Friday, August 5, 2011

Best iced coffee and surprise beans

Two completely unrelated topics, but both are on my mind right now.

It has been so hot! But I love to have a cup of coffee in the afternoon. Solution? Iced coffee. The fact that it's homemade makes it even tastier!

I have already discussed how I save money by making coffee at home. Now I'll share how I have yummy iced coffee for pennies per cup. (and it tastes so much like Starbucks,if not better!)

When I make a pot of coffee, I pour myself a cup. I pour some into an ice cube tray and the rest goes into the fridge for another day. After the coffee ice cubes freeze, I put them into a plastic container. When Im ready for an iced coffee, I add a few cubes to the blender. To that I add some milk and sweetener. Sometimes I also add a splash of vanilla. Blend all and enjoy.

Soooooo good! And refreshing on a hot summer day!

I was weeding the garden today and found an unexpected treasure! Beans! The bean plants were destroyed in the hail storm last month. Imagine my surprise to find a small bean plant with two full size beans. I know there's only two, but I just about gave up hope of ever harvesting anything this year! Yay!


  1. yum-- never thought of the coffee ice cubes blended-- what a great (and low-cal) treat! I'm going to try this.

  2. Oh yes! It tastes so delicious, but the calories are just in whatever sweetener that you use!{and a little in the milk of course} I need to go make some now...ha ha