I love me a yummy iced coffee, but I am not a big fan of unloading & reloading the kids to pop into Starbucks or paying $4 for a quick beverage. Can I get a witness?
Solution: Make your own perfect iced coffee at home. Try out the “cold drip” method of making iced coffee. Instead of pouring your hot coffee over ice – diluting the coffee AND making it taste bitter – soak ¾ lb of ground (course is better than fine) coffee in 8 cups of cold filtered or bottled water overnight in the refrigerator. Strain your coffee through a fine sieve, and you will have approx. 24 servings of very strong (and very yummy) coffee that can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
To serve: pour 2 – 3 inches of coffee from bottom, add ice, and then add in milk or water. Stir.
If you enjoy your coffee sweentened, I suggest trying agave – it dissolves very quickly in cold beverages and tastes like honey mixed with brown sugar.
Shortcut tip: turn the extra coffee you have from everyday brewing or from this cold method into ice cubes to use in your iced coffees so that as it melts it does not taste watered down.
What's your favorite coffee beverage?