Perfect iced coffee

icedIced coffee is my existence. After I awaken, frequently at about the time party creatures around the west coast are simply heading home, I start every day avoid a mug of freshly made hot java, however with a tall, fortunate glass of creamy iced coffee inside a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for many years. To state I couldn’t do without it’s an understatement. It provides me the various tools I have to cope.

Iced coffee is really a complicated factor, and there are various approaches. You might think that you could just pour made coffee right into a glass filled with ice and refer to it as a day…but I’ve found that method very problematic. First, regardless of how full of ice the glass is, when the hot coffee hits, a few of the ice is likely to melt. It has two disastrous results:

1. The general strength from the coffee flavor is diluted.

2. The iced coffee isn’t as cold as it may (or should) be. The finished glass of iced coffee ought to be frigid, not sorta cold with half-melted ice going swimming.

Because of the previous group of details, you might think that the logical solution is always to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew towards the fridge, let it awesome, and employ it to create iced coffee after that. It’s an okay solution, one I enrolled in for quite awhile…until I selected up a problem of Imbibe Magazine three summers ago. It contained an enormous spread about iced coffee, and recommended the next cold-brew way of creating a kind of iced coffee concentrate. I attempted it immediately, make it by doing this since, and let you know that there’s no better (or simpler) way of getting probably the most scrumptious iced coffee when you need it.

You will find reasons this process produces a smoother, more potent, more scrumptious concentrate than merely brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. I’d take time to explain these to you basically understood the things they were. Consider I do not, I’m just going to inform you rather.

(Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water comes down to suit my very own tastes. Experiment to locate your personal perfect ratio.)

REE_4983I begin with a large ol’ container. I really like these food canisters, incidentally. I acquired these at restaurant supply, but Sam’s Club had them before I had been there.

Use a big bowl, a sizable pitcher…even a very clean bucket works if you are taking a huge quantity. (Or halve the initial quantity and employ a pitcher.)

REE_4984Rip open one pound of ground coffee. Any sort is going to do the more powerful and more potent the greater.

REE_4986Pour within the coffee.

REE_4991Mount Bliss. Who invented coffee, anyway? They must be awarded the secrets of the town.

Or, at the minimum, me.

REE_4995Pour in 8 quarts (2 gallons) cold water.

REE_4998Provide a stir to make certain all of the grounds get in touch with the water…

REE_5000Then cover the container and go live your existence because the coffee steeps not less than eight hrs. (And you may go considerably longer if you would like.)

REE_5001Once the the years have passed, grab another container and put an excellent mesh strainer outrageous.

REE_5008Place a few layers of cheesecloth within the strainer…

REE_5010And gradually pour the steeped coffee with the strainer.

REE_5015It’ll take some time for the liquid to feed. (Doesn’t this seem like among the acidity pools at Yellowstone?)

My pal Julie can there be at this time.

Hi, Julie!

Oh. Guess she didn’t hear me.

REE_5019Make use of a spoon to lightly press/pressure all of the the liquid through. And note: I’ve attempted the straining method with no cheesecloth, and stray grounds did pull through the mesh strainer. Certainly use cheesecloth (or perhaps sponges) to remove the finer pieces.

REE_5022There we’ve it. The dregs (left)…and the gold (right.)

REE_5028You are able to keep liquid within the same container, or transfer it to some pitcher or any other dispenser. Though it’s hard to wait, I refrigerate this gorgeous concoction before consuming it. It’s intended to be cold!

Note: this quantity of coffee concentrate lasts us a good three days to some month if stored tightly covered within the fridge.

REE_5033Now, when you are prepared to be an iced coffee, that you can do a couple of things. Begin by filling a glass with ice.

REE_5037Achieve in to the fridge and dispense an adequate amount of the coffee liquid to fill the glass half full (or simply a a bit more).

REE_5039Splash in skim, 2%, or whole milk…or, if you are a naughty, naughty bad girl much like me: half-and-half.

REE_5040Make that naughty, naughty, naughty, bad, bad girl.

REE_5042Add enough sugar to offer the degree of sweetness you want, or drizzle in vanilla or hazelnut syrup for those who have individuals types of things laying around.

REE_5047Stir everything up…

REE_5050Stick inside a straw…

REE_5055And go fer it. See that miracle. The ice is there. The flavor’s all there.

I’m all there.


And today for something entirely different. Same…but different.

This can be a variation on classic Vietnamese Iced Coffee (also suggested by Imbibe), which really does start with a warm brew…but I’m while using cold stuff.

REE_5062Fill the glass with ice and occasional concentrate once we did before, then crack open a can of sweetened condensed milk.

An excellent substance. One you need to get to understand better should you not already.

REE_5066Drizzle in a minimum of two tablespoons for any big glass (I finished up adding three.)


REE_5071On the top of the, give a small a little milk or half-and-half.

(I suggest the second, obviously.)


REE_5075Stir, have a small sip, and add a bit more sweetened condensed milk as needed.

I’ve attempted all mixtures of milk, half-and-half, sugar, sugar substitutes, flavored syrups, and sweetened condensed milk, and i’ll tell you just how there’s forget about winning combo compared to half-and-half/sweetened condensed milk mixture. It’s out-of-this-world creamy and beautiful, and it is worth a minimum of a place inside your weekend rotation if you are reluctant to visit there daily.

In either case, do this cold-made approach to iced coffee sometime soon. The taste, convenience (and price savings) cannot be undervalued.


Pioneer Lady

Here’s a hyperlink towards the printable recipe:

Printable Recipe: Perfect Iced Coffee




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