“Iced” coffee is so easy to make

 

“Iced” coffee may be the coffee shop industries biggest con.

When compared to the standard “hot” coffee.  For the same size beverage container –

  • the “iced” coffee has less coffee and thus less caffeine
  • does not stay fresh as long (especially for those shops that start with hot brewed coffee to make their “iced” coffee)
  • costs typically the same if not more than a comparable “hot” beverage

The good news is I am going to tell you how you how to make a great tasting “iced”  coffee.  For a fraction of the cost.

What you need:

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup ground coffee – I use whatever is on sale at the store
  • large pitcher (big enough to hold about 1.25 gallons)
  • cheesecloth
  • funnel
  • used gallon milk jug
  • favorite creamer

Instructions:

First make cold brewed coffee

  1. Combine the coffee and water in the pitcher.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours to steep.
  3. Strain through cheesecloth into used milk jug.
    • note – I place a small cut square over the spout and the place the lid back on my pitcher to hold the cheesecloth in place.  I then pour directly into the funnel.

Second make the ice cubes

  1. Make ice cubes out of the cold brewed coffee.

Once ice cubes are frozen mix the drink

  1. Add coffee ice cubes to glass
  2. Add about 2-4 ounces of your favorite creamer
  3. Fill with cold brewed coffee

As the coffee ice cubes melt the “iced” coffee will not become watered down.

 

The cold brew coffee is also great to use in smoothies.

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