Looking ahead to fall and the start of a new school year (3 weeks away for me!), I can often be found with a hot cup of coffee in the morning to not only warm me up during the cold Tennessee winters, but also to give me the extra push in the morning to get things done. However, right now, it is a very hot Tennessee summer, and I don't want to reach for a hot cup of anything. It is officially Iced Coffee Season! So, what better way to celebrate iced coffee season than to share a super easy iced coffee recipe with all my fellow Well Fed Educators! The hot weather combined with humidity makes iced coffee the perfect summertime teacher fuel! Soon, people will be ready for their pumpkin spiced everything, but for now, just give me my iced coffee! It's super easy to make, is customizable, and super yummy! Keep reading for the full recipe and be sure to PIN for later!
Easy summer iced coffee *or* summertime teacher fuel
1/2 cup of your favorite ground coffee
3 cups water cold water (divided)
1/2 cup sugar/sugar substitute (I like my Splenda, but use whatever you like!)
1/2 cup half & half OR your favorite flavored coffee creamer, chilled
Whipped topping (optional)
1. Brew the coffee with 1 & 1/2 cups of the water
2. Combine the hot coffee with the sugar in a carafe or pitcher; stir until the sugar is completely dissolved
3. Stir in the remaining 1 & 1/2 cups of water and the chilled half and half / creamer; refrigerate until ready to serve
4. Pour chilled coffee mixture over ice into the glass or mug of your choice. Top with whipped topping if you like.