So let's get right to it - I LOVE coffee! I love it hot, I love it flavored, and I especially love it iced! This post is for all you coffee lovers out there who like me, want something that tastes delicious but also saves you money! Now don't get me wrong, I often fall victim to the iced caramel macchiato calls of Starbucks, however for days when I'm in a rush, working from home, or when I don't have $6 to spare, I like to make my coffee treats at home. Plus I love the challenge of recreating packaged and restaurant food at home in a more nutritious but just as delicious way!
Now to be honest I don't know where the original idea came from - I have tried NUMEROUS iced coffee recipes and techniques in the past, but I thought the idea of using coffee ice cubes in a sort of reversed ice coffee fashion was worth a shot! There are tons of videos on youtube for similar recipes and one of my favorite food ladies 'The Pioneer Woman' has an amazing take on creating iced coffee as well. But I like simplicity. And it doesn't get much simpler than this. Follow the directions below and you are on your way to experiencing big taste while saving big bucks!
P.S. How much do you LOVE my cool Peter Pan mug? OK so it's my husband's mug. My sister (talented as she is) gave him these two awesome hand painted Peter Pan mugs for his birthday since he spotted one similar when we were in Disney World that he loved but never actually picked it up.
I hope this recipe was worth the wait! Have a happy, healthy week everyone :)
Remember you can also find this an other awesome recipes under the 'Recipes' section of the blog!
1.5 cups milk of choice
6 - 8 iced coffee cubes
Flavoring of choice (caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, sweetened condensed milk)
1) Put milk into microwave safe container and warm in microwave for 30 - 45 seconds or until it reaches about room temperature
2) Put coffee iced cubes into a tall glass
3) Add flavoring of choice
4) Pour milk over ice
*NOTE: If you want to create your own iced frappuccino simply add ingredients to blender! Goes great with coconut, chocolate chips, or even a splash of almond or mint extract!