A Cool Pick Me Up {Recipe: Strawberry Cafe’ Shake}

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. ” – You’ve Got Mail

Doesn’t school starting mean it should be fall like? We’ve hit 100 degrees here in Kansas City the past couple days and school has already been in session for 2 weeks! I’m ready to break out the long sleeved tee’s and jeans, but as Kansas would have it, I am still sitting here simmering and sweating in sundresses.

I’m one of those people who can drink hot coffee in the mornings no matter what the temperature is outside, but once the afternoon rolls around, I want something cold and refreshing. It never fails that around 3pm, right before the kids get home from school, I start to hit a slump and need a cool pick me up. I love iced coffee but always forget to plan ahead by brewing some to have ready in the fridge. I am so glad my friends at International Delight do all the work for me! With the International Delight Iced Coffee, all I have to do for a refreshing afternoon pick me up is put some ice in a glass, open up the carton and pour. Simple as can be.

When I want more than just an iced coffee… when I want something a little more indulgent… I turn my International Delight Iced Coffee into a milkshake! My favorite combination is 1 cup of International Delight Iced Coffee in Vanilla flavor with 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream and a handful of strawberries. Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour in a tumbler and top with whipped cream and strawberries if you are feeling extra indulgent!

So it looks like summer is here to stay, for at least a few weeks longer… as long as I get to continue to cool off with my favorite iced coffee beverages, I guess I can deal!

How do you enjoy your iced coffee? I’d love it if you’d share any of your iced coffee tips below so I can switch things up in the afternoon!

Also, make sure to visit the International Delight Iced Coffee Facebook Page to enter their awesome giveaway! They are giving away 100 International Delight Iced Coffee Tumblers every week! Follow them on Twitter @InDelight as well for more Iced Coffee Inspiration!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.

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Comments

  1. merry lu says

    I Make mine a mocha, please!

    P.S. maybe it’s just my phone, but I can’t get the link for the International Delights FB page to work.

    • says

      I think since it’s a giveaway page you can’t access from a phone… has to be from a computer. Or at least I tried on my phone and didn’t have luck but did on my desktop!

  2. says

    It’s crazy that the hottest week of the summer is occurring when all the kids have gone back to school!

    I love the sound of these shakes! Coffee, vanilla and berries? I’ll take two!!!

  3. says

    Hi Kristen! I can relate to the heat….living in South Florida means we won’t experience fall temperatures for another couple months at best. Sometimes we get a “fluke” cool snap in mid Oct, but by “cool” I mean dips into the 60s at night and high of high 70s during the day. But usually we have to wait until end of Oct/beg of Nov.

    When you mentioned the “fall in NYC” quote it totally reminded me of our time in NYC together for Sandra Lee. Of course it was spring, not fall….but we had such a blast. I can’t wait to get back someday, and especially show my kids and hubby! I’m excited to be back to blogging…I was pretty quiet the past few months (or more!), and finally BACK at it. Great to “see” you!

    Hugs,
    Denise

  4. says

    looks amazing, I love those Mexican glasses, I have the same ones but with blue line at the top. Everything seems to just taste better out of them!

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