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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mastering the Iced coffee at home!

I thought I'd leave a quick post while both my kids are napping :), and as I poured myself another iced coffee, I thought I should share my NEW discovery for how to make a delicious iced coffee at home!

As my toddler constantly reminds me, I run on Dunkin . That being said, with me being at home with our kids for the past 6 months, we are lucky if we can pay our bills let alone pay $2+ for a coffee everyday. But I am an iced coffee junkie. There are only so many days I can pour a hot cup of Maxwell House and pretend to like it. Especially when being home with said kids, requires me to consume a ridiculous amount of coffee daily :) 

So, I set out to make an iced coffee at home that I would actually like. So after some experimentation, here's what I found;

1. for me, and probably you too- admit it, the obsession with the iced coffee is actually the cup. So I went and spent $5 at Old Navy on a reusable iced coffee cup, because aside from the benefits to the environment... let's be honest, drinking iced coffee out of a travel mug with a plastic straw just isn't the same.

2. Since I can't afford the $7- $9 it usually costs for the bags of Dunkin Donuts ground coffee (either at retail outlets or at an actual DD location), I found the Hannaford Donut Shop Blend to be a fabulous substitute and it's only $5.49/ bag!

3. I found the Coffee Mate Cafe Latte flavor to be the best mix in, in lieu of using entirely too much cream!

4. My own preference also includes LOTS of ice and 2 Splenda , despite people's warnings that I will surely die of cancer.

I am also entirely too lazy to double brew, so I just put my coffee maker on strong when I make the coffee the night before. You could also put some of the coffee in an ice cube tray and use that for the ice so that as the ice melts, it doesn't water down your coffee!

Do you drink hot or iced coffee?

1 comment:

  1. Delish!
    You totally read my mind on all of this. I have been making Maxwell House lately and I always end up using a travel mug with a straw! LOL
    I will have to try that Cafe Latte kind!
    Thanks for the ideas :-)