I’m an addict. I drink iced coffee constantly. It’s smooth, it’s refreshing and it doesn’t burn my mouth when I’m driving and just can’t wait for a sip. I realized I spend a small fortune on it one day while pondering life’s little mysteries, a favorite traffic past time of mine.I had a lot of little bits and pieces to puzzle together. I thought it would be simple, brew it up, throw it over some ice and hit the road. But alas I was wrong. And so began my journey…it was a slow evolve to this point. and an even longer one into perfecting it at home. But have faith my fellow java junkies! I will quickly walk you through the process and save you some cashola in the process. Who doesn’t want to save a few bucks, please raise your hand? Okay then let us move along.
First off be green. Even if you don’t recycle. Even if you don’t care about every “green issue” being flung at us daily. Be green and be cool, pick up an awesome container. Design will be purely personal preference of course. What size will you need, just how much java do you need to roll with you on a daily basis? I prefer a see through container, this way I can pace myself and not run into an surprises when the fluid runs out, otherwise things might get ugly. I also like to have a straw, one that is actually attached to the container. My quest resulted in a sweet 24 ounce bottle, see thru of course, with a fixed straw that removes easy and is dishwasher safe. Love it. Peruse your local department stores…drug store and even supermarket. Take your time, these things can’t be rushed, coffee is involved, when you do find it you will know it’s the “one”!
Now comes the interesting part. One of my greatest peeves when purchase iced coffee was that melted ice watering it down. Ha! Now I no longer have that peeve? You know why? I make the coffee in advance and fridge it. No more little ice cubes ruining my nectar of energy. If it’s hot out I toss those little plastic cubes, filled with liquid that freeze, in there. It stays cool extra long and again I have defeated the watering down of my beverage completely! Don’t have a clue about the plastic cubes? No problem! Get an extra ice tray and freeze coffee cubes. There is no iced coffee problem we cannot resolve!
So I make the coffee and put it in a pitcher, stick it in the fridge. Then when I’m ready to roll out it’s a quick process, but you like flavored coffee you say? No problem – there are tons of flavored creamers, powders and syrups now at our finger tips to enliven your coffee experience. Check you local supermarket in the coffee aisle for an array of choices that will surely meet your tastebud needs. Try a spoonful of cocoa powder and sugar for mocha. On a diet? Pick up lowfat milk and mix dry dairy creamer in for a heavy cream taste effect. The recipes for your concoctions are only limited by your mind.
This concludes my quick little share on saving some cash but still pampering yourself with a delicious drink. I do hope you enjoy your new adventure in the world of joe. Now all that’s left to do is sip some iced coffee and figure out how you plan on spending all that extra mula you’re saving.