I don’t know about anyone else, but I am addicted to my morning coffee! Lately with it warming up somewhat I’ve been on an iced coffee kick. But, my budget has not been appreciating that. Haha! So my solution has been to start making my own. It’s super easy!!! I’ve even started making my own creamer! The best part is I can pick up just about everything I need on my way out the door from work! Yay! No extra stops for me!
To make my coffee base all I do is brew a big pot of coffee, and let it cool off. Then once it’s cooled I just pour it into an old iced tea container we had, and put it in the fridge. I also recommend freezing some coffee in your ice cube trays, so you have coffee cubes! Yay, no watered down coffee!
Now, if you are like me and prefer sugar with your coffee, you need sugar. But, you don’t want all your sugar to not dissolve, and settle at the bottom of your nice cold drink. Yuck! So you need find a way to prevent that. It’s super easy! All you need to do is heat on the stove, equal parts water and sugar, until all sugar is dissolved. Let this cool and store in the fridge, in a pretty mason jar.
To make your creamer all you need to do is take one can of evaporated milk and 1 ¼ cups of sugar and heat on the stove till sugar dissolves completely. Let that cool. Then combine the evaporated milk and sugar with 1 ¾ cups of whatever milk you buy normally. Store this in your fridge for up to two weeks. The milk is the only thing you cannot purchase at your local Rural King!
Usually that’s what I like, just plain creamer. Really though who doesn’t like a little bit of a fancier creamer sometimes? So, sometimes when I’m feeling a little extra sweet I’ll make “cinnamon roll” creamer. All you need to do is add is 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon to the normal creamer base and whisk.
Make sure you refrigerate everything!