Saturday, June 11, 2011

Savoring Summer Saturdays {iced coffee}


Right around 2pm on lazy, steamy summer afternoons my thoughts begin to turn toward icy, sweet, caramelly coffee.  The boys are getting their second wind while I am feeling the mid-day slump set in.  As they don their trunks for round two through the sprinklers and slip-n-slide, I head to the fridge and pull out the four simple ingredients that bring me chilly summer comfort.

INGREDIENTS
leftover brewed coffee, chilled (usually from the morning but sometimes I specially brew a double strength batch just for icing later)
sugar free vanilla syrup (or Splenda)
non-fat milk
Starbuck's caramel sauce 

PROCESS
Fill glass halfway with ice*.
Add two pumps of syrup.
Fill glass halfway with coffee.
Fill the rest of the way with milk.
Drizzle with Starbuck's caramel sauce. ($4.99 at Target Starbuck's stores - the price of one iced coffee made there makes you many more in your own home!)
Add straw.

Sip and sigh.
(You will love how the caramel gets a little chewy when cold - yum!)

*If you want to get really serious, pour your leftover morning coffee into ice cube trays and use  coffee cubes in your iced drink.  That way you will not dilute the coffee with water!

How do you savor your summer Saturdays?




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5 comments:

  1. I am on my way to the kitchen to make a cup! You could also try making you own caramel sauce. 1 can Sweetened Condenced milk. Take off the paper the can. Put can in boiling water for 4 hours. Make sure the can is covered at all times. After 4 hours take out with tongs and let cool for 1 1/2 hours and place in fridge to cool all the way. Once cool open and enjoy. We never make it to a bowl. Everyone comes with spoon in hand. I will be doing a post in the next week on this.

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  2. I love this idea! I keep throwing away my left over coffee and feel so wasteful. I am definitely trying this!

    Best wishes and happy week,
    Natasha.

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  3. Hmm.. I want one right now! Yum!! I'm gonna have to try these!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  4. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I must say this looks so good! Thanks for sharing on NOBH! :)

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  5. FUN! I'm loving this little beverage series you have going on...I have been dreaming of iced coffee. I'll have to try this soon.

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