I LOVE to cook! I also love to eat. Recently I joined Weight Watchers and found that food could still be delicious even if it was on a *shudders* diet. I decided that I wanted to share some of the awesome recipes that I have found and tried with you. Books and food often go hand in hand (but NEVER in the same hand!) Each week I will share the recipe and my own pictures so you can see what it looks like when an average joe makes it. 😉
This week I present:
Vanilla Iced Coffee
Anna! One you can do if you like coffee! 🙂
This one is pretty simple. It is a copycat of the FF SF vanilla iced coffee you can get at McDonald’s. I found a recipe online and modified it to make it my own. I start each week with a full pitcher of “cold brewed” coffee. I didn’t take a picture of my finished product because it goes into a stainless steel tumbler. Seriously this starts every workday.
2 c “cold brewed” coffee (see below)
1/2 c fat free half and half
1/2 c sugar free vanilla syrup
Stir. Add ice. Enjoy.
“Cold Brew” Coffee: It’s actually hot brewed but then chilled so yeah I don’t know what to call it. Anyway 1/2 c your choice of coffee grounds per full pot of coffee (12 c coffee maker). I just used Maxwell House. Brew as normal and then empty coffee into pitcher. If you find this to be too weak you can always tinker. The original recipe called for 3/4 c grounds. I’m not normally a coffee drinker but LOVE iced coffee. Refrigerate before using. I make two pots a week.
Ready for the kicker? I found this recipe because I couldn’t afford $2.25 a day for an iced coffee every morning. The pay off is not only does my dime go a lot farther but my recipe is 2 SP versus McDonald’s 5 SP. I’m not sure how that works out as the drinks are about the same size but when I plugged my ingredients into the Weight Watchers app that is the total I was given. Win/win, yes?