Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not Rocket Science

Every morning now I'm thrilled when we have half a pot of leftover coffee from breakfast. In the colder months we drink the whole pot, trying to warm up. Now that the ac is on, I break a sweat when I'm making toast! Mid-morning I take the cold coffee, add milk and a little Splenda and pour over ice...kind of like Starbucks and I didn't have to go anywhere.

One of the blogs I stalk daily visit is Full Bellies, Happy Kids. Sandra has a huge archive of wonderful recipes but today I found one that was just for ME! Thrifty, save the last bit of everything me! She had stolen tweaked it from Foodie With Family to suit her tastes and after making her version, all I can say is THANK YOU! I may even try some flavorings of my own since I waste money treat myself to Starbucks drive through when I'm running low on energy!
Sandra's recipe is
HERE. Being the rebel that I am thrifty and wanting to make larger quantities for morning and afternoon iced lattes, I have streamlined the process to suit my tastes.

Iced Coffee
1/3 cup Nesquick chocolate drink mix
1/2 pot of leftover coffee, still warm from breakfast
Sugar or Splenda to taste

As soon as hubby leaves and before you get on the Internet to waste the next two hours checking email, getting on Facebook, and of course Blogging...add the Nesquick to the hot coffee. Place the pot in the fridge to wait patiently for your planned coffee buzz later to chill. Then when it hits you, that I'm running low on energy "I need a Starbucks" feeling you have waiting for you in the fridge the makings of a $4 iced latte. Get a tall glass, add some ice and pour the mixture halfway up, add skim milk if you are being good or if you are feeling naughty add whole milk to the top and stir. If I am feeling really naughty I can give it a spritz of Reddi-Wip and a sprinkle of cinnamon! Then suck it down drink up and plan a shopping trip with the money you just saved!


  1. I, too, have to have my Starbucks fix. For the past couple of years, I've just kept a Starbuck gift card loaded--I add $20 at a time, so if I lose it I've not lost too much. Makes it quick to drive up and get a special treat. I'll have to try your recipe.

  2. Joycee, This recipe sounds great. I usually do not have any left over coffee my husband sees to that. I will make a special pot for the iced coffee version, and I can guarantee it will be gone by the end of the day. Yummy! You are right a lot cheaper than Starbucks.

  3. I'm not a coffee drinker but I do like spruced up coffee drinks. I'll have to try yours. Now I'm going to try to find that blog you are talking about.

  4. OH MY...I know what I'm having later today! Thanks for another wonderful post make me laugh. Have a wonderful day....Maura :)

  5. Sounds like a yummy plan - and your post sure gave me a chuckle today!!! Love it!

  6. Shopping on the money you a winner in my book..and at 4 dollars a pop...just think what we could find at the goodwill. Trish

  7. mmmm, yummy, I love ice coffee in the summer and I have no starbucks anywhere close so I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE this post! I perk my coffee each and every morning. Whenever I don't finish the pot, which isn't often, I'm afraid, I save the leftover coffee in the freezer. However, I'm liking your method a whole lot better now that the weather is warmer. Must give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing...

  9. Sounds yummy! Do you believe I've never even been to a Starbucks-it's true : ) But I think I'll try your recipe next time I have extra coffee left in the morning!


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