I’m not a heavy coffee drinker. I’d honestly probably drink it more, but if I did I’d be a jittery, palpatating mess. But I do like the taste of coffee, and on the weekends it is a guilty pleasure of mine. But it always seems like we make too much, and it kills me to dump it down the drain. Which is how my new favorite drink was born.
Inside-Out Iced Coffee
Inside-out iced coffee is a simple concept. I freeze the extra coffee into cubes and save them in bags in my freezer. Then, on certain days when I could use a refreshing, extra “kick” without wanting to drink a whole cup of coffee, I simply pour myself a cup of almond milk and toss a few coffee cubes in it. Instant. Refreshment.
Plus, it ensures that my favorite coffee does not go to waste. (We budget quite a bit, but coffee is one of the things Greg and I splurge on – we buy Bulletproof coffee.)
Ahhhhhhhh. I can’t even tell you how psyched it makes me that I am beginning this little ritual right in time for summer.
Here’s how you do it:
- Brew coffee.
- Pour the extra into an ice-cube tray this is the one I have:Fred & Friends Cool Beans Ice Cube Tray, but you can use a plain ol’ ice cube tray – I just felt like being fancy)
- Once coffee is frozen into cubes, pop them out and save in a freezer bag, or use right away
That’s it!! Enjoy a little coffee “kick” – without the commitment of a full cup! It doesn’t hurt that you’re being resourceful and saving money, while you’re at it.
I know what you’re also thinking: wouldn’t this make for a fan-TAS-tic alcoholic beverage? Why, yes it would! Might I suggest a Kahlua and milk, with a few of these cubes dropped into the glass? Perhaps an espresso-tini? The possibilities are endless!
PS! If you already use Bulletproof Coffee, or if you want to try it out, you can get it here.