I have to say, I do love my coffee. For years I drank it light and sweet. Heaven forbid! Now there are days where I drink it black or with a touch of stevia. I guess I'm starting to appreciate the taste of coffee as I age!
I still remember the time that I opened the refrigerator as a kid and saw what looked like a glass of soda. That was a rarity in my house so I seized the opportunity and took a sip. Wow, was I shocked when I tasted my mom's very strong, black coffee! I vowed never to drink the stuff again. Of course that all went out the window in high school! The addiction quickly took hold.
I've given it up plenty of times since then. Every time I go on a cleanse I like to take a break from it. Eventually, it works it's way back into my life. I'm not an everything in moderation kind of person, but in this case, I'm good with 1-2 cups per day.
When I switched to a Keurig, I started to like coffee even more. It just tastes better. Between the cost and waste there was no way I was using the disposable k-cups though. The best part about using the reusable k-cups is you can add flavors to the grinds like cinnamon or cocoa powder. Mmmmm, yummy!
This summer I was in the mood for iced coffee and created this recipe that I can't get enough of. My own version of an Iced Mocha Coffee. Give it a try! I hope you enjoy!
FYI: A Starbucks's Grande Iced Caffé Mocha has 320 calories and 17g of fat. Mine has approximately 35 calories and 3 grams of fat depending on your milk choice. Plus, it will be no where near $3-$4 per cup! Bonus!!