It’s no secret that I’m an iced coffee addict. Ever since my friend introduced me to Vietnamese coffee last year in Toronto, I’ve been experimenting with creating the perfect iced coffee treat. I started out with her basic recipe: coffee and sweetened condensed milk over ice – but have you seen the calorie content in one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk?!
I began using creamers instead of the sweetened condensed milk, because they were less calories and I didn’t need sugar, of course!
And then I began getting creative…with the introduction of International Delight Iced Coffee in Walmarts last December, my homemade coffee house drink -addiction soared to new heights! In addition to drinking regular iced coffee, I began mixing the International Delight Iced Coffee with International Delight creamers and then…I brought out the Kitchen Ninja.
Goodbye, overpriced coffee shops and fast food menus…I can make homemade coffee house drinks in my own kitchen using International Delight Iced Coffee, creamer and an assortment of toppings – and they all taste just as great, if not better than, those high priced drinks!
Angeline and I both love iced coffee drinks and we used to buy them at the fast food places near us, and at the local coffee shops – you know the ones I am talking about…they cost $3-4 each! Because it gets so hot in Miami, Angeline and I drink a lot more iced coffee during the summer than we do any other time of year. Since we were saving so much money by making our own iced coffees at home, we are freeing up money for other things – like outings together, seeing matinees while hubs is at work, or…travel!
I bought some of those reusable insulated cups and we simply put our iced coffee drinks in there and take them with us when we go out and about during the day!
I went shopping at Walmart last week and bought an Original flavored International Delight Iced Coffee, International Delight Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel Creamer and some whipped cream…and the result of my little experiment was awesome.
All you need to recreate my homemade coffeehouse drink:
1 cup International Delight Original Flavor Iced Coffee
1 cup ice
1/2 cup International Delight Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel creamer
Kitchen Ninja or Blender with a frozen drink setting
Just add your International Delight Original Iced Coffee and Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel Creamer and pulsate for about a minute.
I like my frappuccinos really smooth and creamy, but you can adjust the time you blend it to make it as thick as you like.
Once you’ve blended it to creamy coffee perfection, just pour into a glass and top with your whipped cream! My daughter likes to add a drizzle of chocolate syrup on hers, but I like mine “plain” – which is a funny thing to say, because this frothy, creamy, coffee delight is anything but plain!
How’s this for an #IcedDelight ?
You can find lots of new ways to drink your International Delight Iced Coffee by following International Delight on Twitter or liking International Delight on Facebook – really, you are only limited by your imagination!
Once you try making a coffee house drink, like the above frappuccino, you will find that you aren’t so eager to go to the coffee house or nearest fast food joint for one of these drinks. I paid about $10 for all three ingredients and they provide enough to make at least one drink a day for a week!
So, let’s see, that either pay $3.00 a drink at the coffee house, or pay $10 and get about 7 drinks…I’m no mathematician, but I figure that I am saving about $11 a week just by myself – that’s not including when Angeline is home and I make these for both of us!
Of course, you can do so much more with International Delight Iced Coffee and Creamers than make coffee house quality drinks. I love using them in the place of milk or water in my favorite baking recipes! Next week, I will be sharing with you a International Delight Iced Coffee recipe…it may or may not be coffee cake…I guess you’ll have to check back and see!
And…if you want lots of fantastic ideas on how to get truly creative with your International Delight Iced Coffee, why don’t you RSVP for our @InDelight #IcedDelight Twitter Party? The twitter party is scheduled for 7/12 at 1pm EST and there are prizes! You can RSVP here.
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