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Topic: do you have a great recipe for an iced coffee??

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Subject: do you have a great recipe for an iced coffee??
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 11:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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I would love to try making it, but I am sure I won't be able to make them as good as what you get at coffee houses.

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 11:33 PM ET
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I brew a pot of regular coffee and as soon as I finish brewing I add sugar (now I don' t use sugar in my coffee but others do- so sugar is added) then I refrigerate.  as soon as it chills - ice cubes and half & half cream (key unless you purchase with skim milk) to preference.  I found it doesn't last long - need to drink it that day.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 3:36 PM ET
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I like to keep ice cubes made of coffee in my freezer so that the iced coffee doesn't get too watered down.

Subject: iced coffee
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 12:33 PM ET
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To make delicious iced coffee, add a few drops of vanilla extract along with sweeteners and  half & half.  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 5:02 PM ET
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This is how I make it, it's never bitter and very smooth because it's never been heated at all:

1.  1.5 oz cold brew coffee concentrate (make your own with a press or buy it premade from toddy) and dilute to half strength to make about 1 cup

2. add 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened) or skim or whatever kind of cream you like ( I avoid half & half and 'non' dairy powders, etc.)  use chocolate milk to make a mocha blend, or you can use a little hershey syrup to taste.

3. add to taste, sugar syrup (to make bring to boil 1:1 ratio sugar & water and then cool)  sugar syrup is also great for iced tea since you can sweeten as you go instead of over sweetening the whole batch.  Or you can use the sweetened almond milk and forego this step.

4. stir or shake well.

5. pour 6 oz over a few ice cubes and enjoy.

I make a couple of cups of this in a mason jar (it helps me measure the ratios) and bring to work for my afternoon beverage; I find  this lasts me 3-4 days (as long as the milk would normally last in the fridge anyway).

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 2:09 PM ET
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I don't make iced coffee myself, but if you go to Allrecipes.com they have some wonderful sounding recipes there and they include the reviews!

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 11:05 PM ET
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I'm boring.  I just brew some really strong coffee and chill it in a large pitcher.   When I'm ready for it,  I squirt some chocolate syrup into a glass and add the coffee and skim milk to taste.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 8:08 AM ET
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Thanks you guys!!  I am going to experiment with these ideas this week!!

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 7:57 PM ET
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I have a Gourmet Chef store in the mall where I work, and they sell those bottles of flavored coffee syrups that most of the fancy coffee shops use. I always get the hazelnut - YUM!