Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Frugal Iced Coffee

I kind of lost my cooking groove over the last few months. I just haven't felt inspired and have been delegating a lot to my kids. But over the last few days it's come back with a vengeance. I've been baking (sneaking in lots of bran and flax meal and wheat flour....shhh.) and getting creative. Today I tried a new iced coffee recipe that sounded just too easy to be any good. But I was curious. And lo and behold....I have a new favorite. If iced coffee or sweetened hot coffee is your thing, than you can't beat this recipe at $2 per PITCHER! Beats the $4 iced coffees at Starbucks. So here's the basic recipe and I'm sure you could tailor it to your tastes. I liked it just as it was. It was great iced but I also drank a cup while it was still hot and it was delicious. I'm sure you could warm it up if you wanted it hot.



Frugal Iced Coffee


6 cups of strong brewed coffee
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

Mix ingredients together and serve over ice. You can also freeze leftover brewed coffee in ice cube trays so that your drink doesn't get diluted by regular ice cubes. Makes 1 pitcher full at around $2 per pitcher.

9 comments:

CherubMamma said...

That sounds really good!

I make my iced coffee by dissolving some sugar in a pot of hot coffee and then freezing it into cubes. I then mix the coffee cubes with some milk in the blender to make a slushy. I think I'm going to give this a try with the condensed milk for a special treat.

Sharon said...

Sounds so yummy!! And with the weather finally turning nice, this will be a welcomed change from the hot stuff!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

This looks so yummmy!! Now with the weather finally turning nice, this will be a welcomed change from the hot stuff!! Thanks for sharing!!

Frugal MommaB said...

I add a bit of vanilla syrup (not extract) and it's delicious! Also you could freeze some ice cubes and blend them with some of the remaining liquid for a frugal frappe :D

Pounds4Pennies said...

I love iced coffee. I do freeze it too. I use a hand blender and make homemade Frappacinos. I never thought of using the sweetened condensed milk. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

This sounds great! Do you happen to know how long it can last in the fridge? I'm the only one who drinks iced coffee in my house and it would take me a few days to drink a whole pitcher. Thanks!

Amy McSwegin said...

I made this the other day and YUMM-O!! I even made a batch for a friend that just had a baby (decaf, of course) :) It's a new fav!! I even ended up adding 4 more cups of coffee bc it was a bit too sweet for me still.

Thinking of all the fun flavors that can be added to it, too!

Domestic Goddess said...

I super love cheap iced coffees! My favorite way to make it is to take the morning's left over coffee (we make half-caf), pour it into a tall glass full of ice, and add creamer to my heart's content. Voila! All the deliciousness of a fancy coffee for the at-home price of a morning coffee and ice. What's not to love?

Mama Squirrel said...

Did you use a can of sweetened condensed milk, or make homemade substitute?