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Latte Flavored Ice Cubes Recipe

Tired of watered-down iced coffee drinks? Freeze milk and coffee into latte-flavored ice cubes and keep your iced lattes, iced espresso and other iced coffee drinks from getting watered down. Ingredients: 3/4 cup coffee 3/4 cup milk, soymilk, hemp milk or other milk substitute (optional) Sweetener to taste, plus a little extra (NOTES: Frozen foods need extra sweetener to taste as sweet as hot foods. If you're using cold coffee, opt for a liquid sweetener. It will make blending the ingredients much easier.) Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Freeze. Store the coffee ice cubes in the tray until you're ready to use them, or transfer them into a plastic bag or container.
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