When we bought our Keurig, I kind of made this deal that I'd actually use it to save a little money. As in, not buy coffee from the oh-so-convenient-but-seriously-overpriced coffee shop in the hospital where I work. I've done fairly good, but when it comes to the warmer months, I really want ice coffee and the K-cups for ice coffee are a little limited. So, I've come up with my own little recipe I thought I'd share. If I prepare a little beforehand it goes a long way!
CHOOSE YOUR CONTAINER
CHOOSE YOUR BREW
Choosing your brew is going to be key! I normally drink a medium roast such as a house or breakfast blend, but for this ice coffee I chose a Bold coffee and I'll tell you why.
My Keurig is the smallest one so the cup size is small - you use the same k-cup to brew a larger cup with a larger machine right? right. So, I decided to brew two medium size cups with the same k-cup. Still with me?
With the bolder flavor and the mixture it works out nicely for a nice creamy ice coffee while maintaining a nice coffee kick!
CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR
or choose none. I chose to mix it up. I used my current Coffee Matte creamer in some and just skim milk and Splenda in others.
- Brew one medium sized cup of Bold Coffee. Use a measuring cup for easy pouring.
- Divide cup into two containers
- Brew a second medium sized cup and divided between the same two containers.
- Add Sugar/Splenda while still warm and let Coffee cool on the counter. I just covered with a paper towel to allow for cooling while I brewed more cups.
- Once coffee is cooled to room temperature or cooler, I add my creamer/milk, cover and refrigerate.
- Let cool overnight or at least a few hours before drinking, when taking out of the fridge shake to mix everything back up and you are ready to go!
- If you like it extra cold, leave a little room for ice the morning of... if it's already cold this will prevent more melting/watering down your flavor.
+++ I only make about a week's worth at a time (6 bottles or so) due to the milk expiration issue! You could always just add your creamer/milk the morning of!
I'm thinking of trying some with just a little coconut milk next weekend, forgoing the artificial sugar and dairy.
What are your favorite ice coffee recipes? Have you tried this with your Keurig?