Summer Coffee Time - Cool Iced Coffee

I am a lover of hot coffee. Even when we lived in Phoenix and it was over 100 degrees, I would still crave a cup of rich dark hot coffee for afternoon Coffee-Time. When people would question my preference of hot over iced I would always say that hot coffee had a cooling effect. It's probably completely unscientific and people rarely believed me, but I thought that it worked.
Recently, though, I have come to appreciate a tall cool glass of iced coffee on a hot day. When you add a little sweet flavoring it is an inexpensive Coffee-Time treat. Here is my favorite way to make iced coffee. What's yours?

Woodsedge Iced Coffee-Time Coffee
  • One pot of strong dark coffee, cooled (strong is the key word here if you are a real coffee lover)
  • Half and Half
  • Torani syrup, flavor of your choice
  • Frozen coffee cubes (freeze double strength coffee in ice cube trays. Remove and store in freezer bags until ready to use.)
  • Tall chilled glasses

  1. Place 3 or 4 frozen coffee cubes in each glass
  2. Fill each glass about 2/3rds full of the cooled strong coffee
  3. Add half and half and your favorite Torani flavor to taste
  4. Give a quick stir
  5. If you want a sweeter treat, top with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip

The key to this iced coffee treat is the frozen coffee cubes. They will chill your coffee without diluting it. If you want to cut down on calories, you can use a lower fat choice of dairy and a sugar free Torani. But really, it's Coffee-Time and Coffee-Time is meant for a little indulgence to help make you smile through the rest of your day.
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1 comment:

kay said...

Terrific Idea!!!!!!!! Thanks!