How to make at home iced coffee... Seems pretty self explanatory, right? Well this seems to be the trend that is FLOODING the internet as of lately, from Pinterest to Tik Tok. Yes, I can admit it. I got sucked into the Tik Tok rabbit hole. And let me tell ya, it's not as obnoxious as I pictured it being. But back to coffee!
I have always been an iced coffee drinker, for as long as I can remember. I think the obsession started after I had my first Iced Cap from Tim Horton's back in my travel hockey days. But since then, I like to think that I've stepped my iced coffee game up a notch.
Another shameful confession, I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks... Pre-covid I was painfully unaware that I was spending $5+ for a black Cold Brew coffee that I could make right in my own kitchen. After that, the game changed! I still indulge in my Iced Coconut Milk Latte a few times a week if I am out, but otherwise I am indulging in my at home iced coffee!
SO HERE IT IS, MY AT HOME ICED COFFEE ROUTINE!
EVERY GREAT CUP OF COFFEE STARTS WITH A GREAT COFFEE MAKER...
I have hunted high and low for the best at home cold brew pitcher, and I FINALLY found it! I saw it Target one day, and had originally thought it was a French press so I didn't give it a second look. Until it made it way into my Pinterest feed one afternoon and I realized it was actually for making iced coffee! Would you believe me if I told you it was only $12? Well, you better believe it! Best $12 I've ever spent.
It's the Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker and its glorious. I've ordered multiple different 'cold brew' pitchers off of amazon and each one leaked, or the filter was wonky and I still ended up with coffee grinds in the bottom of each cup. Yuck. I bought this one back in March, and no such problems! And I use it daily!
NEXT STEP: THE COFFEE.
As I'm sure you are aware by now I am partial to my Starbucks coffee... So yes, I do use their bagged coffee grounds when making my at home iced coffee! But I love trying new locally roasted coffee as well when I get the chance to! My favorite locally roasted coffee is from Detroit Bold! I love dark roast coffee and this one has such a good flavor! They say for one pitcher you should use about 14 tablespoons of coffee grounds, which seems like a TON, but I just eyeball it every time...
FINAL STEP: STORE IN THE FRIDGE OVER NIGHT AND ENJOY!
Good, strong cold brew should steep anywhere from 12-20 hours! I have gotten in a pretty good schedule when it comes to making mine, but when you make your coffee and how long you steep it for is totally up to you! I tend to go through an entire pitcher of iced coffee before around 1-2pm everyday. Yes, you read that right... So when I finish the pitcher I immediately clean it, refill it with whatever coffee I have on hand that day and toss it back in the fridge to steep until the next morning! And voila, it's as easy as that!
Tag me in all of your different coffee recipes on INSTAGRAM or drop them in the comments below, I'd love to try them out!