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Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Iced Latte

I posted “Perfect Iced Coffee” a few months ago, and though it still remains my favorite, this is a very close runner up!  The process of making this is so very easy. It may be a bit more familiar to you than the cold brew process, and familiar is nice sometimes– plus, I love how drip brewing process makes my house smell in the morning!

Starbucks Iced Coffee blend is new, and GOOD!  It is “roasted to accentuate its full-flavored taste when chilled.  It is medium bodied , well-balanced and caramelly smooth.”

 You brew it just like regular coffee, but make it double strength and serve it over ice.  Here are the directions from the package:

1. Brew as if you’re making a full pot, but use half the water.
2. Slowly fill remaining pot with ice, or add same amount to a pitcher.
3. Serve fresh, over ice.
*By double strength, we mean: 4 TBS GROUND COFFEE to 6 OZ. WATER.
(I do not make mine that strong)



~8 HEAPING TBS Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend coffee
~16 OZ Water (this is my Mr. Coffee pot filled to the 4 line)
~Chocolate Almond Milk (I use Silk brand, Dark Chocolate, found at Walmart)
Brew coffee and water.  This is your coffee concentrate.

Fill a mason jar (or glass of choice) with:

1/2 coffee concentrate & 1/2 Chocolate Almond Milk (or 2/3 coffee concentrate and 1/3 almond milk, according to personal taste)

Add Ice.

Add sweetener if desired.  I do not think this is necessary as the Chocolate Almond Milk is sweetened.

Pop in a straw and enjoy!!

Store leftover concentrate in a jar in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days.

This particular brand of almond milk has 120 calories per cup (2% chocolate dairy milk has 190), no saturated fat, no cholesterol, 45% DV of Calcium (milk has 25%) and added Vit C and Vit E.  They use pure cane sugar to sweeten instead of high fructose corn syrup, and it uses Non GMO (non-genetically modified) almonds.  I do wish it were organic and a little less sugar, but all- in- all not too bad, especially compared to syrup sweetened, high calorie, budget- breaking drinks available to buy!

Let me know if you try this!  Enjoy.