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Making iced coffee at home is absolutely one of the easiest recipes. Also, it costs much less and you can get a better size portion to your liking. I love cooking and sharing, but am not use to writing it down and measuring everything. I kinda shoot from the hip when I cook, so bare with me while I learn to commit all of this to where you can replicate it. Leave comments or tips to help make this transition easier, especially if you are a food blogger. All though any blogger that is a “doer” not a “document-er” as you go, I am sure that you can offer up some great suggestions.
The Cabana Boys Iced Coffee Recipe
The Cabana Boys take on “How to make iced coffee at home.” For most of us out there that still actually make a real pot of coffee in the mornings. We all usually have a cup or two left over when we get home in the afternoons. Well, during the hot Arkansas summer afternoons I really do not want to drink something hot. Instead, I have started making iced coffee out of those leftover cups of coffee. If you think about it just set the carafe in the fridge. Leave it there while you are at work. When not using it to make a drink; take the leftover coffee and make ice cubes out of it. Just pour the leftover coffee into a plastic ice cube tray. Let it freeze; then empty out into a freezer bag. All these leftovers will be the start of something very tasty. Here is how I make what I like. You will need the following.
How to Make Iced Coffee at Home
Iced Coffee Recipe:
- 3/4 Leftover coffee If you are Keurig only. Make an extra cup in the morning and stick in the fridge for later or make at night for iced coffee for morning time. Make a couple extra cups. Refrigerate one and freeze one in your favorite cup; where its half way assembled.
- 1/4 Half and half Healthy version are Almond / Coconut / Cashew milk
- 2-3 tsp Flavored coffee syrup - I use Sugar Free I like vanilla, but they make a lot of different flavors of this.
- 4-6 cubes Ice Coffee ice cubes will keep you from having a watered down taste.
- Making the Iced Coffee Magic:
- Get you a glass of your liking. I use a 24oz. Tervis.
- Fill it about half way up with ice/coffee cubes.
- Put in the syrup. Depends on how sweet you like yours. I do not like mine real sweet, so I use 2.
- Pour the glass about ¾ full of coffee and then fill the rest of the way with the half and half or your choice.
- Stir it up and then enjoy!
Iced Coffee Recipe is a Perfect Afternoon Delight
I have learned it’s just crazy to pay what these cost when you purchase them out. You could even do this with your left overs at the office if there’s access to a Fridge/Freezer. By some chance there’s not one, get a great insulated cup (Yeti, Artic, Ozark Trails type) stick your coffee cubes in it; add cream & flavor of choice. These cups will keep cold until your ready later in the day. [I recommend you not leaving it out in the heat though.] Let morning office coffee cool, then add it for an afternoon caffeine fix. If available just refrigerate it and make something super refreshing and tasty. Maybe this will inspire you to not throw out the left over cup of java and I’ve shown you it’s super easy & how you can make iced coffee at home.
Looking for a Little More Kick in Your Iced Coffee Recipe?
If iced coffee is something that you love, but you think that it could be even better? I have just the thing for you! An iced coffee recipe with a kick! Drunken Iced Coffee might just be for you. I know I love it!
Hey everyone. Just a little bit to let you know who I am. Lived in Central Arkansas my whole life. So I am truly a southern guy. Been married for 23 years to the same wonderful wife. We have 2 great kids and one fantastic grand daughter. I love to grill, bake, and cook. Red wine and beer are a passion. Very near and dear to my heart, right next to Jesus. Guess you can’t be a true southern guy and not love beer. We love to entertain family and friends. I hope you will enjoy my post and try some of my recipes.
I am the Southern Cabana Boy,