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How to Survive Hot Summer Days - Easy Iced Coffee ~ #TastesLikeBetter


Summer! The days we long for when old man winter arrives, however the hot summer days can leave us longing for snow. So how do you survive those hot summer days? Together with Silk and their delicious Almondmilk I want to share a few ways on how you can do so.


I'm not a big fan of summer as I don't particularly like the hot sun. Whenever I say that, people often ask me, "you're from the Caribbean, shouldn't you be accustomed to the hot sun?", and I always tell them this. Being from the Caribbean, with it being an island, you're surrounded by water and mountains. That means there's almost always a tropical breeze cooling you down. There's one thing about living in a concrete jungle and living in a real jungle. You can't compare the two. So how did I survive and how do I survive the hot summer days here in Colorado? I share 5 ways with you.


Wear cotton and light colors
I learned a long time ago that cotton breathes a lot better than other fabrics. It absorbs the sweat from your body during the summer heat, like when the temperature reaches 90 degrees, allowing you to feel cooler, than wearing synthetic fabrics. Also opt for lighter colors such as white, as darker colors tend to absorb the suns rays. That's why it's never recommended to wear black during the summer. Also wear loose fitting garments, sundresses, tank tops, shorts, but be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Think about wearing a sun hat and/or sunglasses.

Cool showers
A cool shower can lower your body temperature and there's something about just having that cool (not cold) water just running down your body. It's also been said that cool showers during the summer can even help you lose weight. What more incentive do you need?

Visit a water park or pool
It's all about the water during the summer. Get out and have some fun. Head to the pool or water park and play in the water. While it may be crowded because everyone more than likely had the same idea as you did, take knowledge in the fact that you'll at least be cool.


Water Balloons/Water Play
Take the kids outside and get into a water balloon or super soaker fight. Not only will it cool you down, but you'll also have some summer fun. Summer is all about fun, but it's no fun when you're burning under the sun and wishing you could be indoors.

Have a nice refreshing glass of iced coffee
Nothing keeps you cooler than ice. However, there's something about iced coffee and summer that just goes together. Don't mind me, I can drink iced coffee even in the winter too. I'm just addicted. However, with family members that are lactose intolerant, I don't always have the option of adding milk to my coffee, especially when making a pitcher of iced coffee. That's why I always stock up on my Silk Almondmilk. I'm sharing my very easy iced coffee recipe.

Easy Iced Coffee

I love iced coffee, but I'm not a fan of my ice melting and watering down my drink, so I do it this simple and easy way.

What you'll need:
Favorite cup or glass
Favorite coffee chilled
Sugar
Silk Almondmilk
Ice cube tray

Directions:

Pour your Silk Almondmilk in your ice cube tray and place in freezer. Remove when frozen.

Fill your cup or glass with your already prepared coffee and your desired amount of sugar. I love my iced coffee very sweet.


Next add in your frozen almond milk ice cubes and place in your cup or glass.

Top it off with your Silk Almondmilk and you're done.

Enjoy your iced coffee!


So why do I use Silk Almondmilk? Remember me talking about my family being lactose intolerant? While I'm not, it just makes sense to buy something everyone enjoys drinking. Silk Almondmilk also contains 50% more calcium than dairy milk, so you're not missing out on anything, and it's also an excellent source of vitamin E. With only 60 calories per serving, you won't feel guilty drinking it and best of all it tastes GREAT!!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Annmarie John
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  1. I don't like my coffee being watered down either that's why I'm not a fan of iced coffee. I love the idea of using the almond milk as ice instead. Will try this since I love Silk but I want to use the vanilla one.

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  2. I wish I liked coffee! I do love the smell of it. I know lots of people who DO like coffee though, so I'll pass this post onto them. One friend is obsessed with iced coffee. She's always drinking it when I see her.

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  3. I love love love ice coffee. It's my new found obsession! I need to use something other than almondmilk, but I will give this a try!

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  4. What a fun idea and looks so nice in the cup. I can totally see making this for my parents when they visit. They love to drink coffee on the patio in the morning as we plan our day.

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  5. I love SILK milk it is delicious! Love your ice cubes.

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  6. That sounds like the perfect way to relax and refresh your palette! Love it!

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  7. I do't drink coffee but have several friends who would love this iced coffee. Sounds like a perfect summer drink for everyone who loves drinking coffee.

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  8. Wearing light colors and fabrics in the summer is so important to staying cool! And, you can't go wrong with a good glass of coffee. We always have Silk on hand at our house.

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  9. This sounds like such a treat and great way to cool off. While I love coffee I have given it up and have traded it in for iced matcha. OH my and I am addicted. Perfect for the hot summer months.

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  10. It can get pretty hot where I am during the summer and I follow many of your tips to survive the heat. I love your idea of using ice cubes made from Silk Almond Milk to make iced coffee! I really dislike having my coffee watered down but I also like it to be ice cold, so this is a great solution.

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  11. This is good advice, I love iced coffee. My cousins who live in Colorado tell me it's cooler than where I live in Missouri.

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  12. Iced coffee is so good during summer! I actually love cold brew over hot so drink it year round! This recipe sounds delicious, I will need to try for sure!

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  13. In the U.K. I don't need to worry too much about getting too hot, haha typical British weather is usually rain! But these are some great tips. Using that milk as ice cubes is a genius idea!

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  14. Now this is a very creative idea. I love using Almond Milk in my coffee and tea. I will have to try these cute little iced treats!

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  15. I run on coffee. I have my coffee every single day and here in Boston, it's iced coffee year round, not just in the summer.

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  16. I love this! I need my coffee if I'm going to get anything at all done in a day, but on a hot summer day, coffee makes me feel like I'm going to melt. I can't wait to try this.

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  17. I always wanted iced coffee. Thank you for these awesome tips to fight the heat and survive the summer.

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  18. I drink a lot of coffee, and iced coffee is always on the menu for the day. This is a great idea! I used to freeze coffee in the ice cube trays, but I like this idea too.

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  19. Oooh I love a good ice coffee, especially in the summer! This one looks so easy to make!

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  20. I drink a lot of iced coffee even in winter. Your idea for frozen milk is great because I like a light and sweet coffee. I have to get the almond milk again to avoid the lactose.

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  21. This is a good idea for a cool down. Water play is definitely great for the kids and if too hot try to plan some fun indoor activities.

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  22. I am part of the minority that do not drink coffee. I do wonder whether iced coffee might taste differently, but I just can't get over the smell. I do use this milk however for my hot chocolates for the kids. Great taste to be honest.

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  23. I couldn't agree more! Although we have central air so that's a big tip for me too, although iced coffee is wonderful. We always keep Silk here because my sister is lactose intolerant. She loves it!

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  24. I admit, I am not a fan of ice coffee for some reason but I do love frozen coffee. At this time I am on the search for something to put in my coffee that isn't sugar as I have been doing. I will try Silk almond milk and see how well it works for my morning coffee.

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  25. I love a good iced coffee! truly! and I am switching to less diary so this might be right up my alley.

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  26. That's such a clever idea to make ice cubes out of the almond milk! When it gets unbearably too hot I jump in the pool with the kids!

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  27. It is so hard to keep your cool during these hot summer months! I love an iced coffee on a hot day!

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  28. What a great idea to freeze your milk into ice cubes. I love iced coffee on hot days and Silk is always in our fridge.

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  29. I love iced coffee and I always keep cold brew available at home. However, I haven't tried using almond milk on my iced coffee. Will try that today.

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  30. I was just thinking about iced coffee yesterday and wondering how to make it at home. Guess I know what to do now.Thanks!

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  31. I love my coffee but sometimes its definitely too hot to have coffee! Iced coffee would be amazing and totally a lifesaver one the hot days!

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  32. Silk almond milk rocks and it's useful in so many recipes. I like being able to replace some of my old ingredients with it!

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  33. What a fabulous idea!! I love how creative your coffee looks with frozen creamers in the shape of stars!! I can't wait to surprise my friend at our next coffee date!

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  34. Oh, I LOVE this! I don't like the taste of milk so I always drink non-dairy. And I'm addicted to iced coffee. And I hate how iced waters down a drink. So this is perfect for me. And I have new ice cube trays that are waiting to be filled!

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  35. I'm in Texas and we've been getting triple digits everyday lately. The tips you give for calling down are great! I am also a big fan of iced coffee and I need to try this out!

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  36. I live in OH but stay in Florida during the summer and sometimes the weather is just not for me. These are great ways to stay cool! I like wearing tunics and shorts to help keep me cool whenever we're out and about.

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  37. I love a good cup of iced coffee on a hard day. This sounds like a fun way to enjoy it.

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  38. I love water (beach, pools etc) and I love coffee! I never had cold coffee before so it's worth a try. Thanks!

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  39. I've never made an iced coffee if you can believe!! Looks super refreshing though!! Hitting a pool or enjoying some air conditioning are definitely my favourite ways to survive the hot summer days here in Australia

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  40. I love the idea of making almond milk ice cubes for your coffee. That way it won't get watered down and gross.

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  41. I keep reminding myself that I prefer the heat over the cold. But as I'm melting, it's hard to remember. Iced coffee is a welcome relief.

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  42. I use Silk Almond Milk for al my smoothies during the summer. Best way to cool down and it tastes delicious

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  43. I am an almond milk freak! Ever since having to go dairy free, I am so happy that almond milk tastes so very good!

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  44. I am not a big fan of summer. Can't handle the high temperature in SoCal. I love almond milk and I always buy this brand :)

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  45. I live for coffee! I like your idea of freezing almond milk in cute shaped ice trays! I will look for ice trays like that and copy your idea. :)

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  46. I think it's awesome that you shared these tips! The hot weather can be unbearable and it's definitely important that we try our best to adjust our lifestyle, from the way we dress to what we eat and drink! Loving that iced coffee!

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  47. I keep meaning to try iced coffee but I just can't get my head around it being cold! I used not to be able to drink milkshakes because when I was a child I thought they were hot and when I had one and it was cold it just felt weird!

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  48. I'm always ready for iced coffee. You're right, it's a great way to cool down in the summer. I didn't realize Silk had 50% more calcium than milk!!!

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  49. I always love love coffee! Especially while working, it makes my body alive. :)

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  50. We are Silk Almond Milk house too. We made the full switch about 8 years ago due to my oldest being lactose intolerant. it was just easier than buying two kinds of milks and since then I've become a believer in the benefits of non-dairy milks.

    Super cute ice cubes!!

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  51. I agree that cotton is an ideal fabric for the warmer summer months, especially when the weather as we call it here in the UK gets 'muggy'. Oh and I love an iced coffee it is the perfect antidote on hot days.

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  52. I am all about cool showers on super hot days. My husband prefers the iced coffee though.

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  53. I never would have thought to freeze almond milk in ice cube trays, but what a genius idea. I might try it the next time i want to make a chai latte at home.

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  54. Amazingly, this summer in Atlanta has been easier than usual. We've followed a lot of your advice and cooled off!

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  55. Oh it has been hot here lately in the Midwest. It is something we are not used to at all!

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  56. These are great tips! I love iced coffee!

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  57. Strangely enough, no matter how hot it is in summer, I always still want my showers to be very hot lol. But after that I seem to want a nice cup of something really cool. Next time I will try this iced coffee, the cubes are so delightful

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  58. I drink coffee everyday so this would be the perfect summer drink for me. I never thought about freezing almond milk in ice trays. Very creative!

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  59. Almond Milk or Soy Milk is all I buy but I have never really done iced coffee.

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  60. Iced coffee got me through my first summer in the south! It's been so hot here and the humidity is insane! I would love to find a new recipe!

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  61. I am not a big coffee drinker, but I love an occasional iced coffee

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  62. Cool showers are something that I cannot live without during the summertime. It's a great way to get rid of that clammy feeling from the humidity here in NYC.

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  63. ah yes, an iced coffee is how I cool down on a HOT summer day! These are great tips. It's been really muggy and humid here. I stay indoors when that happens! lol

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