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How to Make the Perfect Iced Coffee


This post is sponsored by Dusty Plains Coffee Co.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s sweltering outside and the lady at Tim Horton’s knows me and my order by name: medium iced coffee.  While I love going to Tim’s like any self-respecting Canadian, I wanted to try and make my own.  I experimented with using leftover coffee from my coffee maker, but let’s be honest, it was passable at best.

One day at the Farmers Market I saw that there was someone selling a cold brew coffee concentrate that would be perfect for my at home coffee experiments.  It was locally roasted and brewed, locally owned, and tasted amazing.  Win, win, win.

Sorry Timmies.

Perfect Iced Coffees Need Perfect Creamers

If I was going to make the perfect iced coffee, I needed a good quality creamer.  With coffee this good, you don’t want to be using those chemical laden things from the grocery store.

I made a simple creamer using 1 cup half and half cream, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 can (approximately 1 cup) of sweetened condensed milk.  Whisk together until combined and voila!

Amazing tasting coffee creamer.

You can easily customize it to your tastes by adding in cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, almond extract, mint extract, or really, any flavour you want in your iced coffee.

Check out my favourite variation of the perfect coffee creamer!

Assemble your Iced Coffee

Grab your favourite glass and fill with ice.  Pour in creamer about a 1/4 of the way.  Add Dusty Plains Cold Brew Coffee and voila!  The perfect iced coffee right from the comfort of your home.

The Perfect Iced Coffee

Serves 1
1 cup Half and Half Cream,
1 cup sweetened condensed milk,
1 tsp vanilla,

Dusty Plains Cold Brew Concentrate

Whisk cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla together in a bowl. Store extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Fill a glass with ice and add homemade creamer and Dusty Plains cold brew coffee. Enjoy!

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Learn how to make the perfect iced coffee and beat the heat this summer.  Not to mention all the money you'll save.  Such an easy recipe that you'll avoid going to the drive through.

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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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