Are you a dedicated caffeine drinker? Do warm summer mornings put a damper on your daily dose of hot Joe? Well the @pioneerwoman has just the recipe for the best Iced Coffee... ever.
I can't even call myself a mild coffee drinker, but I have to admit I love to savour a nice tall cold glass of iced coffee. But who would have thought they there would be a smarter method of making this delicious creamy concoction without melting your ice. Check it out!
Start with a big ol' container, bowl, or pitcher (2 gallons). Pour in 1 pound of your favorite ground coffee. Stop and savour the aroma!
Pour in 8 quarts (2 gallons) of H2O, stir and make sure all grounds come in contact with the water. Cover and steep for at least 8 hours.
In another container place a few layers of cheese cloth over a strainer. (cheese cloth will prevent stray grounds from seeping into your new container) Slowly pour coffee into cheesecloth and strainer. Allow enough time for liquid to pass through. With a spoon you may gently force water out.
Voila! Isn't she a beauty?!
Add your favorite cream, sweeten to taste, add ice. If your feeling fancy try a flavored syrup.
This mixture can last up to three weeks, if kept refrigerated and tightly sealed.
Recipe: Perfect Iced Coffee
courtesy of the (www.The PioneerWoman.com)
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- 1 pound Ground Coffee (good, Rich Roast)
- 8 quarts Cold Water
- Half-and-half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
- Note: Can Use Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Syrups...adapt To Your Liking!
(Adapted from Imbibe Magazine)
In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.
Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.