Monday, June 27, 2011

Iced Coffee

My husband is the coffee drinker in our house. I've tried the dark brew many different ways, but just don't like it. I figure if I didn't develop the coffee habit in college, while pulling cramming-for-exam-all-nighters, I never will.

An icy cold Coca-Cola on the other hand...

Anyway... ;-)

Hubby also likes iced coffee, but has never tried making it at home. He says chilled down coffee with ice cubes just isn't the same.

So, when I saw Ree Drummond's (aka Pioneer Woman) recipe for iced coffee, I thought I'd attempt the cold concoction as a surprise for the man I love.

First of all, PW's recipe and instructions were great. However, the proportions (even halved) were just too much for this 1-coffee-drinker household.

It really made a bit of a mess.

The biggest containers I had were
my large crockpot and Rachael Ray pasta pot...and oy! Trying to strain it was a disaster! Coffee and wet grounds everywhere!

So, my tip for you: 1 cup of coffee grounds per every 1 quart of water!

So, use 2 cups of coffee and 2 quarts of water to end up with a manageable will-fit-in-your-fridge 2-quart pitcher of cold-brew coffee.

Once your coffee concentrate has chilled, it's time to prepare the final drink.

Here's what hubby thinks is the best:

Fill a glass half-full with ice. Pour coffee into glass, about 3/4 of the way.

Now, drizzle 2 heaping tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into the brew.

(This is also where you could add chocolate syrup, vanilla syrup...whatever suits your fancy).

Stir well to combine.

Drink and be happy someone finally shared how to make a GOOD glass of iced coffee at home!

Husband of mine says this is iced coffee perfection, and that I am to have a pitcher of coffee concentrate in the fridge at all times. :-)

Check out Ree's Iced Coffee recipe HERE.

Recommend: YES

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