Frugal Tips on Saving Money
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Are you a coffee lover? Do you tend to go to coffee shops every few days or everyday? Are you also trying to save money and reach some financial goals? If you are, I may have the perfect solution for you!!
Do you realize that if you drink coffee at Starbucks 3 times a week @ $5/drink that equals $15/week, $60/month and $780 a year?? That amount of money would be a good way to build an emergency fund, payoff a credit card, or accomplish any other financial goal that you have!
So how can you get the caffeinated pick me up that you desperately crave to deal with all the stress of daily life yet not hurt your wallet in the meantime?? (not to mention the amount of calories in some of those drinks, omg!!)
Make your coffee at home!!
Learn how to make an easy cup of hot or iced coffee at home (I prefer mine iced!)
Okay so I am not a food blogger, I don’t have an amazing off the chart recipe that I use. I like to keep things simple & easy so that I can do it daily and it doesn’t take much effort. (If you want a more advanced recipe check out recipes on Pinterest!)
Iced Coffee Recipe
**If you like hot coffee do use the same recipe but don’t put the coffee on ice!
I start by making a pot of coffee (follow the instructions on the coffee). (I love Dunkin Donuts but it is one of the most expensive ones).
Once the coffee is ready I put it in a glass container and place it in the fridge. An hour later or in the morning I fill up a 24 oz tumbler with ice and pour in the coffee three-fourths of the way. Next I put in about a fourth of a cup of almond milk. Third I put in about 2-3 tablespoons of coffee syrup (this is absolutely critical and luckily it’s sugar free & has no calories). Finally I top it with whipped cream if I have any, and a caramel or chocolate sauce.
Don’t worry too much about the measurements, just eyeball it, taste it and adjust to your preference!
Stir everything together and you are done! It literally tastes amazing!
This is just how I like to make it. The beauty is that you can make it however tastes best to your preference 🙂
Here’s a picture of my coffee below!
You can buy them directly from Amazon (no need to if you already have something similar). I also encourage you to do comparison shopping at Walmart or Costco (if you have a membership). I personally buy my coffee at Costco and most of my coffee supplies at Walmart or Ross.
These links just give you an idea of what to look for!
The finished product tastes amazing, is inexpensive and is low in calories. 3 wins in a row! Not to mention you get your caffeine pick me up and actually save time too because you don’t have to go in the store or wait in the drive through (those lines get crazy!).
Do you have a favorite coffee recipe? Let us know in the comments below!