I love my morning cup of steaming, hot coffee, but when the weather turns hot, I switch it up with iced coffee. This is a super, simple recipe for making a delicious cup of joe without spending money at the coffee shop!
I love a good cup of coffee. I usually take my with a little cream. When I want to get fancy, I splurge on a “skinny” vanilla latte. Now, here’s the thing. When it’s hot outside, which living in the South mean sky high humidity, I can only drink something hot first thing in the morning. That’s why I had to some up with a way to get my caffeine fix in the afternoons. I did a little research and found out that I can make my own “cold brew” right at home. All I need is some good coffee, my french press or some cheese cloth and a bowl. Add in some cold water and a little time and you’ve got the makings of something great.
When the weather turns hot, switch up your morning with iced coffee.
- 1/2 cup ground coffee - Caribou Colombian
- 4 cups water
Pour into a french press and let sit 16 hours or overnight.
You can also use a container covered with a cheese cloth - add coffee and slowly pour water over to strain. May take several times pouring water but worth it!
Once you have your "juice", store in fridge until ready to use.
It makes enough for about 3 large cups of iced coffee.
I mix mine with sugar free vanilla skim 1/2 & 1/2 and ice.