I can’t drink hot coffee in the summer. I have made many recipes of cold brew, with many variations including making a coffee concentrate, freezing coffee ice cubes, etc. The main problem for me with these recipes is that I could never get the coffee ratio quite right. If it’s super concentrated and you add ice, it will be super strong for a while and you have to wait for all the ice to melt. If you freeze the coffee cubes, you have to wait for those to melt into the milk. Or you have to save behind some of the coffee, which ends up going bad in my fridge because it’s so much work for a normal morning. I finally got the concentration right to make a simple cold brew where you can add ice and a splash of milk and be on the go!
I just let the coffee steep overnight and then set it aside to steep. I put it in a big Mason jar pitcher in my fridge for easy accessibility in the mornings.
Cold Brew Coffee
- Heaping 1/2 cup ground coffee
- 5 cups hot water
Add hot water to coffee grounds. Let sit overnight. Strain with a coffee filter. Add 1 cup cold brew coffee to a glass of ice. Sweeten and add milk as desired. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.