Homemade Iced Coffee is Easier Than You Think
Today is National Iced Coffee Day and java aficionados will be celebrating with a nice tall glass of cold joe. Me? I’m flexible- I’ll take my daily jolt of caffeine any way I can get it. I prefer that first cup of the day to be piping hot, but when the temps climb during the summer months, cold works for me too.
I thought it would be fun to share the recipe for Homemade Iced Coffee I have had tucked into my files since last summer-it calls for your java to be cold brewed and it does take some time to process. Patience and a little planning ahead and you too can enjoy this homemade version of true bliss every single morning during the dog days of summer.
I found a great deal through Starbucks and am including an affiliate link to purchase an iced coffee and get a cold cup to reuse at the store or to pour your homemade version! Cool, right?
I’ve seen more versions of this particular recipe than I can count, but this is one I have found to be a no-brainer. If you have an 8-cup French Press pot like the one pictured (this is actually an affiliate link to Amazon – click it, buy it and within a day, you’ll have one!), ground coffee in your favorite flavor, and water- you are set with everything you need for a perfect stash of homemade iced coffee by the time you wake in the morning.
Measure out 3/4 cup of ground coffee and pour into bottom of press pot.
Add 4 cups cold water up to the band.
Stir with a spoon to make sure all coffee grounds are wet. It's going to be thick.
Place top on (DON’T PLUNGE!) and let sit on your counter (or in the fridge) overnight. (8-12 hours) The longer you let it sit, the stronger the coffee will be.
In the morning, plunge that mesh screen slowly to the bottom and pour your cold brewed liquid gold into a pitcher or bottle. I pour mine into an old glass milk container, which works perfectly.
When you are ready to enjoy, pour over ice and sip away my friends.
I like my hot coffee black, however, my iced coffee I enjoy with a little bit of cream and sugar. I like to stir my sugar and cream in the bottom of my glass first, add a few cubes of ice and then my coffee.
My favorite glass to bring with me in the car or out to the patio is the tried and true mason jar. Seals up tight for transport to anywhere and no other container can compare.
Don't wait! Get all your supplies, and brew tonight and you can cheer everyone else with your own chilled glass of Homemade Iced Coffee!
Here is a printable recipe for you to keep on hand!
Homemade Iced Coffee
Homemade Iced Coffee is just as good as the fancy brands. Brew while you sleep and wake to the perfect cold-brewed coffee to start your day.
- 3/4 cup ground coffee
- 4 cups cold water
- Cream & Sugar (optional)
- Place 3/4 cup ground coffee into 8-cup French Press.
- Pour 4 cups cold water over coffee.
- Stir with spoon until all grounds are wet.
- Place top on press, but do not plunge.
- Let sit overnight (8-12 hours)
- When ready, plunge slowly until all coffee grounds are on bottom.
- Pour into pitcher or container.
- In glass add creamer and sugar (if desired)
- Add ice to glass.
- Pour coffee over ice, stir and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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Thursday 21st of May 2015
I love the switch to Iced Coffee season . . . and we make ours quite similarly -- I have a very large french press. After I've made my morning coffee (always hot - it helps wake me up immediately), I'll grind two sets of beans, then pour cold, filtered water to the top point, press the plunger of the french press down *just* enough to ensure that all of the grounds are submerged, and let it go while I'm at work/rehearsal. I get home (12-16 hours later), press the plunger all the way down, and pour into an ice-tray (for coffee ice cubes) and a mason jar. Then, the next day, when I need an afternoon pick me up, bam!
Thursday 21st of May 2015
Coffee ice cubes! Brilliant! And you cannot beat a good 'ole mason jar, right?!