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.
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)
Starbuck's caramel sauce
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!)
(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?