How to make Iced Coffee at home

How to make Iced Coffee at home

Hot Summer days are the days when you barely want to leave your house, let alone walk to a coffee shop or brave the sweltering car. Get prepared by learning to make iced coffee at home so you can have a pitcher ready in your refrigerator at all times.

This is the best and simplest way to make iced coffee at home. Following the steps below, you’ll create a cold-brew coffee concentrate that’s very strong and meant to be diluted with water or cream before drinking. The process, while mostly hands-off, takes up to 24 hours so make sure you plan in advance.


  • Two 1-gallon pitchers
  • Coffee filters
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • 16 oz. Ground Coffee


  • Start with 16 ounces of your favorite ground coffee and a clean 1-gallon pitcher.  You don’t need to use special coffee for this.
  • Dump the package of coffee into the pitcher.
  • Fill it with cold water up to the 1/2-gallon mark and stir. Continue filling to the 1-gallon mark.
  • Stir again to get everything mixed together.
  • You’ll end up with a weird looking coffee sludge mixture.
How to make Iced Coffee at home
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  • Cover the pitcher and let sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours.  The longer the better.
  • Now, pick up another clean pitcher and put a mesh strainer on top.
  • Make sure the strainer is secure because it’s awful to clean up if it spills. Place a coffee filter in the strainer.
  • Slowly start pouring the coffee into the strainer. It will drip through quickly at first and then slow down as the grounds build up in the strainer.
  • Sometimes this can take a while but be patient and let it continue straining.
How to make Iced Coffee at home
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  • Once you’re left with mainly ground in your filter, throw that filter away and start with a fresh one.
  • Repeat the procedure and add more coffee to strain. You’ll continue this process of pouring, straining, and changing the filter until you’re left with only grounds in your first pitcher.
  • Once you get to this point, you have a decision to make.  You can add the liquidy-grounds to the strainer and use the back of a spoon to push the remaining coffee out.  Or, you can call it a day and just throw the grounds away. It’s up to you.
  • A fresh pitcher of cold brew coffee concentrate! This will keep in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • And you’re done!  You’ve successfully made iced coffee at home. Pour yourself a glass and add plenty of ice.  You can add some cream too.  Don’t forget this is a concentrate so even if you drink it black, you will want to add some water to balance it.  Enjoy!


Sarim Javaid
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