Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach. As a Hamilton Beach Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to sample the 2 Way Flex Brew. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I have a guilty pleasure that is not so secret.
It is totally worth the 6 mile drive down Overseas Highway in the morning to get a Baby’s iced coffee. It is seriously the absolute best cold brew that I have ever had, and when I am up north I get intense cravings for the smooth, sweet taste of Baby’s Coffee.
My husband has tinkered for a few years and come pretty close to perfection with this iced coffee. We’re here today to share the recipe with you.
Add Extra Coffee
Because the ice tends to dilute the beans, when I brew iced coffee I tend to use about 25% more coffee than I would for just regular hot coffee. So, if you use 4 scoops, use 5 instead.
Shake in Some Cinnamon
Add a few shakes of cinnamon into the ground beans and set up the coffee maker in this order: filter or basket, coffee, cinnamon on top. We use the Hamilton Beach 2 Way Flex Brew because we like that it can brew 12 cups on one side or a single serving on the other. This is perfect for us so that if we have people over, we don’t have to wait for a bunch of single servings to brew, but we can still just make ourselves a cup of coffee if we want without wasting all of the excess from the pot.
Fill a Drink Container with Ice
Fill your drink cup with ice. I’d suggest using a plastic cup when pouring a hot brew over ice. The mixture of hot and cold can crack ice.
If you like sugar in your coffee, now’s the time to add it (before you pour the coffee in).
Add a Hint of Chocolate
Now it’s time for the special sauce (we use Hershey’s Chocolate syrup). A tablespoon is probably enough, but definitely experiment on your own.
Pour the coffee over the ice, sugar, and chocolate syrup.
Add the cream. Again, this is an optional step depending on how you like your coffee. But if you do use cream, pour it in last.
Shake it. Shake it real good.
Perhaps the most critical step is to stir the entire concoction vigorously. Make sure everything gets mixed up real good.
Your Drink is Now Ready.
Serve and enjoy!
Check out the Hamilton Beach 2 Way Flex Brew and see why we like having the flexibility to brew just a cup or brew a whole pot with the same machine. It has a compact design, so we were able to slide it in the little nook under our low kitchen counters. We like that we can use K-Cups or ground coffee without any extra accessories to clean. We also thought the controls were easy to use and liked that the it had an auto shut off feature.
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