Make a half pot of coffee, allow it to cool a bit. Then pour it in a quart jar and add a tsp. of sweetener (or to your taste). I use Agave syrup, which is low-Glycemic and you use less than you would sugar, you can always add more later. Shake well to dissolve sweetener and put in fridge until cool.
When ready to drink, pour into glass making it 1/2 to 2/3 full (depending on how strong you like it, (I'm a 2/3 full person) and fill the rest with milk and then ice if needed. I leave mine in the fridge until the next day so I don't always need ice.
I make extra coffee every day or so and pour the extra (after my morning hot coffee) into the quart jar with a little sweetener. I am a coffee lover and when I'm out and about, I love to stop for an Iced Coffee but the prices always make me cringe. I can't really break down the price for you but I guarantee it's very little compared to store bought.
If you are a person who would normally pour that coffee down the drain after you've had your fill, think about just putting it in the fridge. It will be yummy latter when you're wishing you had an Iced Coffee. For that matter, you could pop it in the microwave too.
BTW, this is in a recycled Spaghetti sauce jar, no special materials needed.
By Melissa M. from MI
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I refuse to pay for ice coffees that are filled with ice and you are only getting 1/4 of coffee in your cup. Call me "frugal". Yes, I am frugal! :)
I am a lover of flavored coffee. Like many of you, it begins my day with a hug from within. I am here to share a tip with you. I am beyond cheap. I like to use the word frugal. I won't spend money in a coffee shop. I won't say never but, you get it. I have not purchased one in over 20 years.
I fill a cup halfway with water and 2 Tbsp. instant coffee and pop that in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then I add maybe 2 to 3 spoonfuls of chocolate ice cream, stir, then add milk to fill cup and enjoy!
I only drink one cup in the morning because I love my iced coffees. I will not stop and pay $3.50 for a medium iced coffee. I pour it into a pitcher, add my sweetner and what ever spice I feel like having.
Florida has lots of hot days and I'm a coffee lover, so I combine the two. Leftover coffee goes into the refrigerator for the next day, at which time I add Hazelnut CoffeeMate, return it to the fridge, and sip on it throughout the day.
When I have left over coffee, I add one tablespoon of hot chocolate to one cup of coffee then I keep it in the refrigerator until I am ready to drink it. It is much cheaper than Starbucks.
I don't drink a whole lot of coffee at one time, so when I am done with the pot I have made, I pour the remainder in an old, cleaned out flavored creamer container.
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How do I make super iced coffee?
Thelma from Graats, NM
I put 8oz. of chilled coffee in a blender with 2 or 3 sweet and low packets, 2-3 TBSP. of flavored creamer (french vanillia) and 3 large ice cubes. Then I blend it all untill there are no pieces of ice. ENJOY!
I use coffee essence in a glass of milk with a couple of scoops of icecream (sometimes I add a little sugar as I am a sweet tooth). The amount of coffee essence depends on the brand - I have used a good quality instant coffee but if I do that I usually dissolve it first with a little boiling water otherwise you get a bitter taste - I usally put it all in the milkshake maker to mix it all up
A friend of mine always freezes coffee in ice cube trays for the iced coffee so that as they melt, the coffee doesn't get all diluted and weak. I thought that was genius!
Anyone got a good recipe for Iced Coffee? I love the Rockstar roasted, but it's kind of expensive.
By Nancy from Erie, PA