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Hi, friends! Sadly, it’s already starting to heat up in Arizona, so today I wanted to share with you how I make my iced coffee! If you are looking for the regular Monday one dish recipe post, don’t worry I’ll be back with that tomorrow! Today, it’s Monday which means–>
I swear I wear that shirt EVERY Monday, it’s my game face plow through the to-do list shirt. Iced coffee making happens on Sunday though, so I’ve got it ready to go on Monday to match the shirt. Yep, that’s what my life has come too. Anyway, the best way I’ve found to make my iced coffee is with a percolator.
In the past, I’ve tried using the Keurig, an iced coffee maker (so messy) or standard coffee pot. For real though, I love my percolator. Okay well, I love every percolator I’ve ever had, which to date is three.
Reasons why I love my percolator:
- It brews fast
- It’s easy to clean
- It is SUPER easy to store
Reasons why I’ve had three of them:
- These things are relatively simple to use, put the water in the bottom and coffee grounds in the tray on top. Somehow though, twice I’ve forgotten the water when trying to make the brew. The first pot burnt out and the second one nearly caught on fire. Despite these issues, I keep replacing them because of the reasons mentioned above.
How I Make Homemade Iced Coffee:
- Use super dark roast coffee beans for a stronger flavor
- Use fresh ground coffee beans for grinding coffee beans, flax seed, and oats it’s amazing.)
- Fill the entire tray with coffee beans
- Fill half the percolator with cold water
- Only fill it half way full so that you don’t get excessive coffee grounds in the product and so that it is a stronger brew.
- Pour finished brew into mason jars, let stand one hour before placing in fridge overnight.
Now it’s time for the fun stuff! As many of you know, I start every day with a cup of coffee with collagen powder + half and half. I don’t like any sweetener in my morning cup of coffee, but in my iced coffee now that’s an entirely different story! In fact, recently my family came to stay with me, and during their stay, they bought some super sweet chemical filled creamer from the store. Every time I read the ingredient list I got grossed out, most creamers are made with tons of fake ingredients. Eventually, though, willpower be damned, and I tried a bit in my iced coffee. All of a sudden I was drinking it straight out of the bottle and was totally ADDICTED! All those chemicals are hyper-palatable and SUPER addicting. All of a sudden I knew why so may of my grocery store participants and clients feel that can’t give up up their coffee creamer! I eventually ended up reluctantly dumping it down the sink because I just couldn’t stay away from it and didn’t want to ingest all that crap daily. So, when I learned about International Delights Simply Pure Creamers at Walmart that are made with only five ingredients including real milk, sugar, and cream I knew I had to try them!
I love it that so many companies are making an effort to make products with real food ingredients! I compared the nutrition facts to other brands and types at the store and noticed they were similar. Another reason I always recommend reading the ingredient list before the nutrition facts panel. They have the similar amounts of sugar but one with high fructose corn syrup and another with simple cane sugar. To me the flavor is perfect, just because it’s real ingredients doesn’t mean you need to use a ton more just to taste it. In my caramel iced coffee recipe, I used only ONE tablespoon of creamer, and it was delicious!
I also tend to add collagen to my iced coffee (dissolve in 1-ounce hot liquid then pour in iced coffee) for some protein to balance out the sugar and make it more of a snack. Or, if I’m drinking it right after lunch I don’t worry about it since I probably had some protein at lunch. Either way, my afternoon iced coffee taste like sweet caramel bliss, something to look forward. I can also feel good about this little afternoon indulgence because it’s made with real food ingredients.
What’s your favorite way to make iced coffee?
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