William and I are coffee junkies. Yes, it's an addiction. And like most people, we require a cup of coffee to start our day. In fact, it's my motivation to get out of bed most mornings.
Because I live in Savannah...and it's July...and it's a gazillion degrees outside (AND inside for that matter - We live in a 1925 Tudor in Ardsley Park. Savannahians, you understand.), staying cool is always a hassle. Well, staying cool and steaming hot morning coffee do not go hand in hand. I figured iced coffee was the solution to my predicament, and so I began my search.
I first tried adding ice to a hot cup of coffee. Fail.
I changed to refrigerating/freezing a freshly brewed pot of coffee. Fail.
Pioneer Woman had a similar struggle and recommended I try this method. I'm sure it's fantastic, but I don't have room in my fridge to store a 12 quart container.
My friend Courtney found a cold brewing system called the Toddy. Have you ever tried it? The Toddy can be purchased here. The idea of a cold brew sounds promising. I would love to know if anyone has used the Toddy!
I was in Bed Bath and Beyond last week, when I came across this.
The perfect solution! These discs work in my Tassimo coffee maker. Iced coffee? Check. Sweet and creamy? Check. I couldn't wait to try it.
Well, let me tell you. It's just as good as it looks. Rich, creamy, and a refreshing alternative to a hot cup of joe. If you're interested in a single-serve coffee maker, I highly recommend buying one. Both Tassimo and Kuerig are outstanding.
Image 1: Pioneer Woman. Image 2: Williams-Sonoma.