Stay Cool With a Delicious Glass of Iced Coffee
Do You Love Iced Coffee?
I will not lie, I love coffee! I used to only drink it hot until I got introduced to iced coffee. I still love my coffee hot in the mornings but for a great afternoon treat iced coffee wins almost every time.
Especially when summer gets here and the sun starts beating down, it makes a cold glass of coffee go down real easy.
It's not always convenient to grab an iced coffee at Starbuck's or even McDonald's so I decided it was time to figure out how to make it at home. That's where the fun starts!
Making iced coffee is not as simple as it sounds, it can get pretty complicated to achieve your desired taste.
And let me just tell you, taking your leftover morning coffee and just pouring it over some ice is "not the way" to do it! (just so you know)
How to Make Iced Coffee
Finding a good iced coffee recipe really can take some trial and error. So much of it really depends on what taste you are looking for, how much time you have and of course the strength and flavor of the coffee.
There are a variety of methods to making iced coffee and everywhere you look will say theirs is the best. Rather or not this is true it is nice to see all the different ways that it has been done so you can meld them together to find something that suits your tastes.
Out of all these different methods and suggestions I have found some tips and tricks that are really handy. Learning how to make iced coffee has really been fun and if you have some favorite iced coffee recipes, please share them in the comments section!
Iced Coffee Machines
Iced Coffee Recipe
Regardless of the particulars of someone’s preferences with iced coffee most everyone can agree on the fact that they do not like it to be watered down.
A great way to keep this from happening is to cold brew a batch of coffee concentrate. Doing this allows you to just skip over the problems associated with having to wait on your hot brewed coffee to cool down or worse yet having all that ice you pour it over just turn into a muddled, lukewarm watery disappointment.
Cold brewing is pretty simple- you take some fine ground coffee and mix it with cold water in a large container.
Let that sit for about 8 hours to make sure you get the most flavor out of those grounds.
Then you pour this mixture through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Now you have some fantastic coffee concentrate.
From here just fill your favorite glass with ice and mix in things to your heart’s delight cream, milk, honey, flavored syrups. It is important to remember that you are working with a concentrate here so you only need about half as much as you normally do when using regularly brewed coffee.
Quick and Easy Iced Coffee
If all of that seems like way too much trouble or you simply don’t have the time for such things then there is a fairly quick and easy way to keep from having watery coffee.
Just combine the iced part and the coffee part into one. Simply fill an ice tray with your regularly brewed coffee, let that set up in the freezer and there you go-coffee ice cubes.
The best way to keep ice from diluting your drink is when the ice is coffee too. So there you go, a couple of suggestions on how to make iced coffee. Just remember finding one that suits your tastes may take some trial and error, but it can be a lot of fun!