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How to make Iced Coffee at home

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

  • 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!

 

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