EASY Homemade Iced Drinks!

It is easy to constantly purchase bottle after bottle of individual serving size drinks or expensive coffee beverages in our daily lives.

Here are two that I made in the past week that are awesome!

Iced Green Tea
Boil a large pot of water on the stove, add 5-6 tea bags per pot once the water has boiled.  Let the tea steep for 10+ minutes or until the water has cooled.  Pour the water into a gallon jug.  Each jug can hold 2-3 pots in total.  Put in the fridge and enjoy!  When green tea is iced, it doesn’t have as strong of a flavor as when it is hot.  Very refreshing and light, almost like really crisp water.  You also get the amazing health benefits!

Iced Coffee
This is the “not so healthy” version, but a little goes a long way.  Start by pouring a can of sweetened, condensed milk into a gallon jug.  A funnel is helpful here!  Start brewing 8 cups of coffee.  I used my Keurig and just did K-cup after K-cup (I take these from PNC Bank, they are FREE there, so stock up)!  You can do flavored, too, I have a raspberry mocha flavor that is to die for.  You can wait for the coffee to cool, but so it is still warm, and pour it into the jug.  Get the jug half full and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE until the condensed milk is nicely mixed and not stuck on the bottom.  Then, add the rest, shake gently, and you are good to go!  I also added a few shots of espresso (you can add 8 if you want each serving to have a shot).  Serve over ice or iced coffee cubes.

If you can’t tell, I’m a coffee addict.  🙂

ENJOY!

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