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Monday, August 31, 2009

Simply delicious iced coffee...

Emphasis on 'simply' as well as 'delicious.'

I have mentioned this before, and had a request for the 'recipe.' Took me awhile, but finally, here it is.

Ingredients:
water
ground coffee
milk
sugar or sweetener
ice

This is a 'cold brew' coffee. Which works for me, because I've never learned how to make coffee the conventional way...I don't drink hot coffee. I have read that cold brewing also cuts down on the acidity, so it has a smoother flavor.



First find a container to brew your coffee in. This is the one I like to use. I make as much as it will hold, but you can 'brew' as much or as little as you want. I place about 3 heaping Tablespoons of ground coffee in the bottom, and add about three cups of cold water. Stir gently, so that the grounds are wet through. Cover container, and place in the refrigerator overnight.



The next morning, place a coffee filter or cheese cloth over the top of another container pushing it down into the container, and hold in place with a rubber band. Pour the container of cold-brewed coffee through the filter into the second container. (I like to do this through a fine sieve to catch the majority of the grounds...it seems to go a little quicker.)



Once filtered, pour about a cup of the coffee into a tall glass.



Sweeten with sugar or artificial sweetener to your taste, and pour in milk...about an equal amount to the coffee in your glass or to your taste. (I use two envelopes Splenda sweetener and 1 cup fat-free milk.)



Stir well, and fill the glass with ice. Enjoy!

For the remaining filtered coffee, cover the container, and place it back in the refrigerator. It keeps well for a week or so, so for the next couple of mornings, you won't have to go through the brewing/filtering steps.

3 comments:

  1. Now I must admit when I saw this I thought ah I dont know.But after reading it looks delicious.I will try this for sure.I wrote down the recipe...thanks for sharing this Im all about new and different things.

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  2. I make iced coffee all the time in summer. Thanks for telling how you make "cold brew" - I will definitely try it! No need to buy one of those expensive get ups. I sprinkle a little bit of ground cinnamon on top of my iced coffee. Gives it a little extra something.

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  3. Well, I see V, my co-blogger, beat me to the comments-I might have known. She Loves iced coffee. Me? I brewing some strong HOT coffee to wake myself up right now! The iced coffee thing seems just a bit wrong to me, but I guess i'm going to have to try it! C

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