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Friday, July 8, 2011

Cooling Down the Summer with the Perfect Iced Coffee!

When I stumbled across the Pioneer Woman’s Iced Coffee I knew I was about to embark on something that would change my life forever. Okay, maybe it wasn’t life changing but it made me really really happy! Anyway, I immediately set out to make it. And although I can’t improve upon the recipe I feel that I can improve upon the technique of putting it together.

When I first tried the recipe, I did it just like she had written but I found that it was hard to stir in the condensed milk with the ice already in there, so this is how I do it!

First gather your ingredients!

Go ahead and pour your cold brewed coffee in your mason jar, half full!

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Add your desired amount of condensed milk.

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Start stirring.

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It should be about this color when you’re done.

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Now add your desired amount of half and half.

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Put the lid on the mason jar and give it a really good shake. This will guarantee that everything is well incorporated.

Plus it makes it nice and “frothy”! Frothy’s fun! I like frothy! I like saying frothy.

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NOW add your ice. IMG_2466

Voila’, the perfect iced coffee!

Have you tried this yet? If you haven’t and you’re a coffee drinker put this on your bucket list right now! LOL!

Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious!! I will try it in the morning!

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  2. It is awesome! But I have to add a few splenda packets too.

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  3. I never add half-and-half; I just brew a full pot of coffee (my coffeemaker does 14 c.) and then I pour that into a pitcher and add a tin of sweetened condensed milk. I leave one ice cube tray for leftover coffee during the summer so that when I make iced coffees, we can use the coffee ice cubes instead of watering down our drinks! Mmmmmm, perfect summer cool-down!

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  4. We love coffee at our house, and can you believe we've never made iced coffee? This sounds fabulous.

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  5. Must.have. I really have to make some cold-brewed coffee so I can do this! I hope you were thinking about me when you said frothy because all I could think of was our video - LOL!! :)

    Big I-still-don't-understand-why-you-can't-just-fly-over-here-and-make-me-some-iced-coffee-because-that-would-work-well-for-me size hugs to you!!! Love ya my sweet friend! :)

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  6. Wow, that sounds so good. . . Condensed milk is very high in caleries so quite wicked!!!!!!!!! But I will give it a go next summer, I bit cold right now:)

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  7. Oh yummy! This means I can have perfect iced decaf coffee. Thanks for the tip.

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