The Best Iced Coffee Recipe

The Best Iced Coffee Recipe
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The Best Iced Coffee Recipe
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The Best Iced Coffee Recipe

Cold-brew coffee is richer in flavor than the regular kind. This method produces a kind of coffee concentrate, so don’t go overboard and make sure to dilute your glasses or you’ll be drinking far too much caffeine.

8
Servings
304
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pound good-quality coffee
  • 7 cups cold, filtered water

Directions

Grind coffee coarsely.

Stir coffee and water together in a large container. Cover and set out at room temperature overnight.

Line a fine mesh strainer with a large coffee filter, dampen the filter slightly, and set over a container equal  in size to the first. Pour the coffee ground mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. You may need to do this in batches. Discard the filter with the grounds, or use for mulch.
Place coffee liquid in the fridge to cool.

Remember, this is a coffee concentrate. When you pour this, remember to mix a third coffee to two thirds cold water. Add half and half or milk as desired. If you want to add ice cubes, we recommend using coffee ice cubes (just pour the mixture you like into an ice cube tray and freeze). For sweetening, we recommend simple syrup instead of sugar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
325µg
46%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
149mg
15%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
78µg
20%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
138mg
9%
Water
173g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Iced Coffee Shopping Tip

When buying coffee for iced coffee, remember that the quality matters just as much as when you are purchasing coffee you intend to brew hot, and that you may want to buy more of it at a time in order to make a concentrate that can last in your fridge.

Iced Coffee Cooking Tip

Cold-brewing iced coffee is a simple but time-consuming process that can leave you with enough java for a week. It's a great activity for a lazy weekend afternoon.