I'm afraid I'm in the no-sleeping-ever season of life. I'm hopeful that sleep will return sometime before 35, time will tell. Like my mother and many mothers before me I believe firmly in caffiene. I'll need LOTS of coffee to help aid my survival of the next few years. I enjoy a good cup of joe but reallllllly swoon over a large iced coffee. However, I cannot afford the $4-6 price tag of a daily iced latte and frankly I would rather stab my eyes out with a barbie shoe than embark on the CIRCUS that is loading up two children into the car each day.
My friend Holly shared an iced coffee recipe with me a week into motheroftwodom and it is too money not to share. I believe it's wayyyy better than McDonald's and Dunkin's and ranks a smidgen below Starbucks. It's approximately $8 for an ENTIRE pitcher ( about 8 large iced heavens) and totally customizable to fit your taste. I should also add that after purchasing the initial ingredients the only item I have to buy new with each pitcher is a half gallon of milk. Hear that?? It's the sound of money RE-ENTERING your wallet. :)
I've been guzzling pitchers of this for 5 weeks now and I just felt the need to share this recipe with you. It's liquid joy.
1. Gather ingredients: milk, instant coffee, sugar, hot water, ice, and your favorite creamer. I always stick with carmel--but I've had friends try hazelnut, vanilla, and creme brulee and love it.
2. Combine ingredients in 2 quart container. I use the shaker kind made by Rubbermaid. I got it at Target for a few bucks.
//this is a HALF BATCH. the recipe will fill 1/2 of this container////
3. Shake until frothy
4. Pour over ice
5. Down the hatch! :)
Seriously so simple and delicious. I enjoy always having it on hand.
A few sips amidst chaos does wonders for my soul....and sanity.