There are complicated iced coffee recipes out there that require expensive brewers but the best way is to use this simple iced coffee recipe. The only brewer needed is a drip brewer that most coffee drinkers own already. You will also need a refrigerator to chill your hot coffee.
- The first step is to hot brew coffee using your favorite coffee brand to about double strength of your normal preference. This extra strong brew will be later diluted by ice cubes.
- Next, take your hot coffee and place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry try the freezer but beware placing very hot glass on very cold surfaces can cause the glass to break. If you are concerned about this, you can try using a ceramic container or placing your hot coffee on a paper plate in the refrigerator. Once the coffee is cold the fun stuff can be added.
- Pour individual servings in cups of at least 6 ounces. Obviously sugar can be added to your taste but if you are one of those that dislike the bitterness in coffee you can add cold milk or even ice cream. The dairy and other flavors mask the bitterness along with the sugar leaving only the coffee goodness. The amount of milk or ice cream can vary but add them slowly and taste as you go. You don’t want to dilute the coffee flavor too much.
- Lastly to keep your coffee chilled place 2 to 3 ice cubes in your cup. This simple iced coffee recipe made at home is far better than any coffee shop or grocery store bought iced coffee.