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Iced Coffee by the Pitcher

3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy

3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you all week! Say goodbye to expensive, over-sweetened commercial iced coffee with this simple recipe and indulge all week long the frugal way.3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy

I used to be a regular coffee person. A 3-4 cups of coffee in the morning kind of gal, but then a somewhat strange combination of events kept me from being able to enjoy my coffee any longer. You see, I started playing roller derby, which lead to lots of aches and pain, which lead to me taking lots of ibuprofen, which combined with my coffee caused lots of stomach pain. And that almost destroyed my love affair with coffee.

(Knee damage from derby also destroyed my love affair with running and I’ve been looking for a low impact exercise that I can get into ever since. Any suggestions? Do you have any program you love?)3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy

Around this time I discovered iced coffee. For some reason iced coffee does not bother my stomach. I haven’t done any research on the matter, but I assume it’s probably less acidic.

For years I bought expensive packets of iced coffee mix, until the store stopped carrying them. I did buy the premade iced coffee in cartons for a few weeks, but I couldn’t justify the cost. It was so expensive for so little.  My favorite was more than $5 for less than 2 quarts. I set out to make up my own iced coffee recipe.




3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy

It had to make a big enough batch to last all week. It had to have great coffee flavor. It needed to be inexpensive, but not made with any cheap or fake ingredients.  And it had to be a little sweet, but not overwhelming so.

It took some trial and error, but I’ve finally come up with an iced coffee combination that I love and I hope you will too. Not only does this iced coffee taste great, but it’s so much cheaper.

3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy

Iced Coffee by the Pitcher

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

3 simple steps and you've got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you all week! 

Ingredients

  • 1 full pot freshly brewed strong coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fat free half and half

Instructions

  1. Brew a full standard 12 serving pot of strong coffee and allow to cool completely.
  2. While the coffee is cooling, make a simple vanilla syrup by combining 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved, this will only take a few minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Allow to cool. Pour cooled coffee and simple vanilla syrup into a 2 quart pitcher with a tight fitting lid. Store in the fridge.
  3. When ready to serve, pour 3/4 cup coffee over ice and top with 1/4 cup fat free half and half. (Or milk if you prefer.)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168

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3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe. #icedcoffee

Raina

Saturday 29th of October 2022

Hi Amy, do you think it would be ok to mix all of the coffee and half and half together and just keep it premixed in the frig?

Mary Tarr

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Thank you for your recipe!! I’m going to try it today! May I ask how much coffee you used for the 12 cup pot? Every time I do it the coffee it does not have much flavor, it tastes like it’s water downed when I do it, thank you in advance!!

Cherie Jubic

Sunday 25th of July 2021

How long does this last in the fridge?

jennifer

Saturday 5th of June 2021

How long can this be kept in the refrigerator once made?

Marissa P

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I have Vanilla syrup that I bought. Any idea about how much of that to use based on your recipe instead of making my own? We have yet to use it so I have no clue how much to put in. Thanks!

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