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What is this cold brew for iced coffee? I just brew a large cup in the Keurig and pour it into a glass over ice, milk, and sugar.
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What is this cold brew for iced coffee? I just brew a large cup in the Keurig and pour it into a glass over ice, milk, and sugar.
Originally Posted by gekko422
Cold brew is ground (medium grind) with cold water poured over it and then left out on the counter to 'brew' 24 hours. I love it. Then you run it through cheesecloth and you are left with the concentrate that you can put in the frig. I make enough so it typically lasts me 5-7 days. It's soooo smooth. It took me a bit to get my ratio (ground coffee to water) but now that i have it down it's perfect!
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I tried this last fall-I tried the original. It was horrible. Just a PSA for the rest of you.

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Originally Posted by xcptnl
I did too, blargh.

I am loving the new SB iced hazelnut macchiattos. I don't like the caramel ones, they're too sweet, but the hazelnut to me is the perfect balance of sweet to coffee. Super delish,
Originally Posted by gekko422
I thought it would be a good fallback when I didn't make my own cold brew but no way!
Originally Posted by xcptnl
When it first came out I thought I'd try it because I had a coupon, then I read the ingredient list and I put it back. A few days ago I saw another coupon for it and thought what the heck, I'll try it anyways - so glad you posted this so I didn't waste my money! I thought it would just be a fun thing to try, but I don't want to waste the money if it's gross.

I got a sample of a Keurig iced coffee kcup (not the flavored one with nasty sucralose, just grounds) and it was pretty good. I'm also going to try brewing one of the regular kcups to put over ice and see how that goes.




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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I'm also going to try brewing one of the regular kcups to put over ice and see how that goes.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
That's all I do, brew the kcup, then pour it over ice with some milk and sugar. Tastes delish and takes all of 30 seconds.
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Springy the coupon lured me on too!

If I had a kuerig I would try that but alas I do not.

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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Today I made iced coffee crack with the cheapie single serve coffeemaker I brought into work. Great first experiment! Needs 2 scoops of coffee but I think that's all I'll need to change (I used a heaping scoop).

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If I'm craving iced coffee at home, I'll do what you guys are describing with our Keurig. It's okay. But it gets too watery, in my opinion. If I have time, I'll make it ahead of time and stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. That way not as much ice melts. But obviously it's not particularly fresh coffee at that point. Ick. At work we make it with "special" iced coffee (I don't know what makes it different, honestly), and the same amount of grounds that we'd use for a full pot, but with half of the water. Then it gets two large scoops of ice and goes in the fridge. If I drank enough iced coffee, this is how I'd make it!

I tried the International Delights stuff too. Not a huge fan, but it was okay. I bought the vanilla one. I'd imagine the original stuff is kind of nasty. The vanilla flavoring was the only thing that redeemed it, imo. I'm curious as to what their caramel macchiato one tastes like. Probably tooth achingly sweet.

Also, for those of you ordering caramel or hazelnut macchiatos... If you find them too sweet, you can ask to have less vanilla syrup pumps. The syrup is mostly what makes it sweet, rather than the topping. Although I do agree that the hazelnut syrup is slightly less sweet than the caramel. But if you still want the caramel taste without it hurting your teeth, less vanilla is still an option!
Sometimes people ask for "EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA CARAMEL DRIZZLE! IT'S THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE DRINK." It makes me want to vom a little.
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Last edited by SCG; 03-16-2013 at 01:32 PM.
I picked up the ID caramel machiatto but haven't opened it yet. The Baileys caramel is really good and not overly sweet, no chemically taste either.

Ooh I love the SB iced caramel machiatto with extra caramel, esp if it's been stirred before the caramel is put on so it doesn't melt and is gloppy. Nomnoms
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You'll have to let us know how it is!

I do agree that I often find myself wishing for a bit more caramel in my iced caramel macchiatos! Mmmm. The flavors just work so nicely together. It's just the people who want me to dump half of the bottle in that make me nauseated. And believe it or not, a LOT of people want it like that. Like, all you can taste at that point is caramel! No matter how much you like caramel, that just seems gross to me!

I love it when I get to the bottom of the cup, and there's some caramel left at the bottom. That last sip is THE BEST!
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And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

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When I make iced coffee with my Keurig I brew it on the smallest brew size over ice into one of my larg straw tumblers. It sometimes takes two K-Cups and two brew cycles (depending on the size of the cup) but it doesn't get watery that way.
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you might as well hand them the caramel bottle cuz that's what they really want. YES, the bottom is the best!


2 scoops is perfect. Woohoo fresh iced coffee crack at work!
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We bought a Nespresso Pixie for the office. O.M.G. The afternoon latte is my new must have for work.
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Democracy is not a spectator sport.

You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
Nallia, I'll have to try that. I like having mine in the afternoon which needs to be decaf or I'll be spazzing out and they don't make an iced coffee kcup in a decaf.

I tried a decaf kcup today on the second largest size and stuck it in the fridge for a while, but it's still too watery. Maybe doing it on the smallest will help and when I want one I want it NOW, not 45 minutes from now so putting it in the fridge really needs to be eliminated from my process.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Hello, my name is kasden and I'm addicted to kitchen gadgets and anything to do with tea or coffee! I want one of these SO bad! I've always made extra coffee in a regular coffee pot and put it in the fridge for iced coffee...but all the talk on here about cold brew...WANT:

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Kasden, I've thought about getting something like that too! I've looked at a few different things, never taking the plunge though. One day...one day.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Kasden, I've thought about getting something like that too! I've looked at a few different things, never taking the plunge though. One day...one day.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
We could do a time share thing. I'll buy the coffee maker and you can keep it for 6 months and I'll take Calvin. Then we can switch!
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I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
Hello, my name is kasden and I'm addicted to kitchen gadgets and anything to do with tea or coffee! I want one of these SO bad! I've always made extra coffee in a regular coffee pot and put it in the fridge for iced coffee...but all the talk on here about cold brew...WANT:

Originally Posted by kasden

I want this!


better not be a link to burger king....
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Costco has something similar to this right now. I've got to check it out in store (it was in their coupon circular) and see what I think, but it's a set of two so I can use one for iced coffee and one for sweet tea. They're plastic, but I'm ok with that since it's BPA free.

Amazon.com: Takeya 64-Ounce Iced Tea Maker with Silicone Handle, Avocado/Olive: Home & Kitchen
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I did a lot of research and finally bought this for loose leaf tea. A little expensive at $25, but I drink a lot of tea in the winter. Then I found one at a thrift store for $.99! Now I have 2. I think I'll try it for cold brewed coffee.

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I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
You'll have to let us know how it is!

I do agree that I often find myself wishing for a bit more caramel in my iced caramel macchiatos! Mmmm. The flavors just work so nicely together. It's just the people who want me to dump half of the bottle in that make me nauseated. And believe it or not, a LOT of people want it like that. Like, all you can taste at that point is caramel! No matter how much you like caramel, that just seems gross to me!

I love it when I get to the bottom of the cup, and there's some caramel left at the bottom. That last sip is THE BEST!
Originally Posted by SCG
Last fall I got a salted carmel iced coffee from Charbucks, it might have been salted carmel mocha? Anyway, I haven't seen it since, but it was delish! There were actual salt crystals sprinkled in the carmel. I drank mine and half of hubbies! (I love salt!)
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