Homemade Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Cold Brew Iced Coffee is EXTREMELY trendy right now. And I am totally into this trend. So much so that, during the summer months, I shell out almost 4 bucks for a Venti Cold Brew at Starbucks several times a week, while barely blinking an eye. Yup, you heard me right. #worthit
I'm out East for the summer with Seri, helping her take care of the boys, and since there is not a Starbucks within reasonable driving distance that I can justify trekking to every morning, I decided that I would look into making my own. Turns out, it is SUPER easy. And it came out pretty delicious, if I do say so myself. Here's how you can make your own!
INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups ground coffee (I used our my favorite from MUD in NYC's East Village) 4 cups water at room temperature ice cubes water to dilute the coffee concentrate
DIRECTIONS 1) Place coffee in pitcher and pour the 4 cups of room temperature water over top 2) Stir to combine. 3) Seal pitcher and let sit overnight (or for at least 8 hours) at room temperature.
4) Remove seal after 8 hours and pour your mixture through the strainer or cheese cloth into a bowl.
5) Strain a second time into a clean jar or pitcher. 6) Combine 1 part coffee concentrate in your preferred drinking glass with 2 parts water and add ice. Add water or ice to dilute more if you would like.
4 cups of the coffee concentrate will make about 8 cups of Iced Coffee, depending on how strong you like yours. You can also add milk or sweetener.
I had mine with the minimal amount of water and ice to dilute, and LOVED it. I am a big fan of strong coffee, so I liked that I could add more of the concentrate if I wanted to.
The best part? I have some left over for my coffee tomorrow as well. The concentrate will last for up to a week when stored in the fridge and sealed properly.
Drink up and enjoy :)