Caramel Iced Coffee


I have become a slave to iced coffee. My addiction started at Starbucks. I try to get one every time I am around a Starbucks, but that really isn't as often as I would like, plus I hate having to pay the prices they charge. UGH! McDonalds has good iced coffee most of the time, but the last few times the person making them didn't seem too excited about doing so, and my iced coffee suffered for it. I ended up either taking it back or throwing it away. I am determined to find the perfect iced coffee recipe I can make at home for a fraction of the price. This just might be the recipe. The taste is fantastic, and so worth the prep time. I hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Annacia for sharing!!



Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups strong hot brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, plus a little extra for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar, to taste
  • coffee ice cubes or regular will work too
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk or half-and-half
  • whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • ground cinnamon, for garnish (optional)

Directions:
  1. While the coffee is still hot, pour it into your measuring cup and add the caramel sauce (Hint, you needn’t actually measure the sauce in a separate cup if you’re using a 2-cup measure for the coffee. Just pour in the sauce until the coffee rises to the 1 3/4 cup mark
  2. Add the sugar, too, then stir until both the sugar and caramel sauce have dissolved. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill until cold (You can hasten the process by using the freezer, but don’t let it freeze.)
  3. When you’re ready to serve, divide the coffee between 2 tall chilled glasses filled with coffee ice cubes. 
  4. Add milk or half-and-half to each glass, to taste.
  5. Top with whipped cream, if desired, then garnish with cinnamon if you’re using it. Finally, drizzle a little additional caramel sauce over the top as well.
  6. Serve.


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