Friday, February 25, 2011

For all the other Iced Coffeeaholic's out there.

Late in my teens I was introduced to "Iced Coffee" by my grandparents.  Over the years I can admit I have become a Starbucks Junkie.  I used to pick up a cup on my way to work and even get up 15 minutes earlier so I could run through and pick one up.  Well, after a major financial crisis for us we had to do some huge belt tightening. That meant for me, no more Iced Soy Venti Extra Caramel Drizzle Caramel Macchiato's.

Until I did some thinking. I now have a daily supply of Iced Coffee that I can drink at any time, with less calories and at way less cost! 

What you need (there's always a start up cost)

  • Carafe with sealed lid (if you have one without a lid the Coffee will not last as long and it will take on funky flavors)
  •   12 cup Coffee maker 
  • Coffee
  • Filter's
  • Milk or Soy Milk (I'm allergic to milk so I use Soy)
  • Your fav. Coffee Syrup (Walmart has started selling these, and even the sugar free one's )
  • Ice
  • Caramel Sauce (if you want)

  1. Basically I make a full 12 cups of my favorite cheap Coffee.
  2. Let is cool to a point where there's not a lot of steam coming out.
  3. Pour some Syrup and/or sugar into craft (you can omit this if you don't like it sweet)
  4. Pour in warm Coffee
  5. Place craft in refrigerator
  6. You can use it now over ice if you want or wait till it's cool.
  7. In large glass pour 1 cup of milk
  8. A few ice cubes
  9. Pour in Coffee 
  10. Top with your Favorite Toppings 
And your done. When you break down the cost one week of Homemade Coffee's cost less then one Large chain brand Iced Coffee.

The trick is when you get low make more :) 


1 comment:

  1. Yum! I am so going to try this...thanks for posting =)