I am a big fan of Ree Drummond. She writes ThePioneerWoman.com and also has a Food Network show. I liked her blog long before her show was on, and I love that too. Ree lives in the middle of nowhere, and loves iced coffee – so she came up with a great recipe to make iced coffee concentrate.
I am also a coffee addict. I love skinny vanilla lattes from Starbucks…..iced or hot, I don’t really care. I want one….ALL. THE. TIME. Now that I work from home, running 10 miles to a Starbucks every time I want a coffee is kinda out of the question. I solved my problem pretty handily with Ree’s help. Here’s what you do:
First, Make up a batch of Ree’s iced coffee concentrate. I did 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound of Cafe Bustelo Espresso grind coffee to 1 gallon of water. Ree makes a bigger batch, but I just don’t need THAT much in my little fridge – not enough room.
Mix up a glass.
- I put about 1/2 C of ice in a tumbler (remember our mix is cold and wont melt your cubes right away)
- Add about 1 Tbsp of Sugar Free Vanilla Creamer or Vanilla Soy Milk, whichever i have on hand.
- Add skim milk until the glass is 3/4 full and stir – taste – and add more milk or coffee depending upon your preference.
- Add a straw and enjoy!
Here’s how mine looks in one of my favorite yard sale glasses.