Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Best Ever Skinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milk Recipe

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Skinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milk

by Susan Elliott

A couple of days ago I was at my local coffee establishment and I ordered a skinny iced brewed coffee with non-fat milk. They had just happened to run out of coffee, so they had to brew some fresh. I watched the entire process from start to finish.

In those few minutes I discovered the secret to the Cup-of-Joe I was spending way too much money on. I drank my drink and then hurried home to make my own version.

Best Ever Skinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milk Recipe

  • Your favorite coffee beans (My favorite is Seattle's Best Coffee.)
  • Non-fat milk
  • Cubed Ice
  • Optional sweetener of your choice

There are no special tricks for making a skinny iced brewed coffee with non-fat milk. All you have to do is make coffee the way you normally would.

I use plain unflavored coffee beans, but a flavored bean would make this drink extra special.

Automatic Burr Mill Grinder
For one 12-cup pot of coffee I typically use ¼ cup coffee beans, and grind them for automatic drip. If you've never tried whole coffee beans, I would recommend them heartily. They have a richer cleaner flavor with no fillers!

To make several skinny iced brewed coffees with non-fat milk at once follow these directions.

Take a small 2 quart pitcher, and fill it half full of ice. Next, pour hot coffee over the ice in the pitcher. Leave about 3-inches of the pitcher empty.

Fill the iced coffee mixture with non-fat milk to the top of the pitcher.

If you'd rather make it by the cup, add ice just like you would in the pitcher, and then add coffee. Make sure you leave enough room for your desired amount of non-fat milk.

Flavoring your Coffee

Coffee Syrup Variety Pack
There are a couple of ways to flavor your iced brewed coffee. One way is to add a shot of your favorite coffee flavoring. I like the sugar-free non-alcoholic Kahlua flavoring in my drinks, as well as the sugar -free non-alcoholic Irish crème. But, there are times when I'm out of the store bought flavorings and must make my own.

It's then that I use a tsp. of almond extract instead of the fancy coffee syrups (That is for a whole pitcher, I would use less per glass.)

Make sure that when you add flavorings add it to the coffee before adding the milk. ALWAYS stir well. This will ensure that the flavor is incorporated well through out the drink.

A skinny iced brewed coffee with non-fat milk can be enjoyed either sweet or unsweetened. I like to prefer pure can sugar. Of course, any sweetener can be used.

I often make this drink by the pitcher because I have five coffee drinkers in my house. This coffee drink is great for serving at parties.

This drink is also good for people on restrictive diets, because it tastes really  decadent without all of the calories, fat, and carbohydrates! Of course, if you don't have any diet restrictions you could substitute the non-fat milk with cream, half and half, or whole milk.

Do you like iced coffee?

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  1. Add a tablespoon of low-cal white chocolate syrup to your cup, then follow the recipe above for a single serving. Delicious!

  2. Thank you for the comment. I love flavored coffees.

  3. I love coffee of all kinds. Your recipe for a skinny iced coffee sounds great. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    1. Hi Beverly! Thank you for the comment. I enjoyed participating in Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  4. This sounds so good. I want!