This post was originally published in July 2009.
No, I don’t have a tobacco-chewing habit, like my husband thought when he first saw my cold-brewed coffee jar. I have a different habit…iced coffee.
I drink hot coffee in the mornings, but in the summer I love iced coffee. I came across this recipe by accident when surfing the web one night and it hit me, “why am I not making my own iced coffee?”. I was buying iced coffees as a treat for myself occasionally when we were out and about running errands. Now I don’t have to because I am making them at home and they are delicious, just like the coffee shops.
It is very easy:
In a mason jar, I stir together 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours. The next morning, I strain through a coffee filter and a fine-mesh strainer. The recipe says to strain twice, but I haven’t needed to.
I clean out my mason jar and then mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. The coffee concentrate measures to about 8-9 ounces, so I add about the same in water. I also add about 2-3 ounces 2% milk.
I shake together and pour into a glass filled with ice. Love, Love, Love it!!
Cold-brewed iced coffee recipe found at The New York Times website.
What kind of special coffee drinks do you make? Let us know along with the recipe in the comments.