Sooo I can be totally honest with you, right? I’ve never actually been a coffee-drinking kind of girl. Well, not for the last 21 years at least. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been eyeing all these pretty and delicious looking frappa-mocha-spresso-ccinos for quite some time, especially when I was in college. Especially as a recipe-maker I knew it was time to break my coffee innocence and give it a shot. A really delicious one at that.
Classic me not knowing where to start after researching a million and one coffee recipes from my dorm room a few years back (vegan, paleo, black, sweetened), I decided to ask my coffee-loving brother for some advice. He knows me really well and shared his favorite Iced Almond Date Milk Coffee recipe with me using the Keurig 2.0 K250. There are 7 hot colors to choose from, like orange zest and violet, plus it fits perfectly in any small space (dorms, NYC apartments, …). This machine makes it really simple for a coffee-newbie like me to make a great cup of energizing goodness, especially when it’s back-to-school season. You just add fresh water into the single-use reservoir, choose your favorite K-Cup® pod, and brew. EASY!
This recipe is really special because not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also so versatile. You can literally make a different one every day of the week. Want more of a breakfast blend to get you through class or work? Try the Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend. Looking for more of a bold start to the day? Starbucks Sumatra Coffee has your name written all over it. The choices are endless with over 500 coffee, tea, and cider flavors to choose from. I’ve been having so much fun playing with all the flavors!!
- 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight + 3 cups water + 3 dates, soaked + 1 tsp vanilla extract (Or store bought Almond Milk)
- K-Cup® pod of your choice, I used Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend
- First prepare your almond milk by blending the almonds, water, dates, and vanilla until it becomes smooth with no chunks. Pour the contents of the blender into a nut milk bag and squeeze into a glass until all of the "milk" is released. You may need to do this for a few minutes to get everything out. Set aside.
- Start your Keurig and allow it to heat up the water. Place a 8-12 oz. glass filled with ice cubes below the machine, Keurig 2.0 K250 Brewer, add the K-Cup® pod, and allow the coffee to brew into the glass.
- Once the glass is ¾ filled up, pour a small amount of almond milk in. You'll have plenty leftover to save for the next morning's coffee. Stir with a spoon and enjoy cold.
How do you drink your coffee?
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