Friday, August 13, 2010

Iced Coffee

**UPDATE: Turns out the following recipe is actually BETTER if you omit the step of freezing it and just put it in a blender with some ice cubes. Add a little chocolate syrup and it's just like a McDonald's Frappe!***

I don't remember if I posed this recipe last summer, but even if I did I think it deserves to be posted again. Because if you happen to be a coffee-addict like myself you might find yourself struggling to get in your daily quota of caffeine on these hot August days. And that just can't be. Not with a house full of wild, wound up children and temperatures creeping higher will I surrender the one thing that keeps me sane.

So here it is (recipe courtesy of


3 cups hot, strong brewed coffee
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups milk
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a freezer-safe container, stir coffee and sugar; until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Add the milk, cream and vanilla; freeze. Remove from the freezer several hours before serving. Chop mixture until slushy; serve immediately.

Sip and enjoy. Sip and enjoy.

Ahhh. That's better. Let the kids pull the filter out of the vacuum cleaner and smear chocolate frosting from one end of the kitchen to another. Watch as they pull out every piece of dress up clothing and throw them down the stairs. Sit there and slurp away as they slide down the stairs and pile into a heap amongst the pile of dress up clothes. Just chill.

And pour yourself another iced coffee.


Cami said...

This was sounding so yummy until I read the 2 cups of half and half cream! I just can not bring myself to pour that much fat into something I am drinking and I love coffee....maybe I'll try it the "skinny" way...with skim milk. :)

Do you just store the extra in the fridge?

Sarah said...

I know- I discovered you can probably greatly reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe... Or even use something like Stevia which has zero calories. I did use the full amount of cream, but I would try it next time with less... Blending it with ice, however, does make more servings so the cream is distributed over several servings... Haha! Listen to me trying to justify! And, yes, I just stored the extra in the fridge.

Lori said...

Yum, that sounds so good! I might have to try out this recipe...