Above is one of the coffee art pieces I have hanging on my kitchen wall. I LOVE COFFEE! There is nothing more wonderful then the aroma of fresh brewed coffee first thing in the morning. I am by no means a coffee connoisseur. In fact, I admit I can't even drink it black. I take mine with sugar and cream.
One of my favorite summer afternoon drinks is iced coffee. If I could afford it, I would be all over a Frappuccino. That was actually a staple item for me before I got married, but these days it doesn't exactly fit into our budget. (These days even coffee itself barely fits in our budget!) No problem, though, because I know how to make my own! And it tastes just as good!
Milk (or half-n-half or cream)
Fill a 12-ounce glass about 1/2 full of cold coffee. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Add enough milk until the coffee is a nice caramel color. Add ice until the glass is about full. Enjoy!!
Of course you can adjust the amounts to your taste - I use less sugar - but the key to the recipe is using cold coffee. Otherwise, warm or even room temp coffee will cause the ice to melt quickly and then the drink is watery. I always have cold coffee on hand because I pour whatever coffee is leftover each morning into a pitcher and store it in the fridge.
Waste not, want not!! And what a delicious way to do it!