So one day I was totally thinking about how people like to have coffee after dinner. I mean, this is pretty common, right? And sometimes they’ll have a piece of cake or pie to go with it. Again, pretty normal. Then I was thinking what a pain in the neck it is for me to find gluten free cakes and pies that actually taste good so I normally don’t do that sort of thing after dinner. But it sounds so nice.
I decided that I am just not going to be left out any longer! Since cake or pie is often off the table I decided to make the coffee the dessert. What a good idea, right? Seeing as how I am positive that one of the best sweet treats in the history of all things tasty are ice cream floats, I decided to use coffee instead of soda. And Oh. My. Goodness. Guys. If you like the fancy frou-frou barista invented concoctions this is gonna be your new jam. I swear it. SO GOOD!
And today I’m going to introduce you to Seattle’s Best Coffee® because it is my new fave. I like dark coffee. Sometimes I’ll do a lighter roast but more often than not I want a good, strong brew. When I’m out and about I often buy a cup of something fab but I had never found anything that would come anywhere close to what I wanted available to brew at home.
And then this amazing stash hit my door mat and the game was changed! I tore into my Medium Dark Rich Seattle’s Best Coffee® Number 4 and oh, geez, that smell. I got a cold brew going and it was SO HARD to wait 12 hours to get my first taste! And when I did I was hooked. Absolutely, positively hooked.
One of the things I LOVE about Seattle’s Best Coffee® is the variety the brand offers. From a breakfast blend called Spirited Start to their darkest Number 5 and a couple of flavored coffees, too, there’s sure to be your new favorite. And how do I know? It’s kind of a strange deal but the other day our exterminator was going through the house and taking care of any potential buggy problems because here in a sub-tropic region the bugs are FIERCE. He was in the pantry and I scootched in to move some stuff for him to check out the corners and as I grabbed the coffee he automatically said “What kind of coffee is that?” Mmm, what? “It smells so good. Can you tell me what coffee that is?” And there you have, the stamp of approval from both my exterminator man and myself. What more do you need!?!
I decided I flat out love Seattle’s Best Coffee® and I wanted to grab another roast or maybe a flavor at Walmart to keep my coffee game exciting. I was seriously already of the mindset that I didn’t care if this brand was more expensive than the various grounds I pick up when I’m grocery shopping but it turns out it’s cheaper. CHEAPER! So I’ve got a new favorite coffee that is amazing and costs less than the stuff I used to drink that was okay to pretty good but never overly tempting. Mind blowing, right?
So since I had this fab make at home coffee after a while I decided to step away from the sugar and creamer to try something fancier. Something dessert-like. Something I am going to want after every supper for the rest of my life probably… coffee ice cream floats. Want to know how to make them? It’s SO easy!
COFFEE ICE CREAM FLOATS
Get ready to amaze your dinner guests when you combine coffee and dessert for them to enjoy once the meal is done! If any guests prefer a lighter brew simply dilute your cold brew with a little bit of skim milk.
- 1/2 cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee®
- 2 cups of distilled water
- vanilla ice cream
- chocolate or caramel to drizzle
- cinnamon to sprinkle (optional)
- flavored syrup (optional)
- Place your coffee and distilled water into a large mason jar and shake well. Leave in the refrigerator overnight, or at least 12 hours. For a stronger brew you can leave your jar out on the counter.
- Remove the coffee grinds by straining. Keep your cold brew coffee in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Pour about 6 ounces of cold Seattle’s Best Coffee® into a glass mug (for pretty presentation).
- Add a shot of your favorite flavored syrup, if desired, and stir.
- Dollop a nice sized scoop of vanilla on top of your mug.
- Drizzle chocolate or caramel and sprinkle cinnamon on top of the mug and the saucer it rests on for a gorgeous presentation.
Don’t you just love it? I had such a hard time taking these pictures because I just wanted to tuck right in! But, as you can see, I have a will of steel and I snapped my pics like a rock-star. And then I sat at my computer sipping on the beverage while editing those pics but, hey, the ice cream was melting. What was I supposed to do? :)
If you want amazing quality coffee at home for an amazingly refreshing price discover Seattle’s Best Coffee at Walmart. You’re not going to regret it!