Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gotta have my morning coffee drink

So, I'm not an "ordinary" coffee drinker.  Meaning, I'm not a big fan of hot coffee.  I'll drink it if it's the only thing there (or if I've moved into an igloo for a bit and I'm freezing) but it's not my first choice.  Now, mention some sort of iced coffee drink and you've got my complete attention!!  It originally started with my love of French Vanilla iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, but once I moved further south, there were no D&D's to be found. Very.Sad.Day.
I was left to substitute my coffee addiction with iced coffee from McDonald's which, in my opinion, not even the same ballpark! But it would do.  A blended, on ice drink, would make me even happier.  Before you mention Starbucks, I will add that while I love my coffee drinks, I don't want to feel like I'm drinking sludge.  I need some sweetener in there too.
A friend introduced me to this recipe for my own blended coffee drink at home some 5-6 years ago and I've been making it ever since.  And, everyone that I give the recipe to loves it.  So I thought I'd share it here with you as well.  You may find that you'll need to tweek it to your own liking, but as I write this, to me it's *PERFECTION*!! 

You'll need:
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 cups of 2% milk
2 sweet 'n low packets (or other sweetener)
1 packet of hot chocolate
(this could obviously be made a little healthier if you substitute lowfat milk & lowfat hot chocolate but I stand by my perfected recipe!) lol

I pour the milk into my blender, add all of the dry ingredients to it, put in as much ice as you want and blend that baby up!  
Pour into a pretty insulated cup w/ a straw and you're on your way! (this recipe will make 2 servings) 
I couldn't live without this recipe.  I need my drinks to be ice, ice cold and this does the trick for me.  I also like mine a bit more on the coffee side, than the chocolate side, so I add a bit more instant coffee to mine.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Happy drinking!

1 comment:

theotherside said...

We LOVE this!!! I just poured it over ice, didn't blend ice in. DH has been begging me to find a copycat Bottled Frap recipe (not the frozen ones) and they all require pectin, but this one does a good mocha version and the cocoa mix thickens it up. Won't help for vanilla ones, but keeping us happy now. I have a ton of Starbucks Via packets and am using those for the instant coffee.