Oh coffee, how I love thee. I’ve been drinking iced coffee since I was a teenager. My hubby has been too! When we first started getting to know each other, that is pretty much what we did… got coffee together and talked. To this day, we still spend a moment sipping coffee together and catching up with life. As funny as it is, it’s just our thing! We finally started making it at home because we simply couldn’t justify running out to purchase it from the local coffee house every day. It is just too pricey, although our coffee at home has been pretty mediocre in comparison. Well, I recently heard about International Delight Light Iced Coffee sold right at Walmart which sounded awesome. Light and iced? Hello! I needed to try it! It comes in Vanilla and Mocha, yum. I came up with a couple of super recipes using it! First, a Light Mocha Coffee Tiramisu and then a Frozen Mocha Coffee.
Since the light iced coffee has reduced calories, I wanted to create a dessert using some other light ingredients to compliment it. I used whipped topping and reduced fat cream cheese along with International Delight Light Iced Coffee in the Mocha flavor and just a bit of confectioners sugar to seal the deal. The combination was a lovely and creamy taste.
I used small mason jars to create these single serve desserts. I love how attractive they are, but also how great it is to store them in the refrigerator and just grab one whenever I am craving a treat. I then layered the yummy and creamy coffee flavored base with lady fingers and a good dose of cocoa to give it that traditional strong taste that is typical of Tiramisu recipes.
I love a great pick-me-up in the afternoon and purchasing a fancy shmancy beverage is just out of our budget right now. It costs about $4 to purchase a frozen coffee drink at my local coffee shop and the International Delight Light Iced Coffee costs about the same so it’s definitely a great option for me. So I thought creating a Frozen coffee drink using it would be a super tasty and budget friendly option. I like to drink it straight too, its perfectly sweet and tasty. But sometimes I just want something a little special.
In the past, I’ve tried to make some frozen coffee beverages, but I think one of the mistakes I’ve made was adding water ice cubes. It waters down the drink and just doesn’t taste very good. So, I froze 4 cubes of the Light Iced Coffee to blend in instead and it really worked out! Now I can enjoy a special frozen coffee beverage at home without sacrificing taste.
I had a great time creating recipes with the new Light Iced Coffee! Don’t be left behind, you can join in the fun too!
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