Thursday, May 6, 2010
I am a huge fan of those overpriced iced coffee drinks that are usually full of sugar and fat, but not a fan of the 5 dollar price tag. A few weeks ago I ordered a skinny one from Starbucks and I swear it came in a child size cup and they charged me fifty extra cents for soy milk making it five dollars and fifty cents. I drank it in three drinks and swore never again. I had tried before to make them myself and while they tasted good they weren't coffee shop good. Then I stumbled across the directions for cold brewing coffee at SmittenKitchen. I tried it the next night, brewing 1/3 cup of coffee with 1 1/2 cups cold water in a bowl overnight or twelve hours. I honestly didn't think it would make that big of a difference. The next morning I sifted it through a coffee filter, fixed two glasses up half coffee, half cold milk, some ice cubes and in mine a little stevia and a shot of sugar free chocolate syrup. I added a straw, since I wanted to feel like it was coffees shop like. I took a sip and oh, my, goodness. Heaven. It tasted just like the coffee shop I literally drank it all before I had a chance to snap a photo. The husband enjoyed his also and we did it again the next night. I am going to be brewing my coffee every night like this so I can have my delicious sugar free, fat free coffee drink. Next i am going to try the cinnamon version and I'm going to be on the lookout for a sugar free caramel syrup. If you love iced coffee you have to try this.
Posted by kimar9791 at 8:22 AM