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Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee #FolgersinIndy

As summer transitions to autumn, there are mornings when a Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee wins out over a steaming cup of Joe. Sweet and decadent, it starts or ends the day on a bright note! This post is sponsored by Folgers. All opinions are my own.Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee

The heady aroma of coffee brewing conjures up memories of my childhood. My dad’s first duty of the day was to make a pot of coffee. Like my father, I prefer mine black unless my sweet tooth tells me otherwise. That’s when I make and chill a pot of coffee the night before, add some sugar, vanilla extract, and a vanilla bean. That makes quick work of my delicious indulgence in the morning. I’m sharing a handy new Folgers’ product today that will also speed up your coffee ritual.Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

Folgers Brightens Your Morning

Folgers was the brand that was always next to the coffeepot in my childhood kitchen. The iconic red can was part my parents’ morning ritual. Well, things have come a long way. Folgers has just come out with a new, convenient product, Perfect Measures. Now available in Kansas City, St. Louis, and right here in Indianapolis, the coffee is compressed into a neat and tidy disc. Each disc equals one scoop of ground coffee, ensuring a marvelous pot of coffee every morning! No accidental goofs when losing count while measuring out coffee the old fashioned way. Instead, drop these Perfect Measure tabs into your filter and brew away. Being bleary-eyed in the morning, I’m loving this new foolproof innovation.Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

Indianapolis Coffee Statistics

Did you know today is National Coffee Day? While writing this post, I learned that 74% of those polled in Indianapolis required a cup of coffee to kick off their day. In comparison, 40% felt eating breakfast and 39% felt that waking up on time were needed to begin the day on the right foot! One study revealed that nearly one in 10 coffee drinkers found it difficult to measure coffee properly in order to have that perfect cup. Folgers Measures is catering to you. No measuring errors result in that fabulous cup of Joe that Hoosiers and coffee drinkers across the states yearn for every morning. Indy friends, look for this new product around town!!

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!
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Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee #FolgersinIndy

Iced coffee with a double dose of vanilla and whipped cream topping to brighten your day!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 cups of coffee

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces of coffee brewed using Folgers Perfect Measures, Breakfast Blend or your favorite Folgers Measures variety
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar (I love my iced coffee sweet so used the larger measurement)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Half and half, to taste
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Cocoa powder, optional
  • Caramel sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Brew a pot of coffee using Folgers Perfect Measures tabs. Pour 16 ounces of hot coffee into a large Pyrex measuring cup or heatproof bowl. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the coffee. Add the pod to the coffee. Whisk again until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. To serve, fill your mug about ¾ full with cold coffee. Add ice cubes. Whisk in half and half to taste; use a tablespoon or so. Top with sweetened whipped cream. Dust with cocoa powder and a drizzle of caramel, if desired.

Notes

Use extra coffee to make coffee ice cubes. This ensures your iced coffee won’t get diluted when you add ice.
Add sugar to taste. Feel free to leave it black if that’s your preference.
Toppings can include cocoa powder, a drizzle of caramel or even mini chocolate chips.
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Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

Kitchen Tip:

To avoid diluting your iced coffee drinks, why not use leftover coffee to make ice cubes. As they melt, they will not water down your beverage!

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31 comments on “Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee #FolgersinIndy”

  1. Great! The moment when you drink coffee because it’s too delicious and not because you want to wake up…

  2. Gotta have my cuppa (or two) of Joe:@)

  3. Love having iced coffee as a treat

  4. Hi Liz, I had to start drinking decaf coffee, I drink one cup a day and it is a very special time for me. This iced coffee drink looks delicious, will make mine decaf, pinned for those extra special days.

  5. Liz, these are beautiful pictues. And I am not really a fan of iced coffee–I like it hot, but this is calling my name!

  6. A perfect treat for coffee drinkers!

  7. Iced coffee is such a treat, any time of year! Folgers brings back so many memories of my grandmother especially, love that nostalgia! Nice to know about Perfect Measures!

  8. I normally like my coffee black too but this could just be my new way to enjoy coffee!

  9. As soon as I get off my computer, I am doing this. No lie! This looks amazing! -w

  10. I’m so craving a great ice coffee. This looks fabulous!

  11. YUM! Is this a morning wake me up or dessert? 🙂 I could use it for both.

  12. A perfect looking delicious coffee, just what I need on this gloomy morning. Luckily I a have all the ingredients so I am making it right away. Thanks for this awesome share. Have a lovely weekend.

  13. I love folders coffee! And I have to make this iced coffee today, looks perfect!

  14. I’m definitely pinning this for the holidays, it looks like the perfect ‘dessert’ drink. I don’t know how many times I have been distracted to lose count of the coffee scoops…and then there is JT, who literally eyeballs the whole thing, not even using a spoon, just pouring for the package. It is super infuriating!

  15. Dear Lizzy, My son and daughter would love this coffee creation. Looks so delicious!
    Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Catherine

  16. I think the weather will permit a few iced coffee still over the next days. I love the idea of pre measurd, I am the worst at deciding how much coffe a pot needs. But I have an espresso machine only at home. How do these pellets measure (puin here) for an overnight cold brew?

  17. I’d take this over dessert any day! My favorite flavors are vanilla and coffee anything!

  18. I actually don’t like coffee but I think I’d like this. There’s so much sugar and cream involved that it has to be good, right?! 😀

  19. I think I celebrate Coffee day every day! However, you have just given me another really good reason to have another. This looks so delicious almost like a dessert and almost perfect to go with your apple cheesecake bundt cake. Sharing!

  20. Just look at that gorgeous layer of whipped cream on top! I’ll take two.

  21. That is gorgeous….I drink tea usually, but I would drink this any day! 🙂

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  23. What a genius idea… all of the convenience of pre-measured coffee, but none of the waste of the plastic pods (which is really the only reason I refuse to buy one of those coffee pod machines).
    The cool weather has me craving hot coffee drinks again, but I think I could make an exception for this delicious iced coffee. Vanilla anything is always a hit in my books! 🙂

  24. I am one of those coffee fiends, can’t start my day without it. This is a lovely share Liz 🙂

  25. YUMMmmm,
    especially all the whip cream and Carmel, baby! x

  26. I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but I know that I would like this iced coffee. It looks yummy. My mom alway had Folgers in the house when I was growing up and she still drinks Folger now.

  27. Yummy coffee (and cookie!) photos =) My dad’s duty in Tokyo was also to start the coffee =)

  28. I love all the fun coffee drinks – this looks delish!

  29. you’re talking my love language! Looks delcious!

  30. Liz – this vanilla bean iced coffee is calling my name something fierce. I love how the coffee is pre-measured because whenever I make coffee, it tends to turn to the side of “cop coffee” which is never pretty. Espresso – I got skills but coffee – I need help. I need to get some Folgers immediately!

  31. Finally, no more miscounted scoops! This is one of the best inventions ever and this will definitely save me and countless others from wasting and ruining a pot of coffee. I also have to admit that I’ve never had iced coffee. Strange, I know.

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