Iced Coffee

from Tales From Under the Rim

Love Tim Hortons’ iced coffee?  Try making it yourself, playing with the ingredients and portions to get it exactly how you like it!


1 cup coffee 

½ cup sugar

1 cup water

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons cream or milk (to your liking)


Make your favourite coffee and let cool to room temperature.

For the simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool completely and stir in vanilla extract; set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Pour coffee over ice with cream/milk and simple syrup, adding 1 teaspoon at a time, to taste.

Nada’s Tips & Tricks: Play with the ingredients to get variations, like different coffee strengths (dark roast, French vanilla, espresso, etc.) and change up the cream/milk (flavoured creams, whole/skim milk, etc.).  Add whipped cream or ice cream (lessen the cream/milk) for a drink dessert. Be adventurous!

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