As most of you may know, I am currently 6 months pregnant, and throughout the first and half of my second trimester coffee I were in a love/hate relationship. Having a sip of coffee or any caffeinated beverage made me absolutely sick! But, there were those days where I NEEDED a little pick me up and I would indulge in two or three sips of an iced coffee from either McD’s or BK (Starbucks was way too strong, maybe because it really is coffee lol). Until finally, I got myself an iced coffee from BK and I was able to finish almost half! So I started making a trip a couple of times a week, until of course the $2.37 I was spending started adding up! Which brings me to this DIY, not only do I now know exactly what it is I am drinking, but it’s way cheaper to make and I can have it whenever I want (as long as it’s before 5 o’clock).
I started doing some research and took tips from here and there, I used sugar, Splenda, vanilla, froze the coffee, blended it, stir, shook, lets just say I tried many many different takes until I came up with this yummy delicious ice-cold beverage! I think you will be surprised to find what the main and very secret ingredient is!
Here we go, everything you need is in the photo below:
About 1 cup of Ice Cubes
1 packet of prepared instant coffee equivalent to 1 cup brewed cooled coffee (your choice)
1/2 cup half and half or milk
4 Tb Sweetened Condensed Milk (aha!)
3 Tb Caramel topping
Really, this is just a variation of what you could use, depending on how sweet you like it, or how strong, you can add or take away whatever you’d like, this is like a starting platform of ingredients! Since I can’t have too much caffeine, I don’t use the whole cup and add a little more half and half. A good substitution is chocolate syrup instead of caramel to make a delicious Iced Mocha!
Once you have your cooled coffee ready, throw it all in a blender until your desired consistency! I like my ice completely crushed, so I then pour it over some more ice and it’s just the perfect treat to enjoy on a hot summer morning, noon, or evening!
I really hope you enjoy this tasty treat as much as I do!! I would love for you to come back and let us know how yours turned out!