Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Iced Coffee

I've been on an iced coffee binge lately. I alternate back and forth between the regular caffeine kind and the decaf kind. Either way, its yummy. I make mine with artificial sweetener, french vanilla creamer and sugar-free chocolate syrup. These modifications and adding more water to my daily water regimen makes it fairly guilt-free for me. I use it as a "snack" when I am craving something yummy, and it helps to fill my tummy and tide me over until the next meal. Plus, did I mention that its yummy?

Here's the original recipe that got me started (it's another Andrea Howard recipe). Enjoy your iced coffee!


Andrea said...

.....someday when I know you better, I'll give "the speech" on how artificial creamers/sweeteners are linked to cancer (Real sugar, really is our friend!) and grocery store chocolate syrup is only a couple of molecules away from being plastic (as is margarine) can make your own though-chocolate syrup, not margarine(below). I'll stop at that....I really just can't help myself... :) I'm way too green-au naturale-granola, blah, blah, blah...just ask your mom about our recycling conversation! :)

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring water and sugar to a boil, whisking until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in cocoa and salt and simmer, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla, then cool (syrup will continue to thicken as it cools).

Leah Belle said...

you can give the speech....
i have a friend though who has beat you to it. i hear it very often :)

she is a proponent of stevia.

Leah Belle said...

thanks for the choco syrup recipe. that will be delicious AND save me money.

Andrea said...

Your welcome! ....and please don't feel that you have to put my pic by every recipe - it's embarrassing! :)

Leah Belle said...

:) lol! i love the picture and it adds interest!


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