This is an exciting post! Today I’m going to share with you my favorite, tried and true iced coffee recipe. This is the time of year when I transition from hot coffee to iced coffee, it’s a refreshing way to start your day and a fun, pick me up in the afternoon. This is a very basic and simple recipe, but ill also show you some of my favorite add-ons that really turn this coffee into something special.
This recipe is for a single serving, but you could easily make a double or triple batch to keep in the fridge and enjoy when you’re short on time. Another fun thing about this coffee recipe- the whole thing is made in a blender bottle(you’ll find my personal favorite at the bottom of this post). Blender bottles are great for so many reasons and recipes, but for this post, ill stick to coffee. A 20oz blender bottle just fits this recipe perfectly, I created it using a blender bottle and that’s how I recommend you make it. When you’re in a hurry, and on the go, you just throw the ingredients and shake on your way out the door. iced coffee doesn’t get much easier than that. When I’m not making a single serving, I still use my blender bottle to measure out my ice and combine my ingredients, I just ultimately pour it into a pitcher, and if I’m staying home I drink it out of a glass.
I start by brewing a 10oz cup of coffee, while my single-serve machine is doing its thing I remove the blender ball and fill the body of my blender bottle with ice. When my coffee is done brewing I mix my sugar and vanilla powder into my hot coffee, stir it up and pour it over the ice (it almost always fills the bottle to the very top. Next, you screw on the lid and open the flip top. This is where I pour in my milk, or non-dairy creamer or almond milk. By doing it this way I get 10oz of coffee, a lot of ice AND I still have extra room within the lid for my half and half.
I use this recipe from the first warm day in May until mid-October, when I switch back to hot drinks. I know that once you give this recipe a try you’ll be hooked, it’s quick and easy to run out the door with, its icy cold a refreshing and you can tailor the amount of sugar and vanilla to meet your needs. you’re going to love it
Ultimate Iced Coffee
10oz of your favorite coffee
one blender bottle-about 20oz of ice
2 tsp vanilla powder (see link for my favorite brand below)
sugar to taste- I use 4 tablespoons
your favorite milk or cream
When I need an energy boost in the afternoon and I’m in the mood for something a little extra sweet I top my iced coffee with whipped cream and a caramel or chocolate drizzle. Let me know what your favorite mix-ins and toppings are for your iced coffee, id love to give some of them a try!
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