From coffee beans to iced coffee, muy delicioso! This may take a little longer than Starbucks to make, but its super simple and will save you lots of dollars, calories, and gas.
Start with fresh ground coffee beans, I used approx. 1/2 cup. Then, add in cold water, about 2 cups. You can alter the oomph of the coffee by adding more or less water. Let the coffee and water sit together for 8 hours or overnight. I made my batch last night and waited until this morning to strain it.
If you have a fine mesh strainer you will need it. It will make your life easier. I did not have a strainer so I used good ‘ol coffee filters…this works too, it just takes forever!
I froze some of my coffee into ice-cube trays , but I wanted coffee now! Fill a glass with plain ice, pour 1/2 coffee followed by 1/2 vanilla soymilk together. I like the soymilk because it has a thicker texture then milk, less fat, and really great vanilla flavor.
Stir and enjoy! I have enough coffee left to make ice coffees every day this week. A Starbucks tall iced coffee with milk is $1.95 before taxes, flavors ($.65) or milk substitutes ($.50). So that is $3.10 for a 12oz iced soy vanilla coffee (before taxes).
$3.10 per day (considering you only drink 1 coffee)
$21.70 per week (7 drinks)
$1131.50 per year (before taxes/one drink a day)
Have an iced coffee or two, guilt free.
Here are the coffee ice cubes! They are so good!