I love coffee. I switch between tea and coffee for my morning beverage. When I want something decadent, I go for coffee.
My favorite way to make coffee is cold brew. It’s much less acidic, and requires barely any sweetener. I often have it black with ice, or a dash of milk. I even microwave it some days to have it hot.
However, on really hot days when I crave an extra special treat, I make this creamy and sweet blended iced coffee drink. I have a collection of Torani syrups, so I can flavor it any way I choose (caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, almond, chocolate….). It’s just like something you’d buy at Starbucks but much cheaper, and you only have to walk from the bedroom to the kitchen to get it. No changing out of your pjs required!
I hope you enjoy it!
1 cup of coffee ice cubes
1/2 cup milk or half and half (depending on desired richness)
1/2 cup iced coffee
1 tablespoon flavored syrup, such as Torani caramel, hazelnut or vanilla
OR preferred sweetener to taste
To make the iced coffee and coffee ice cubes:
Place 3 tablespoons of coarse ground coffee into a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water. Steep in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Pour the grounds through a fine mesh sieve, coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove. Pour some of the coffee into ice cube molds and freeze overnight, until solid. Reserve the rest of the coffee in a pitcher in the fridge.
When you want to make your blended iced coffee drink, add the coffee ice cubes, cold brew coffee, milk and sweetener into a high powered blender and process until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass and enjoy!