I enjoy coffee. I drink it in the morning. I drink it in the afternoon. I drink it in the evening (unless I’m drinking wine….which – truthfully – is more often the case).
And ever since my awesome husband got me a Keruig brewer for Christmas, I have been able to craft the perfect cup in seconds…making my coffee moments that much more perfect. *cue Folgers theme song*
But, it’s hot outside now (at long last after a chilly, wet spring) and I’m finding that a steamy cup of joe is not on my list of comfortable beverages in the sun. Thank goodness for modern appliances that allow us ice.
Iced coffee in the Keurig is very easy…as everything is with one of these. Fill a glass with
ice. I use a 16oz reusable Starbucks cup. (I’m pretty sure that putting homemade coffee into Starbucks containers makes it taste that much more fancy. It probably has nothing to do with the Starbucks Blond Roast that I’ve been drinking lately).
Choose your K-cup or fill your reusable K-cup with the coffee of your choice. No need to purchase the special iced coffee k-cups, unless you want to. I recommend getting one of these little hummers if you don’t have one already… Drinking Keurig coffee becomes much more affordable when you use bagged coffee in the reusable cup over the prepackaged K-cups. And I think it tastes better because you can use fresh ground coffee. But I digress…
Brew your coffee using the 6oz beverage size on the machine.
Add your goodies. I am currently hooked on 1 packet of Splenda and a splash of low-fat Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss in Vanilla.
This is where you can stop reading and go make a delicious iced coffee OR you can read on and discover the easy secret to a perfect iced coffee. (It’s really not a secret at all…but it sounds so much more romantic that way!)
Regular ice tends to make iced coffee drinks too watery and I find myself saying “ew” by about halfway though. The solution? Coffee ice cubes! Genius.
These are fool proof, but here’s the rundown:
Make a cup of coffee (brew it strong for the cubes) and pour it into ice cube trays.
If you want special coffee, only fill the trays half way and add a small splash of Bailey’s to each cube (now we’re talking!!).
Freeze them overnight and the result is the perfect coffee cube to accompany your tasty summer beverage.
A tip here when ‘assembling’ this: To avoid my coffee cubes melting completely right away, I usually brew my coffee over a small cup of regular ice (just a few cubes don’t water it down too much) or make it and place it in the refrigerator to cool before adding the coffee cubes to my drink.
Now the only hard part is deciding what you want to put in your drink!