I saw this blog post recipe for how to make ~ Cold Brewed Iced Coffee ~ on Facebook a few days ago. I just knew I'd have to give it a try, it sounded too simple and easy to pass up. Making coffee in the fridge ~ that's no fuss/no muss ~ count me in!!!! Happy to report that it was a huge success and couldn't be simpler to make. I did a little bit of tweaking to the original recipe... I like my coffee on the weaker side, so I only used 1/4 cup of ground coffee instead of the 1 cup the recipe called for. I also used evaporated skim milk in place of the coconut milk; stevia in place of the maple syrup; and Torani Sugar-Free flavored syrup for an additional taste treat. It's a recipe that's easy to adjust to suit your own tastes, so maybe next time I'll try it with a flavored ground coffee...
I gotta say, this is such an easy way to make iced coffee. I think that since it's cold brewed, the coffee comes out with a smoother flavor, no bitterness and as long as you take the time to plan ahead, it's much quicker to make since there is no 'cool down' time or extra ice/diluting of the coffee flavor that occurs when you make it from hot coffee. All that makes it a 'win-win' in my book! Hope you like it as much as I do ~ Enjoy!
Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
adapted from this recipe
|My cousin, Susanne, gave me the perfect gift of a Lifefactory BPA/BPS-free glass bottle. It's just right for holding my extra cold brewed coffee. Thanks so much, Cuz!!!|
- 1/4 cup ground coffee (or more, to taste, up to 1 cup)
- 3 1/2 cups cold water
- evaporated skim milk (or milk of choice)
- stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- Torani Sugar-Free syrup in your favorite flavor (optional)
- ice cubes
Pour the water into your French Press, stir in the coffee grounds and cover opening with plastic wrap. Place the French Press in the refrigerator and leave to brew overnight. In the morning take the plunger and press to trap all the grounds. Serve cold brewed coffee over ice cubes with as much milk, sweetener and/or Torani syrup as desired. Store any leftover coffee in the fridge for later enjoyment. :)