Iced Coffee {A Homemade Version to Satisfy Your Coffee Addiction}

6:25 PM
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, remember this delicious recipe for Iced 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!

Iced Coffee
Adapted from Mommy's Kitchen
original recipe from Southern Plate

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1 32 ounce Mason jar with a lid
  • water
  • 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 overnight.

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.
Kay Little
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  1. Wow, this is just what I need! Slurp.... aah...!

  2. I enjoy iced coffee almost as much as my morning cup of hot coffee. Can't wait to try this come summer!

  3. Wow does this look good and easy. I am going to give it a try.

  4. My family loves coffee - I will have to try this at our next brunch. I wanted you to know I will be sharing your chicken soup post at my blog this Tuesday, March 22nd...just so you know. Thanks for all the sunshine you spread. God bless you richly!

  5. Anonymous3/20/2011

    I love coffee so I will try this one...looks awfully good..

  6. Yum! LOOOVE coffee!! Would love for you to link this (or if you know your most popular EVER recipe!) to our Star Recipes Collection!

  7. I've had Iced Coffee all my loooong life..just love it so much.
    A great tip..when you have leftover coffee, pour it into ice cube trays. Then, when you fix your iced coffee, use those coffee cubes...then your iced coffee never gets that watered down taste. :))

  8. this sound DELISH! I'm going to have to make this asap lol.

    I'm a new follower from Time Out Tuesdays! Hope you have a great week!

  9. Anonymous6/14/2011

    This looks divine. I LOOOOVE coffee in any form!

    I'd love for you to come share this with So Sweet Sundays! :)

  10. Mmm. Iced coffee is the best! It is much more frugal to do it yourself. Great idea :D

    Thank you so much for also adding these to my Refreshing Summer Drinks collection :)

  11. Yummy. This sounds sooooo good right now.

  12. Anonymous6/14/2011

    Yum Starbucks. I don't have to leave home and I don't have to spend $5.00! YAY! I'm having my first link party tomorrow. Cast Party Wednesday. Would you be willing to stop by and share your tasty recipe with the party?
    I hope to see you there!

  13. I am making this tomorrow!!

    Cook Lisa Cook

  14. I am addicted to coffee!! I totally appreciate this post :) I saw a few other posts I am so excited to go check out right now. Very cool blog you have here!

    I'm a new follower from Thirsty Thursday.

  15. yummy! I live in Jamaica. No starbucks here and I'd love to taste this. Thanks for the recipe!
    I'm having a link party on my blog today and I'd love for you to add this idea if you have the time. Thanks for sharing, Maria


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