Friday, May 04, 2012

Iced Vanilla Latte

As you probably know by now, I am an avid coffee drinker. I love love love coffee. I am trying to reduce my coffee spending budget by making my favorite treats at home. Now that the warm weather is here, I like iced coffee and iced lattes. I'm not really into the whipped cream or the frozen drinks, crushed ice is my favorite. A couple of tips first, since you will brew your initial pot of coffee at double strength, you will probably want to keep the remainder of the brewed coffee in the refrigerator for the rest of the week. I keep mine in a Ball jar. You might have to experiment with the flavors since coffee preference may be different for everyone. 

Directions for 1 iced latte:
  1. Brew enough coffee for about 10 cups - I use bold, dark coffee and almost double the amount of coffee I use for a normal pot of coffee.
  2. Let your coffee cool, if I'm not in a hurry I do this, otherwise I just add more ice at the end. 
  3. Pour 1/2 cup cooled coffee into a 12 ounce glass.
  4. Add 1/2 cup milk.
  5. Add 1/4 cup half-n-half or heavy whipping cream.
  6. Stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  7. Options: My husband likes caramel flavoring so I use 1-2 T caramel syrup (ice cream topping) or 1-2 T chocolate syrup for a mocha latte. Just add your favorite flavoring the coffee mixture and whisk it together. 
  8. Optional: Add 1/2-1 tsp agave or sugar if you like your coffee sweet.
  9. Mix together and add crushed ice (I like lots of ice!) And don't forget the straw!

 Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

5 comments:

  1. looks yummy I am going to try it

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  2. Anonymous11/11/2014

    Is it good?

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  3. Anonymous12/29/2014

    Love this!

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  4. Anonymous4/28/2016

    I made this and it's really good! I used sweetened creamer and no sugar and the coffee tasted amazing. Also try to have the ice in a glass before you pour the coffee in to drink so you don't splash it everywhere. The coffee I used was still pretty warm when I added milk and creamer to it and it worked perfectly fine so don't worry if the coffee isn't ice to the touch. ;)

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