One of my favorite treats is an iced White Mocha from Starbucks. Everyone loves a good iced coffee drink in the spring and summer, right? The issue is, this tasty treat of a drink breaks my wallet, and sometimes I just want something nice to sip while I'm in my office working without having to actually leave the house.
After looking up 'iced coffee recipes' on Pinterest, I found nothing. Most of them used sweetened condensed milk, and I'm not about that. I know White Mochas probably have the same type of syrup in them, or worse! But I wanted something that I could sip and not feel THAT terrible about drinking.
So, this iced coffee recipe was born. It's mildly sweet, and mildly strong, at least in my opinion, but a coffee expert might disagree. Or something who hates sweets might think its TOO sweet. Just give it a try! If you like a normal amount of coffee, and a normal amount of sweetness, this is the drink for you.
4 cups of water
2 tablespoons of ground coffee
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of heavy cream
Brew your coffee with the 4 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of ground coffee.
While coffee is brewing, add the 1/4 cup of water and sugar into a small pot on the stove on low heat. and stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour in vanilla extract, then remove from heat and set aside.
Once coffee is done brewing, pour coffee and sugar syrup into a jar with a lid. Pour cream in with the coffee and place in the fridge for a few hours, or until jar and coffee feels cool.
Serve cold with ice cubes. Enjoy!