When it’s 80 degrees, sunny, and you’re in between shifts at work, sometimes you just gotta take a little break outside with a good book and a tall glass of iced coffee.
Especially when that glass happens to be filled with a homemade iced vanilla latte. Oh, yes. We’re gettin’ crafty here because sometimes Starbucks is just a little too expensive (it’d be $4.15 for a grande–who does that?).
Plus, with this lil’ homemade version (which takes two minutes and virtually no skill, other than knowing how to work a Keurig), there’s no syrups or bug juice involved (we all saw that story, right?), and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
To make, use your favorite regular coffee (not decaf, because we need that caffeine! We’re in between shifts, remember? 😉 ), and pop it in the Keurig. Brew about eight ounces, and pour over ice. Add in a quarter cup of milk (skim, 2%, half and half, it’s up to you), a tablespoon of sugar, and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Stir. Sip. Smile. You’re done!
After making this simple little drink, fulfilling the “iced coffee” portion of an “iced coffee break”, plop down in your favorite sunny spot outside with your drink in one hand and your current read in the other. Right now, I’m digging this book called Etiquette & Espionage, which is steampunk meets Austen-era gentry meets Secret Service. All done in petticoats and corsets. Pretty darn cool, right? I love having a stack of books to read during little breaks like this–if you guys have any suggestions, please, feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to hear what you’re reading!
[yumprint-recipe id=’20’]Until the next iced coffee break ;),