After researching on the internet, I found that many people found that the main problem making it at home was how it watered down the milk. I guessed that if you reduce the coffee syrup and make it stronger, it wouldn't water down the milk....
cost of a cheap coffee brewer - $12.00 ( or 3.5 single serves of iced coffee from the supermarket)
cost of a cheap coffee beans - $5.00
Ok so I have to be able to make at least 5 serves of iced coffee to break even....I think I can manage that...
Using the coffee machine, I brewed a full batch of coffee......after completing the brewing cycle with the same coffee beans 3 times I put the coffee on the stove to reduce.
Reduce by half to two thirds.
You can see the first batch in the tall jam jar.
Experimenting with this I found two full teaspoons to be a good amount for a glass of milk...add sweetener if you prefer.
Knowing this was yummy, and the boys had not tried it yet, I knew it wouldn't last long, so another batch was brewed....all very easy really. Brew a batch of coffee, repeat twice....Reduce on the stove, then refridgerate between uses.
Here is the final product...using two teaspoons of coffee syrup that I made.... everyone had a glass with tea tonight, and there were empty glasses all 'round. DS16 said it's just like the one in the shops.