If I let myself, I could spend a fortune on iced coffee drinks at coffee shops or even McDonald's. I love the frappes and the iced lattes. Now I also like all the hot coffee drinks too. I'll drink coffee just about any way you can fix it. But since it is hot outside I turn my attention to the cold coffee drinks.
Start by making a cold brew coffee concentrate. I just recently learned about this. You can make it with one of many cold brewing systems which I'm sure are more convenient...or you can make it the poor man's way. The following is the poor man's way.
Stir it a bit so the grounds all get wet.
Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Feel free to adjust the amount to the sweetness level that you prefer.
Top off the rest of the cup with milk. If you want your iced coffee to be super smooth use half and half. I was going for less fat in this one. You can also customize at this point with flavor. I added a little vanilla. Don't ask me how much. I just poured a little in. Maybe 1/2 teaspoon? Next time I'm at the store I'm getting some caramel ice cream topping so I can make it caramel flavor...YUM! Make sure you stir this mixture, you don't want to leave any of your sugar behind later.
I know it's hard to tell how much this is on the picture. You'll need 2 cups of crushed ice. I just make my refrigerator do the crushing in the ice dispenser.
Pour the ice in the blender.
Pour the coffee mixture on the ice.
Blend away! See that nifty drink dispenser on the side of my blender? It won't work. This drink is to thick. You'll have to pour it or spoon it into your glass.
Here's the recipe for you.
1/2 c. coffee concentrate
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla or flavoring of your choice
1/2 c. milk or half and half
2 c. crushed ice
Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.