This month is National Coffee Month and one of the ways I like to enjoy my coffee is by making Iced Coffee. For the past couple of years I have been making cold brewed coffee for my homemade Iced Coffees. Cold brewed coffee takes longer to make but the coffee tastes better (or at least I think so) without the bitter taste.
To make cold brewed coffee you need to use course ground coffee and filtered cold water. I use 1/2 cup of coffee grounds to 3 -4 cups of water and let sit for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. I place the grounds and water in my French Press Coffee, let it sit on the counter for up to 24 hours. After 24 hours, stir the grounds and press, pouring into a carafe to place in the fridge. This coffee can then be used to make Iced Coffees or you can heat it up and add extra water or milk. Cold brewed coffee has more caffeine than coffee made the traditional way.
My favorite way to use cold brewed coffee is to make Iced Coffee. This week I made my Iced Coffee recipe for a work party and it was a hit..
Make cold brewed coffee with half and half and condensed milk to beat the heat with this Iced Coffee
- 8 cups of cold brewed coffee
- 12 oz half and half
- 1 cup condensed milk
- Make cold brewed coffee by putting 8 cups of water with 1 cup of course grounds and let sit for 8 -24 hours, filter out the coffee grounds.
- Add half and half and condensed milk and mix together.
- Place in freezer for a couple of hours or serve coffee over ice cubes.
- I placed my Iced Coffee in a glass carafe and placed in freezer for about 3 hours. Let sit about 1/2 hour and stir or shake to mix the coffee. Placing it in the freezer, the coffee will have some ice crystals in it.
- If the coffee is too strong you can add more milk or even water. Ice cubes also dilute the coffee.
- If you don’t want to dilute your coffee, make ice cubes out of coffee by pouring left over coffee into ice cube trays and freeze.
For some fun facts about coffee, head over to National Coffee Month, maybe there is some facts that you haven’t heard