Spending too much money on those expensive coffee concoctions? Get your fix at home for a fraction of the price.
Step 1: Brew coffee Brew a pot of coffee, doubling the amount of ground coffee you'd typically use.
Step 2: Pour enough for one drink Separate out the amount you need for one drink; the rest can be saved for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Step 3: Add sugar Add the sugar to the coffee and stir until it dissolves.
Step 4: Cool coffee Set the coffee aside to cool. Once the coffee is room temperature, place it in the refrigerator to cool. Never put hot coffee in the fridge—if it's in a glass container, the rapid cooling could cause the glass to shatter.
TIP: Freeze the extra coffee you’ve made in ice cube trays and blend them in place of the plain ice.
Step 5: Add ingredients to blender Put the ice in the blender and pour the chilled coffee over it.
Step 6: Add milk Add the milk and, if you want to doctor your drink, some flavored syrup.
Step 7: Blend Blend on medium speed until your beverage is a slushy consistency.
Step 8: Pour Pour the drink into a large glass.
Step 9: Add whipped cream Add a dollop of whipped cream, stick in a straw, and congratulate yourself for indulging on the cheap.
FACT: More than half of all Americans consume more than 300 milligrams of caffeine per day, about the equivalent of two strong cups of coffee.