It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of iced coffee. I love coffee, but iced just takes it to a whole new level. Since we have about 3 months here in Chicago when it’s actually warm enough to crave an iced coffee, I like to take advantage of that. However, these things aren’t exactly budget friendly.
So I decided to start making my own iced coffee! One option was to buy the coffee concentrate from Trader Joe’s, and although that saved money it was still more than making it on my own. So today I’m going to show you how to make your own iced coffee!
The way I do it is to make hot brewed coffee, however you can also make your cold brew coffee. I haven’t done that though because it involves letting it sit for 12 hours and then straining out the coffee beans… and that just sounds like too much for this girl and her tiny kitchen (and perhaps slight lack of patience…).
First, make your coffee! I prefer to make mine in a french press rather than my keurig because I can more easily control how much coffee I put in. You want to make it much stronger than you would make regular coffee because you’ll be adding ice, which will dilute the coffee.
Once you’ve made your coffee (add hot coffee to grinds, let sit for 5 minutes) I then pour it into a cup or other container (depending on how much I make) and set it in the fridge for an hour or two. Then I pull it out, add a smidge of stevia (you can add whatever sweetener or syrups you like!), about 1/2 cup of Almond Breeze Almond Milk, and then ice!
See?? SO EASY! And way less expensive than iced coffee from a coffee shop. This has been my go-to this summer on the weekends and now I’m bringing it to work as well a couple days a week (when it’s actually hot out…).
Have you ever made your own iced coffee?
What’s your favorite drink during the summertime?
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, however all
thoughts are completely my own.