September 26, 2013

Thirsty Thursday Iced Coffee

If you own a Keurig and like iced coffee, I have your go to recipe for the best "out" coffee, in!

If you don't own a Keurig, I highly recommend it.  I love mine!  It's great for grabbing a cup when you can, because if you're a busy mom like me, you never know when you'll get to drink that coffee, you just took time measuring out and waiting for to brew.  With one of these, if you have 1 minute, you can have a fresh brewed cup in your hands.  It's much better than drinking coffee that's sat there for a few hours. There's many different kinds of brewers out there depending on what you like.

Note: You can still make this without owning a Keurig, simply brew a good strong pot of coffee, and follow the same directions. 


(Measurements will be on you for your desired amounts. I eyeball it when I make it, but I'll give you approximate measurements so you have a baseline to go from.)
-Strong Coffee ( I use the medium setting on my Keurig, which equals 1 cup of coffee)
-Caramel Sundae topping (1 tbsp  + drizzle amount for top)
-Chocolate Sundae topping (drizzle amount for top)
-Coffee Cream (1/4 cup)
-Whipped Cream ( 1/3 cup)
-1.5 cup of ice cubes

I like a dark roast, especially when making an iced coffee, that way the flavor doesn't get lost in all the extra water from the ice. So, my choice of coffee to start is the brew over ice, Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Iced, K-Cup, available from
Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Iced, K-Cup
-Brew the coffee, and stir in caramel topping (or a different flavor, or just sugar, or whatever sweetener you like, or none if it is your preference) It's best to stir in any type of sweetener while the coffee is still hot, as it helps to disperse throughout the coffee better.
-Put half your ice into a cup. I like the insulated tumbler (as seen in the pictures), they just work well for these.
-Pour in the coffee cream (half & half, milk, almond milk, soy, whatever you want)
-Add the rest of the ice to the sweetened coffee, let sit 2-5 mins (most of this ice will melt)
-Pour cooled coffee and any remaining ice into tumbler with creamer & ice.
-Put desired amount of whip cream on top and drizzle with caramel and (or) chocolate.

At this point it should look just as good as anything your local barista can prepare! 

Enjoy :)

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