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Perfect Iced Coffee

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Gorgeous coffee “concentrate” to keep in your fridge: iced coffee whenever you’d like!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Coffee (good, Rich Roast)
  • 8 quarts Cold Water
  • Half-and-half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
  • Note: Can Use Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Syrups...adapt To Your Liking!

Preparation

(Adapted from Imbibe Magazine)

In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.

Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.

Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.

To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.

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risacooks on 3.8.2015

I love your cold brew process. Yesterday I made 1-3/4 gallons of concentrate. That will last me a long time. After housework is done 4 the day, I sit down for a glass of ice coffee. So good. Easy to make & you can flavor it any way you want.

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Arleen O'Briant on 4.20.2014

Just made this. Love it with the fat free condensed milk and fat free half and half. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. What a money saver for me!

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Angela on 8.31.2013

This is just fabulous! I am a coffee junkie and have tried making my own for years. Thank you Ree, I am thrilled to finally be able to make an iced coffee that is hands down better than Starbucks!!

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Dancing Dierdre on 8.17.2012

So awesome! I am the mother of a 5 month old and sometimes things get too crazy for me to even have time to make my coffee. This is going to be in my fridge always… I pinned it on Pinterest too!

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Ellie on 5.22.2012

Sixty plus years ago my mother made iced coffee to cool off during the hot, humid New Orleans summers. Everyone thought she was crazy. Not so, she was just ahead of her time.

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LaurenL on 1.28.2013

We made this several times this summer, and my husband loves it as an alternative to iced tea. it’s so great to just keep in a pitcher in our refridgerator and offer up to guests, or as a cool afternoon drink!

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Megan (NutMegan) on 10.8.2012

Perfect to start my day!

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sdmom4 on 9.24.2012

I love iced coffee and could only get it once in a blue moon because we live to far from anyplace you can get it. So glad I found this! So good. Thanks.

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Dianne on 7.14.2012

This is the BEST—I cannot stop drinking this luscious easy iced coffee!! Thanks Ree, love your site & your show on Food Network!

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Lara on 7.7.2012

I have made this with Cafe Du Monde, and let me just say it goes quickly! Everyone from family to friends loves this recipe and it’s a heck of a lot better than those over priced coffee shops out there!!!

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