Saturday, July 25, 2015
the best and easiest homemade iced coffee
I've never done a "how to" post before, but I have to share this.
Iced coffee is one of my favorite treats, and Dunkin' Donuts is my favorite place to get it. In fact, I've written about my love of Dunkin' Donuts a time or ten on this blog.
I'm not exaggerating.
There was the time they falsely advertised pumpkin flavored beverages.
And the time Emily had to low brow it at DD instead of her usual Starbucks.
And of course, the time I incorrectly counted my change and didn't have enough to pay my bill and so I pretended I did not speak English.
Unfortunately, a large iced coffee at my beloved DD runs upwards of three American dollars, and since I haven't won the lottery yet I decided I should figure out how to make my own version at home. After many trial runs, I think I've finally perfected my recipe.
Most recipes I found online involved cold brewing coffee for days, but I didn't think that would work for me because I already have an economy sized box of K-cups and also, I do not own the cheesecloth required to strain the coffee grounds, nor do I know where to buy it.
First, brew hot coffee, add a tiny bit of sugar, and freeze in ice cube trays. I make a bunch at once and keep it in a bag in my freezer. I like to make some cubes big and some tiny so that I can fit as many as possible in my cup.
A little caffeine maximization, if you will.
When I wake up each morning, I fill a glass with the coffee cubes and pour milk over them. I add a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk if I'm in the mood to take a walk on the wild side.
Or really, a walk of any kind. Because S.C.M. isn't exactly low calorie.
I stir it all up and let the ice cubes melt while I dry my hair and do my makeup, and it's perfect by the time I'm ready to walk out the door.
Since I've been making my own iced coffee, I haven't even had the urge to visit Dunkin' Donuts.
But obviously, I will have to go back sometime. I'm going to need new blog material eventually.