>U Mom Knows Best: July 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

$10 Backpacks at Office Depot & Office Max & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions about the 10¢ notebook back-to-school sale at OfficeDepot.com is 100% my own. 





 The boys are heading back to school in less than two weeks! We have been busy buying all the items that they will need for back to school supplies. The boys picked up their school schedules yesterday along with the school supply list. So now it is time for back to school shopping for clothes, shoes, and backpacks. Keep reading to discover an awesome backpack deal and a great giveaway.





   The boys already selected their school shoes as we found them while shopping for clothes for my older son. Now I have to help them find shoes for sports, school clothes, and a backpack along with all the other basic school supplies. I am glad that Office Max and Office Depot are having a Doorbuster Deal on backpacks and many of their backpacks are only $10! I think that a$10 BACKPACK is an awesome price for a backpack. Office Max and Office Depot are the best places for back to school deals.




 Now that the boys are in middle school choosing the right backpack is a huge thing. It has to be a certain color and be able to hold a computer as the school gives the boys a computer to use in school. My boys are now into solid color backpacks as they think backpacks with designs are for little kids. The backpack has to be comfortable too as they will not have a locker and will have to carry all their books with them. I am glad that the backpack sale at Office Depot and Office Max has many colors to choose from that way the boys can get different colors. This awesome sale is from 7/31/19 – 8/02/19 so hurry to your nearest Office Depot or Office Max store. You can even get all the great sale prices online.

Giveaway

Win a $50 Office Depot & Office Max Gift Card!
#BTSwithOfficeDepot

$500 Office Depot & Office Max Gift Card Giveaway

  • When: Monday, July 22nd at 12:00 AM PT to Friday, August 2nd at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Prize: Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 gift card from Office Depot & Office Max.
  • How: Enter the giveaway by heading to the Office Depot & Office Max page on Savings.com and submit your email address on the form at the top of the page.
Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (8/5) via the email address you used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions, and other important details.
So, enter this awesome giveaway and head to Office Depot for a $10 backpack and some other great savings on back to school items.

Doorbuster Deal: $10 Backpacks at Office Depot & Office Max

  • Sale Dates: 7/31/19 – 8/02/19
  • While supplies last!
Happy back-to-school shopping!
When do your kids head back to school?


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Invisalign for Adults



My middle son has been considering braces for a while. He wants a treatment that is less noticeable and has been considering Invisalign so this article is a must-read for adults who are considering braces.

There is not much difference in the quality or the cost of the Invisalign aligners whether you’re a child or a grown-up adult. According to many dentists, children below 10 years of age shouldn’t be going through any such treatments since they have baby teeth that might break and come again with time. Adults, on the other hand, may not experience a tooth coming back once it’s broken or gets displaced due to an accident or strong force. If you’re an adult and wish to close gaps, realign crooked teeth and cure over- or underbites, you need to invest in Invisalign aligners at your earliest. The reason why you need to start this treatment immediately is that it can sometimes take years until your teeth come back to their perfect shape. This treatment is long and costly but is guaranteed to generate positive results no matter which age group you belong to.

How long do you need to wear them    
 According to many certified dentists and orthodontists, you need to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours on a daily basis which is practically all the time. If you wish to experience quick and positive results, you should only take off your aligners while brushing or eating. Since it is easy to take them off anytime you want, you should still try not to do that on a daily basis. If you’re about to go out on a dinner date and don’t want to feel embraced while taking them off before your meal, you can always make an exception and take them off for that particular day. You should not make a habit of taking off your Invisalign aligners on every other occasion. If you wish to see quick results, you should keep wearing your aligners for at least 20 hours for more than six months or a year or two.

Difference between braces and Invisalign aligners
 The first major difference between aligners and braces is the cost. The cost of the Invisalign aligners is comparatively very high ranging from somewhere between $3500 to $8500 according to your size and build quality. Unlike metal braces, the aligners are usually transparent in appearance making them less visible and noticeable to the general public. You can easily roam around wearing them in public places and most of the people won’t even notice them. The metal braces cannot be removed without a proper dental procedure. The Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, can easily be removed by you whenever you need to brush your teeth or eat your favorite meal. Metal braces can sometimes be painful and irritating for some people. That is hardly the case with aligners. You might feel a slight soreness, but you get to take them off during regular intervals giving your teeth some time to relax.

How does the Invisalign aligners work
 According to many dentists, the high-quality material used in aligners boosts the teeth reshaping process up to 50%. All you have to do is visit a certified dentist such as New York Total Dental with an office equipped with 3D dental imaging equipment and have her/him examine your teeth. The dentist will then show you a 3d image of your teeth that will give you an accurate perception of how your smile will look once your teeth are fixed. After you’ve got your personalized treatment plan, you will receive your custom made aligners in a week or so. After you receive your aligners, all you have to do is keep wearing them for as much time as you can. Since they are hardly noticeable, so you can easily keep wearing them during office hours, social dinners or while grocery shopping. The aligners will keep working their magic and you will start to see the results in a few months’ time.

Do you have to quit some habits
 Some people undergoing the treatment are concerned about some of their habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes or munching on sugary snacks. The best thing about Invisalign aligners is that you can take them off anytime you want to. You don’t need to do that while smoking since it’s just smoke but you definitely can do that while you’re munching on your favorite chocolate bar. Unlike metal braces, you are not restricted from eating anything. You don’t have to wash or scrub your aligners every time you eat or drink something. All you have to do is take them off and you’re free to consume anything you want.

CBD For The Bedroom

The power of CBD oil is simply amazing!


         I received samples from Omax Health to facilitate this post.
This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

  I love using CBD oil for pain relief and helping me relax at night so when I discovered that CBD  oil could be also great for my bedroom, I had to check this product out. My husband was glad that I wanted to experience CBD oil in a whole new way. The O-Shot CBD Arousal Oil was something that both my husband and I were excited to try out. I liked that the oil was made with natural ingredients so I did not have to worry about chemicals burning my sensitive parts. This fun bedroom product was even non-toxic!



Fun between the sheets

  A healthy marriage needs some fun time between the sheets and there is nothing wrong with using lubrication products. As I get older, I tend to be dry down there and I need some help to get the fire started. So I like when I can use a safe natural product. O-shot is made with liquid coconut oil (MCT) and CBD, plus kava root, peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. So this warming gel has an awesome scent too. There are no harsh chemicals in O-Shot CBD Arousal Oil and it is 100% edible! This unique product has ingredients in it to create a warming and tingling effect that relaxes the body so that means more fun.


I just bought this cute Reversible Print Lightweight Watermelon Duvet Cover Set and it makes me so happy! There is something about new sheets on the bed that makes sleeping so much more enjoyable. I am glad that the sheet set is so easy to wash and that I can just take the duvet cover off of my comforter so I don't have to wash the bulky comforter after a night of playtime. Since it is summertime, I am just using the duvet cover by itself for a light cover and in the wintertime, I will use it to cover my white down comforter.

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   All-natural CBD arousal oil elevates pleasure in the bedroom with a delicious, edible formula.


Sweating Is Healthy & Should Be Done Often
 Sweating is good for the bedroom life

  I have used other Omax Health CBD oil products for things like pain relief and I love using their CryoFreeze™ CBD Pain Relief Roll-On on my sore muscles after a strenuous workout at the gym with my husband. My husband likes going to the gym with me so he has some eye candy to look at while doing his cardio workout. I do know that after my husband exercises he tends to be more frisky with me. So like the CryroFreeze CBD pain relief that I know is safe to use on my body, the O-Shot CBD oil is also safe to use on my private parts. This CBD oil makes time with my husband a bit more fun.

Have you used CBD oil before and for what benefit?

Monday, July 29, 2019

Unique Healthy Products You Need To Buy

These products should be on your shopping list


I received samples of the following products to facilitate this post. 
This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases


 I love discovering new healthy products and when they are ones that I fall in love with, well, I have to share them with everyone. My friends can count on me to tell them about products that they need to buy. They know that I have tried them and would buy them. Sure, I get companies that love to send me stuff to feature on my website but I don't accept products unless I know that I will use them or buy them myself. My favorite products that I love trying are ones that are healthy, eco-friendly, have natural ingredients, have safe ingredients, and are vegan or plant-based. 



 This month I received some products that I am extra excited about as these unique healthy products are ones that you should add to your shopping list. They are products that need to be on your holiday shopping list. I know that some of these products I would be excited to receive as a gift. 

A healthy way to make popcorn



 My family loves popcorn as it is a healthy snack. Several years ago, I banned microwave popcorn from the house and stopped buying those boxes of microwave popcorn. I had read that the microwave popcorn bags are not healthy as they contain unhealthy ingredients and the bags themselves are lined with harmful toxic chemicals. So I have been making my popcorn in an air popper. The problem is my family is not too keen about the air popcorn popper and once in a while, they sneak into the house a bag of microwave popcorn. So when a company wanted to send me a 100% BPA Free healthy microwave popcorn popper, I got excited as this meant my family could enjoy their microwave popcorn once again. The Colonel Popper's Silicone Popcorn Popper is so easy to use and makes the popcorn quickly. My youngest son has been making popcorn every night! It makes my heart happy to see him eating a healthy snack.



 This super durable, safe, and eco-friendly popcorn popper makes up to 14 cups of fresh popcorn. You simply place any popcorn kernels in the bowl and place the bowl in the microwave. The best part is eating the popcorn out of the BPA Free Silicone bowl. The bowl is dishwasher safe and when not in use it collapses to store in the pantry. My family loves seasoning our popcorn with salt and coconut oil.  The bowl comes in 8 delicious colors. You can even watch the popcorn pop with the transparent silicone bowl. This popcorn popper makes a great gift!






The eco-friendly way to drink water on the go




 Did you know that less than 10% of plastics actually make it to be recycled? So all those plastic bottles of water that people are buying are damaging our earth. Most of the time the water in those plastic bottles is coming from another city municipal water source. So I am excited when a company bottles their purified water in a 100% reusable and recyclable aluminum bottle. PATHWATER is an eco-friendly and affordable water source. Their water goes through a 7-STEP FILTRATION PROCESS and is also fluoride-free and the aluminum bottle keeps the water colder for longer. So ditch the plastic and carry this sleek leak-proof water bottle. When you buy this water you are getting purified water and an aluminum water bottle that you can use again and again. Did you know that plastic store-bought water bottles should not be reused or stored in hot places?






Healthy gums are always a good thing



 Flossing your teeth is something that everyone should be doing unless you have no teeth. My dentist says only floss the teeth you want to keep. I get it when people say flossing is a pain and it takes too long. So I have been buying my kids Plackers for quite a while. When my boys got braces last year, they were bummed that they could not use the Kid Plackers anymore. I was excited when I discovered that Plackers makes an Orthopick to keep braces clean. My husband will only floss with these dental flossers. These perfect portable flossers are great for easy, on-the-go use after snacks or meals. They offer the perfect flosser for anyone in your life. I know it is only July but it is never too early to think about stocking stuffers. Include Plackers Orthopick® for your cousin who just got braces, Plackers Gentleslide® for your grandma who has tight teeth, Plackers Travel Pack for your friend who is always traveling, or even Plackers Kids for your young niece.








Clean beauty products that are fun


 I love using scented beauty products that are made with safe non-toxic fragrances. Do you know that your favorite fragrance could be loaded with chemicals? Find out more HERE. Well, that is not the case with Walton Wood Farm beauty products. These fun scented products are made essential oils and other non-toxic ingredients. All of the clean sustainable beauty products are free from harsh ingredients such as SLS, Paraben, and Phthlate. They are also Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly, and Gluten-Free.


 These awesome smelling lotions, scrubs, and washes have fun names like "Week From Hell"; "Winter's a B*TCH"; "Me Time";  and "Dear Mom Recovery Bath" and are perfect for busy super moms. I selected the Beach Babe hand rescue and sugar scrub and I am in love with these pineapple scented products. I love how they make my skin feel and I don't have to worry about a rash or an asthma attack when I use these products as they are made with safe ingredients.


 I also selected the Better B'ver Creamy Shave Soap as a girl has to shave her legs once in a while. This is not your typical shave soap helps improve razor glide and provides superior moisturizing properties. This aloe-infused, creamy and rich soap also had an amazing scent and made shaving less of a chore. Walton Wood Farm also has some amazing products for guys that actually have some scents that sound amazing like maple bark, vanilla bean, and citrus. Since these manly products are made with essential oils they won't leave me sick to my stomach the way chemical scents do.


Which healthy product are you excited about?






Thursday, July 25, 2019

Healthy Products You Need For Your Family

Trying to keep your family healthy? Products you need to have!


I received samples of healthy products to facilitate this post.
This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases 

  As a mom, I feel it is my job to make sure everyone is healthy. I stock the fridge and pantry with healthy food and I make sure everyone gets daily exercise. I make sure everyone takes their supplements and allergy medicines. I make sure that the kids go to bed by a certain time so they can get plenty of sleep. I know that a healthy body allows my family to do well at school and work. I also know that dealing with sick family members is no fun. So I teach my boys about nutrition and set the example with exercise so they learn healthy habits. I want my family to succeed and it is my job as a mom to help them. I love being a mom/wife and running the house. It can be a tough job but it is rewarding, especially when you see your kids doing well when they leave the house. I have three kids who are older and they are doing great with their jobs, school, and families.



Helping my husband stay healthy



  A couple of years ago, my husband had his blood pressure and cholesterol tested and the results were not good. The doctor wanted to put him on medication but I told my husband that he needs to try changing his diet and exercise first. My husband agreed and listened to my suggestions. He was not happy that he had to make changes but he knew he had to. My husband's work just started offering free gym memberships so we started going to the gym. My husband started packing healthier food in his lunch and stopped going to fast food places. I think the driving force for my husband to start exercising was watching his dad's health decline. I bought my husband an affordable wireless blood pressure monitor so he could monitor his blood pressure at home. That would save him time and money as he did not need to go to the doctor to see what his BP measurements were. This at-home testing device has encouraged my husband to go to the gym more often. There are the days when he takes his blood pressure and it is not in the healthy range so that helps him realize he needs to exercise more. When he gets a good BP reading, it helps my husband to continue to eat healthily. My husband has started to lose weight and his wanting to get healthy has been good for me. I took my fitness to a new level and started doing weights at the gym. Going to the gym with my husband has been a good thing.





 I too use the blood pressure monitor and love how easy it is to use. I don't have to position my arm in any certain way and I just have to press one button. The numbers are also easy to read, my boys love that the screen shows different colors of green, yellow, and red to tell them if their blood pressure is optimal or not. This health monitoring device does not require a phone but there is an app that I can be added to your phone to help you manage and track your readings.



Stop making excuses about finding time to exercise!
13 Simple Ways To Sneak In A Workout

Sore muscles need fast pain relief



Getting a healthy body requires some physical activity and that can mean sore achy muscles. When I push my body to its limits at the gym and get in some strenuous exercise, I know that I may have sore muscles later. On the days that my husband wants to meet up at the gym after work, those are the days that I get my strength training in, in addition to my running. I like to run five days a week and do weightlifting three days a week. So I go to the gym three days a week with my husband. My husband does his cardio and I do my muscle training. It is on the gym days that my muscles are usually sore as I did a double workout. So, on my gym days, I take some extra turmeric and rub some CBD oil on my sore muscles. I don't like to take pain pills when I have sore muscles when only my legs hurt. So instead of focusing on whole-body pain, I just apply for natural pain relief on the areas that need it.




 I love using CBD oil for pain relief as it is a natural remedy. CryoFreeze™ CBD Pain Relief Roll-On from Omax Health is so much easier to use than balm type CBD oil creams as I just roll it on to my sore muscles. It is a mess-free way of applying CBD oil. CryoFreeze combines the instant cooling benefits of menthol while also providing the healing benefits of full-spectrum cannabidiol. It is my families "cold-therapy" relief for sore and tired muscles, joint pain, backaches, arthritis and bruising. My boys love using CryoFreeze for their injuries. My son recently had a bad fall on his scooter and I applied the CBD roll-on on his bruised leg. The CBD oil helped with the swelling and gave him some much need pain relief. My son also suffered a painful abrasion from that scooter fall that required several gauze pads so I applied the CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On around the scrape to numb the pain. This CBD roll-on is better than a bulky ice pack!



Making fruit fun for my boys



 My younger boys are still learning about nutrition so they don't always eat enough fruit and veggies. I like to provide them with fun healthy snacks to make eating fruits and veggies easier. I still encourage them to eat fresh fruits and veggies but these pouches and cups of fruit help them to get their 5 a day. My boys love packing the Biodynamic Apple Sauce cups in their lunches. These delicious fruit cups are loaded with nutrients as the fruit is grown in nutrient-rich soil. Biodynamic also makes delicious organic baby food pouches that are good for the whole family. I was going to share these fruit and veggie pouches with my grandbaby but she has a sensitivity to carrots. So I tasted them and they were delicious. Squeeze pouches are another fun way for my boys to eat their veggies as they don't require the tedious chewing that raw veggies do. I think the chewing part is what holds my boys back from eating more raw veggies. To encourage my boys to eat raw carrots, I give them a handful while I am making dinner and they usually eat the carrots up by the time dinner is ready.



Sneak in the fruits and veggies with this delicious chocolate pudding
Get the recipe HERE 



How to exercise when you have kids

The Best Workout Tips For Stay At Home Moms 



Infrared No-Touch Thermometer



 Despite all my efforts of feeding my family healthy food and making sure they get plenty of exercise, the germs are out there. When my kids do get sick, they seem to recover faster though as their healthy bodies are able to fight off the germs better. When my kids get sick, it is always a good thing to monitor their temperature so I know if they need fever-reducing medicine. I am a strong believer in letting the fever do its job of fighting the germs and will not medicate my boys unless their fever is over 104F. I let my kids rest on the couch, watching TV, and provide them with plenty of liquids. My boys usually fall asleep. When my boys are sick, they are miserable and they hate getting their temperature taken. So I use a no-touch infrared thermometer to monitor their temperature. This thermometer is so easy to use and I love that I just have to place it within 1 inch of their forehead and press one button. It only takes one second to get a reading. So now I can take my boys temperature without waking them. My last thermometer had to be placed in the ear and was complicated to use. I don't have to worry about spreading germs either like I did when I used those stick-in-your mouth thermometers. This digital fever thermometer is going to be on my favorite must-have baby shower gift item list



What healthy products do you use for your family?


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 Ten Tips To Get A Better Night Of Sleep





Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Best Back To School Deals With Office Depot & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions about the 10¢ notebook back-to-school sale at OfficeDepot.com is 100% my own. 

 The kids are not happy but mom is excited that school starts in 2 and a half weeks! Yes, it is time for back to school shopping and this mom is looking for the best deals on school supplies. The kids will meet their teachers next week and we will get the final back to school shopping list. This year the boys will both be in middle school so they will be at the same school. Having raised three other children, I have an idea of some of the school supplies that they will need and I have the school supply list that I printed from the school website. So I am ready to start the back to school shopping.



 I think once my boys get brand new school supplies and new clothes, they might be excited to head back to school. My oldest of the two younger boys is already discussing which shoes he wants for school and for his sports teams. While the youngest boy is wanting one of those fancy binders. I do know that the boys will need new backpacks for school.


The best place for back to school supplies

 The place for the best back to school supplies this year is Office Depot and Office Max. Right now they are having an awesome sale on school supplies that includes a 10¢ notebook sale! Notebooks are always on the school supply list and I usually buy at least ten for each kid. So I will be heading to the nearest Office Depot/Office Max and will be purchasing plenty of the 10¢ notebooks along with the standard pencils, folders, pens, binders, and other school supplies. I like that I can get all my boys' school supplies at one store. That makes shopping so easy. My boys like that the 10¢ notebooks come in many colors. That way they can get the colors they like. The best part for busy parents is you can also get these great deals online on the Office Max/Office Depot website. With prices this good, you can even purchase some extra school supplies for the teachers and your kid's classroom. I always like to buy extra boxes of tissues as those are always much-needed items along with computer paper.


Giveaway

Win a $50 Office Depot & Office Max Gift Card!
#BTSwithOfficeDepot


$500 Office Depot & Office Max Gift Card Giveaway

  • When: Monday, July 22nd at 12:00 AM PT to Friday, August 2nd at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Prize: Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 gift card from Office Depot & Office Max.
  • How: Enter the giveaway by heading to the Office Depot & Office Max page on Savings.com and submit your email address on the form at the top of the page.
Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (8/5) via the email address you used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions, and other important details.
So, enter this awesome giveaway and head to Office Depot for some great savings on back to school items.

Doorbuster Deal: 10¢ Notebooks at Office Depot & Office Max

  • Sale Dates: 7/21/19 – 7/27/19
  • While supplies last!
Happy back-to-school shopping!
When do your kids head back to school?


Monday, July 22, 2019

How To Make Perfect Iced Coffee

This recipe is quick, easy, budget-friendly, and tastes just like the gourmet coffee-shops, if not better!


I received samples of coffee to facilitate this post. This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

 When the weather gets warm it is time to switch up that cup of hot coffee with a delicious cup of creamy ice coffee. A glass of smooth cold ice coffee is so refreshing on a hot summer day. It is my favorite way to enjoy coffee. Ice coffee is great for those days that you forgot to make a batch of cold brew coffee. Ice coffee is also the best use of leftover coffee. So when you brew too much coffee, don't toss it, instead, pour it in a pitcher and place it in the fridge. While you are saving the leftover coffee, make sure to fill up an ice cube tray with some, so you will have coffee-flavored ice cubes. The coffee-flavored ice cubes are perfect for ice coffee so you will not have water-down coffee.



Ice Coffee for one


 You can make a large batch of ice coffee or simply make ice coffee for one. Ice coffee stores wonderfully in the fridge for many days but if you forgot to make a large batch of coffee, you can easily brew a cup or two of coffee for the perfect cup of ice coffee. Did you know that you can also make cold brew coffee for one?

I Gave Up Coffee For A Week With The #MATI30 Challenge


The secret to the best tasting ice coffee
The best tasting perfect iced coffee starts with a dark roast coffee. Dark roasted coffee has a rich bold flavor that gives cold iced coffee a flavorful taste. You can use whole bean coffee or ground coffee, the choice is yours. I find that dark coffee holds up great over ice and is flavorful even once the ice starts melting and diluting the coffee. My choice of coffee is always made from 100% select Arabica coffee beans.



  Iced coffee vs. Cold brew coffee

Check out this recipe for 

How to make perfect iced coffee
For each serving, you’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • Large glass or Masson jar
  • Ice cubes
Directions
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes
  2. Pour the cold coffee over the ice cubes
  3. Add milk and sweetener to taste
  4. Enjoy!
Pro Tips
  • You can make the coffee fresh and let it cool down or you can use leftover coffee 
  • Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays. Use coffee cubes instead of regular ice cubes to avoid diluting your beverage.
  • Add your favorite milk or plant-based milk to taste, I like my iced coffee creamy so I use 1/4 cup of milk
  • Add sugar or sweetener to taste, my favorite sweetener is Stevia as is all-natural.
  • Everyone knows the best way to enjoy iced coffee is through a straw. Be kind to the environment – buy reusable, dishwasher-safe straws! Check out these fun reusable BPA-free straws!







Now it’s time to win summer with Iced Coffee in 5 delightful variations.



RECIPE #1:  ICED COFFEE LATTE
You’ll need
  • 1/2 cup Cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • 1/2 cup Milk or dairy substitute such as almond milk
  • Ice
  • Sugar or sweetener
Directions
  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Add 1/2 cup cold coffee and 1/2 cup milk
  3. Sweeten to taste with sugar or sweetener, use Torani flavored syrups for different tastes like caramel
  4. Stir well

RECIPE #2: FRAPPUCCINO-STYLE ICED COFFEE
You’ll need
  • 1 cup Cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • Milk or plant-based milk
  • Blender
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Optional: sweetener or flavored coffee syrup
Directions
  1. Fill a blender with a glass full of ice
  2. Add 1 cup cold coffee and 1/2 cup milk (or dairy substitute)
  3. Sweeten to your preference or use a flavored coffee syrup to make a vanilla latte, caramel latte, or other classics
  4. Blend for 1 minute
  5. Pour into a chilled glass
  6. Top with whipped cream to taste


RECIPE #3:  ICED MOCHA
You’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Ice
  • milk or preferred dairy substitute
  • Whipped cream
Directions
  1. Pour the cold coffee into the glass
  2. Stir in chocolate syrup and milk or dairy substitute, leaving space for ice
  3. Add ice to the glass until full and stir
  4. Top with whipped cream to taste 



RECIPE #4: VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE
You’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee 
  • A tall glass
  • 1/4 cup Sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream
  • Ice
Directions
  1. Fill the glass to the top with ice 
  2. Slowly pour the cold coffee into the glass
  3. Stir in sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream



RECIPE #5: THAI ICED COFFEE

You’ll need
  • A tall glass
  • 1 cup extra-strong cold coffee, brew the coffee with twice the amount of ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk or coconut cream
  • Ground cardamom
  • Ice
Directions
  1. Fill the glass to the top with ice 
  2. Slowly pour the strong cold coffee into the glass
  3. Stir in your choice of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, or coconut cream 
  4. Sweeten to taste
  5. Sprinkle with ground cardamom


 So now that you know how to make a perfect glass of iced coffee, go brew up some coffee, place the coffee in the fridge and once the coffee is cold-make a refreshing glass of iced coffee. If you are not a coffee person or need a change of pace, you could always brew up a batch of cold brew ice tea.

Check out my delicious recipe for flavorful Cold Brew Ice Tea 
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/07/how-to-make-flavorful-cold-brew-ice-tea.html




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