Has Stacy lost her mind? It’s February for Pete’s sake (I would really like to meet this Pete character) – why is she posting an ICED latte?? Well, I’ll tell you. When you feel about coffee like I do, there is no time of year that’s wrong for coffee of any type: iced, hot, frozen, lukewarm, etc. I’ll drink it. If it’s coffee – it’s for me.
When I first made these, I was very surprised. I didn’t think I would love them as much as I did…I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Even Barry, who likes his coffee hot and black, liked these. And that’s a win in my book for sure. I’ve made them for myself a few times since this first time (mostly while Barry was at work so I didn’t have to share) – I just like them more every time I make them.
I’m posting this recipe for lattes because I want you to learn to make them at home and keep your money – quit giving it to Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. If you visit these places daily, you’re shelling out a lot of cash. Keep your cash and make your latte at home. *This post is NOT sponsored by Starbucks*
This week in Cooking Through Stacy’s Stash we’re tackling another one of my eCookbooks: Easy Homemade. Easy Homemade is by Mandi Ehman of Life Your Way. It’s a MUST HAVE if you’re wanting to move to a “scratch” kitchen. This book is full of kitchen staples that you can make yourself at home: drinks, dressings, ketchup, salsa, sauces, pantry staples, icings, stocks, snacks, and MORE. I have never seen a resource this good with all these staple recipes in ONE spot.
The book is so pretty. I love the layout. It’s easy to read with good explanations of things and pretty pictures. I need pretty pictures in my cookbooks…otherwise, they’re a bust for me. I love everything about this book – I love that I can customize the recipes to our diet. Easy Homemade should be in every homemaker’s kitchen. And at only $3.99 you can’t beat it.
Mandi graciously offered to let me give y’all her Iced Latte recipe – and it’s the bomb.com. I recently discovered the phrase bomb.com…it’s probably SO 2012, but I don’t care…I like it and you’re likely to see me say it a lot. Bomb.com
The only thing I customized in this recipe was use to stevia instead of sugar. Also, I did not use ice. I just used cold milk and cold coffee – if it was August, I might use ice. Nah…I hate ice. Stevia was fabulous in this, but you can use whatever sweetener you like.
This recipe calls to use a French Press but Mandi also says you can use a mason jar if you don’t have one. I <3 mason jars. I used my French Press and fresh ground coffee.
It’s really a great recipe and I think you’ll be making it today. You’re likely already on the way to your kitchen, aren’t you? I love giving you recipes that you can make immediately – because that’s how I roll. I love coffee. And mason jars. Bomb.com
** I am an affiliate for Easy.Homemade. Mostly because it rocks…okay, only because it rocks.**
- ¼ cup coarse ground coffee (fresh coffee is great!)
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup whole milk, cold (I use almond milk)
- Sugar and cream to taste (I used stevia to taste and no cream)
- Add coffee to your French press (or mason jar) with water. Stir.
- Cover and let sit for 4-8 hours (if you’re a mom, then let it sit until you remember it again).
- When ready to serve, use the press to strain coffee (or strain through cheesecloth if you used a mason jar).
- In two small glasses or one large glass, put ice cubes, milk, and sweetener to taste.
- Pour coffee over and stir. Drink immediately.
Yield: 1, 16 ounce or 2, 8 ounce lattes