Its summer time, ladies, which means its time to get our iced drinks ready to keep us cool and collected during the warm weather months. If you are a coffee drinker, there are few treats more delightful than a sweet, creamy glass of freezing cold iced coffee. One could spend FAR too much money running to Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or even McDonalds (theirs is actually my favourite!) to meet that iced coffee “need”. But let’s be frugal and make our own.
This is where that sweet gal The Pioneer Woman comes to our rescue. My aunt shared this link to her post on the best iced coffee and I dare say she is right.
This will not be a step by step retelling of the recipe, you really need to check out the post over at Mrs Pioneer’s place. But I thought I would share my adjustments, my review of the recipe, and how Im storing all of these glorious liquid black gold. :)
Miss Ree suggested making an entire pound of coffee at once, but I hesitated because 1) I dont have the storage for that much coffee at once, 2) I needed to make both decaf and regular and 3) I wanted to make sure we liked the recipe before I used the whole bag.
Please pay a little extra for the fair trade label. Its worth it!I used Starbucks fair trade blends, but plan to experiment with other coffees in the future (unlike Mr Old-Fashioned, Im actually not that big of a fan of Starbucks). I decided to do half a lb (or 8oz) of regular and only a quarter pound (or 4 oz) of decaf.
this great recipe over at The Seasonal Family) and splash of 1% to add a little more creaminess. I mixed it all up BEFORE I added the ice, this way I wasnt fighting the sweetened condensed milk gunking up from the cold temperature.
It was, as promised, absolutely FABULOUS. In fact, Im drinking it right now as I type this. I totally recommend taking the time to make this. Its delish! Thanks, Pioneer Woman!
Do you ladies have a favourite iced coffee recipe or another great iced drink for the summer? Please share your link in the comments and Ill come back and share the links at the bottom of this post.