Flavored sodas are the new cupcake – they’re super IN right now. Let’s jump on the trendwagon with an Iced Coffee Soda!
Before we talk about how I’ve ditched the diet soda and have moved onto coffee soda, I want to talk about TV shows, specifically Friday Night Lights.
Oh. My. Gosh. Where has this show been all my life? (Sitting in my Netflix queue waiting for me to watch it, obvi.) It’s my new Scandal; Mel and I are totally binge watching it this summer. The biggest problem is that we can’t stay awake long enough to watch more than 1 show each night. I want to watch them all and I want to watch them all this minute!
Mel likes it because it’s football. I mean, it’s a show made for him. I look over and he’s got this silly grin on his face every time Coach makes them do drills. When the Coach is screaming at them in the locker room I say, “Wow, this is really intense, they can’t actually be like that!” and he says, “yes, it really is like that” and I say, “I’m glad Jordan’s a girl.”
(Not that girls can’t play football but she’s totally not interested.)
Also, watching that show gives me mild panic attacks about high school. Do kids really do all that…stuff…all the time? I mean…is that for TV or is it real life?
Maybe I need to add vodka to my Iced Coffee Soda. That’ll get me through.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love International Delight Iced Coffee. Over the last few months I’ve paired a glass with muffins and cookies. This month I’m turning my favorite iced coffee into my favorite indulgence: SODA!
Some days I get to the afternoon and I just NEED a soda. I try not to drink too much of it but sometimes my body wants the bubbles, and that’s where this iced coffee soda comes in. I also need a pick-me-up in the afternoons and that’s normally when I really want my third cup of coffee.
So the day I can combine my favorite iced coffee and my favorite soda? Is the best day ever!
With only 3 ingredients, this soda is probably the easiest drink you’ll ever make. You can even skip the chocolate sauce if you’re going for a more “healthy” afternoon drink, but why would you skip that? Next time I make these I’m going to use my own homemade chocolate sauce – that stuff was like liquid fudge!
Drizzle the chocolate in the glass, then add your favorite flavor International Delight Iced Coffee (I love the light versions) and seltzer water or club soda. You can also use sparkling water in a pinch but the seltzer and club soda have more bubbles and are more soda-like. (You find both of those in the alcohol aisle.)
I top mine with whipped cream and more chocolate because, well, this IS me we’re talking about. More chocolate > less chocolate.
My favorite time of day to enjoy this iced coffee soda is in the afternoon when it’s hot and I’m tired and want to sit on the couch and just be a vegetable for a few minutes. I just wish I could watch Friday Night Lights during my break; I’m trying to be good and leave the binge watching for when Mel is there to watch it with me.
(Although I did tell him that if he has to travel all bets are off. He’ll be a season behind when he gets back!)
What will you binge watch with your afternoon iced coffee soda break?
Iced Coffee Soda
- 1-2 tablespoons chocolate sauce
- International Delight Iced Coffee any flavor
- Seltzer or soda water
- Whipped cream if desired
- Drizzle chocolate sauce in your glass. Fill 2/3 full with iced coffee and top it off with the soda. (The ratio is best at 2/3 iced coffee to 1/3 soda.) Top with whipped cream and more chocolate sauce for a special treat!
- For an adult beverage: add a shot of vodka, amaretto, or coffee liqueur before adding the soda.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Published on: July 14, 2015