July 4, 2012

Iced Coffee.

Today while the girls were napping, I headed to the coffee pot for my afternoon date.  I wasn't really in the mood for hot coffee, so I decided to experiment with some iced coffee.  I like to drink my hot coffee black.  Occasionally I will buy some frilly something to mix in, but usually straight out of the pot is how I take it.

When it comes to iced coffee, I'd rather have something sweeter.   After filling my glass with ice, I filled the glass 3/4 of the way with the coffee from the pot. (Yes, this coffee was leftover from this morning. Yes, I'm sure that's gross, but that's just how it is at my house.) I then topped it off with milk and stirred.  It was good, but I wanted some flavor in it.  I dug out (don't judge) the powered sugar.  I wanted sweet, but not regular sugar sweet.  A few shakes and stirs later...delicious!

Now, I was already thinking of an icing recipe to top my chocolate cupcakes I made for dinner at Mom and Dad's.  The powered sugar made me think of petit fours.  (Last August the Duke girls met at my Aunt Lori's and spent the morning making petit fours.  It was a blast.  I was a whale, btw.)  Anyway, I got out the Almond extract.  Did you know that's what gives petit fours their flavor? I added barely a dash--didn't want to overdo it!  It tastes so good!


And, yes I am wearing red, white, and blue.  I'm nerdy cool like that.

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