Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I hate McDonalds and I never go there. Never, that is, until they started advertising their irresistible looking new iced coffee everywhere. Once I tried one I couldn't stop and I started buying one of those pretty much every time I drove by a McDonalds. I wanted to see if I could make it at home instead, so I searched and found out that all you have to do is add a can of sweetened condensed milk to six-eight cups of coffee, and toss in some ice cubes (preferably made out of coffee). I have been loving this and have, for the last week or so, been making a pitcher of it every night before I go to bed so it's all ready for me in the morning. I brewed it with half decaf and half half-decaf so the whole pitcher was roughly 75% decaf, and I thought I was doing well. I never looked at the label on the condensed milk, mostly because I figured it wasn't that healthy and I didn't want to know how bad it really was. Today, I looked. Yikes. I have been ingesting 1300 calories and 30 grams of fat every day just from this iced coffee! No more iced coffee for me. I am so sad.

Here are a couple pictures of Emma at the children's farmstead today.

6 comments:

Vegan Knitting said...

Oy, that's a lot of calories!!!! It sure sounds good, though! How about having that pitcher over a few days rather than one a day?

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh--I think women my age are only supposed to eat about 1,300 calories every day! This post makes me think about root beer floats, which seem more worth the calories than the iced coffee.
Mom

Grandma said...

I think you can buy fat-free sweetened condensed milk. You might check on that, although it surely won't be as good as the real thing.

Catherine said...

Here's my trick!
2% milk or Rice/Soy milk and Stevia. It's EVERY bit as good. I promise!

mamaperreca said...

Oh but weren't you just asking how to get more calories since you are nursing two? LOL! maybe just not the empty calories eh?

David said...

Everyone seems to be ignoring the real issue here, and that is that those McDonald's iced coffees aren't that delicious.