Iced coffee at home/leftover coffee

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  1. silverspoon65

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    Does anyone have any good ideas or tips for iced coffee at home? BF and I were not coffee drinkers at all and I don't know what happened but we are going through a pot every morning. lol. Sometime over the winter we became coffee drinkers, I think because I gave up soda but I still like to have a little caffeine in the morning.

    Anyway, if we have any extra we have been putting it in the fridge to save for iced coffee. Today we made up some drinks - I put almond syrup, choc syrup, a little truvia, and milk. It was good, but the coffee was really mild. I thought it tasted more like yummy chocolate milk.

    I have heard you can pour the coffee into ice cube trays to make frozen drinks, so I need to pick some up so we can try that.

    Any other ways you like iced coffee? Or maybe people have other ideas for what to do with leftover coffee?
     
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    I use day-old (at least) coffee in sausage gravy.
     
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    People actually have left-over coffee?????
     
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    ummm, I did say "day old". I actually have to make an extra pot if I'm planning on making sausage gravy :D
     
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    That's what I was thinking, leftover coffee? What? :)
     
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    I love iced coffee! I really need a recipe too cuz hitting Burger King daily is not wallet friendly! :huh:
     
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    So funny, I'm sipping on my home-made iced coffee as I read this! I have a Keurig machine, which I love love love! Last night before bed, I made a cup, and stuck it in the fridge. I put coffee-mate italian sweet creme in it, and it is omg yummy!!!
     
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    LOL nykteacher, have you been in my kitchen? I had coffee from my Keurig this morning with the same creamer. One reason I like the Keurig is because it only makes one cup at a time and I hate leftover coffee. Even if it's been sitting only an hour I don't like it. I've tried making iced coffee from leftovers and it never tastes good to me.
     
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    We have a Keurig too. We love it since we don't need a whole pot. We each use it in the morning one for coffee and one for tea. If I want ice coffee I make a cup stick it in the fridge, add ice, milk and sugar. So good and cheaper than Dunkin Donuts
     
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    I like my hot coffee on the mild side, but I think for the iced it needs to be a little darker. So the leftover might not cut it.

    We don't have it a lot... But we make a full pot for both of us, and it has been hot the past couple days. We just aren't drinking as much as we have been.
     
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    I put coffee, ice and flavored creamer into an aluminum water bottle, shake it up and take it to school. Back before I was a teacher, I had an espresso machine and I'd use that to make iced lattes and stuff.
     
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    LOL TeacherNY, must be a NY teacher thing! One of my colleagues told me Keurig now makes a milk frother attachment, to make cappuccino!
     
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    That's because when coffee is on a warming plate, it continues to brew and becomes bitter and bitter the longer you leave it there.

    I use the Chemex system (http://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/). It only costs 30 bucks, and once you have coffee from this pot, you'll never go back to any other kind.
     
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    I do what plurple does, except I use the sugar free vanila Torani syrup and a little creamer and I make the pot of coffee extra strong and then put it over ice. Better than Starbucks and much cheaper. I thought I was the only one who made their own iced coffee. Nice to know other are out there too.
     
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    My husband always make extra coffee so that I can make iced coffee when I get home from work. I use a couple packs of sweetner ( I like it sweet), a little skim milk and a little International creamer of some sort. Over ice. But don't make the same mistake I did not too long ago. I made a big glass of iced coffee and stuck it in the fridge, but forgot about it until about 9pm. I was looking for a snack and thought the iced coffee would be a great one, so I drank the whole big glass--and was up most of the night with caffeine jitters! Not smart.
     

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