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Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee and Project Party Weekend!!!

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee and Project Party Weekend!!!

It’s Project Party Weekend… Let’s show off our latest projects and recipes here!!!

 Confession:  I LOVE iced coffee, but not just any iced coffee… only cold brewed iced coffee!!!  Does that make me a coffee snob?  I don’t know, but I DO know that I can taste a difference between the cold brew and the kind that is brewed hot.  For me it has to do with the bitterness and the subtle flavors that are lost in the hot brew.   So if you are like me and can’t stand any kind of bitterness in your coffee… come into the light my friend… try this out.
 Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee
Once you have tasted the cold brew… you may never go back!  Pair it up with some vanilla bean syrup and you will be in coffee paradise!!! This is so cheap and it makes enough to last about a week (unless you drink a WHOLE lot! :P).  Who needs the fancy schmancy coffee shop?  well… maybe not as much now!
What you will need: 
for the coffee: 
1 cup ground Coffee: go for your favorite brand espresso beans are good for this
8 cups water
For the syrup:
3 tbsp. vanilla extract (yes that is tbsp.!)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Directions: 
Start by brewing the coffee overnight… Just pour the water and the coffee into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning take a strainer and a coffee filter and filter the coffee into another pitcher or container…  It does filter slowly because there is a cup of coffee grinds in there!!!  It’s that easy… you now can drink your coffee the way you like it!!!  Now read on for my favorite syrup in the world… it of course contains vanilla beans (if you know me at all you know I love vanilla beans!!!)
 Now on to the syrup… you know… one of the four main food groups (if you’ve seen ELF you know what I am talking about…lol).   It really is just sugar, water and vanilla… no additives and 100% natural (not really healthy though… lol)
I love vanilla beans… did I mention that before?  haha… you know I do.  I used to be intimidated by them, but they are so easy to use.  Just be sure you find good ones.  I go to Amazon.com to find mine here
Just split in in half lengthwise and then scrape all the beans out!  Now just put the beans and the pod into the pot with the rest of the ingredients.
Now once everything is in turn the heat on medium.  The sugar should start to dissolve and finally become clear pretty quickly… Once it is clear turn the heat to simmer (don’t cook on medium too long).  Simmer for about 10 minutes then let cool. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks…
Once it cools you can place in  a container and you are ready for some awesome iced coffee.  The amount is up to you… I like a lot of syrup and cream in mine! :)
Happy Creating!!!
Now I want to see what you have accomplished recently!!!
I would love it if you joined my website and place this button somewhere on your blog to let others know about the Project Party!  Thank You!!!
Bubbly Nature


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Comments

  1. That looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe and for hosting. Have a great weekend :)
  2. Stopping over from WhipperBerry. This looks amazing. I always wondered how to do cold coffee too.
  3. Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop :
    Thanks for the Coffee recipe and for hosting the linky party!!
  4. Great idea!
  5. Yum!!! That looks amazing!!!
  6. Devi McDonald :
    So glad you found my blog and in return I found yours!! :) I'm your newest follower/fan!

    Devi
    Diddles & Dumplings
    http://diddlesanddumplings.blogspot.com

  7. What a lovely blog and such great pics! Thanks for inviting me to the party. I am your newest follower, feel free to follow back if you feel like it :-)
    love
    jutta
    http://blog.organized-living-solutions.com
  8. Modern Frills :
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just linked up to your party!

    Kristina
    Modern Frills

  9. i love anything with coffee! I'm your newest follower…
  10. odetoinspiration :
    Thanks for inviting me to your linky party! I linked up my ruffle pants and silhouette top outfit:D
  11. Hani@Craftionary :
    Thanks so much for inviting me over to your awesome party.. I am so glad to be a part of it.. :)
    Take care
    Hani
    P.S: I am your newest FB and GFC follower
  12. The vanilla bean syrup sounds yummy!
  13. Thanks for the invitation and for visiting Crafty Moms Share! I would love it if you would share at our Sharing Saturday Party as well. http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-remake.html
  14. Brittany @natural-nester.blogspot.com :
    Hey this is Brittany from Natural-Nester…. Thanks for stopping by! I linked up my outdoor furniture cushions! And I love the coffee recipe. U definitely taught me something new about vanilla beans! It's great thanks for sharing!
  15. Thanks for stopping by and for the invite to the party – just linked up!

    Love your post, blog and VANILLA too;O) Thanks for sharing the coffee recipe – yum!

    Looking forward to following you this year…

    Cheers ~ Mary (sweetlittlebluebird.com)

  16. Thanks for inviting me to your party! Nice to find a new blog too!
    Becca
  17. Emily @ 52 Mantels :
    You have an incredibly cute blog!! Thank for inviting me to party with you! I have several posts linked and I'm follower your precious site!

    Thanks again!

  18. Thanks for the invite. I linked up my snowflake wreath and a few other posts. Thanks again.
  19. YUM! I could use that iced coffee right about now. Thank you for hosting and for stopping by my blog today!
  20. Amber *SaltTree* :
    Thanks for the invite and for hosting! That iced coffee looks super tasty!
  21. Kim from Maiden D'Shade :
    Thanks for inviting me to party with you! I've added your button to my party pages!
  22. My Beautiful World :
    So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, so nice to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit and follow me sometime if you like. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
    Always Wendy
  23. Thank you so much for letting me know about this fabulous party! I am so happy to share here!
  24. Thank you for the invite to your party! I'm happy to share my Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes.

    Have a great day.

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