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A Coffee Drink Worth Saving, and Sharing

Last week I posted a series of stories revolving around my noteworthy bravery when I stare danger right in the face.

One such story involved my drinking a delicious mocha coffee blended beverage, and not spilling a drop, even in the throws of a near death experience.

Well.  A number of you contacted me, inquiring about my coffee drink.  Not my health, mind you, but where did I come across this mocha drink of coffee deliciousness.

I’m not hurt.  I understand.  Because you are my people.

I’ve talked about this coffee drink before here.  But, I wanted to give you the link again.  I purchase (2 – 3.5 pound) bags of Big Train No-Sugar Added Mocha blended coffee drink mix.  (I get 2 bags to save on shipping.)  These will last me a good 2 months or more.

My Own Personal Coffee Drink Recipe

1 Scoop Big Train Coffee Mix
2 Packets of Splenda (substitute your own sweetener)
6 oz. cold coffee
2 oz. low fat milk
2 Cups Ice (approximately)

(You could use all coffee or 1/2 coffee-1/2 milk.)  Blend in a mixer.  I use my Vita-Mix, which I will most certainly be posting about soon.

I’ve been purchasing this coffee drink from this particular on-line company for years now.  They are fast and efficient.  They also have many many other flavors.

They do not advertise with me, nor am I an affiliate.

My day is not complete without an ice blended coffee concoction.  No matter the frigid wintery conditions.  And I don’t have to leave home to enjoy it.

I understand that McDonalds is now serving hoopty ploopty coffee drinks at a fraction of what it would cost you at a fancy shmancy coffee place.

(I throw in those words just to mess with spell check.)

I haven’t tried them yet.  What recommendations would you all have for a delicious cup of java?


11 Responses to A Coffee Drink Worth Saving, and Sharing

  • I’ve been making my own sugar-free faux-mocha every morning using stuff I have on hand. I have mine hot, since I don’t have a blender capable of dealing with ice. But this is what I do for a BIG mug of yumminess:

    1 tsp instant coffee granules
    3 Tbsp sugar-free hot cocoa mix
    2 tsp Splenda
    1 dash cinnamon
    1/4 cup milk

    Mix all that in a nice big mug, & fill the rest of the way with boiling water. Give it a good stir, and try not to scald your mouth slurping the yumminess. 🙂

  • I have had the McDonald’s iced coffee and it is very good! I also make my own with 1-3 shots of espresso (I have a machine), milk, and ice. Shots of espresso and amounts are all dependent on how big my mug is! For awile I was taking one of those big water mugs of it to school with me. I have not tried blending it, although I do have a heavy-duty blender.

  • Oh wow. Tho’ I didn’t inquire about the coffee drink that saved your life, I was curious. And now I am the proud owner of two bags of Big Train on their way to my house. Where my life periodically needs saving as well. Thanks.

  • I am not a Starbucks fan. Not only is their coffee entirely too strong for my liking, but they support Planned Parenthood.

    The best Caramel Latte I’ve ever had came from the Seattle’s Best place inside Border’s (the bookstore). It’s the best.

  • IF you do get a coffee drink at McDonald’s, DON’T get the sugar-free vanilla syrup- it is DISGUSTING. It’s totally not even worth the 120 calories it saves you.

  • I like anything with caramel and chocolate in it together. I like a big bottle of Torani’s sugar free caramel, and a scoop of Ghiradelli chocolate powder (no, that isn’t sugar free, oh well) in my coffee. Unfortunately, I never get to indulge because I am still breast feeding Baby, who is allergic to corn, (Splenda) among other things.

  • Oops, I made it sound like I put the entire bottle of Caramel in–no, just a squirt or two.

  • I’m definitely going to have to try out your mix! Our nearest Starbucks is 45 minutes and since I’m a new SAHM and our family is down to one income, $5 frappucinos don’t come often these days anyway! Thanks for the link!

  • Consumer Reports just did a taste test on Black Coffee that you brew at home and 8o’clock coffee won the taste test. Dunkin Donuts was rated as weak. And foldgers didnt even make the list. (http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0247557920090202)

    AS far as black coffee that you purchase, McD’s won that taste test. (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/food/beverages/coffee-tea/coffee-taste-test-3-07/overview/0307_coffee_ov_1.htm)

  • I make an iced coffee that lasts for a few days (well, depending on how much I drink of it!). I use 4 cups of brewed espresso. I have an espresso maker, but I’m sure you could use strong brewed coffee, just make sure the amount you put into the pitcher is only 4 espresso cup sized coffees. I pour this into a pitcher with 1/3 of a cup of sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. (for those of you who make sweet tea, just like that). Then pour in 5 cups of milk and stir. You can add carmel syrup or any others that you like. If you do that though, make sure you don’t put in as much sugar in the beginning or it might be too sweet. Here’s a breakdown.

    4 cups of espresso
    1/3 cup of sugar
    5 cups of milk

    Thats it! Delicious “Coffee Milk” straight from the fridge.

  • Oh, honey. DO NOT go to McDonald’s for hoopty ploopty coffee or non-hoopty ploopty coffee for that matter. It’s nasty. And what’s more it’s terrible. Just plain awful. And I can put up with some bad coffee in the name of caffeine related sanity. But NOT McDonald’s coffee. *shiver*