I’m cheap, but iced coffee is the one thing I splurge on. It’s cold, it makes me happy, and it gives me energy. And I don’t care if that makes me sound like an addict, cause I flat out L-O-V-E love it and I don’t care who knows. But I hate spending money and regular homemade iced coffee doesn’t cut it.
And then I tried cold brewed coffee. And coffee ice cubes. And maple syrup instead of sugar.
Oh my gosh.
I did it. And it only takes a minute to make, and costs $1.03 per cup.
Like your coffee black? This is all you need:
Like your coffee with cream and sugar? This is what you need:
minus the heavy whipping cream which is optional
coffee, Half & half, and maple syrup. That’s it.
When it comes to cold brewed coffee, a mild roast is best because the beans aren’t heated up like crazy.
A cold brew is quick and easy, and it is what makes this recipe so good. Think about it, why would you take coffee, make it hot, then make it cold? Doesn’t that sound wrong? It takes 5 extra minutes. Try it.
put coffee into your pitcher, add water, put it in your fridge
I am warning you, it will not look appetizing. Yet.
Leave it alone (to brew)
You could wait overnight like me, or 8 hours if you’re impatient.
put some leftover coffee into an ice cube tray for next time (so you won’t have to wait)
pour the swamp water coffee through cheesecloth & a mesh strainer
and pour it into your schmancy glass drink dispenser. This is not required, but it’s fancy and should be.
put your coffee cubes in a cup
pour coffee into the cup
(if you like it black, stop now)
watch out, here’s the secret ingredient:
pour in some maple syrup
edited to add: Make sure it is REAL maple syrup! Avoid the kind that contains “high fructose corn syrup” because it probably does not contain any maple syrup, just maple flavoring. If given a choice between Grade A & B, pick B.
what?!?!?!!?! maple syrup?! I’m not crazy, hear me out. Don’t you hate when you have clumps of sugar on the bottom of your iced coffee? Think of maple syrup as liquid sugar, and it makes more sense.
and then on a normal day, stop to enjoy your coffee.
But we’re feeling fancy today.
Put some heavy whipping cream in a bowl and put your kids to work making whipped cream for mommy.
when you’ve had enough of that, just put it in a mixer and let that do the upper body workout.
Top your coffee with whipped cream, and a sprinkle of sugar and coffee grounds. TRUST ME.
To be honest, I could just call this iced coffee. You really don’t taste maple syrup. But I wanted to hook ya in and make you go, “huh?!” Put in your straw and suck down every last drop. Let it take you away.
Since I’m a math girl, I broke down the price and here’s what it looks like:
$0.38 – black iced coffee
$1.03 – w/ organic cream & organic maple syrup
$1.53 – fancy w/ whipping cream
Going to the coffee shop every day: $90-150 a month.
Making iced coffee this way every day: $30 a month.
MONEY SAVED: $60-120 a month, $720-1440 a year!
What do you think? Easy? Cheap? Will you try it?
How do you like your iced coffee?
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However, I do love coffee and this recipe, and no one can pay me to say that.