A Gevalia Coffee Date and Iced Coffee

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Thank you to Gevalia and Safeway for sponsoring this post. Visit the Safeway website for more information about Gevalia and “Like” Gevalia on Facebook.

I love to get together with friends for a coffee date.  A few weeks ago some friends and I rounded up our kiddos and got together for an end of the school year party with coffee for the moms and lots of play time for the kids. It was a great way to start off the summer.

coffee date

I headed to Vons, a Safeway affiliate, to pick up Gevalia coffee to bring to our start of the summer coffee date.  Gevalia is near and dear to me because it was the first coffee I ever bought.  I ordered the coffee by mail and it would arrive every few months right at my doorstep.  I loved it and I was really excited when I found Gevalia is now being offered in stores! Gevalia now even comes in single serve cups for your Keurig® K-Cup® Brewer, perfect for a quick Gevalia fix.*

Coffee Date

While I was at Vons I stopped by the bakery to pick up some treats for our coffee date.  I couldn’t pass up two large packages of pastries – each one was only $5! I picked up berry strudels for the moms and chocolate croissants for the kids.

 

coffee date

The pastries were a hit with the kids! Even my picky eater couldn’t turn down a little chocolate.

Coffee Date

Of course, the moms enjoyed the Gevalia coffee and Safeway pastries, too! We also enjoyed having our kids distract each other for a few hours.

coffee date

I bought a few different flavors of Gevalia and we brewed up the chocolate mocha coffee – YUM!  I like flavored coffees, but I’ve never had a chocolate one that actually tasted like chocolate and Gevalia did.  I loved this one and will definitely be getting it again. Iced coffee

 

I had planned on taking ice coffee concentrate and all the fixings for iced coffee for our coffee date, but life happened.   Since I made up the jar of concentrate anyway, I thought I’d  go ahead and share the recipe.  This is the easiest recipe I’ve seen for iced coffee concentrate and the Gevalia Espresso Roast coffee works perfectly to make the concentrate.  Just keep the pitcher in your fridge and use as desired.  You can add all kinds of fun things to it like simple syrup, Irish cream coffee creamer or chocolate syrup!

 

Iced Coffee Concentrate
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 ounce package of Gevalia Espresso Roast ground coffee
  • 16 cups (3½ quarts) water
  • Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Half and Half, Flavored Syrups, Simple Syrup
Instructions
  1. To Make Concentrate:
  2. Pour coffee in to a food safe container or pitcher large enough to hold both water and coffee.
  3. Pour water over coffee and stir to combine.
  4. Let sit for at least 8 hours (or longer).
  5. Strain coffee grounds preferably using a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or paper towels.
  6. Store concentrate in refrigerator until ready to use.
  7. To Make A Cup of Iced Coffee:
  8. Fill cup about ¼ way full with coffee concentrate.
  9. Fill the cup ¾ full with milk, half and half, etc.
  10. Add simple syrup, Irish creamer, chocolate syrup or any other flavored syrups as desired.
  11. You may or may want to use ice as it will water it down!

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

*Kraft Foods is not affiliated with Keurig, Inc. KEURIG and K-CUP are registered trademarks of Keurig, Inc.

Camille
Hello! Welcome to Growing Up Gabel - I am so glad you are here! I am a wife and homeschooling mom to my two young kids. This is the place where I share recipes, crafts and other DIY projects. I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter! Just use the icons at the top of the page!
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  1. I’m sitting here drinking a glass of iced coffee right now. It’s so rich and creamy. I added sweetened condensed milk, lots of whole milk and a splash of cream to up the creaminess. I like to add either a squirt of homemade chocolate syrup or a drop or two of vanilla to my glass. Tonight it’s just plain. I brew mine in a french press. 1 cup coffee and fill the rest of the way with water. Mine is a qt. sized coffee press. It’s makes straining so much easier. I simply press and then to make sure I pour it through a strainer lined with a coffee filter, almost never any grounds but it does catch a bit of sediment that can cause your coffee to be very bitter.
    I’m in Tx so I know about Sept heat. Were lucky if it’s not still in the low to mid 90s come Halloween. That said I never had to wear a coat over my costume as a kid, but I did sweat a lot in some…lol Have a wonderful day and I think I’ll check out more of your blog. Just found it tonight.

    • Great idea on the sweetened condensed milk! I think that’s what they add to make it Thai coffee. A French press is on my wish list… because I need another coffee maker! :-)

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