Many of you know I am a total coffee
addict fanatic lover, so it came as a huge surprise one morning when my husband plunked my cup of coffee in front of me and I thought I was going to be sick. I drank coffee just fine throughout my other pregnancies, but this time it just doesn’t even smell right.
Wait. What? You mean to tell me I can’t stand the sight (or smell) of my favorite beverage? Apparently, with this pregnancy, coffee was just going to be off limits. I was able to enjoy iced coffee at Starbucks, but you know how expensive that little habit can get.
As always, I have to tweak it to suit me, so I did. But you can do it either way.
Iced Coffee Recipe
1 cup ground coffee
2 cups cold water
1 cup milk, or however much you want
Add the coffee to a French press, and cover with ONE cup of cold water, stirring well. Let this mixture sit overnight. The next morning, add the second cup of water to the coffee mixture and stir. Press the cover of the French press to separate the coffee from the grounds. Add ice cubes to a glass and fill one-quarter (or one-half!) of the glass with coffee. Top with milk. Add the desired amount of Vanilla Syrup (recipe below) and stir well. Enjoy!
Vanilla Syrup Recipe
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir with a whisk until the sugar is completely blended. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir well.
You can also substitute organic turbinado sugar for the white if you wish (I like half white, half turbinado!). It’s delicious!
This was so. good. Even Shane (who isn’t an iced coffee fan) loved it! So, of course, I had to share it with all of you!
Now, the only issue is I am kicking sugar to the curb for the month of June… which means no more iced coffee! Hmmm… wonder if using honey would count against me…