Iced Coffee Latte

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Iced Coffee Latte

Has Stacy lost her mind? It’s February for Pete’s sake (I would really like to meet this Pete character) – why is she posting an ICED latte?? Well, I’ll tell you. When you feel about coffee like I do, there is no time of year that’s wrong for coffee of any type: iced, hot, frozen, lukewarm, etc. I’ll drink it. If it’s coffee – it’s for me.

When I first made these, I was very surprised. I didn’t think I would love them as much as I did…I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Even Barry, who likes his coffee hot and black, liked these. And that’s a win in my book for sure. I’ve made them for myself a few times since this first time (mostly while Barry was at work so I didn’t have to share) – I just like them more every time I make them.

I’m posting this recipe for lattes because I want you to learn to make them at home and keep your money – quit giving it to Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. If you visit these places daily, you’re shelling out a lot of cash. Keep your cash and make your latte at home. *This post is NOT sponsored by Starbucks*

Iced Lattes

This week in Cooking Through Stacy’s Stash we’re tackling another one of my eCookbooks: Easy Homemade. Easy Homemade is by Mandi Ehman of Life Your Way. It’s a MUST HAVE if you’re wanting to move to a “scratch” kitchen. This book is full of kitchen staples that you can make yourself at home: drinks, dressings, ketchup, salsa, sauces, pantry staples, icings, stocks, snacks, and MORE. I have never seen a resource this good with all these staple recipes in ONE spot.

The book is so pretty. I love the layout. It’s easy to read with good explanations of things and pretty pictures. I need pretty pictures in my cookbooks…otherwise, they’re a bust for me. I love everything about this book – I love that I can customize the recipes to our diet. Easy Homemade should be in every homemaker’s kitchen. And at only $3.99 you can’t beat it.

Iced Lattes

Mandi graciously offered to let me give y’all her Iced Latte recipe – and it’s the bomb.com. I recently discovered the phrase bomb.com…it’s probably SO 2012, but I don’t care…I like it and you’re likely to see me say it a lot. Bomb.com

The only thing I customized in this recipe was use to stevia instead of sugar. Also, I did not use ice. I just used cold milk and cold coffee – if it was August, I might use ice. Nah…I hate ice. Stevia was fabulous in this, but you can use whatever sweetener you like.

Iced Lattes

This recipe calls to use a French Press but Mandi also says you can use a mason jar if you don’t have one. I <3 mason jars.  I used my French Press and fresh ground coffee.

It’s really a great recipe and I think you’ll be making it today. You’re likely already on the way to your kitchen, aren’t you? I love giving you recipes that you can make immediately – because that’s how I roll. I love coffee. And mason jars. Bomb.com

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Iced Lattes

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • http://impossibleway.livejournal.com Brandy

    Do you have a link for using a mason jar like a French press?

    • Stacy

      No, it’s not a link. It’s just using it instead of the press. You mix it all up, but don’t have the presser thingy to get the ground trapped – so you use a cheesecloth instead. :-)

      • http://impossibleway.livejournal.com Brandy

        Duh. Silly me. That’s why I don’t drink coffee. I’m not clever enough. ;-)

        • Stacy

          No – you are too sophisticated. You drink tea. ;-)

      • obearlady

        go to amazon.com the got most every thing there jars tooo

        • Stacy

          We love Amazon!

  • Linda in Mass

    I love Honey Dew Donuts Iced Mocha Madness. I make it at home. I just brew a pot of coffee and add a packet or 2 of Hot Chocolate Mix to the hot brewed coffee. I let it cool and add ice. To add flavors, I use a caramel creamer and enjoy. I get the creamer usually for less than $1 per bottle with coupons and of course the hot chocolate I get for free or for .50 per box.

    • Stacy

      I love mocha – Barry doesn’t. He’s sooooooooooo boring.

  • Stephanie

    You are awesome. I love the comment that if you are a mom, leave it sitting until you remember it again. Haha. So true. I need more recipes with that in the instructions. The other day I started to make lunch. Pb&J. I put 3 pieces of bread on plate (full sandwich for me and half for her) But I got a phone call and instead of finishing lunch I saw that the dishwasher needed to be loaded. A few minutes later, I remembered what I had been doing. I glanced over to see my 2 yr old eating her bread sandwich. :( mommy fail.

    • Stacy

      LOL Oh mercy, that made me laugh. Girl, that’s not too bad. You could have forgotten it so long that the bread got stale. ;-)

      • Karen

        Or wondered who left the bread out… Done that. Love this coffee idea. Any coffee idea. I have told the nurses in the hospital that my blood type for a transfusion would be coffee.

        • Stacy

          When I was in the hospital after having Andy, I told the nurses to hook me up to a decaf IV. lol

  • SueAnn

    Hi Stacy!
    I found your blog through Pinterest and signed up about 2 weeks ago. I loved the book on budgeting, by the way. I don’t even like coffee but I clicked on your link today because I love reading what you write. You make me laugh every time which is a great way to start my mornings. I want to start T-tapping, I just have to get the guts to ask my hubby since we are on a budget and all. :-) Anyway, I think you are the Bomb.com and I wanted to tell you so!

    • Stacy

      Woot! Woot! :-) Try before you buy and tell him how much you love it. It would be a good late Valentine gift. ;-) bomb.com

  • http://momizme9600@yahoo.com Courtney

    Good Morning Stacy! I, like you, ADORE my Iced Coffee! I have 5 kiddos and help my amazing Husband operate a service company. I drink A LOT of coffee. HaHa. I wanted to share how I make mine in bigger quantities…I put 1 1/2 C. of coffee grounds into a big plastic bowl, and add 1 Quart of cold water. I use my fork to give her a little stir, then add 1 more Quart of cold water. I typically do this before bed, so it’s ready to strain first thing in the morning. Since I use a bowl, I use cheesecloth (but have been known to use a pillowcase that has been cut in half)to strain the liquid into another bowl, then pour into my glass milk jugs (using a funnel). I know the amount of coffee used might seem like a lot, however I like my coffee strong and I like to pour in a splash of a flavored creamer and some milk. My local grocer has large cans of the store brand coffee for $5.00/can, so I am saving quite a bit of moo-lah making it in bulk (which truthfully I was kind of forced into because we relocated to a small ski town that won’t allow Starbucks to build. It was a sad day for me. And then I realized I could do this AND save a ton of money!Duh!). Hope this is helpful! PS, I appreciate your sense of humor tremendously. Reading your daily emails are part of my morning “Momma Time” routine. And yes, I read while sipping on a mason jar of Iced Coffee. (Smile.)

    • Stacy

      A mason jar of coffee…girl, we’re kindred spirits. Thanks for sharing your bulk coffee making!

      • Abby

        I know this is so totally opposed to the saving money thing, but there are these neat little sippy lids that go on a mason jar–then you screw on the ring and ta-da! Take it with you! They are expensive ($10), but you only need one, since the kids have their own sippy cups…Got mine in a cafe in Boston, it’s called a cuppow (and BPA free!).

        • Stacy

          :-) That’s funny – I have those saved in my Amazon Wish List for saving up Swagbucks. ;-) Brandy, my friend, turned me on to them. I think they’re very frugal! Better than something with bpa, right?

  • Di

    I’m trying out stevia but it has a somewhat bitter taste that my family are rejecting bombed.com.
    I too am crinkling up my eyes when I taste it in my precious one coffee a day, have you got a brand that works well? What’s it called? And I wonder if I can get it in New Zealand (where -can I just say- its still stinking’ hot summertime!!! But for iced coffee who needs an excuse?!?!)
    Thanks :)

    • Stacy

      It’s always a good time for coffee. ;-) We use Sweet Leaf and NuNaturals stevia. Other brands are yucky. Those are the ones that we’ve found are the best for our tastes. Good luck!

  • http://howboutthemapples.blogspot.com Kirsten

    I recently learned a tip that works well with iced latte’s. If you make coffee, freeze some in ice cube trays – that way when you use ice for your iced coffee drinks, they won’t get watered down :)

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Stacy

      That was a daily duh one day! :-) Thanks for posting it here. Enjoy!

  • Talia

    My husband and I share a lobe of coffee. I seriously have this on my counter right now. Simplest ice coffee I have heard of. Hard to wait though. Maybe I will make a cup of coffee while I wait ;)

    • Stacy

      That’s totally what I did. In fact, I’m having some RIGHT NOW.

  • Allison

    so wait…you just put coffee stuff (can you tell i don’t drink or make coffee) and cold water in a jar and let it sit? you don’t have to brew coffee? and what kind of coffee stuff do you use: instant? regular? coffee-maker kind?

    and i suppose you can add hershey’s to this when you add the cream to make it mocha?
    thank you
    (sorry about all the questions…)

    • Stacy

      Yes, it could easily be made into a mocha with chocolate syrup at the VERY end. Not instant coffee – coffee grounds..because you’re going to strain them out. It’s technically “brewing” while it sits…just not a hot brew. Instant coffee would just dissolve. :-) You should drink coffee more often – it’s lovely stuff. I have some brewing right now.

  • caryle

    Stacy, did you publish recipe for granola i thought you did but i can’t find it can you send it to me.

    thanks, i love your blog…or whatever….caryle:)

  • Gwenda

    Not the wrong time of year here, Stacy. Its hot and humid and iced latte sounds perfect right now…

    • Stacy

      See! There is always a time for iced lattes…no matter where you live! :-)

  • Linda

    Stacy – Hope you don’t mind my asking, but I have some questions about the stevia. I’ve never used it, but would like to give it a try it as a natural alternative to sugar. (I avoid chemical sweeteners for obvious reasons.) So, I wonder if all brands of stevia are equally safe? I have recently been given a bag of Pure Via but don’t really know anything about it. Can it also be used in baked goods?

    • Stacy

      I’ve been told that Pure Via isn’t all stevia – it has additives. Did you check the ingredients label? Most “stevia” sold in the store has fillers added. :-( We use Sweet Leaf and NuNaturals. I get those from Vitacost. :-) Hope that helps a bit!

      • Linda

        Thanks for the quick reply, Stacy. I appreciate your input. I will read up on the ones you mentioned.

        • Stacy

          Holler if you have more questions. :-)

  • Donna

    HAHAHA! You crack me up! I love the bomb.com sprinkled in everywhere. I had a client send me an email sometime last year telling me I am “DA BOMB DOT COM.” I laughed so hard I had to explain to the ladies 1/2 a block away at the other end of our office what I was laughing about.

    I also love the coffee idea… If only I could keep my 3yo out of it that long. He LOVES his “copfee.” Well, mine that he constantly steals anyway. He won’t drink it if I make him his own cup. Go figure.

    • Stacy

      Mama’s is always better. Just like the food on your plate – even if it’s the SAME thing that’s on his/her plate. ;-) Yeah…the same thing happens here. lol

  • Stacy

    :-) Thanks Mamalotsoftots!