This week Starbuck’s is having Happy Hours: Every day from 3-5 all frappuccinos are half off! Aka – Get over there before the 16th! Needless to say this is the only time I can afford the usually expensive drink. But what’s a girl to do after the 16th? Answer: Learn how to make her own iced coffee beverage! Here’s how:
Cold Drip Iced Coffee
To Make: Soak 3/4lb of coarsely ground coffee in 8 cups of cold water overnight in the refrigerator.
Strain coffee into your favorite serving pitcher and – voila! You should have 24 cup size servings of this chilled brew.
To Serve: Pour one part* coffee, two parts milk or water. Add ice. Stir. If you enjoy an added flavor in your coffee, try getting some of those flavored syrups and put a little in the cup first, before you add anything else. If you prefer a frappuccino to an iced coffee, simply follow said directions and pop it in the blender for about 30 seconds.
*For coffee fiends like myself, two parts coffee, one part milk.
I love my hot cup of joe in the morning, but it’s nothing compared to enjoying this nice chilled beverage in the afternoon sun on my rooftop deck overlooking the Sound. Gather a group of friends together and share some good conversation and a pitcher of this delectable brew!