Friday, June 17, 2011

Vanilla or Hazelnut Iced Coffe Recipe :)

My dream come true... A Mc Donald's in my own home!!! Ok, not really. But the next best thing, a copy cat recipe of a Mc Donald's iced coffee! Yup, it's true, I finally found and tweaked an iced coffee recipe that tastes just like my new favorite drink. :) The secret is to cold brew the coffee because then it doesn't get that acidic taste when you try to drink it cold. So, if anyone else out there shares my obsession, here is the recipe!
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~Vanilla or Hazelnut Iced Coffee~






* Mix 2/3 cup of coffee grounds with 1 1/2 cups of room temperature water. Cover and let sit AT LEAST 12 hours. I think it tastes best at about 14 hours.



* 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk



* 4 Tablespoons of either hazelnut or vanilla syrup. (Once I used vanilla imitation extract and that was amazing too!



Step 1



*After your coffee water mixture has sat and cold brewed for 12-14 hours, separate the coffee from the coffee grounds. The best way I have found to do this is to take a coffee filter, place over a glass cup and secure in place with a rubber band. Pour the coffee and let it strain through the filter. When it starts to get too full of grounds, very carefully take off of the cup and replace with another filter. I usually go through 2-3 filters and gently squeeze the last bits of coffee out after removing each filter. (Does this all make sense? I can see myself doing it in my head, lol )



Step 2



* Mix the coffee with one can of sweetened condensed milk and add your flavoring. Be careful not to splash your very concentrated coffee concoction!



Step 3



* Pour into a pitcher and add about 11 cups of icy cold water. Park in the fridge and let chill! When your ready for your coffee, pour over a big glass of ice.



And Volia! You now have a perfect iced coffee! A word of caution though, all that sweetened condensed milk makes it a high calorie dessert like treat. So, after you get over how great it is, this is best for a once in awhile treat. And don't make the mistake of what I did, drinking 3 glasses before bed. All that caffeine and sugar had me running on a super sugar high and added to my horrible sense of dry humor, lol :)


35 comments:

Laura Lowe said...

I love iced coffee! Will have to try this. Thanks for the follow at Everything Beautiful! I've followed back.

More Milestones said...

Thanks for the tip. I will be trying this out.
Also, thanks for the follow.
Returning the favor. Have a great week!

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Penny Davidson said...

YUM!! That sounds so good.....I will have to try this. I'm a new follower from the Blog it Forward Tuesday Blog Hop! Hope you can stop by my blog at http://www.thegypsymom.blogspot.com

Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

Hello, I am a new follower from the Totally Tuesday Blog hop. I would love it if you would visit my blog and follow me back at Valerie @ My-2-Cents

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NotSoNormalMommy said...

Hello! Following you back!

The Sims II said...

This sounds delicious!! cant wait to make it! Thanks for stopping by my site. I am now a follow of yours and a fellow sister in Christ. I love your profile, you seem like my kinda lady!! Thanks also for posting the other blog hops, I love being blog social as well!

Shanda said...

Wow...thank you for this recipe. I am going to start mine going now!!! too bad I have to wait till evening to drink it thought:)
Thank you for visiting my blog. We all have so much to be thankful for!

Renee Huggins said...

Looks good!

I'm a new follower from the Busy Mom's Tips hop.

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mymy said...

yummm...thanks for sharing!
hi, am a new follower; hope you can follow back :)

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The Pettijohn's said...

New follower and that looks awesome! I am going to have to try that sometime.

Chef in Training said...

I am visiting from the hop! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!
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New follower from the I love blogging blog hop. Love your blog.

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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

No additives and available anytime, in the comfort of our own homes.
Thank you for following me. :-)

Sandie lee said...

Thanks for the recipe and the follow - I'm following back =)

Sandie lee

Melissa said...

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Hi! Found you through the Wednesday blog hop and am now following you on GFC. I hope you can follow back also; I'd appreciate it so much ;-) Have a lovely day!

Daisy said...

Thank you for following my blog! You're a Christian! Its always wonderful to meet other Christians on here. Hope we can be good friends.

LifeTwins&dramaQueen said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you right back!

Frugal in WV said...

I love iced coffee, thanks for the recipe! New follower from the cup of joe hop, have a great evening! You can find me at
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Shana said...

Congrats! Now, if you could only get the mango pineapple smoothie recipe... Hi! Following you from the Thursday Cup of Joe Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you.

Jill (Momma Totally in Love) said...

Thanks for the follow!! ( I was already you're follower :) )
This recipe looks awesome, I love me some coffee!!

A Gracious Home said...

I will have to try this. It sounds great. Doylene

Samantha said...

I love coffee and iced coffee! I will have to try after I have my baby!

Thanks for stopping by Nifty Mom! New follower and can't wait to read more!

Gae said...

Wow will have to try that one, although my favourite is the choc shakes.

Thanks for the visit and lovely comment. I can't wait to have you follow me to:)
I try to do my blogging at night, sometimes too late,lol
Blessings
Gae

Emily said...

Today is a great day for iced coffee. This recipe looks good.

I'm stopping by from the Monday Mingle hop.

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Grandma Bonnie said...

I don't drink coffee but my daughter loves iced coffee so thanks for the great recipe.
New follower from the Monday Mingle.
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Kelly said...

OOH! My hubby loves those! Thanks for the recipe! I am one of your newest followers!

Jenilyn said...

Yummmmm Coffee! I'm a new follower from the Hop. Come visit me at www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Um, so thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel like we might be kindred spirits! lol I love vanilla and hazelnut, plus pink and sparkly {as per your bio}! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! :) I love eyelet, so your dress sounds stinkin' adorable!! :) I am following you back and can't wait to read more of your blog! :)

Yvonne said...

YuM! I love a good iced coffee! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, i am following you back! Gonna go poke around some more! :)

Yvonne

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following yours as well!

bluebell screams said...

Thanks so much for this. I've been brewing it hot and refrigerating it. Not nearly as good. Definitely will try this!

Stopping by from bassgiraffe's Thursday hop