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Skinny Vanilla Homemade Iced Coffee ~ Skip the Expensive Coffee Shop Iced Coffee and Make Your Own Cold Brewed Coffee at Home! Plus it’s on the Lighter Side!

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It seems that people have either a LOVE for coffee or a HATE for coffee. Me, I have a LOVE. I have a few delicious coffee concoctions on including White Chocolate Latte Recipe and RumChata Iced Coffee Slush! Today we are going to make our own cold brewed coffee drink just like you would have in a fancy restaurant but at a much better price and at home in your jammies!

If I want a pick me up in the afternoon I love to make this Vietnamese Iced Coffee!

It was my birthday yesterday and you can bet my day included one of these fancy drinks just to make me feel special. Not that I needed any help in that area. I had plenty of people to help make my day special. First of all can we talk birthdays on Facebook? I mean, you guys, you pretty much feel like a rock star after people you haven’t heard from since your last birthday are wishing happy birthday! Facebook sure knows how to make your day awesome. Although, I have a guilt complex because all these people are wishing me happy birthday and I feel like I may have forgot to wish them a happy birthday. Anyone else feel like that? Please tell me no one pays attention to that!

Since I had to work, insert booing here, I really think everyone should get their birthday off of work! The hubs treated me to lunch out even though I think I had no less than five other offers. Made me feel pretty popular. Needless to say, the rest of my week is booked for lunches too!

I got a random text message from my nephew in the afternoon wondering if I was at work, obviously he must agree with the whole you should get the day off on your birthday! I replied with a yes, then he brought me some DQ Ice Cream. What a guy! He may have made some MAJOR brownie points with that one. I’ll never turn down a visit from him. I must be doing something right if my 18 year old nephew still thinks I’m cool enough to visit. I even snuck a hug out of him before he left. Shhhh…. I didn’t tell anyone that!

It’s a REALLY good thing that calories don’t count on your birthday because dinner was out with the family for pizza followed by homemade cupcakes from my Mom. Miss K and her wouldn’t let me in the house. When they yelled for me they had lined up the cupcakes with candles that spelled out “Happy Birthday” and Miss K couldn’t wait to help me blow out my candles! Kids seriously make a birthday so much more exciting don’t they? The excitement they show over your special day makes you excited about it because, honestly, I’m a bit over the whole idea of getting older!

To make this Skinny Vanilla Homemade Iced Coffee a little bit lighter I used Truvía® Natural Sweetener. It’s one of my favorite secret ingredients because it helps me reduce the calories in delicious recipes and not sacrifice the flavor. Truvia® sweetener is natural, great-tasting sweetness that was born from the leaves of the stevia plant. Skinny Vanilla Homemade Iced Coffee is the perfect way to start the day or perfect way to enjoy a pick me up in the afternoon!

*This post was compensated by Truvia. All opinions are my own as always.

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Skinny Vanilla Homemade Iced Coffee

Skinny Vanilla Homemade Iced Coffee ~ Skip the Expensive Coffee Shop Iced Coffee and Make Your Own Cold Brewed Coffee at Home! Plus it’s on the Lighter Side! 4 from 2 votes Pin Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cup Calories: 54kcal Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 8 fl oz strong brewed coffee room temperature or refrigerated
  • 1/2 c. vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Truvía® Natural Sweetener
  • 1 c. water

Instructions

  • To make simple syrup combine Truvia and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir until Truvia has dissolved. Let cool completely. Stir in vanilla extract; set aside to cool.
  • Pour coffee over ice. Mix in almond milk. Stir in simple syrup, to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 172mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 142mg Tried this recipe?Follow me @julieseatsandtreats and mention #julieseatsandtreats!

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Make this 25-Calorie Iced Coffee Latte with coffee concentrate and unsweetened cashew milk for a refreshing in the summertime.

25 calories? In a quart-size Mason jar? Seriously?

The hot, muggy days we’re having in Texas here lately call for refreshing drinks. This 25-calorie Iced Coffee Latte is what I drink every single day in the summertime after lunch.

It’s refreshing and fills me up at the same time. In the winter, I make a version of the same thing, without ice, heated in a mug.

What’s the secret to this low-calorie treat?

Unsweetened cashew milk. Have you tried it? I prefer it over almond milk. Unsweetened cashew milk has fewer calories (25 per cup), and I like the flavor better, too.

Of course, you can adapt this recipe to your tastes, including using the nut milk of your choice (remembering that the calorie count may be different).

Since I drink this in the afternoon, I’ve got to have decaf. The amounts listed are only suggestions. Suit yourself.

I usually eat one of my grain-free, sugar-free chocolate chip cookies or some Spicy Dark Chocolate Pecan Bark with my latte. It’s a great way to finish off my salad lunch.

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  • Ice
  • Water
  • Coffee Concentrate (I make my own…see notes)
  • Unsweetened Cashew Milk (or use vanilla-flavored cashew milk)
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional, but to keep it at 25 calories, use something like stevia or Swerve)

  1. Fill Mason quart jar 1/3 to 1/2 full of ice.
  2. Add water to 1-cup line.
  3. Add coffee concentrate to 2-cup line. Add a little more or less according to how strong you like your coffee.
  4. Add cashew milk almost to the top of the jar. Stir in sweetener of choice in the amount you require. I like one package of Trader Joe’s Stevia.
  5. Stir and enjoy.

Notes

My coffee of choice at the moment is Hazelnut Decaf but you can use any ground coffee you prefer. I buy the beans from Winco in my area and grind them before I leave the store. To 12 ounces of coffee, I add 6 quarts of water. Stir it up well and let it sit on the counter for 12-24 hours. Strain through a cheesecloth or large, commercial-size coffee filter. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25

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Kick off your morning routine with these five amazing Healthy Iced Coffee Recipes. They’re the perfect pick-me-up for any coffee lover looking for something new!

5 Healthy Iced Coffee Recipes You Need to Try!

Give your morning coffee a break, and try these recipes that will liven up your routine! Simple to make, and healthier than most coffeehouse drinks, we know you’re going to want to try all five of these drinks. From skinny drinks, to fraps, to Paleo, and vegan, we’ve got you covered with these simple recipes!

1. Skinny Vanilla

Get your morning fix with this Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee. It’s perfect to start your day off with or cool down in the afternoon heat and it’s way friendlier to the waistline than traditional coffee drinks!

2. Vegan Iced Coffee

This Vegan Iced Coffee is the perfect start to your mornings. Make it your own by adding melted chocolate, protein powder, or vanilla syrup!

3. Java Chip Frappuccino

Try this healthy version of the traditional Java Chip Frappuccino. You’ll love this dairy-free, homemade coffee frap!

4. Coffee Smoothie

Try something new when you make this Coffee Smoothie. It’s the perfect combination of your morning coffee and a breakfast smoothie!

5. Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato

Get your week started with this Paleo Iced Coffee. This recipe has the perfect combination of almond milk and coconut caramel; you my never go back to your old coffee!

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This 65 Calorie Skinny Caramel Vanilla Iced Blended Coffee Recipe I dreamed up is saving me tons of money, travel time and guilt! It’s my new summertime addiction and I have no plans of quitting it. It’s yummy, frosty, full of my all time favorite sweet flavors and ready in 5 minutes or less. I srsly enjoy like 3 of these a day with caffeine and then one or two made with decaf in the evening. Crazy, right? You’ll see why once you make one yourself in your very own blender, in your jammies, in your kitchen.

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Here’s the frosty, guilt-free deliciousness you are going to end up with, my friend:

It’s for realz going to take you longer to read this than it is to make one. I always have all of the items on hand and ready to go. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • 3 C Ice Cubes
  • 2 C Coffee {Regular or Decaf}
  • 1 C Unsweetened Almond Milk {I prefer the vanilla flavored but plain is good too!}
  • 1 individual packet of artificial sweetener of your choice {I like the flavor of the pink packet!}
  • 2 T French Vanilla flavored Non-Dairy Creamer
  • 1 T Sugar Free Caramel Sauce / Ice cream topping stuff

If you don’t have a NutriBullet, I cannot even begin to tell you how much you will love one. But any ole blender will gitter done. Add your 3 Cups of ice:

Then add 2 Cups of your favorite pre-made Coffee {I’ve used hot and cold and it tastes just as good – it just stays more frosty and is thicker if you use refrigerated or room temperature instead of hot}

Add your 1 Cup of unsweetened almond milk {with blatant disregard to the “MAX” line if you are using a NutriBullet – teehee}

Add your 2 Tablespoons of French Vanilla non-dairy creamer:

Most importantly and yummily – add your 1 Tablespoon of Sugar-free Caramel Sauce {I know you – you’re going to add more than that.}

These are the brands of Sugar Free Caramel Sauce and Almond Milk that I always use and prefer:

Add your preferred packet of artificial sweetener {don’t even get me started on which kind is best – you blue packet peeps are weird. But to each their own!} But yeah. I prefer the pink packet variety.

Now blend that all on HIGH SPEED for 45-60 seconds and pour it into your favorite lucky glass! I like my mug frosty so I keep some in the freezer:

Now kick back and enjoy your delicious frosty treat – GUILT FREE!

Here’s the handy dandy printable recipe for you – although I bet you have it memorized now, it’s SO EASY!

Print Recipe Skinny Caramel-Nilla Blended Iced Coffee Treat Recipe Only 65 Calories in this Frosty Treat! Blended Iced Coffee with yummy sugar free caramel sauce, almond milk and french vanilla creamer. So perfect for summer or anytime you want to treat yourself – guilt free!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Coffee
  • 1 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons French Vanilla flavored non-dairy creamer
  • 1 Single Serve individual packet of artificial sweetener
  • 3 Cups Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Coffee
  • 1 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons French Vanilla flavored non-dairy creamer
  • 1 Single Serve individual packet of artificial sweetener
  • 3 Cups Ice Cubes
Prep Time 5 minutes

Servings

Instructions

  1. Put ice, coffee, unsweetened almond milk, individual artificial sweetener packet, french vanilla creamer and sugar free caramel in blender. Blend on high for 45-60 seconds. Pour into a frosty glass {my preference – but any glass or cup will do} and enjoy!
  2. *optional: drizzle with more caramel sauce. Just remember – every tablespoon adds 45 calories!
  3. Find this recipe online via DreaminginDIY.com

Recipe Notes

65 Calories per serving. Makes 2 nice sized glass fulls of yumminess!

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This Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee tastes better than the coffee shop and is SO easy to make! Paleo and vegan friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/refined sugar free too!

PIN Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee

Coffee snobs, errr CONNOISSEURS, LOOK AWAY.

To you, this caramel iced coffee might be ADULTERATING your beloved cup of joe. But to me?

COFFEE ANGELS ARE SINGING.

When someone asks if I “like coffee.” I have to preface with “I like MY coffee.” AKA. I only like the coffee I drink at home.

AKA, the sequel: it has to be flavored coffee grounds and then I add (an embarrassing amount) of this homemade caramel sauce. This is how I start my morning and it makes me SO happy about rolling out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5am.

But, fancy-people beans that are toasted and roasted JUST to the perfect amount and may even be from the droppings of a cat (have you seen that expensive coffee?) JUST NOT FOR ME.

I mean, I’m still drinking white Moscato sangria over here and pretending I like wine because – HI – I have the taste buds of a 5-year-old.

This vanilla iced coffee though.

Considering it’s eleventy million degrees outside, I wake up and my face is basically already melting off my head, and I CANNOT DO hot coffee even though I want it SO BAD, the frosty-cold sensation of this homemade caramel vanilla iced coffee? MHM MHM MHM . I DIG IT.

And, I feel like you wake up with the same FACE METLING BADNESS as I do which means you are gonna be ALL UP IN ITS BUSINESS, slurpety-slurp-slurping, just like meeeeee.

Unless you are too fancy and just like your iced coffee BLACK. <– I want to be you when I grow up.

How to make iced coffee at home.

This method of making iced coffee at home is actually SO SIMPLE. All you need is brewed, chilled coffee, ice, almond milk and caramel!

  1. Brew your coffee and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour until cold. If you do not need it RIGHT NOW, you can just refrigerate it. I like to just make a huge pot in the morning and then pour the extra into a jar, and refrigerate to have on hand all week!
  2. Fill a tall glass half way with ice cubes. Don’t use crushed ice as it melts too fast, causing watery coffee!
  3. Fill your glass half-3/4 of the way with coffee and finish off with milk of choice.
  4. Add your sweetener (if you’re not a fancy person) and drink!

If you want a Frappuccino-style iced coffee, you could totally stick this all in your blender!

AND, if you’re, liiike, SUPER prepared, you can even freeze excess coffee into ice cubes, so your iced coffee doesn’t get diluted AT ALL as the ice melts! NIFTY. OR, if you have extra, make it into some latte overnight oats with Greek yogurt!

Now, this paleo caramel sauce. You may recognize it from the caramel stuffed paleo banana bread muffins, healthy ginger snap recipe with caramel and apple and apple paleo cheesecake with caramel.

We even drizzled it on healthy gluten free samoa scones with Greek yogurt. Obsessed with it and not mad about it.

I just swapped almond milk instead of coconut milk, as the lower-fat content keeps this caramel thinner and pourable! Have no fear, if you over-cook it, and it become too sticky and thick, just throw ‘er in the microwave for a FEW seconds to make it perfectly-pourable!

This EASY homemade caramel vanilla iced coffee is going to be getting you through the Summer, my internet friends. It’s:

  • Sweet but not TOO Sweet
  • Swirled with a PUNCH of creamy vanilla
  • Refined sugar and dairy free!
  • Coffee

THERE COULD BE NOTHING BETTER.

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Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee

This Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee tastes better than the coffee shop and is SO easy to make! Paleo and vegan friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/refined sugar free too!

Course Drinks Cuisine American Keyword gluten free, paleo, vegan Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 6 minutes Total Time 11 minutes Servings 3 Coffees Calories 192 kcal

For the caramel:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar, packed
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 tsp Ghee (or vegan butter for vegan)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

For the coffee:

  • 3 Cups Chilled, brewed coffee
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Ice
  1. In a SMALL pot, stir together all of the caramel ingredients on medium heat. Bring to a boil.

  2. Once boiling, cook until the caramel reduced by almost 1/2 and deepens in color, stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn, this takes about 5-6 minutes.

  3. Immediately transfer to a measuring glass (you should have just over 1/3 cup of caramel) and let sit for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until nice and thick.

To assemble:

  1. Fill 3 highball glasses 1/2 way with ice cubes. Pour 1 cup of cold coffee into each glass, followed by 1/3 cup of almond milk. Add 2 Tbsp of the caramel * syrup into each glass and stir well, until the caramel is dissolved and well mixed.

  2. DRINK!

Recipe Notes

*If the caramel gets a little too hard, you can microwave it for just 5 seconds or so. You want it pour able but not runny!

You can also just make one at a time and store the caramel in an air-tight container on the counter to use as you’d like!

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FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

  • Small pot
  • Coconut sugar
  • Ghee
  • Measuring cups

Nutrition Facts Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee Amount Per Serving Calories 192 Calories from Fat 66 % Daily Value* Fat 7.3g11% Saturated Fat 4g25% Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g Cholesterol 13mg4% Sodium 67mg3% Potassium 182mg5% Carbohydrates 32.4g11% Fiber 0.4g2% Sugar 32g36% Protein 0.7g1% Vitamin A 295IU6% Calcium 190mg19% Iron 0.3mg2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Freestyle SmartPoints: 10. Points+:5. Old Points: 4

(per 1 coffee – based on the recipe making 3)

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I’m a morning person. I wake up at 5:00am to work out, I come home and enjoy a cup of simple black coffee. It starts my day out right and I’m packing lunches and making breakfast for the kids like a pro.

This leads into my work day where I’m ticking off my to-do list, preparing myself a healthy lunch and picking up the kids from school. That’s about the time I hit a wall.

It’s that afternoon slump that gets my every time. Instead of reaching for a snack that will only spike my insulin and then put me back in the dumps, I’ve been preparing a skinny coffee drink.

Sometimes I’ll do decaf on these if I think I might have trouble sleeping. But, being able to get that bump of caffeine gives me a second wind to super-mom it all the way to bedtime.

Here’s a list of my favorite skinny coffee drinks you can make at home:

  1. If you’re a chai fan like me, you’ll love the Light Almond Chai by She Knows. The additional of almond milk in lieu of regular milk keeps things light and fresh.
  2. iFood Real reminds us that the Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee you love from Starbucks can easily be made at home. She makes it with almond milk, but a skim milk would work as well.
  3. When your sweet tooth just won’t stop, try the Skinny Caramel Frappaccino by What the Fork’s for Dinner. The presentation alone is enough to give you a pick-me-up.
  4. The Java Chip Smoothie sneaks in a bunch of spinach. Blessed Beyond Crazy promises you’ll never even taste it.
  5. The Vanilla Caramel Iced Protein Coffee adds protein to the mix so you’ll stay full until dinner. Try this low-cal treat from Skinny Fat Girl.
  6. I’m such a sucker for the chocolate mint combo (think Girl Scout Thin Mints.) The Skinny Mint Frappaccino by Amy’s Healthy Baking hits all the right notes.
  7. If you want to plan ahead and make afternoon beverages for the week or just invite some friends for a caffeine-happy hour, try the Slow Cooker Iced Honey Latte. Get Crocked infuses honey into the coffee by slow cooking it.

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  • 📋 Recipe Summary: A delicious cold coffee beverage that can be enjoyed with optional toppings such as sugar free chocolate syrup and whipped cream ⏲️ Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes 🥘 Jump to Recipe

    Warm days just got a bit more fun thanks to this Sugar Free Iced Coffee
    I am not even a big fan of coffee but, this stuff I like.

    Sugar Free Iced Coffee

    Yes, it is possible to make a sugar free iced coffee.
    We could assume that we would have to add sugar to this in some form however, that is not so. This is a result of using certain sugar free products.

    If you would drink a similar coffee from a famous place that we all know you may be surprised.
    A similar coffee would have sugar added to it in addition to whole milk or cream. This recipe avoids all of that. Yay!

    It really is all about the ingredients that makes this so different

    You may notice that the image used in this recipe has whipped cream and chocolate syrup on the top of it.
    While these toppings are all optional, they do make the coffee look good. Thus, the syrup that I use for this is sugar free. You can find sugar free chocolate syrup on Amazon. Also, one tablespoon of whipped cream has .2 grams of sugar. I personally go for the whipped cream. However, it is your choice whether or not you add it to yours.

    We are also using almond milk in this recipe.
    Specifically, we are using the almond milk with low or no sugar. However, no sugar is preferable to me. Also, the almond milk is the alternative to whole milk or cream that would normally be added to this recipe.

    The recipe for Sugar Free Iced Coffee Recipe

    Here is what you will need to make this recipe with:

    • Coffee- 2 cups (pre-made) you can use any kind of coffee
    • Almond Milk- 1 cup, low or no sugar preferred
    • Sugar Alternative- 2 tablespoons
    • Ice- 2 cups
    • Optional toppings- whipped cream, sugar free chocolate syrup, chopped nuts

    How to make this:

    • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
    • Blend on high until you reach your desired consistency. Add additional ice if needed.
    • Pour into glasses and add desired toppings

    0 from 0 votes Sugar Free Iced Coffee Recipe Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins A delicious cold coffee beverage that can be enjoyed with optional toppings such as sugar free chocolate syrup and whipped cream Servings: 2 -4 servings depending on serving size. Ingredients

    • Here is what you will need to make this recipe with:
    • Coffee- 2 cups pre-made you can use any kind of coffee
    • Almond Milk- 1 cup low or no sugar preferred
    • Sugar Alternative- 2 tablespoons
    • Ice- 2 cups
    • Optional toppings- whipped cream sugar free chocolate syrup, chopped nuts

    Instructions

    1. How to make this:
    2. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
    3. Blend on high until you reach your desired consistency. Add additional ice if needed.
    4. Pour into glasses and add desired toppings

    Recipe Notes

    See post for additional information.

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    • When the weather warms up it can be tempting to grab a cold drink from the café to cool off.

      But many of the iced coffees from coffee shops are laden with sugar syrup and then topped with whipped cream.

      This doesn’t make them an ideal choice for those of us who are trying to lose weight by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

      A great way to enjoy an iced coffee is to make it yourself at home. Enjoy as a healthy morning or afternoon tea on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

      We have a foolproof way to do this, and all you need is a coffee plunger, some coffee, ice and milk.

      If you are interested in some variations, why not try different flavoured coffee, or you could add your own flavour to the coffee before chilling, such as:

      • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
      • 1 tbsp cocoa or cacao
      • A sprinkling of ginger or nutmeg to taste
      • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

      And to make this iced coffee into a nutrient and protein packed drink add in 2 x tbsp of the Vanilla or Chocolate Healthy Mummy Smoothie and you can make your coffee into a filling lunch – or breakfast – just blend for 2 mins with the smoothie mix added.

      Print Recipe Make Your Own Healthy Iced Coffee

      Course Drinks
      Servings cups

      Ingredients

      • 3-4 scoops of your favourite ground coffee
      • cold water
      • Cold milk of choice
      • A few ice cubes
      • sweetener such as honey, if required
      Course Drinks
      Servings cups

      Ingredients

      • 3-4 scoops of your favourite ground coffee
      • cold water
      • Cold milk of choice
      • A few ice cubes
      • sweetener such as honey, if required

      Instructions

      1. Prepare your plunger as you normally would, adding in the ground coffee to reach your desired strength.
      2. Top up with cold water, and stir well.
      3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (so to enjoy it at 3pm, pop it in the fridge around 11am).
      4. When chilled, plunge the coffee as normal.
      5. Place ice cubes into your glasses and half fill the glass with your milk of choice. You can, of course, serve it without milk if you prefer.
      6. Top up with the coffee and add a little sweetener if required (honey or some stevia work well).
      7. The chilled black coffee can be stored in the fridge for several days.

      Recipe Notes

      Calories per serve: 90 (based on using skim milk and no sweetener)

      Blended Iced Coffee – Healthy Iced Coffee {Dairy-Free, Whole30, Paleo, Keto}

      posted April 23, 2019 by Sarah // 12 Comments ”

      A creamy cafe frappe, this Blended Ice Coffee is a quick and easy drink that you can make at home. This healthy iced coffee is dairy-free, sugar-free, paleo, Whole30 compliant, and keto-friendly.

      When I looked at the coupon for a free drink at my favorite locally-owned place and thought “nah, I prefer my homemade iced blended version”, I knew I finally cracked the code. What code? Making the best dang homemade blended coffee recipe in my own little 1970’s kitchen. THAT code!

      I’m not a huge caffeine lover despite, creating recipes for sugar-free coffee creamer and chocolate coconut coffee creamer. But a frozen blended coffee? That is totally my jam.

      Love a homemade drink but prefer tea? Make an amazing homemade London Fog Latte (aka Earl Grey Milk Tea) for the perfect xozy drink.

      What’s Blended Coffee

      Simply put, it is coffee and some form of ice blended together into a creamy frappe. Think of it as a mix of an icee and a milkshake. It’s freaking delicious.

      Unfortunately, most frozen coffee drinks you’ll buy at the shops are made super smooth because of excessive amounts of creamer, syrups, sugar, and proprietary powdered mixes that aren’t usually very nutritious.

      What Ingredients Are In Blended Iced Coffee

      • Coffee two ways – liquid cold brew and homemade cold brew ice cubes
      • A little bit of milk – use your favorite
      • Collagen (more about this in a bit)

      You’ll notice there is no sugar listed in the ingredients. I was a die-hard “black coffee is gross” person, but this drink has changed my mind.

      If you want to use a flavored creamer or a sweetener of your choice, go right ahead! Quick note: sweetener of any kind, even honey is not Whole30 compliant.

      Need help getting started with the Whole30? You’ll love my free printable Trader Joe’s Whole30 shopping list and my Whole30 Costco shopping list.

      Sugar won’t dissolve during the blending process. So, if you want to add it, you would need to heat your milk and combine it with the sugar and chill it prior to adding it to the mixture. You could always use some Honey Simple Syrup if you want a more natural sweetener.

      Is It Ok to Put Collagen in Your Coffee?

      Yes! Powdered collagen will dissolve tastelessly into a hot or cold cup drink. Powdered collagen is an easily digestible form of protein that is said have many beneficial effects (improved hair, nails, joint health, skin tone, etc.) when consumed regularly.

      I’m not qualified to recommend collagen as a supplement, but I can tell you it makes this iced blended drink extremely smooth and creamy. One time in a rush to make my daily frozen coffee, I forgot to add the collagen. Within one sip I could immediately tell the texture was off. Just straight-up wrong.

      About 10 minutes later, the drink iced up and I couldn’t drink it from the straw anymore. I ended up having to eat it with a spoon.

      Collagen has an incredible amount of protein, with the Vital Proteins brand that I purchase (Costco has the best prices!) coming in at a whopping 18 grams of protein per serving. It took me about a week to get the timing right for when to drink this blended iced coffee.

      If I drank it before breakfast, I wouldn’t have an “actual” food meal. If I drank it too late after eating, I wouldn’t be hungry for lunch. Just keep that in mind if you’re not interested in using this cafe frappe as a meal replacement (I don’t!).

      How Can I Make This Plant-Based?

      Collagen is essentially an unflavored powdered version of bone broth and therefore not vegetarian or vegan-friendly. If you eat a plant-based diet, you can sub in your favorite protein powder, OR use coconut cream and 1/4 tsp of xantham gum to mimic the creamy texture of the collagen coffee.

      How to Make Collagen Coffee

      *Detailed (i.e., measurements) and a printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post.

      This recipe is broken into three parts – making the cold brew concentrate, making coffee ice cubes, and actually making the blended coffee recipe. If pressed for time, you can use premade concentrate like this one.

      Cold Brew Concentrate

      First, decide how strong you want your coffee. I’m a lightweight so I combine about 1/2 cup coarsely ground organic beans with 30 oz of cold water. If you prefer your cup of joe so thick and dark that a fork can stand up in it, increase the amount of grounds to 1 cup.

      I use a Rumble Jar insert in a quart canning jar, but you can totally just add the grounds to the water, knowing you’ll have to filter it once it has finished steeping.

      Let it sit for 12-18 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger it gets.

      Making Coffee Ice Cubes

      This one is a bit of a no brainer…add your cold brew to an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-5 hours. This is the one I use and each ice cube is 3/4 of an oz.

      How to Make Blended Iced Coffee

      Combine coffee ice cubes, milk, cold brew concentrate, and collagen in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

      Pro tip: if your blender has a death wish with actually blending ice, let the cubes sit for 10 minutes with the milk and cold brew. This will soften them up a little bit to make for easier blending, while still giving the drink an icy base.

      Now, pour your amazing ice blended drink into a big ol’ glass or travel cup and sip happily my friends. This healthy iced coffee really comes together in just about 5 minutes once everything is prepared and ready to go.

      Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

      • You can use whatever milk works best for your dietary needs. Coconut will be lovely and creamy or use almond milk to make an iced drink with almond milk.
      • Once you’ve strained your cold brew, get another batch started and make more ice cubes. I transfer my concentrate to a half-gallon canning jar and keep that in the fridge.

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      WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

      One serving has 4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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      Print 5 from 3 votes Blended Iced Coffee – Healthy Iced Coffee {Dairy-Free, Whole30, Paleo, Keto} Prep Time 3 mins Total Time 3 mins

      A creamy cafe frappe, this Blended Ice Coffee is a quick and easy coffeeshop-quality coffee that you can make at home. A perfect icy collagen coffee drink.

      Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Blended Iced Coffee, Cafe Frappe, Collagen Coffee Servings: 1 Calories: 115 kcal Author: Sarah Cook – Sustainable Cooks Ingredients

      • 1/3 cup coffee concentrate chilled
      • 1/4 cup coconut milk
      • 8 coffee ice cubes about 1 oz each
      • 1 scoop collagen

      Instructions Making Cold Brew Concentrate

      1. Combine 1/2 cup coarsely ground organic coffee with 30 oz of cold water. If you prefer your coffee dark, increase the amount of grounds to 1 cup.

      2. Let your coffee sit for 12-18 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger it gets.

      Making Coffee Ice Cubes

      1. Add your cold brew to an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-5 hours.

      How to Make Blended Iced Coffee

      1. Combine coffee ice cubes, milk, cold brew concentrate, and collagen in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until the coffee is creamy and smooth.

      Recipe Notes

      Each ice cube in the tray I used is 3/4 oz.

      If your blender struggles with actually blending ice, let the coffee cubes sit for 10 minutes with the milk and cold brew. This will soften them up a little bit to make for easier blending, while still giving the coffee an icy base.

      You can use whatever milk works best for your dietary needs. Coconut will be lovely and creamy or use almond milk to make an iced coffee with almond milk.

      Once you’ve strained your cold brew, get another batch started and make more ice cubes.

      Nutrition Facts Blended Iced Coffee – Healthy Iced Coffee {Dairy-Free, Whole30, Paleo, Keto} Amount Per Serving (20 oz) Calories 115 Calories from Fat 108 % Daily Value* Fat 12g18% Saturated Fat 10g63% Cholesterol 0mg0% Sodium 12mg1% Potassium 163mg5% Carbohydrates 1g0% Sugar 0g0% Protein 20g40% Calcium 10mg1% Iron 1.9mg11% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      originally posted on April 23, 2019; Updated on January 6, 2020 Categories: Dairy-Free Recipes, Drink Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Weight Watchers Recipes, Whole30 Breakfast, Whole30 Recipes Ingredients: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Coffee, Collagen, Milk

      Best Iced-Coffee Drinks for Your Waistline

      Does the hot and humid weather this summer have you reaching for iced coffee instead of your favorite hot brewed variety? If so, are they having a positive or negative impact on your weight goals? Although an iced coffee can be as simple as brewed coffee over ice (usually around 15 calories as with Starbucks Grande Iced Caffe’ Americano), there tend to be many choices and varying degrees of nutritional value when you order them on the run. If you are enjoying frequent iced coffee drinks and having difficulty reaching your weight goals, there could be a connection.

      How Can You Reduce the Calories in Your Favorite Iced Drink?

      Typical recommendations when ordering iced coffee drinks and trying to limit calories is to select the smallest size, request skim milk, and hold the whipped or chocolate topping. Sometimes it can be very difficult to remember to keep everything straight when you are trying to order in a hurry. Here is a quick list of nine 16-ounce choices that can help keep you cool while helping to maintain your waistline.

      The 9 Best, Low Calorie Iced Drinks We Found at Major Chains

      Starbucks Grande Iced Skinny Flavored Latte (select from many sugar-free flavored syrups)
      Calories – 80
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 10 grams
      Starbucks Grande Iced Skinny Mocha
      Calories – 100
      Fat – 1.5 grams
      Sugars – 8 grams
      Starbucks Grande Mocha Light Frappuccino
      Calories – 140
      Fat – 1 gram
      Sugars – 19 grams sugar
      (You can also purchase these in a 9.5-ounce bottle from a local supermarket that are 100 calories/3 grams fat/11 grams sugar).
      McDonald’s McCafe’ Medium Iced Nonfat Latte with Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup
      Calories – 50
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 6 grams
      Dunkin’ Donuts Medium Iced Hazelnut Coffee with Skim Milk
      Calories – 20
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 2 grams
      Dunkin’ Donuts Medium Iced Roast Coffee with Skim Milk and Splenda
      Calories – 40
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 2 grams
      Panera Large Iced Vanilla Latte with Skim Milk and Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
      Calories – 140
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 18 grams
      Panera Large Iced Cappuccino with Skim Milk
      Calories – 80
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugar – 11 grams
      Burger King Seattle’s Best Medium Cold-brew Vanilla Latte with Skim Milk
      Calories – 90
      Fat – 0 grams
      Sugars – 26 grams

      6 High Calorie Iced Drinks You Should Probably Skip

      Here are some higher calorie options that it would be best to skip unless you select the smallest size, request skim milk, and hold the whipped or chocolate toppings.
      Starbucks Grande Java Chip Frappuccino
      Calories – 460
      Fat – 19 grams
      Sugars – 55 grams
      McDonald’s McCafe’ Large Iced Caramel Mocha
      Calories – 390
      Fat – 14 grams
      Sugars – 48 grams
      Dunkin’ Donuts Large Caramel Turtle Iced Latte
      Calories – 450
      Fat – 12 grams
      Sugars – 67 grams
      Cold Stone Creamery “Gotta Have It” Iced Raspberry Truffle Mocha Latte
      Calories – 520
      Fat – 19 grams
      Sugars – 71 grams
      Baskin Robbins Large Iced Cappy Mocha Blast
      Calories – 610
      Fat – 10 grams
      Sugars – 86 grams
      Seattle’s Best Large Cold-Brewed Marble Mocha
      Calories – 540
      Fat – 23 grams
      Sugars – 68 grams
      Do you select iced coffee to keep cool or other cold options? What is your favorite cold drink to enjoy on hot summer days?

      5 Hacks for Healthier Iced Coffee

      Heather McClees August 1, 2017 Food & Nutrition Email Print Twitter Pinterest Facebook

      This post was most recently updated on September 28th, 2018

      Iced coffee is one of the trendiest beverages to drink today–and you’ll quickly see why. It’s easy to make, refreshing to sip and simply delicious! Plus, on hotter days or after a workout, iced coffee lets you get your java fix without breaking a sweat. We’ll drink to that!

      But, as we all know, iced coffee can be healthy or unhealthy depending on how it’s prepared and what you add to it after it’s brewed. When ordering an iced coffee at a coffee shop or restaurant, it’s fairly easy to request a healthier option. For example, you can order iced coffee without sugar or cream, or ask for non-dairy milk instead of cow’s milk.

      What about when you want to make your own healthy iced coffee at home? Don’t worry, it’s very simple to do by just keeping a couple of things in mind. Here are five tips to get you started.

      1. Try cold-brew

      Cold-brew coffee is all the rage these days, because the end result is a much smoother, less acidic and often healthier beverage than drip coffee or French press. Since no boiling water is applied to the grounds, the coffee ends up being less acidic and may be gentler on the digestive system than other types.

      The trick to making cold-brew is to place a concentrated amount of coffee grounds in a pitcher with cold, filtered water. Steep overnight in the fridge and strain with a sieve or cheesecloth the next day. Make enough to have coffee on hand all week. Then, use your cold-brew coffee to make a healthy iced coffee concoction anytime.

      2. Ditch dairy

      Choosing non-dairy milk is one of the simplest ways to improve the nutrition of your iced coffee. You can add chilled, unsweetened almond or cashew milk to your iced coffee in place of milk. Better yet, make almond milk ice cubes to use in your iced coffee to avoid watering down your drink.

      Rice milk, hemp milk and even oat milk are other options. Not only will you enjoy the delicious flavor of non-dairy milk, but you’ll skip all the negative side effects of dairy. Always choose unsweetened, non-dairy milk whenever possible to avoid added sugars.

      3. Grind your own beans

      To really improve the nutrition and flavor of your iced coffee, grind your own organic coffee beans at home before making your cold-brew. Coffee beans contain several B vitamins, antioxidants, minerals such as magnesium and manganese, and even small amounts of other trace minerals.

      However, in order to retain the most benefits, the beans should be ground right before the brewing process. Once coffee is ground, air and time on store shelves can cause the natural oils in coffee to go rancid or taste stale.

      To ensure you have the best-tasting iced coffee possible, give some organic coffee beans a quick run through a grinder, use them to make cold-brew and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, more delicious iced coffee.

      4. Skip the sugar

      Sugar is sugar is sugar. No matter what type it is, it’s still sugar at the end of the day. And we all know the white stuff is not the kindest ingredient to our bodies, regardless of its form. So skip the sugar and opt for a natural alternative, such as stevia, to sweeten your iced coffee.

      I love to use a couple tiny drops of English toffee stevia for a delicious flavor in my coffee, but plain organic powdered stevia without any additives is also great.

      If you don’t care for stevia, try drinking your iced coffee without any sweeteners. For an even more natural alternative, soak your coffee grounds with several dates before straining. You’ll get a cold-brew with a naturally sweet, almost caramel-like flavor.

      5. Choose pre-made cold brews carefully

      If you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t have time to make cold-brew coffee,” or you just aren’t up for making your own, we totally get it. That’s where choosing pre-made cold-brew coffee comes in handy for making your own iced coffee in minutes.

      Always choose unsweetened options whenever possible, or choose those that have less than 2 grams of sugar per serving. Brands that are organic are also a huge plus.

      Vitacost carries several products to help you enjoy healthy iced coffee at home. Whether you need organic coffee beans, organic instant coffee, organic coffee grounds or unsweetened non-dairy milk, there are limitless options to choose from to help you get your iced coffee fix at home.

      Heather McClees

      Heather McClees is a nutritionist and a health, food and lifestyle writer from South Carolina. She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics with a minor in Journalism and Fine Arts and has a background in the areas of philanthropy, public speaking, nutritional counseling and health- and business-related journalism. Heather has been writing professionally for over 10 years and is passionate about reading, writing, staying active, eating well and spreading the message of health and wellness with others.

      Heather McClees is a nutritionist and a health, food and lifestyle writer from South Carolina. She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics with a minor in Journalism and Fine Arts and has a background in the areas of philanthropy, public speaking, nutritional counseling and health- and business-related journalism. Heather has been writing professionally for over 10 years and is passionate about reading, writing, staying active, eating well and spreading the message of health and wellness with others.

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      Looking for a coffee that does not use regular milk? If so, you are in luck! Here are a bunch of recipes that all use almond milk. Sip on your morning cup of coffee in style with these decadent recipes.

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      Three Almond Milk Cold brew and Iced Coffee Recipes to Keep you Cool All Summer

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      Summer is just around the corner, and as the days get hotter, our coffee gets colder. Whether you’re at home, at work, or running errands around town, there’s nothing like ice-cold coffee topped with fresh almond milk to keep you cool and energized.

      If you’re vegan, dairy-free, or just love the taste of almonds, try these 3 easy almond milk coffee recipes and turn your regular cup of java into the perfect refreshment.

      Get your ice cubes ready and get brewing!

      COLD BREW ALMOND MILK LATTE

      There’s nothing more satisfying that an ice-cold cup of cold brew waiting for you in the fridge! Top it off with almond milk, sweeten it up and start the day right!

      For this recipe, we used Sträva Ethiopia Single Origin with notes of jasmine, rose, and pink lemonade.

      Servings: 2

      Ingredients:

      • ½ cup coarsely ground Sträva Ethiopia Single Origin (1 cup of whole beans)
      • 1 cup almond milk (you can use homemade or store-bought)
      • 2 cups of filtered water at room temperature
      • Sweetener of choice
      • Ice cubes

      Instructions:

      Mix the ground coffee and filtered water in an airtight container and leave in the fridge overnight. Ideally, the coffee needs at least 12-16 hours to extract the best flavor and notes. Strain the coffee through a mesh bag into ice-filled glasses.

      Add the almond milk and optional sweetener and stir to combine.

      Sträva tip: Freeze the cold brew coffee into cubes and use them instead of water ice to avoid watering down the latte.

      VANILLA ICED COFFEE WITH HOMEMADE CARAMEL

      Are you in the mood for a sweet, gooey, vanilla-flavored coffee with hints of caramel? You’re in luck – this vanilla caramel recipe is better your regular coffee shop order and we love making it with our Sträva Signature Roast for a hint of milk chocolate!

      Servings: 2

      Ingredients for the coffee:

      • 2 cups freshly-brewed Sträva Strength Signature Roast (chilled)
      • ¼ – ½ cup vanilla-flavored almond milk (chilled)
      • Coffee ice cubes (freeze 1 cup of strong coffee in an ice tray)

      Ingredients for the homemade caramel:

      • ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
      • ½ cup of organic raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, or organic honey
      • ¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened) + 4 tsp grass-fed organic butter (or use 1 can of full fat coconut milk to make it vegan)
      • A pinch of salt

      Instructions:

      For the caramel:

      In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the caramel ingredients one by one and stir until well incorporated. The texture should be smooth and lump-free. Bring it to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir constantly for 5 minutes or until the sauce reduces at least ½ in size and becomes thick and dark brown in color.

      Remove from heat and pour into a container. Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours and stir occasionally to help thicken it.

      For the coffee:

      Fill two tall glasses with ice halfway and pour the chilled coffee to cover the cubes. Add the almond milk and add 2-3 tsp of the caramel sauce. Stir well until everything is incorporated. If you want a sweeter coffee, add more caramel.

      Sträva tip: If the caramel sauce is too thick to pour, put in the microwave for a few seconds, but be careful not to make it too runny.

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      Servings: 2

      Ingredients:

      • ½ cup coarsely ground Sträva Restore infused with 120 mg of CBD (1 cup of whole beans)
      • 2-3 cups of filtered water
      • 1-2 chai tea bags (or 2 tbsp. loose leaf chai)
      • 1 cup almond milk
      • Sweetener of choice
      • Ice or frozen coffee cubes

      Instructions:

      Place the chai tea and coffee grinds into a container and add the filtered water. Cover and let everything steep for at least 12-16 hours in the fridge. Pour the brew into two tall glasses filled with ice and add almond milk and sweetener. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.

      Sträva tip: Use fruit-based or spicy chai tea to add a little flavor to your coffee. Some chai tea varieties may contain caffeine, and in addition to coffee, you may experience jitters.

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      We roast our beans to perfection and infuse them with CBD oil to help prevent coffee jitters the natural way, without compromising on taste or quality.

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      I have become a total coffee addict, especially since we acquired a Nespresso, it truly is addictive. During the summer months it becomes quite difficult to feed the addiction though, because it is simply just too hot to drink coffee, especially in the afternoons. So I did what a true addict would do and came up with a solution. Almond Milk Iced Coffee! Perfect for summer. It literally takes 2min to make and it is so refreshing a delicious.

      All I did was make a usual Nespresso espresso (any espresso would work), added 2 teaspoons xylitol and 1/2 tsp vanilla to the hot espresso. Filled a glass with ice cubes (as in COMPLETELY filled), poured in almond milk (about 1/2 cup), and then topped it with the espresso. Stir and enjoy.

      It’s the perfect solution for any coffee addict trying to make it through the summer. It is also vegan, sugar free and low in calories. What more could a girl want? Well maybe a delicious Peanut Butter Oat Cookie to go with your Iced Coffee. 😉

      Almond Milk Iced Coffee

      Prep Time5 mins Total Time5 mins Servings: 1 Almond Milk Iced Coffee

      • 1 Shot Espresso.
      • 2 tsp Xylitol.
      • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk.
      • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence.
      • 1 Cup Ice.
      • Make Espresso and stir in xylitol and vanilla while hot.
      • Allow to cool for a few min.
      • Fill glass with ice cubes.
      • Add Almond milk and top with Espresso.
      • Enjoy 🙂

      Healthy iced coffee recipe

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