I love Starbucks type iced coffee drinks, but I'm not too fond of the prices, but instead of giving up my favorite guilty pleasure, I decided to try to make my favorite iced coffee drinks at home.
Common sense would say, just brew coffee & add ice... Not really the best way to go. The ice melts quickly and waters down the rich coffee flavor. So after some research & trial and error, here's what I found works best.
What You Need:
1 cup ground coffee (flavored or plain)
2 qts water
Empty half gallon milk or juice container with lid
You can make lots of different flavors by mixing coffee flavors & flavored creamers. My personal favorites are, toffee flavored coffee with caramel macchiato creamer or mocha flavored coffee with white chocolate raspberry creamer. The possibilities really are endless.
Store unused coffee in the fridge, it will keep for several days. I've even used it a week later and it still taste the same, but you'll need to shake it well before using it, because the naturally occurring tannins and acids in the coffee tend to separate.
6/2/2013 07:24:29 am
Super easy and delicious! Thanks :)
6/2/2013 08:48:03 am
You're so very welcome! I hope you enjoy it! : )
5/11/2014 11:17:57 pm
I got tired of the wait (straining). I used 1/3 cup of coffee in a coffee filter and used a rubber bands to make a pod. So after 8 hours no mess- coffee is ready to use.
9/29/2016 08:51:22 am
EDIT: I now use a mesh filter to strain the coffee and it literally takes 10 seconds. Something like this would work perfectly...https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Coffee-Filter-Basket-Style/dp/B004H5TAI2
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