non-dairy creamer too. Now fill the glass with ice and add very cold water, about ¾ full which leaves room for adding milk the rest of the way (¼). Voila! Iced coffee. And it tastes good too.
Planned Ahead Version
When you make your morning coffee, make extra. Place it in the fridge---I put my coffee carafe right in the fridge after it’s cooled a bit. When the iced coffee craving hits, fill a glass with ice, add coffee ¾ of the way, sweetener and flavoring if desired, followed by milk the rest of the way . Stir and enjoy.
EASY COFFEE DESSERT
Dice one fun size Snickers candy bar into “bits”---chocolate chip size. Stir into 1 serving of Breyer’s Coffee Ice Cream. Top with a couple tablespoons of whipped cream or topping. Calories: approximately 230 Caution: this is sooooo good!