I love ice coffee….
It is so delicious. I would drink it all day if it didn’t dehydrate me… make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day btw 🙂
I buy an ice coffee almost every morning – scratch that, I do buy an ice coffee every morning. Hot coffee, eh not really a fan, but I will drink it if it’s the only thing around 🙂 however, I do enjoy a nice hot latte in the Fall & Winter time.
With the summer kicking off soon, I wanted to get back into the swing of making my own ice coffee at home. It really isn’t that hard, so not sure why I don’t do it more often. But I am definitely going to try and make it more this summer.
Here’s my quick “easy peasy” homemade ice coffee recipe. You can use any type of ground coffee you want – I prefer a flavored bean instead of just adding in syrup (just extra sugar) to give my coffee some flavor.
1. Heat up your water – I use the old fashion tea kettle – even though you are making ice coffee, I add the hot water to the coffee grinds in order for it to activate.
2. While the water is heating up, put your coffee grinds into your coffee press. I bought one from Starbucks and I love it – oh did I mention it’s an amazing green color 🙂
Just make sure to follow the recipe on the back of the bag for ice coffee, usually it’s a 2 to 1 ratio. I double the strength for ice coffee because after you put it over ice, it dilutes it a little bit.
3. Once the water comes to a boil, add it to the grinds.
4. Let the water sit with the grinds for about 20 minutes. Then use the push press to push the coffee grinds down.
5. Pour the coffee over some ice cubes in your favorite cup. Sometimes I drink my coffee black or i’ll add a little almond, coconut, or soy milk. And I always top it off with some cinnamon :).