This summer when it is hot outside, and you are thinking about stopping by the nearest Starbucks to get one of their cold caffeine pick me ups, you can remember this delicious recipe for Ice Coffee. Everything you may be familiar with about brewing coffee, might be the fast brew method which extracts the flavor elements quickly. This recipe I used the cold brew method which takes time, however, it dissolves through the grounds only certain elements of the coffee. It doesn't take any more effort to prepare coffee this way than most hot brewing methods. It just takes more time for it to brew, so you have to plan ahead. The cold brew coffee concentrate will keep in the refrigerator for a month. If it last that long!
Adapted from Mommy's Kitchen
original recipe from Southern Plate
1 cup ground coffee
1 32 ounce Mason jar with a lid
large stainless steel strainer
2 commercial size coffee filters
1/2-3/4 cup of sugar or splenda
1 12.7 oz. Davinci Gourmet Flavored Syrup (your favorite flavor)
Place coffee grounds in a 32 ounce jar. Fill with cold water. Cover and let set for 12-15 hours or over night. Position filter in large strainer and place over a medium pitcher. Slowly pour half the coffee mixture in the filter. Let strain completely. Replace the filter and pour the remainder of the coffee mixture. Stir in the sugar or splenda.
To make regular coffee: place equal parts coffee concentrate and water in cup and heat.
To make iced coffee: Place equal parts concentrate with water or milk in a glass. Add Gourmet flavoring if you desire and then add ice. Makes 10 servings.
Note: If you find the iced coffee a bit strong you can leave room to add some water to weaken it.