Since I mentioned my new favorite drink in this post a couple of weeks ago, I can't stop thinking about it. It was delicious! But I rarely leave the house, and Starbucks is pretty pricey, so all I did was dream of it. And then I saw a video on the Tickey-Toks of a lady making her own, and I was like, I can do that too!
(BTW - another good person to follow on there is The Shaky Barista, who shows you how to make coffee shop drinks at home.)
So I made my own iced coffee at home and - it was pretty ok!
I put a couple of spoons of brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon and a tiny splash of vanilla into my jar, added a cup of hot coffee (6 oz pour from the ol' Keurig), and swished it around to dissolve the sugar. I added a couple of scoops of ice, put the lid on the jar and gave it a good shake, then added milk to taste. Not bad at all.
A friend told me about a brown sugar flavored syrup you can buy to add to your drinks, and just like that, I became the kind of person who has a bottle of flavored syrup in her cupboard to add to drinks. I may also have become the kind of person who has a milk frother, but we'll leave that story for another day (when I've taken it out of the box and tried it).
It has a different taste than the actual sugar and cinnamon ingredients, but it's not bad.