Because I absolutely love it, but I don't absolutely love driving out to McDonald's just to get one and I really don't absolutely love spending money on something I can make at home. At any time, any day, any hour.
You get the picture right?
So anyway, I love my coffee and I love a good Iced Coffee in the summer and I cringe when I hear my friends talking about going to Starbucks because, geez Louise, they're expensive and they're hard to order from. Don't laugh....but I am an idiot when it comes to ordering stuff from there, all I want is a simple coffee but I always end up feeling like I should have studied for a test.
I've been looking for a good iced coffee recipe and then yesterday one of my facebook friends posted one, so I immediately saved it.
I had a tooth extracted on Tuesday and I'm still dealing with tenderness and pain in the area so I've been careful with what I eat and drink, I guess this is my little reward for being such a good girl at the dentist and not socking her in the mouth when she tried to give me a crown and root canal before pulling the darn thing. That's another post and NOT one that belongs in the food blog.
Here, I'll just shut up and give you the recipe, you can thank me later for all the money you'll save you on these.
Adapted from Foodie With Family
- I put 3 tablespoons of Nesquick in a clean, empty 24 oz. jar with a tight fitting lid. I am actually using an empty ground coffee plastic jar. It works too.
- Add 4 oz. super strong coffee. I just make 4 oz. of really strong coffee in a mug and then pour into the Nesquick. Now the recipe says you can chill it, but I don't have time or patience for that, I want to enjoy it now.
- Put the lid on and make sure it's tightly closed, then shake vigorously until the coffee and chocolate are mixed.
- Remove the lid, add 1 cup of ice cubes. (that's for the ones that don't want to chill it first, it's a shortcut), replace the lid and close tightly again, then shake
it like a polaroid pictureuntil the outside of the jar is very cold.
- Remove the lid again (I know, I know, monotonous, but worth it), add milk to where the jar narrows. The original recipe says about 4 oz. Replace the lid again and shake it shake it shake it.
- Remove lid (sigh) and drink straight from the jar. The recipe says you can also transfer to a chilled glass for your food snob friends, but I don't have any of those and since I'm not a snob myself, it's straight from the jar for me.
I'm so far from a snob, did you notice up close in the jar pictures that I didn't even completely removed the foil from the rim? How's that for a snob? LOL
I'll do that after I'm done drinking. Bottoms up my friends.