Brew Over Ice K-Cups

Hey everyone!

Thanks so much for all the positive thoughts regarding our house-hunting debacle. I truly appreciate it & I hope that I have some positive news to share soon. Although, based on how things have gone so far, I might not reveal anything until I type a post from our new abode… whenever & wherever that may be! ;-)

Moving on…

Today was my first official day of summer break! I started it bright & early with a 6:30AM run. I thought waking up early would help me to beat the heat, but it was surprisingly humid & I was only able to cover just under 1.5 miles before calling it quits. Even though I prefer to run outside, I think I may have to move it indoors if I want to work on increasing my distance & speed.

Breakfast this morning was overnight oats + “homemade” iced coffee. The oats were prepared as usual (2/3 c. oats, 1/2 c. milk, 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp. chia seeds), & I added in a few sliced strawberries, almond butter, & honey this morning before digging in.

The homemade iced coffee came compliments of a Green Mountain French Vanilla Brew Over Ice K-Cup.

I’ve used Brew Over Ice K-Cups before, but have never really had much luck actually brewing them over ice as they are meant to be prepared. No matter how much ice I pack into my cup, it always melts immediately. Then, when I add more ice, the beverage remains warm since it was brewed hot from the Keurig.

I came up with a solution that I’m sure is just common sense to most people… I simply brew the coffee the night before, then refrigerate. Simple enough! Even if I forget to brew it at night, the cooling process can be sped up by popping the coffee in the freezer for a little while. I add ice cubes when I’m ready to drink up for a true “iced coffee” & I’m good to go!

After breakfast, Chris & I met with our realtor, then I had a quick doctor’s appointment.

Breakfast did a pretty good job of holding me over throughout the morning, but since grocery shopping was next on the agenda, I knew a snack would be a good idea. I grabbed a mango Chobani, then headed out to Target & the grocery store.

By the time I got home & unloaded the groceries, it was already 2:00PM – long after my usual lunch time.

I threw together a quick sandwich that included a wedge of Laughing Cow Swiss, a few slices of roast beef, & some arugula. The flavor combination was awesome!

On the side, I had some Popcorners for crunch.

Next, I sat down to catch up on my DVR & before I knew it, I woke up with a pug in my lap & a clock that read 5:30PM. We had napped away for a good portion of the early evening! Really though, how could I resist this face?

He loves to sleep & cuddle!

After taking Stewie out for a walk, I did a little bit of laundry & a few odds & ends around the apartment before taking a break to make dinner.

I kept things simple tonight & made penne & meatballs. I started with a salad though to get a little greenery in!

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert, & I satisfied my sweet tooth with a handful of pretzel M&Ms (love these!).

Now, I’m off to finish up a few more “to dos” before hopefully settling in for an early bed time! My return to 6:00AM BodyPump is planned for tomorrow; I love being able to workout in the morning!

Have you tried the Brew Over Ice K-Cups?

What’s your favorite kind of M&M? For me, it’s a tie between pretzel & peanut butter!

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22 comments

  1. Lauren says:

    I have the same issue with the Brew Over Ice K cups. I like my coffee iced not watered down. :) I usually just use the regular cups, make a big batch and put it into a large canister in the fridge and keep it for the week. it takes a little work the night before but it’s so worth it in the mornings.
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that had that problem with this particular kind of K-Cups! I was thinking I was doing something wrong!

  2. Steph @ StephSnacks says:

    Wishing you the best of luck with your house hunt! I know you’ll find something! I also brew my ice coffee the same, over night :) it always works. PS-I nominated you on my blog for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award!
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I’m really glad to hear I’m not the only one that had a little issue with them! I was convinced I was doing something wrong, although the “instructions” are pretty cut & dry… not sure how I could’ve messed it up! Chilling the coffee does seem to be the best solution!

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