the best iced coffee.

Monday, April 23, 2012

the best iced coffee recipe


iced coffee
1/3 cup medium-coarse grind coffee
1 1/2 cups water

1. in a jar, stir together coffee and water.
2. cover and let sit at room temperature overnight or at least 12 hours.
3. strain twice through a coffee filter or a sieve lined with cheesecloth.
4. mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water in a glass filled with ice. more or less water to your liking.
5. add your fixins.

makes 2-3 drinks.

photo via smitten kitchen. original recipe from the new york times.

20 comments:

Happenstance said...

This looks so good! Speaking of iced coffee ... I read somewhere about pouring leftover coffee in an ice tray to later use the coffee cubes for instant ice coffee.

Mariela said...

Thanks for sharing, I love iced coffee, looks very good, have a lovely week!.

Patrice said...

My college roommate used to do this all the time during the summer. It was the perfectly chilled way to start the day.

Greetings from Texas! said...

printing out this post now...thank you! I'll cheers to you when I have my first glass!

rebecca said...

happenstance-
well that's a pretty darn good idea.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sounds pretty perfect! Can not wait to get all cracked out on coffee again once the baby is here ha!

Shoko said...

Ooh, yum. I could go for that right now...

sheri said...

I posted this exact recipe myself a few months ago - my family swears that iced coffee is coursing through my veins, I love it so much. This is truly the best way to have it, and the "coffee cubes" up it considerably!

Erin@lovesomeblog.com said...

I so appreciate how seriously you are taking iced coffee. It is VERY serious, important business. And I love it.

Alexa said...

Oh yum. Makes me crave one now! xoxo

Meg {henninglove} said...

my husband loves a good iced coffee definitely will have to try your recipe for sure.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

My one experience with cold-brewed coffee was so embarrassingly off-kilter. I ended up insisting John take me home from a concert because I was so jittery–these days, I stick to shocked tea!

Dressing On The Side said...

but you can make *magic* iced coffee by adding 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 1/2 TB of brown sugar to your coffee recipe and let it set overnight/strain/etc...and have a fantasy filled morning.

rebecca said...

dressing on the side-
magic coffee!! trying this.

Dressing On The Side said...

rebecca-it's really good although I double your coffee recipe and double the cinnamon and brown sugar I quoted before to go along with it--becuz I be drinkin lots of it.

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh wow. I had absolutely no idea that there was a right way of making it. I am beyond stoked to try this out now. My attempts at homemade iced coffee usually end up down the drain....

My husband is going to be so excited.

Rebeka said...

I used to work at a coffee shop and this is how we would make it too! We called it "Toddy"! NOM!

colleen said...

go to blue bottle coffee. get the new orleans iced coffee. it's expensive. but it will blow your mind. trust me.

rebecca said...

colleen-
thanks! will do.

vibram said...

Iced coffee ?! I have not have a taste . Is it delicious ? It looks like not so goodlooking .

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