Saturday, October 01, 2011

Perfect Iced Coffee-thanks Pioneer Woman

I'm not a big coffee drinker but I do like a cappuccino every now and then and I love a good frappe.  Everyone had been telling me I need to become a coffee drinker because it makes the homeschool mornings much easier but I just haven't been able to do it until I found the Pioneer Woman's perfect iced coffee.  I'm not even exaggerating when I say it's to die for delicious.  I'm so addicted to it now that I have to have a huge tumbler full of it almost every morning for breakfast.  Once you try it you won't look back.

Ree recommends that you use Cafe Bustelo coffee but I was trying to use up a can of coffee that my Grandma had left here when she stayed with us (I didn't want to waste it).

Ree uses these HUGE containers that will hold 12 qts but I just used a pitcher I had on hand and figured out the amount of coffee I would need compared to her large amount.  So you just add your coffee (however much you want I used about 1/3 of the can) and add cold water, cover, stir and let it sit overnight.  In the morning when you wake up run into the kitchen and stir again and take a deep sniff of that fragrant smell...it smells really good.  Now, you have to strain it.

Ree uses layers of cheesecloth inside a strainer but I used coffee filters inside my strainer and it worked out great.

It actually looks kinda gross right now and takes awhile to strain it all through the filters but in the end you have this wonderful smooth, rich concentrate.  I then fill my tumbler up with ice and add a little more then 1/2 of my cup of coffee, next comes skim milk, whole milk, or sometimes half and half.  I then drizzle vanilla (homemade vanilla), some sweetener of your choice and stir it all up!


Vietnamese Iced Coffee is good too!  All you have to do is add some sweetened condensed milk instead of sweetener but I still add some milk to it, stir and enjoy.  I only use this variation every so often because it's pretty sweet but OHHHHHH so good.

17 comments:

claudia b said...

oh my gosh I LOVE vietnamese iced coffee!!! i am going to make a batch of this goodness - thanks for sharing! i'm your new follower :D

Annemarie said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog. I follow your blog too now. Have a lovely day!
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oomph. said...

HUGE coffee lover here! will have to try this! looks and sounds so creamy and delish!

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Isra said...

What a great post! And perfect timing for me, Im working on a post on my site about cost effectiveness of making our own fancy coffee drinks at home and i looove pioneer woman!!! shes the reason i started blogging!

new follower!

Isra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great post, Im working on a post for my site about homemade coffee drinks also..how cool! and I LOVE pioneer woman..shes the reason I started blogging!

Laurie said...

That looks SO good. So it's not brewed at all, just sits in the water? That's different, but I sure want to try it now! Thanks for being a follower, I'm following you back. =)

Shiloh said...

I don't drink much coffee, but I bet my husband would enjoy this.:) Thanks for following at Everyday Gameplan.:) I'm following back.:)

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

thanks for simplifying ree's recipe for me! i, too, drooled over her post but was too damn lazy to make it. will be giving this a shot, though!

thanks for checking out my blog and commenting!!

amy

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hello, I am following back :) nice to see your blog, i hope we will have nice time :)

Vicky said...

Love how you can make this at home! Thanks for the tips. I am a new follower from the hop. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Well, it certainly LOOKS good. But I don't drink coffee (religious thing) though I truly enjoy steamers. Now, if there was a recipe for that, I would totally do it.

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Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

I have to have my 2 cups of hot coffee each morning, but I love iced coffee also. I'm going to try yours and see how it taste.

Mamawsplace said...

I'm following back from Mamaw's Place. Thanks for inviting me to your wonderful blog. Lots of great ideas.

Jen at A Heart Full of Love said...

I am not much of a coffee drinker. Maybe I would like it this way :)

Thanks for visiting! I am your newest follower.

Lorie said...

Looks great! Following you back! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti! Lorie

olive and love said...

Thanks for checking out my site! It's funny cuz I just blogged about making my own iced coffee too!
http://www.oliveandlove.com/2011/09/iced-coffee-cubes.html

Laura said...

Yum this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog! xoxo

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