Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Iced Coffee Bliss {Recipe & Review #NaturalBlissWM}

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Iced Coffee Bliss {Recipe & Review #NaturalBlissWM}

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I am back with another post about Coffee-Mate’s Natural Bliss creamer, as promised. I wanted to give you all a quick, tasty, and easy recipe for a iced coffee that uses no artificial ingredients or sweetener. If you’d like to check out my experience in shopping for the creamer, you can look at that right over here or if you want to check out my initial review of the creamer that can be found here.

The basic attributes that appeal to me are that the creamer is all natural (4 pronounceable ingredients), affordable (you can download a $1.00 off coupon) and easy to find at your local Walmart.

But even more so, I love that the creamer can make a tasty iced coffee. I tend to make my iced coffee in the evening after I get home from work so that it is ready first thing in the morning.

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When I get home, I brew a pot of my fave coffee. After it is done brewing, I let it get to room temperature for about an hour-ish. I like my iced coffee to taste the same all the time, so I just use a 16.9 oz. bottle of water to make my pot (I have a small brewer). This is usually enough to make 2 glasses of iced coffee.

After it cools down, I add in 5 tablespoons of Natural Bliss Sweet Cream creamer + I sweeten it up a bit using Stevia packets. Usually 4-5 packets will do the trick. By using Stevia instead of traditional artificial sweeteners I stay true to the all natural ingredient coffee/beverages pledge that I’ve under taken.

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Even better? Each glass of iced coffee is only about 88 calories. All natural ingredients, affordable, quick…what more could you ask for?

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If you do make this the evening before, make sure you refrigerate it and make sure you use it all the very next day. You don’t want it to spoil or get that bitter taste from coffee that sits out for too long. This is best made when it will be enjoyed soon.

I used the sweet cream flavor, but if you want it to taste a bit more gourmet, definitely try this out with the vanilla or caramel varieties. The sweet cream flavor gives it a milky, smooth taste with a hint of sweetness. It is pure bliss. Pun definitely intended.

They have all 3 varities in stock, and again, they have a special mini-banner to draw attention to the creamers. I didn't see that on any other creamers.

Cheers! I am off to enjoy my 88 calorie natural iced coffee!

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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #NaturalBlissWM All opinions, photos and ideas are my own and not influenced by any compensation.

2 comments:

  1. drinking it in my (hot) coffee now, but will definitely try it iced!

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  2. What an easy recipe! I don't know what it is about making iced coffee that makes me nervous, but I know I can make this! Thanks for sharing!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Iced Coffee Bliss {Recipe & Review #NaturalBlissWM}

1-DSC03881

I am back with another post about Coffee-Mate’s Natural Bliss creamer, as promised. I wanted to give you all a quick, tasty, and easy recipe for a iced coffee that uses no artificial ingredients or sweetener. If you’d like to check out my experience in shopping for the creamer, you can look at that right over here or if you want to check out my initial review of the creamer that can be found here.

The basic attributes that appeal to me are that the creamer is all natural (4 pronounceable ingredients), affordable (you can download a $1.00 off coupon) and easy to find at your local Walmart.

But even more so, I love that the creamer can make a tasty iced coffee. I tend to make my iced coffee in the evening after I get home from work so that it is ready first thing in the morning.

1-DSC03892

When I get home, I brew a pot of my fave coffee. After it is done brewing, I let it get to room temperature for about an hour-ish. I like my iced coffee to taste the same all the time, so I just use a 16.9 oz. bottle of water to make my pot (I have a small brewer). This is usually enough to make 2 glasses of iced coffee.

After it cools down, I add in 5 tablespoons of Natural Bliss Sweet Cream creamer + I sweeten it up a bit using Stevia packets. Usually 4-5 packets will do the trick. By using Stevia instead of traditional artificial sweeteners I stay true to the all natural ingredient coffee/beverages pledge that I’ve under taken.

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Even better? Each glass of iced coffee is only about 88 calories. All natural ingredients, affordable, quick…what more could you ask for?

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If you do make this the evening before, make sure you refrigerate it and make sure you use it all the very next day. You don’t want it to spoil or get that bitter taste from coffee that sits out for too long. This is best made when it will be enjoyed soon.

I used the sweet cream flavor, but if you want it to taste a bit more gourmet, definitely try this out with the vanilla or caramel varieties. The sweet cream flavor gives it a milky, smooth taste with a hint of sweetness. It is pure bliss. Pun definitely intended.

They have all 3 varities in stock, and again, they have a special mini-banner to draw attention to the creamers. I didn't see that on any other creamers.

Cheers! I am off to enjoy my 88 calorie natural iced coffee!

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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #NaturalBlissWM All opinions, photos and ideas are my own and not influenced by any compensation.

2 comments :

  1. drinking it in my (hot) coffee now, but will definitely try it iced!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What an easy recipe! I don't know what it is about making iced coffee that makes me nervous, but I know I can make this! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete