There’s one fast food place I don’t especially appreciate. This would be McDonalds. However, I have to say that I like their salads when I’m in a pinch AND their iced coffees. Actually I really LOVE their iced coffees.
On a hot day they are perfect – not too sweet and just a bit creamy. I have been having a lot of tea and coffee cold lately and it’s so refreshing!
Before bed I try to avoid caffeine, but I still like my cold coffee. I find it’s a great liquid “dessert” and keeps me from snacking on other things. So here is my iced “coffee” drink that you can drink anytime without worrying about caffeine keeping you awake.
It’s actually quite amazing how it really tastes like the McDonald’s iced coffee! I got really excited the first time I made it because I couldn’t believe how similar it tasted to the real deal. I also love the fact that this is a completely caffeine-free beverage, yet it tastes like coffee! One of my brothers (ex-coffee drinker) is actually allergic to caffeine so I’ll have to make this for him sometime and see what he thinks.
I use our homemade almond milk for a very low calorie (yet creamy) beverage (think 15 calories!), however when I’m feeling more decadent I use a splash of half and half (or cream) as well.
Caffeine-Free Vanilla Iced “Coffee”
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 10 drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia*
- ½ cup hot water
- 1 tsp. Caf-Lib granules
*You can also use NuNaturals cocoa stevia for a mocha flavour – however, this won’t be entirely caffeine free
Mix the nutmilk and stevia in a tall glass. Dissolve the Caf-Lib granules into the hot water and pour into the milk. Add ice till glass is full. Enjoy!
If you don’t have Caf-Lib you can use Krakus as well. I love using these caffeine free beverages (I also love drinking real coffee, but that’s more of a treat – I usually use coffee alternatives).
This weekend I’m off to run my first ever trail run, so wish me luck!
Do you enjoy iced coffee? Do you try to avoid caffeine?
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