About three years ago whenever I was with Kelli and we’d pass a McDonalds we’d stop and get drinks…she’d get a strawberry-banana fruit smoothie and I’d get a chocolate chip frappe. Well then I started reading the calorie count..UGH. I compromised and started getting smalls then compromised even more and started getting caramel instead of chocolate chip.
Then one day I decided that I was ready to make the next compromise and try iced coffee.
I am not a coffee drinker. I have tried to be but it gives me gut rot and I just don’t like it. I never thought I’d go so far as to drink iced coffee either..but alas, here I am. I am an iced coffee drinker. My favorite is McDonalds caramel iced coffee but Kwik Star has a mocha iced coffee that I really like too.
I have gotten to be enough of a drinker that I’d really like to make it at home…and so I have. The key is this flavoring that I bought at Wal-mart.
I’m still working and playing with what I make all the time but I’ve come to something along these lines…ice
a half of glass of coffee
a half of glass of whole milk
a tablespoon of flavoring
a half pack of truvia
It’s not quite as good as what I purchase in town but I am happy with the substitute and glad I can make it.
I’m definitely happy with it.
4 thoughts on “Iced Coffee: My homemade version”
I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I do enjoy iced coffees. I’ll have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
I am a coffee lover I used to smell coffee brewing as a child and the scent was heavenly. Then I tasted it terrible terrible just terrible ….but we had sugar and milk and so I learned that coffee flavored sugar and milk was oh so good. Over the years I have reduced the sugar to zero and changed the milk to half and half .
One good cup of coffee is heaven for me.
I do like iced coffee same as my hot coffee only over ice.
But over the years I have had issues with acid tummy and have worked out a deal with my tummy
One cup most days occasionally more no acid tummy
Drink too much too often my tummy tells me
I also am a no artificial sweetener person
And now have to watch my carbohydrates due to diabetes
So it’s good I like plain no flavor no sugar just a touch of the moo juice and yummy for me
Coffee is my favorite drink since I no longer drink soda. If you want less acid in your coffee try cold brewing it. It takes away 60% of the acid and I can’t tell the difference in taste. I can heat it or drink it iced. Either way it’s wonderful! And I do add half and half but no sugar.
The Pioneer Woman has a great way to make cold brewed ice coffee. She puts condensed milk in hers but that’s too sweet for me as I usually drink my coffee black.