How to Make Creamy Iced CoffeeWhile I LOVE the flavor of the cute little bottled coffee...I do NOT enjoy the price. Then I discovered how to cold brew coffee and have enjoyed it this way for the past two summers. If you enjoy iced coffee you have to try it...
I used to drink the left over coffee pot coffee. Threw a few ice cubes in it and I was good to go....but truthfully, I didn't enjoy the bitter aftertaste.
If you cold-brew ~ you will enjoy a smooth, acid-free coffee base PERFECT for a refreshing cold drink...and the cream...wait until you taste the cream!!
Cold Brewed Iced Coffee is Easy to Make
- gallon of drinking or spring water
- coffee - I buy whole bean and grind it coarsely (12 oz)
- can of evaporated milk
- can of sweetened condensed milk
The Waiting is the Hardest PartPour some of the water out of the gallon container into a pitcher. (you'll add it back later) Use a funnel and pour the whole package of coffee into the gallon jug. I usually stop twice, put the lid back on, and give it a shake.
After all of the coffee has been added I pour as much of the water I removed back in. The I shake it up and wait....
As put best by Tom Petty..."The waiting is the hardest part" This baby has to brew...yes..walk away and let it do its thing!! I usually brew for about 12 to 24 hours. (I prepare it in the evening and strain in the morning)
Filtering the CoffeeThis takes time...filtering the coffee so you get rid of the grounds (don't want those floating around in this yummy iced coffee)
I use a fine mesh strainer and coffee filters. (you could also use cheese cloth) I change the coffee filter a few times during filtering. This is a SLOW process, but be patient...it is WORTH it!!
I pour enough to fill the strainer and then go do something else, then I come back and add more every few minutes. Now is a fantastic time to make the CREAMER!
Iced Coffee CreamerPour the Evaporated and Sweetened Condensed Milk together and mix. I use this old fashioned milk carafe (that I am obsessed with) and shake.
After you have strained the coffee you are ready for a glass of the BEST ICED coffee you've ever had!!
First Add Ice
Then Coffee Base
Top with Cream Mixture
Enjoy Your Iced Coffee in a Favorite Summertime SpotStore the coffee and creamer in the fridge for up to a month.... mine won't last quite that long.
Now I'm off to enjoy a glass by the pool...while my pups swim!
Are you going to try this?
Let me know what you think!! Delicious Iced Coffee for a fraction of the cost!!
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