Thursday, July 28, 2011

cold-brewed iced coffee

coffeeee

have you ever cold brewed coffee? No? Then your time has come. I absolutely love it. It's less bitter, has much less acidity (which is great for my often troublesome stomach) and the background flavors come through more than other brewing methods.. All around, it is one of my favorite ways to drink coffee. Especially this time of year. Bonus: it couldn't be any easier to make!

cold brew coffee

cold brew coffee


Cold-Brewed Ice Coffee

2/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is best)

1. In a jar, stir together coffee and 3 cups water. Cover and let rest in refrigerator overnight or 12 hours.

2. Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Or press through a french press.

In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If desired, add milk


P.S. the coffee concentrate is great for adding to recipes. I added 1/4 cup to this recipe and it is SO GOOD. Not a strong coffee taste but you can definitely tell its there.

no-bake cookies with a kick

14 comments:

  1. hmm i never thought of doing this..now i'll have to try! thanks for the idea :)

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  2. I also must try this!!! I am a HUGE coffee/caffeine lover.

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  3. I love iced coffee. my favourite cafe sells it with homemade kentucky bourbon and vanilla syrup it's amazing! x

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  4. I love iced coffee and I always think I need to make my own. Your technique is one of the easier ones that I have seen. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. Oh, Oh, Oh! I'll have to try this - can't get enough of this stuff!

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  6. I LOVE coffee!! I can't wait to try this! P.S. I just found your blog recently and I absolutely love it. :)

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  7. I need to try this! I should just plan ahead and do this so I don't have to wait for hot coffee to cool down before I can ice it!

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  8. are those no-bake cookies?? i just made a batch on friday night!! so yummy. i have never had a cup of coffee, hot or cold. but my mister loves it and i think we are going to have to try this for sure.

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  9. Your blog is adoralbe!!!! *o*

    I'm a new follower now!
    Baci from Babysan^^

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  10. abi - are you kidding? these cookies are ridiculous. i've eaten half the batch myself. i love them so much i just did a post about them - thank you!

    http://agenerouspour.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love cold brewed ice coffee. I use a french press to make hot coffee. I haven't thought of (duh) putting the two together! haha. I have always made it in large batches & used a mesh strainer, but boy will this make things simpler! Thank you!

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  12. Uhh, this is just Smitten Kitchen's cold brewed coffee recipe doubled.
    http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/cold-brewed-iced-coffee/

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  13. Sure is! Also, seen here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/276drex.html?_r=2&oref=slogin and many other places.

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