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June 11, 2004

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Nikki

Iced caps rule! I am addicted! The worst thing has to be that there is a Tim Horton's just down the street from my new house. At least where I used to live, it was quite a drive so I had to think twice about going. Try this recipe - it can be made with regular coffee or decaf: 2 oz. boiling water, 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 heaping tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute Equal), 4-6 ice cubes, 1/3 cup 15% cream. Mix first 3 ingredients together to make a syrup, put into blender. Add ice cubes and blend until slushy. Add cream and blend until frothy. (P.S. I still go to Timmy's for the REAL thing once in a while!)

HappySlob

I also found your blog while searching for Ice Cap recipes. :) I need to find a way to make my own so I don't spend so much on those addictive things! I just saw Nikki's recipe - THANK YOU Nikki! That probably saved me a few hundred dollars this summer. lol

Am I the only one who gets chocolate milk instead of cream? I love it that way...think I'll try Nikki's recipe with a bit of cream and a bit of chocolate milk and see how it turns out. :)

Hugs to the fellow Iced Cap-aholics,
Christina

HappySlob

P.S. Nikki just sent you an email asking if it would be okay to post your Iced Cap recipe on my coffee blog at http://coffeecreations.blogspot.com :) Hope so! I think there are a lot of us IcedCapaholics out there...

ROSEBUD

I AM ADDICTED AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE CALOIE COUNT IS ON A MED ICE CAP. CAN ANYONE TELL ME? MY CAR JUST KEEPS GOING RIGHT TO TIM HORTONS IF I AM WITHIN 10 MILES OF ONE.

ROSEBUD

I AM ADDICTED AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE CALOIE COUNT IS ON A MED ICE CAP. CAN ANYONE TELL ME? MY CAR JUST KEEPS GOING RIGHT TO TIM HORTONS IF I AM WITHIN 10 MILES OF ONE.

Lindsay

Hey Everyone!!!

I am a university student, and I must say I AM ADDICTED to the Iced Cap @ Tim Hortons...

My roommate and I go to Tim Hortons 3 times/day usually and out of those 3 trips we usually have Iced Caps at least 2ce... Its gross I know..

The one day that we slept in late, and didn't go to Tim Hortons, we both we completly EXHAUSTED!! We couldn't get anything done, I kept yawning and being weak, I just couldnt believe it. So I went to my boyfriends and told him how tired I was. He replied "you didnt have an ice cap today did you?"; he then mentioned how addicted I was... It was a total shock to me... Its not a delight anymore, it is a NEED

Alyssa

Hey Just for the person asking about calorie count, I believe the ones made with cream(10 oz small) Is about 250 calories, made with milk is 150 and they taste the same, so ask for milk!

JOAN HEBERT

How many calories are there in a small ice cappuccino?
They are sooooooooo good.
Joan.

Tim

I've recently been fiddling with some iced cap recipe ideas, here's what I do:
-Basically I make some drip coffee but stronger than I would usually drink, let it cool, then keep it in the fridge. When I feel like having an iced cap, I pour less than 3/4s of coffee into one of those Magic Bullet type blenders.
- add a couple of heaping spoons of Coffeemate powder.
- enough sugar.
-throw in some of French Vanilla Coffee-mate liquid (the Caramel Vanilla flavor is good also).
-and 3 ice cubes.
Blend and voila.
I used to warm up a little bit of the coffee to mix with the Coffee-mate powder as it doesn't mix cold, but it just seems a useless step after seeing that it mixes just fine even cold in the blender. I'm thinking of trying to get some guar gum or maybe gelatin to throw in to get the ice and coffee flavor to mix more. But haven't tried it so I have no idea what would it taste like. I end up drinking it so fast that it probably doesn't matter, but I am curious.
PS I don't mean to sound like a commercial for Coffee-mate lol.Cheers.

Ryan

I would like to make it clear that there is no coffee whatsoever in the icecap. I am a superviser at a Vancouver location. The ice cap consists of a very thick artificial coffee syrup, ice and cream, nothing more.

Nikki

Just a note to my fellow iced-cappaholics - be careful if you have high cholesterol - I weigh only 104 lbs. (at 5'7") but a recent visit to my doctor's office showed that my cholesterol was very very high - and I can only attribute this to my year-long addiction (and that is just 1 (o.k. sometimes 2)) iced caps per day. In the words of that guy from Hill Street Blues - BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!

Term

I found this forum after searching for a ice cap recipe. Has anyone else tried the magic bullet method? I'm thinking I may try it. I just want to comment on one other thing. There was a low point in my life when I took a job at timmies. I didn't last too long. I loved my customers. The problem i had was with the owners of the place. They treat their employees like dirt. Do you realize that those poor ladies only get a half hour unpaid lunch for a 8 hour shift? Its the only place I have ever worked where they didn't give you a paid coffee break...rather ironic isn't it? no coffee breaks at a place that sells coffee! They give their employees the bare minimum that the law requires. I worked at the Hamilton store on Upper wentworth...owned by Debbie Birch. I encourage everyone not to go there. I wouldn't give those people a penny of my hard earned money.

person1

You guys are fucking obsessed

Nikki

At least we're sociable and can compose a sentence without using foul language.

Nikki

At least we're sociable and can compose a sentence without using foul language.

Worked_at_Tims

I worked at a Tims in Ontario where the franchise owner simply tries to get things sold as fast as possible with no respect for his employees. Breaks are late or non-existent. Raises are consistently denied, and management is rude and degrading. However to the woman who said "go get a job you like better" I don't know if you noticed, or perhaps you live in a fantasy world, but there ARE no good jobs for students/immigrants/young people/the uneducated etc. There are some cities in Ontario where Tim Hortons crap jobs aren't even available. Most people who work at Tim Hortons do it because they HAVE to, maybe employees just feel like they are entitled to some rights, respect, and wages that provide an income to facilitate a lifestyle of sustainibility. My Tim Hortons was open 24/7 but if something came up where the supervisor wasn't available with the float we would be forced to open the store anyways, or face the wrath of the manager, and store owner. Furthermore, there is no feasible way for the average Tim Hortons employee to come up with a float, because there is virtually no access to the money. Store owners don't trust their migrant workers and minimum wage bums with their money. Check out the case where two women who were employees of Tim Hortons were charged with theft they didn't commit, arrested publicly by the police, (who receive free service from Tim Hortons) had not stolen anything, and now are suing the company because of their inability to find work with a criminal charge on their records. Workers at Tim Hortons are treated like idiots, constantly berated by customers for things they have no control over, and compromised by their management. They don't give a shit if you think your ice capp is runny, or you can't get your fix at 5am.

Tina

I live in the Montreal area and go to a Tim hortons near my house where the ladies seem genuinely happy to be working there. They are always smiling and cheerful. Do you think this is an act?

karen

Hi! I 'developed' another way to make an awesome cappucino drink but you have to wait! It is worth it , though.

Make a couple of big cups of hot instant coffee but just a little stronger than you usually like it. Put it in the fridge or freezer to cool off.

Take it out and add enough condensed milk to taste. You will know when you have added enough.

Pour this concoction into icecube trays and freeze them. I have made a lot and at one time.

Whenever you want a treat, take a few coffee milk cubes out of the freezer and whiz them around in the blender. If you like, you can add a little 2% milk.

Pour and enjoy!!

rileybreed

I'm cheap, and I love Iced Caps in the summer.
Here's the quickest and cheapest way to make an Iced Cap, and for those of you that are watching calories, there's substitutes.

In a blender:
Add 1 tray of ice cubes
3 cups sugar or equivalent sweetener.
2 tbsp. of instant coffee (decaf OK too for those of you who can't have caffiene)
fill blender to 3/4 full with milk (or creme or Water with powdered creamer, or watered down milk)
Squirt about 1/2 a cup of chocolate syrup into it and blend all together.
After it's well blended, top up with water and blend a bit more, then enjoy your full blender full of Iced cap.
The leftovers you may freeze in paper cups as ice cream later! Stick a popsicle stick in the cup before freezing to make your own Iced Cap Popsicle!
Works out to less than a penny per cup depending on what ingredients you choose.

Great for kids when you use sweetener like liquid Stevia (8 drops per glass) and decaf instant coffee (no-name brand works fine) and watered down milk. Very few calories and very low in sugar and diabetic safe!

Een

Wow, what a huge blog on iced caps! I didn't have time to read it all so i'm sorry if i repeat anyhting. Iced caps are insanely delicious.

To duplicate this with much less cost, you can buy these packs of powder made by Maxwell House...called iced coffee powder or something like that. The vanilla ones taste exactly the same, and are great in just milk, or with crushed ice if you wanna duplicate the iced capp completely!

I know they were test-marketing these, i haven't look recently but i can't find any info online, check in the store next time...

Nikki

Hey fellow iced cap addicts - here is a recipe I actually found on another web site called "frappy-doo" that popped up when I signed on to come here....I tested this one side by side with the actual Tim iced cap on my husband and he could barely tell the difference - and he is quite fussy. The best part is that you probably have the ingredients right at home - No offense intended but I mean Swiss Miss French Vanilla mix - WHAT is that and WHERE do you buy it? So here goes:

3/4 cup cold water
1 heaping teaspoon regular or decaf instant coffee (I used Sanka)
4 tablespoons 10% or 15% cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ice cubes
4 teaspoons sugar

Put all ingredients into a blender or Magic Bullet blender and mix until the ice is all crushed & the mixture is foamy. Enjoy!

kelly

Does Tim Horton's add something to the iced caps to make them so addictive?

kirsten

how much does iced caps cost??!!?! there SOOO good each time i go i forget and bring the wrong # of change !!( im only a kid!!!)

jak

hey kid, aren't you a bit young to be drinking iced cap$? but if you $till want one $end $100 to me and i'll $end you your iced cap a$ap p.$. thankS for doing bu$ine$$

cassie1013

OMG, I just tried this sensation called Iced Cap - let me tell you, the vanilla one I think is better then the Starbucks one (and Tim's is a buck something and Starbucks is like $4++).

I LOVE them, perfect summer drink, I haven't had any runny ones!!

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