Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee



One of my favorite things when the temperature gets warm is a medium caramel iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. If I didn’t practice self-control I could get seriously addicted! I had no idea cold brewed coffee could be so easy on your own. My husband decided to make a batch of coffee about a month ago and I loved it so much we have been enjoying iced coffee every morning since then! The process takes about 12 hours, so the prep should be done the night before. Another plus about this method is the coffee grinds can be reused for a second batch, as long the coffee rests for 24 hours. The first batch of coffee should be strained twice. I place the coffee in a French press for the first strain and then run the coffee through a paper filter for the second strain. If you are in to iced coffee, try making it from home. It will save you money and taste just as good!

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

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3/4 cup ground coffee

3 cups water

Milk, Half-and-Half, or Creamer (if desired)

In a French press, or jar, stir together coffee and water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.

Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. In a tall glass filled with ice mix in coffee and (if desired) milk, cream, or half-and-half.

Sourced adapted from: New York Times