Friday, May 28, 2010

Iced Coffee

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.

Iced Coffee

Adapted from Foodie With Family

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Iced Coffee Step 1 & 2

  1. Put the lid on and make sure it's tightly closed, then shake vigorously until the coffee and chocolate are mixed.

Iced Coffee Step 3

  1. 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 picture until the outside of the jar is very cold.

Iced Coffee Step 4

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Iced Coffee


  1. Ok, I am so glad you made this!! Some times I'll just make real strong coffee add milk ,ice cubes and add a caramel coffee syrup to it as well. Shake and enjoy.

  2. Can't wait to try this--I love ice cold coffee with milk--got to be better with chocolate though!! Have a great weekend.

  3. I ended making up a whole pitcher of it. My little guys drank mine and my friend just happened to stop by. thank god I keep staples on hand. Well yummy coffee treat staples I mean :) Colleen Cass

  4. I made this today with one substitution, instead of Nesquick (diabetic), I used 2T of unsweetened cocoa and 3t of splenda.

    This was so good. I made a second batch and put it in the fridge for tomorrow.

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  6. This may be a super simple question but..
    If you are making super strong coffee, how much grounds do you used compared to normal. My normal is 4 T. per 6 servings of coffee. What do any of you suggest?

  7. Lucinda - for my own iced coffee I use the 4 oz of water and 2 Tbsp instant coffee grounds. I think just go with whatever coffee you like, my friend made hers not so strong and it was still really good.

  8. Hi Lucinda, maybe I'm not the right person to answer your question since I drank Navy coffee for thirty years. Most modern coffee roasters recommend you use 2T of coffee per cup. I don't think your proportion would make a mouse dance all night. Remember you are going to dilute it with ice and milk. Super strong would be 4T per single serving. I hope you can dance.:)

  9. Mmmmm... iced coffee, one of my favorite treats even in the SF fog. I never make it at home, but now I think I absolutely will. Thanks!

  10. That recipe sounds great! Is there anyway to get it without the pictures? Call me lazy!

  11. Hello! Rebecca from Foodie With Family here. I'm so glad you liked it and spread the good word. I'm also glad I'm not the only one who feels totally incompetent (and ripped off) at a Starbucks's counter.

  12. Thank you Sandra! Have you happened to have tried chocolate syrup instead of the nesquick before?