Monday, June 23, 2014

Cooling Off for the Summer with Keurig Brew Over Ice! Fast and Easy Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, and More!

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I've lusted after a Keurig Single Cup Brewer since the first day I saw one. Back when I worked in pharmacy, I hated having to wash the pharmacists' coffee pot and dump out all the leftover day-old coffee, and wished for an easy way to brew just one cup at a time. It's like Keurig read my mind! But I prefer iced tea and coffee. Now they've done it again! Spooky! At first I wasn't sure how to make iced coffee, tea, and lemonade with a Keurig brewer, but I was quickly amazed at just how quick and easy it is! With so many flavors and low calorie drinks to choose from, the hardest part is picking a favorite! Or five favorites...

So imagine my excitement when the Keurig Walmart team sent me a brand new Keurig K40 Elite of my very own! And they even included a few boxes of Brew Over Ice K-Cups for me to start enjoying right away! My counters are so cluttered, there hasn't been room for a new appliance in years... Until about 5-seconds after I opened the box! I've never cleared a space that fast!
I love the Sweet Tea best so far - I think I just found a cure for my addiction to the sweet tea at a certain McDriveThru... My only problem now is that my freezer doesn't make ice fast enough!

My new Keurig could not have come at a better time. A quick way to make iced drinks will be perfect for cooling off on the 4th of July! The girls splashing in the wade pool, throwing Pop-Its on the porch; Dadda cooking lunch on the barbecue, and Mama sitting back enjoying some sweet sweet iced tea! Ahhh! Perfect!

And the best part is that iced tea or coffee goes great with any dish! Especially in an insulated double-walled tumbler to help it stay cold! (Do not brew over ice in glass, for safety reasons! Rapid temperature changes from cold to hot can shatter glass!)
You can find a nice variety of Brew Over Ice K-Cups at Walmart. Brewing over ice is beyond easy, but if you're worried that it sounds too good to be true, you can watch this video to see it in action. See? Easy to a T! (Get it? T - tea? Yeah. I went there.)

Just fill a 16-ounce (or larger) plastic tumbler with ice (or frozen juice or fruit ice cubes!) select your K-Cup Brew Over Ice flavor and put it in the machine, then press the 6- or 8-ounce setting (you don't want to go bigger than that or the taste will be too watered down!) Boom! Delicious!

So far the Keurig has exceeded my expectations. Easier than expected - my 6-year-old has already figured out how to "help Mama" brew herself some (naturally non-caffeinated) lemonade! And it's such a short wait for each cup!  If only I could figure out how to hook my Keurig up to the sink so I don't have to keep refilling the water! Hahaha!

Keurig has many yummy all-natural K-Cup options without any artificial flavors or colors. (Click the "Nutrition Info" link under the photo on each product page for ingredient lists.) And there are several organic and fair trade options as well! *Swoon!* (Just enter "natural" or "organic" in the search bar at!) And I love that I don't have to make a whole pot of any one thing that would take all day for me to consume on my own, or multiple pots if I have guests who all want different things! (And more importantly, I don't have to clean any pots or pitchers after!)


  1. Brewed lemonade? Is it lemonade-tea, because real lemonade isn't a brewed drink.

    1. It's lemonade made with hot water from a powdered mix (made from natural food-based ingredients - no fake colors or flavors in the one I got!) poured over ice. The Keurig only does hot water. So it's a weird way to make it, I admit, when one could just use a powdered mix and cold water. However, if you're ultra lazy like me, the extra steps of measuring cold water, opening lemonade mix, scooping lemonade mix, and mixing lemonade mix with water each time make this a great option for us! Plus, no clumping!

  2. I just love the white unit, it looks so crisp and clean for the modern kitchen. We love Brewing Over Ice all year round, I am just addicted to the Snapple variates! #Client


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