Pinterest that I remember to try, and that turns out great. This ice coffee recipe is one of those pins. The recipe is adapted from Craving Comfort with the Homesteading Housewife.
The iced coffee is made with a cold brew method. You don't need a coffee maker, or any other fancy machine. You'll just need a container big enough to hold the mix. (Personally, I like to use my Pampered Chef 8 cup glass measuring cup because its large and has a lid) We start the recipe by making coffee concentrate.
To make the concentrate you'll need:
8 oz coffee grounds
8 cups cold water
Measure out the grounds, then add the cool/cold water. Put the lid on your container and walk away! Easy, right? Let the mix steep for at least 12 hours. I usually let it set for 24 hours or more.
Now, don't throw those coffee grounds or paper filters in the trash-- use them in your garden! Either place them all in your compost bin or pile, or you can spread the grounds directly around your plants. I regularly add the grounds to the flower beds, and my roses, hydrangea, and blueberry plants love the acidity. As you can see, my roses are doing pretty well!
When you are ready to drink your iced coffee, fill a cup with ice and pour 1/2 way to 3/4 full of concentrate. Add creamer, milk, and sugar to your taste. Next, I want to test the homemade sweet cream and see how easy it is. I'm worried that it might separate if not mixed fully. According to Craving Comfort, all you need to do is mix 1 can of evaporated milk with 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. If you try it out, let me know how it works for you!
This method is really so easy, and it saves tons of money compared to buying iced coffee on the go. Enjoy your iced coffee all summer long!
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