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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday - Coffee Cubes

~ coffee cubes in the making ~
Do you ever have left over coffee? If you're like me, you hate throwing money down the drain or in the trash, so don't! These cute little ice cube trays were purchased at the end of the season last year; I think for about twenty-five or fifty cents each. When Dave and I have left over coffee in the mornings, I fill up the ice cube trays, freeze them and then serve with iced coffee later in the week. Like today. It's in the 80's and hot, hot hot! As they thaw, they don't dilute my coffee drink but add to the flavor and when company comes, it's a nicely added touch that says "special".

Another tidbit...you can, of course, go through a lot of gyrations to make your iced coffee but there's no need. For a twelve cup pot of coffee, add a pint of your favorite flavored cream...instant flavored iced coffee and in the flavor you enjoy! 

Blessings ~ iced coffee ~ coffee cubes ~ flavored cream ~ saving money ~

38 comments:

  1. Hello Sandra and Dave:
    What an excellent idea and one which, if you do not mind, as we are fairly sure you will not, we shall copy. Iced coffee is one of our favourite summer drinks and with a coffee 'heart' added it will surely transport it to another plane.

    33C [90F] here tomorrow so very much the same!!

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  2. What a good idea...still too cool here for iced coffee though...

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  3. This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks, too, for commenting on my little blog (HappyinDoleValley). Blessings! ~Lisa

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  4. Great idea! Now I just have to find my ice cube trays.
    I've heard of this for wine...saving it in cube form to add to recipes.

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  5. I always have coffee left over and this is a great idea; thanks for sharing! It's 104 here at 5 p.m.

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  6. What a great idea, and think I need to try adding the ice cream - once it warms up here in MN. Have a great evening, jo

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  7. Happy first day of summer! Hope your day is joyful..in calm ways!
    I bet this works well with fruit juice and ice cream .. Hugs

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  8. Love this. Off to make some now!

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  9. It is 107 right now so I am so hot and I went ahead and had my coffee. I need to do this so easy and I won't sweat when I am drinking it.
    Thanks, Sandra,
    Hugs from me to you.

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  10. Such a neat idea!! This reminds me of when my 5 y/o great-granddaughter is with me; she'll wake up and say "Are we having coffee now?" Of course, I dilute hers with many ice cubes. This will be perfect for her!! :)

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  11. ooh, I love your coffee ice cube idea! It is getting hot enough here that iced tea is now the main drink of the day, but iced coffee is always welcome! I wonder if you could mix a little chocolate syrup in the ice cubes to make iced mochas? Yum!

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  12. What a super, terrific idea! Coffee is way too expensive these days! It's getting down right hot here and iced coffee sounds great!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  13. I love this idea! I don't drink coffee and neither does hubby. I don't even have any in the house and wouldn't know how to make it if I did! But our church serves coffee at both of our morning services and it seems they are always dumping a bunch out after the second service. I am going to suggest this to the hospitality committee. Perfect for summer sipping!
    Thanks, Sandra!

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  14. Great idea!
    Love it!!!

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  15. ~~and to think I have been pouring my extra coffee out every morning! Ack!! I will start freezing them in the morning - what a great idea! Thanks Sandra!

    Vicki

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  16. Yes! What a perfect idea...and pretty, too.

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  17. Thank you for this idea!!!

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  18. What a clever idea! Coffee is always wasted over here. And the view you have...wow!!

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  19. I have some of those trays...would it be wrong to use left over scotch?...lol...

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  20. Brilliant! Makes me wonder why I never thought of that...
    This is a great way to use up the last little bit of leftover coffee, Sandra~ thanks for the tip!
    Hope you are having a good week, dear...

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  21. oh i love this too...

    so cute

    happy to visit today and happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen, my friend

    sending love,
    kary and teddy
    xo

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  22. that is a fabulous idea for our hot, hot
    summers! it's already hit the 100's in
    our part of the world. dog days.

    but now i have frozen coffee to look
    forward to! thank you!

    and james 4:8 to you, my friend.

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  23. I bet my husband would love these!

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  24. Great idea and I could see using it with leftover tea too.

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  25. Girl..you hit it right on the head...planning for the future while preparing for the end...and trying not to feel guilty in between!

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  26. i gave you an award!

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  27. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I LOVE this! I made some ice coffee today and was frustrated it was watered down:) What a sweet hospitality detail!

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  29. What a great idea! I hate throwing leftover coffee away.

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  30. I'm all for saving money in way shape or form and I'm a big time coffee drinker too! I like your idea and will give it a try :-)

    Take care Sandra and have a great weekend

    ~Ron

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  31. I never thought about the silicone trays! I tried regular ice cube trays once and the coffee cubes didn't want to release! Good idea!

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  32. I LOVE THIS IDEA! Although the sun has been hiding and so the temperatures are not as high as usual I know the heat is coming soon. I love my coffee in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon but when it is so hot and humid I usually have an ice tea. Now I will make iced coffee and if it has to sit it won't get watered down by the ice.

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  33. What an amazing idea - really clever!

    Pomona x

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  34. Thinking of you, and hoping you & dave are okay. ((((hugs))))

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  35. As has been said, again and again, what a clever idea and one that I will use - coffee is expensive and it is wasteful to toss it daily when making a fresh pot! Thank you!

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  36. Oh wow! What a stupendous idea!!! LOVE IT!

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  37. I make coffee ice cubes.....sadly they are not little heart shapes. Instead of watching regular ice melt in a cold coffee, I smile while the coffee cubes just make it better!

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