Just in time for fall: :) Where was this recipe when we were in the process of breaking the record for the most 100-degree days in one summer (70, to be exact)?
My Daddy loved iced coffee and so do I. Nothing beats it for a hot summer day after you've mowed the grass. Well, yes, some people vote for beer but then you don't get anything else done that day. For a few years my vote went to Grape Nehi after mowing but I don't think they sell that anymore so iced coffee will do. It's cold, sweet and a great pick me up. And I just happen to love the flavor. Try this link to Ree Drummond's cold brewed iced coffee. Like all good chemistry lessons via recipes this one is a keeper.
I've been reading the Pioneer Woman for two or three years now-- before she even had this new TV show. Her blog has been bookmarked on my laptop.
I haven't made it with sweetened condensed milk yet mostly because I don't want to have to deal with the rest of the can after I've used a couple of teaspoons. I mean, how long will it keep? What if I forget it's in the fridge and it gets all icky and moldy and picks up smells from the onions or something? So I just use whole milk and a simple syrup to sweeten it.
The Simple Syrup recipe is timeless and nobody/everybody can take credit for it.
1 cup water boiling
1 cup sugar
pour the sugar into the boiling water and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour into a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. You can used it just like sugar (1 teasp = 1 teasp) and you won't have to worry about sugar crystals at the bottom of the glass.
A simple syrup is good for lemonade, too. Just combine the freshly squeezed lemon with the syrup and add water.