Foodie Friday: Vanilla Iced Coffee

Posted June 16th, 2017 by in Foodie Friday / 5 comments

Foodie Friday

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. πŸ˜‰

This week I present:

Vanilla Iced Coffee


Anna! One you can do if you like coffee! πŸ™‚

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?

Stephanie

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5 Responses to “Foodie Friday: Vanilla Iced Coffee”

  1. Evelina

    Cold brew is actually when you pour cold water onto the cofee and leave it for at least 12 hours πŸ™‚ it’s actually pretty awesome that way!

    • Stephanie

      That’s what I thought but the recipe kept referring to it as cold-brewed. I wonder what it’s called when you make super strong coffee and serve it chilled. Lol. I imagine iced coffee.

      • Evelina

        Actually, the cold brew CAN backfire on you severely πŸ˜€ the problem is, if you steep it cold like I said, it tastes somewhat different and doesn’t seem as strong, when in fact.. the amount of caffeine is bigger, so really, it’s stronger. I once had a super bad caffeine rush because of that, totally unexpected as well. I pretty much had tunnel vision lol! Wasn’t too much fun. Never again.

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