Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon.
We realized with a small shock we’re two-thirds of the way through summer vacation. How did that happen? Oh well. Pour out another round of iced coffee; we’ll need the boost before this is all over…
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup instant coffee
Splash of vanilla
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients until dissolved.
Pour several tablespoons over ice, and fill glass to brim with cold milk. Refrigerate remaining syrup until needed.
There are certainly fancier versions. I like the simplicity of this one.
The recipe is from my sister-in-law Renita, who says it’s public domain for the young housewives in her community. My little secret is to make half the sugar white and half brown, for an almost-caramel twist the whole family will enjoy
Mo-o-o-ommmm….! You have iced co-o-offfffee?!?
Yes dear. Go unload the dishwasher.
No children were harmed or disappointed in the making of this blog post.
What’s your favorite cold drink in the summertime? Want to share the recipe?