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We love iced coffee, but have some challenges:
We never have enough room in the fridge to make and store a pitcher of it.
We can drink several a day, so buying it can run into money—plus a lot of plastic into the landfill.
Not every iced coffee we’ve bought has lived up to our taste standards.
Finally, with a lactose-free milk requirement, we have to drink our purchased coffee black.
[Sidebar rant: Even Starbucks, which claims to be so customer-focused, offers only sweetened vanilla soy milk for those who can’t have cow’s milk, lactose, whey, are vegan, can’t digest soy, etc.
Plain soy or almond milk would be acceptable to most people who can’t have cow’s milk. But if you don’t like sugar in your coffee, can’t have sugar, etc., well, as our dad would say, you’re SOL at Starbucks (and many other food service venues).
Starbucks management: If you’re reading this, take a look at the moronic letter your customer service staff sends to people who suggest an unsweetened milk alternative.]
For a refreshing iced latte, just squeeze two drops of concentrate into your favorite type of milk. Photo courtesy Folgers.
FOLGERS HAS SOLVED OUR PROBLEMS!
Now, all we need to make a truly delicious iced latte—in less than a minute—is our milk of choice and a bottle of the new Folgers Iced Café Coffee Drink Concentrate. The bottle is so small, it fits into a shirt pocket.
Just fill a glass with milk (and ice, as desired), add two squeezes of coffee concentrate and stir.
Make it with 2% milk and you have a drink that tastes like a milkshake without the ice cream: so creamy, it’s hard to believe this is a low-calorie drink. The drinks are called lattes, but if you’re used to a skim latte, as we are, the taste with 2% or almond milk approaches a milkshake.
Original Latte Coffee
Folgers Iced Café Coffee Drink Concentrates debuted in four equally scrumptious flavors:
We used the Folgers Vanilla Latte flavor plus almond milk for an instant latte treat. Photo courtesy Munchery.
The two drops of concentrate (per eight ounces of milk) add just 10 calories to the milk calories. The suggested retail price for a squeeze bottle with 12 portions is $4.99.
The flavors are very lightly sweetened with Sucralose. It was so light that we, who normally don’t add sugar to coffee, really enjoyed it. Along with the creaminess of the milk, it heightens the “milkshake factor.”
You can glamorize your latte, of course, adding whipped cream, chocolate syrup, ice cream or whatever. But the drinks are just perfect as is.
You can find Folgers Iced Café at retailers nationwide (store locator) and can buy it online.
We’re adding this “instant latte” solution to our list of delicious stocking stuffers.
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