Some of you may recall that I recently did a post reviewing the Pioneer Woman’s iced coffee recipe (which by the way has turned out to be one of my most popular posts!), in which I declared my fidelity to sweetened condensed milk as my method-of-choice for reaching the sweet, creamy consistency that everyone (or, most everyone) wants their coffee to reach. But alas- times change and so do my taste buds and I have discovered a new favorite: Maple Syrup.
Maple syrup is an ideal pairing for Iced Coffee because not only is it deliciously sweet, but its already liquid and thus marries so nicely with the cold java. In addition to that, more and more people are moving away from eating cane sugar, whether it be for dietary or ethical reasons (maple syrup is a very local and ethical choice for a sweetener for us). And while it does change the flavor of the coffee a bit (Id say it tastes a little like Kahlua liquer), it is not so strong that it tastes like “flavored” coffee, if you know what I mean. Behold, my recipe and directions for
Maple Cream Iced Coffee
1. Start with REAL maple syrup. We’re not talking about Aunt Jamima here, ladies. Cough up the bucks for the read deal or forget it.
2. I like about a Tablespoon of mapley goodness for a small glass of iced coffee. You’ll have to experiment to discover your own liking.
3. Get out your iced coffee (woops, looks like I need to make a new batch pronto!) and...
4. Pour that liquid black gold into your glass. Stir well.
5. Now I suppose that someone likes their coffee without milk or cream, but I feel sad for them. Dont skimp on it, either, ladies… iced coffee is no place to be counting calories (unless you consume three or four a day and then maybe you need to reach for the skim).
6. Et Voila! Maple Cream Iced Coffee, ready to sip to your hearts desire.
Proud to be linking up today with Saturday Link and Greet at Country Mamma Cooks, Tiny Tip Tuesday at Natures Nurture as well as Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways at Frugal Sustainability,Whole Food Wednesdays at This Chick Cooks, and Share Your Cup Thursdays at Jann Olson's, and and Foodie Fridays at Simple Living with Diane Balch, and Saturday Show and Tell and Cheerios and Lattes.