I have an iced coffee problem. I’m one of those people who you’ll see sipping on a massive iced coffee in the middle of a snowstorm, my fingers frozen to the cup. My fondness for cold java knows no season. However, I also happen to have this sliiiight lactose sensitivity. I’ve recently replaced normal milk in my house with Lactaid Milk, unfortunately most of the places where I get my coffee don’t offer Lactaid as a traditional dairy alternative. I could make my own but to be honest, most mornings I’m too
lazy busy to make my own coffee, and I’m not nearly organized enough to premake “frozen coffee cubes”, and there is absolutely no room in my fridge between yesterday’s’ takeout and tonight’s dessert for a jug of cooling dark coffee. Sorry, nope. Then I stumbled upon these Folgers Coffee Concentrates (at Target, naturally).
Basically, all you have to do is get your cup, fill it with ice (if you like ice), pour in your milk (or Lactaid), and squirt two servings of one of these concentrates in there. Whaaat?! I don’t have to premake, store, cool, or plan anything to get the perfect cup of iced coffee?! Yes, it’s true boys, we have the
lazy busy person’s answer to easy iced coffee.
Field notes: These normally run about $4.99 a bottle, I had a 50% coupon and after trying it the first time I went back and bought 10 bottles. Yes, ten. They recommend that you squirt twice per 8oz, I do it three times. Folgers Iced Café™ Coffee Drink Concentrates come in four flavors – Original Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Latte, & Hazelnut Latte. My favorite is caramel macchiato, it lacks the light bitterness that the other concentrates seemed to have, I love love love it. If you’re squirting twice, there is meant to be 12 servings a bottle, clocking in at 10 calories a serving. Try to keep in mind that this is not going to be boutique cafe quality coffee – if you want that then you’d actually have to go and shell out for it. Bonus points: if you know someone who is going away to college and can’t afford a daily trip to the cafe, or traveling abroad, or moving to the UK where iced coffee is less common, this is an excellent gift to give them (with an ice tray, and a travel cup of course).
Basically, Folgers Iced Café™ Coffee Drink Concentrates are really great if you’re looking for speed, convenience, and savings, and they’re especially great if you’re like me and have a lactose sensitivity and – thanks to Lactaid and Folgers – can still enjoy and frosty iced coffee.