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Ultimate Iced Coffee Recipe

Ultimate Iced Coffee

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"Cold-brewed coffee poured over coffee ice cubes makes the best iced coffee. It takes a bit of planning, but its full, rich flavor makes the wait worthwhile. The ideal coffee for this cold drink is a blend of mid-roasted beans with moderate acid. Using a dark roast and beans high in acid produces a sharper, more bitter result."

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  1. Fill a tall glass with coffee ice cubes. Pour in the cold brewed coffee. Sweeten to taste with Sweet'N Low. Add milk as desired.
  2. To Make Cold-Brewed Coffee: Place the coffee in a glass jar, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight.
  3. Strain the coffee through a large-size paper coffee filter, a fine sieve, or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Cold-brewed coffee can be refrigerated in a covered jar for up to 24 hours. This recipe can be doubled.
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  • Cold brewing makes coffee with more aromatic, complex flavor and less bitterness or acidity than hot brewed coffee.

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Dec 27, 2012

I thought this tasted alright, but found the recipe to be quite quirky. Who makes coffee today, by this cold brewed method? What is the point when a pot or cup of coffee can be made and refridgerated. To top, it would not have to be hand strained. I may have tried something like that in college, before I had a coffee pot. Maybe, a little more explanation on this would have been helpful. It would be rather time consuming to make the coffee ice cubes and then the cold brewed coffee separately. I have a very favorite iced coffee from the site that specifies the amount of milk amount too, and it comes out perfect. I had some tiramisu flavored coffee I made into ice cubes and decided to try it with this. I used less sweetener than suggested, but iced coffee really needs milk or cream in it. I can't see how that is an optional ingredient. It just tastes like coffee with ice cubes without it. Any iced coffee made at home still beats paying for it at a coffee shop. Try flavored coffee, it worked pretty well in it anyway.

Dec 09, 2012

This is one of my favorite summer drinks to make. I like to make a big container of cold brewed coffee (Pioneer Woman's recipe is my go-to recipe) and keep it in the fridge for recipes like this. I like to use Splenda sweetener but sometimes, I'll use Starbucks' sugar free coffee syrups. When I make my iced coffee, I like to put my coffee ingredients in a Ball jar, slap on a lid and shake until the ingredients are well mixed. Then, all I have to do is grab a straw and drink right out of the jar.


6 Ratings

May 23, 2013

Good recipe, tastes much better with sugar. Also, 'Sweet and Low' is extremely dangerous.

Jun 18, 2013

I liked the flavor! I also liked the idea of freezing coffee for ice cubes, so one doesn't water the coffee down with ice water cubes. :-}


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  • Calories
  • 21 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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