Thursday, June 13, 2013

perfect iced coffee!

I love my morning coffee, but when things start heating up this time of year, I can't stand to drink it hot anymore. It seems ridiculous to turn my a/c down just so I don't sweat to death while drinking a cup of coffee, right?! Enter iced coffee. Now, you could certainly buy those expensive "Iced Coffee" K-cups or even brew a pot up and ice it down, OR you could make it in bulk and get a glass out of your fridge whenever you feel like it! That's what I'm talkin' about!
I truly first found out about this recipe from a friend, but I've also pinned it here.

12-16 oz. bag of whatever ground coffee you like
6 quarts of cold water
2 large containers or pots
mesh strainer

So, here's the low down:
 Dump a bag of ground coffee into a large container, then pour 6 quarts of cold water over it and stir to combine.
Let that sit, covered, for AT LEAST 12 hours. I do mine for about 24 usually. Keep in mind the strength of your coffee as well because if you have a bold roast, it will come out quite a bit stronger. I used a medium roast for mine.
 Once your coffee is ready, place a mesh strainer over your 2nd plastic tub or pitcher, then layer over a couple layers of cheesecloth. Pour the coffee through the strainer, and press the liquid through as needed.
 You'll be left with over 5 quarts of black gold that will keep in your fridge for up to a month! You can discard the used grounds, but I always sprinkle mine over my garden.
 To serve, fill a mason jar with ice and add 2/3 coffee to 1/3 vanilla almond milk. If I feel like sweetening it up a bit more, I may also add a splash of CoffeeMate to the mix!
Y'all, this coffee is SO GOOD! It's great to keep in the fridge since it lasts forever, and it's dirt cheap to make if you average out the cost per glass. Can't go wrong here!
I'm linking up with Katie & Stephanie for Saw It, Pinned It, Did It! :)


Lindsay @ Love In Her Eyes said...

omg yum!!!! I am totally saving this recipe to try :)

Candice @ Just Stay Lovely said...

ahh i did a post so similar to this a few months ago.. it really is amazing! Although I had to play around a few times with my reciepe to get it just right.

oh and the iced coffee kcups.. I have them they arent even worth it! because the water comes out hot when you brew it over ice.. it just becomes this watery mess and does not taste good!!

Beth @ Whiskey Tango Hello said...

Oh my, I think I need that caffine rush about now. :) I don't like coffee but I like blended coffee drinks - so I might have to try this for that purpose!

Anonymous said...

iced coffee is my addiction! I must try this!

J and A said...

Yum - I must try this for summer!!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Does it last that long because of how it's made?

Brett said...

oh my goodness, I have a recent obsession with Iced Coffee! And I hate paying 4 bucks at Sbucks for it. Thank you so much for sharing this, I'll have to find the time/supplies to make this, but I can't wait, thanks for sharing! Now I'm craving one and this hot coffee on my desk is no longer appetizing...

Katie said...

yum yum yum! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! Obsessed with iced coffee :)

thank you for linking up!

Jessica said...

Love this idea and might have to try it out!!!

Beth Ann said...

I've seen this and have it pinned, too. But for some reason it has always intimidated me- especially the cheese cloth/straining part. Where did you get your mesh stuff?

Sara said...

thanks for sharing! I'm trying this for sure!
Life with Baby Sophia

Jen said...'re a girl after my own heart!! ;) Looks delicious!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...