Friday, May 22, 2009

TGIF! Tricks For Your Coffee!!


Cold-Brewed Ice Coffee

Yield: Two drinks

1/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is best)
Milk (optional)

1. In a jar, stir together coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.

2. Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If desired, add milk.

How to Make a Low-calorie Heart Healthy Coffee Drink at Home:

You'll Need:
Decaf coffee
Sugar free flavored syrups
Almond milk (or soy milk or skim milk)
Add to taste some sugar-free flavoring to a cup of fresh, hot coffee. Flavored syrups can be found in most grocery stores, in the coffee aisle.
Almond milk is delicious in flavored coffee. It has less fat than skim milk, and has such nutrients as antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, selenium and copper, that are necessary for good health. You can find almond milk on the shelf, not in the refrigerator section, in rectangular cardboard boxes.

Coffee, sugar-free flavored syrups and almond milk make a delightful, full bodied morning beverage. If you want your coffee even sweeter, add Splenda to taste.

2 comments:

~Woods Olde Homestead~ said...

Oh I love my coffee...some great tips there...thank you for sharing them with us...hope you have a wonderful weekend...
Blessings...
Tonja

Caroline Alexander said...

Loved the post, thanks for the tips. I love your pictures too!