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Iced Vanilla Latte

The secret to this recipe is the vanilla simple syrup. Make the syrup ahead of time and use in several of your favorite coffee drinks. You will be happy you did. Ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled 2 tablespoons vanilla simple syrup (see simple syrup recipe) 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup ice Instructions: Grab your cold coffee Add your vanilla simple syrup Pour your coffee /simple syrup over ice Slowly pour in your milk Stir and enjoy!  

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Java Chip Frappe

This recipe will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving and your desire for a delicious cold coffee drink. What more can you ask for? Ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled 1 teaspoon vanilla simple syrup (see simple syrup recipe) 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup chocolate chips 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup 2 splenda packets Ice Reddi-Whip Instructions: Pour all of your ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass. Top with reddi-whip and drizzle chocolate syrup over top. Drink and Enjoy!      

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Simple Syrups

Simple syrup is quite easy to make and can be used in a variety of drink and food recipes. This recipe makes more than you will use in one drink, but you can store syrup  in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month. Vanilla Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Caramel Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract Add sugar and water to a saucepan. Heat it over medium heat, stirring constantly, until all the sugar is dissolved. Add extract to mixture. Remove it from heat and allow the mixture to cool.

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Caramel Macchiato

  This drink can be made cold or hot, depending on what you are in the mood for. Just make sure to chill your coffee and use cold milk instead of steamed if you are looking for a cold treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee 2 tablespoons vanilla simple syrup (see simple syrup recipe) 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons caramel simple syrup (see simple syrup recipe) Caramel topping Reddi-Whip Insructions: Brew you coffee. Steam your milk and pour into cup. Add both simple syrups. Top with Reddi-Whip and drizzle caramel topping over top. Drink and Enjoy!  

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