Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dirty Ice

Now that Jack is crawling and working hard to not only dismantle all the lower cabinets in our house, but also to rewire our outlets(see Exhibit A), I find that by the time 2 PM rolls around I often feel the need to brew a second pot of coffee.

However, in the sweltering heat of summer there is absolutely nothing refreshing about a steaming hot cup'o'joe moistening my already sweaty forehead.  So what's my solution? ICED COFFEE. 

Revolutionary I know.

In an effort to save the $2.48 that I was spending (daily!) at Dunkin' Donuts to get a cup of iced coffee that, while delicious, was mostly ice, I decided to make my own iced coffee.  In the process I have found that watered down coffee is really gross.  Like...REALLY gross.  I could brew my coffee twice as strong, but I was really burning through coffee at that rate. 

So, we found a solution, and it's pretty awesome. 

Coffee Cubes!  (I'd love to be able to give credit to whichever genius first thought of this, but Matt came home with the idea, which he thinks he read in a magazine...but he can't remember which one. Just know, we read this somewhere.)

We take the leftover coffee from our pot each day, and we pour it in an ice cube tray.  Let it freeze, and voila! No more watered down coffee!

Genius I tell ya!  It will change the way you caffeinate!


  1. BEST. IDEA. EVER!!! I have not been able to perfect iced coffee at home but I think you (or should I say MATT?) has solved my dilemma! I'm going to be buying an ice cube tray immediately!

  2. That is a great idea!! I am going to do this tomorrow!

  3. Genius! The hubby always drains the coffee pot, though. I may have to brew a pot specifically for ice cubes...

  4. I saw this and immediately thought of you!!!

  5. Genious I tell you! Genious! I am filling my ice cube trays up TODAY!!! I do daycare and in the heat of the afternoon - brewing coffee makes me sweat just thinking about it! I can't wait to try it! YUM! :-) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Haha Laura those are awesome!!


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