I am a sucker for froofy coffee drinks. I love Starbucks and when my mom is visiting we frequently grab an iced coffee there. It’s just not practical for my life or my wallet to drink it as much as I would like so I’m sharing The Easiest Iced Coffee recipe that I’ve fallen in love with.
I used to be a casual coffee drinker. However, since becoming a stay-at-home mom a little over a year ago and trying to build a side business, I’ve become a coffee feign. I can go without it but I get more done and don’t NEED a nap or to go to bed early so that means I can get more done in the day (especially at nap time when I get super tired!). Sometimes I’m not in the mood for a hot cup of joe but something a little more like a treat and a pick me up in one. That’s when I turn to the easiest iced coffee.
I occasionally have some left over brewed coffee, usually on a very fast morning and I’ve lost my coffee cup in between diaper changes and play doh building and never got around to heating up another cup. I just take the left over coffee and fill up an ice cube try and stick it in the freezer for later.
Side note – I’ve bought a zillion cheap ice cube trays before, never wanting to shell out the big bucks for a good one but I get so frustrated popping anything out of them that I finally gave in the other day and bought a $3 ice cube tray (oh the horror!!!) and it’s so amazing. We have an ice maker in the freezer so this tray is strictly for my coffee. Seriously, it’s amazing. (this is an affiliate link – for convenience)
Anyway, when I want an iced coffee, I just put my coffee ice cubes in a cup. I use the whole tray. Fill it up with a little coffee creamer in a flavor I like, maybe a tablespoon or two and then the remainder of the cup with skim milk. On special occasions I’ll add a little caramel on the top. I stir it up really well with my favorite straw. I set it aside for about 5 minutes until the liquid is more tan and then I’ll sip on it as I
get sucked into Facebook work away. It’s sweet and froofy and a nice substitute when I can’t fathom loading both kids up in the car and shelling out an asinine amount of money for a similar drink at a coffee house.
That’s it! Easy right?
- Frozen Coffee Ice Cubes
- Flavored Coffee Creamer
- Skim Milk
- Caramel or Mocha - optional
- Fill a glass with coffee ice cubes.
- Add in a tablespoon or two of your favorite flavored coffee creamer.
- Fill remaining glass with skim milk.
- Top off with caramel or mocha syrup if you so desire.
- Stir with a spoon or straw and enjoy!