Iced Coffee In The Hot Summer Weather

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    Here in the South, iced tea , especially Sweet Tea, has been the preferred drink for many, many years. In the northwest where I grew up, we did have iced tea in the summer, but it was only plain tea, and if you wanted it sweetened, you added your own sugar.
    In the wintertime, we often had hot tea, which seems to be not as much in favor here in the south, and they drink iced tea year around down here.
    While I do sometimes drink iced tea, I much prefer iced coffee, and that is what I usually drink at this time of year when it is so hot outside.
    I use instant coffee granules, lots of ice, and some milk and usually a little sweetener, put the whole thing in the blender, and end up with kind of a coffee/mocha milkshake drink.
    Sometimes I add a bit of cocoa into it, and now I have been using a few of the cocoa beans that my daughter, Robin, gave me.
    Since I only use regular milk for my hot coffee in the morning, I have been making the iced coffee with my fresh almond milk, and it works perfectly for that.
    I tried the almond milk in hot coffee, and it just does not add that creaminess that regular milk gives coffee; but in my coffee “milkshake”, the almond milk is perfect.
     
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    If I have more than one cup of coffee a day I will go around with the jitters all day. For some reason tea will not affect me that same way though I only will have a glass of sweetened iced tea if I have eating out with my family, etc. I have never tried iced coffee and since I enjoy my one cup of hot flavored coffee every morning I probably never will.

    I'm sure it must be good though since iced coffee comes in a lot of flavors too.
     
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    I only use instant coffee granules for making the iced coffee, Babs; but you could add any kind of flavored creamer to it and have flavored iced coffee. If you didn’t want to use regular instant coffee, there is always decaf instant, as well as coffee substitutes like Pero and Roma. I prefer the Roma, but either one works fine for non-caffeinated coffee substitute, either hot or iced.
    Since I use a lot of ice to make it thick, I don’t use any pre-made coffee. I just use a spoonful of the instant coffee, ice, and the almond milk, and then blend it up in the blender until it is thick like a milkshake.
    Sometimes, I add vanilla protein mix into the almond milk when I am making that, and this also gives me a little more nutrients since the whey protein has lots of vitamins and minerals added to it.
     
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    Im not sure I'd like iced coffee, I've never had it tho',.

    I only drink very weak coffee anyway , and only one or 2 latte's a week...

    We really drink a lot of Hot tea and coffee here... but I drink flavoured iced tea when it's hot rather than any type of fizzy drink
     
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    Ice tea is a staple food in Texas... Least in the summer time. I like iced coffee but can't seem to get the knack of making it very well. Will get me a Starbucks Vanilla canned coffee drink on ocassion.That's only thing I am intrested at with StarBucks name.
     
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    I drink iced tea. Nobody does iced tea like Lipton. I sweeten it with an sweetener compatible with my diabetes. I have made iced coffee and found it to be tolerable. I haven't tried Starbucks's to see what a good iced coffee tastes like. Mine wasn't all that impressive but then neither was the left over morning coffee I reheated and drank the last cup a few minutes ago, but it satisfied my cravings until breakfast.
     
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    Love iced coffee any time! Living in the tropics iced coffee and tea is a welcome drink. Though now days I add Stevia not sugar.
     
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    I hate sweet tea but in many restaurants that I went to while living in the South, that was the only kind of iced tea they had, and it was very sweet. While traveling, especially in the summer, I will sometimes get the pre-bottled Starbucks iced tea. For some reason, if I order iced tea at a coffee shop, even Starbucks, it doesn't taste nearly as good as the pre-bottled stuff. And, since I hate Starbucks, I have tried other brands but don't like them. I rarely buy it, though.

    Oddly, here in Maine, even in the winter, every time we go through a Dunkin' Donuts (which is often) and order coffee, they default to iced coffee. Unless we specify "hot coffee," they will give us iced coffee, and I am having a hard time believing that iced coffee is so popular here that it should be the default.

    I do drink iced tea sometimes but prefer icing my own tea. I don't usually like the iced tea that I get in restaurants, and the bottled iced teas are either sweet, or not the kind of tea that I like.
     
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