McDonald’s employee: Welcome to McDonald’s. What can I get for you?
Mom: I’ll have a medium coffee with two creams and a packet of Equal.
Every time my mom ordered her coffee, she’d turn and say to me, “When I grow up, I’ll drink my coffee black.” As a kid, I thought that was the funniest thing because my mom was grown up! Now I totally understand. I’ve learned to like the taste of coffee, but drinking it black? Huh-uh. Never going to happen … except maybe when I grow up.
While I definitely enjoy Starbucks, I’ve decided as of late that I need to be making my own lattes instead of spending $3.25 every time I need a pick-me-up. I recently got my very first coffee maker and have been experimenting with hot coffee. This morning though? I wanted something cold, so I made up an iced coffee/smoothie recipe I thought I’d share. There’s a slash in there because it’s more iced coffee consistency with just a little thickness to it. I’m a big texture person; I’ve got your back!
Lane’s totally-made-up, not-grown-up iced coffee/smoothie
(Be forewarned, this makes enough for three-ish glasses)
6-8 ounces of bold, black coffee, chilled
1 container of plain Greek yogurt
4-6 ounces (totally made that up. Really, it’s a couple pours) of store-bought iced coffee (I use International Delight, vanilla)
1-ish teaspoon of vanilla sugar (regular sugar would be equally as delicious I’m sure!)
10-12 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!
The Greek yogurt makes the consistency a little thicker, plus it gives it a nice little tang (also why I add some vanilla sugar) and you get your morning protein with the caffeine. Let me know if you have an even better iced coffee/smoothie recipe. I’m always up for trying something new!