A COLD SUMMER TREAT

Now that the temperatures are rising in our neck of the woods my coffee has been getting colder. I’ve found myself craving cold brews and iced coffee more often than not, especially on those hot sunny afternoons while the boys are jumping in the sprinkler or after I’ve mowed the grass. Today I’m going to share two simple coffee recipes. One is a simple cold brew and the other, iced coffee.

Iced Coffee
The iced coffee is seriously so basic, I feel as though it doesn’t even need a “recipe” but I’m going to share any way. You can brew this however you like, french press, pour over, coffee maker. .

  • Just start off with a batch of hot coffee. I use my coffee maker and brew several cups ahead of time and then store in a mason jar. I like my coffee strong so I use 3 scoops for every 9oz. I’ve kind of found the perfect ratio that I enjoy, so just brew the way you prefer yours. I would recommend going a little stronger because of adding the ice…but you could also use some of your brewed coffee to make coffee ice cubes and that helps it not to get watered down.
  • Once you’ve brewed your coffee let it cool off, then add your lid to your mason jar and you can do 1 of 2 things, leave it in the fridge for about 8-12 hours or freeze it for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Once it is cold it’s time to drink. Add ice and pour your favorite creamer on top and enjoy. My brother in laws wife recently got me hooked on the Silk almond milk creamer. I’ll link it HERE. It’s become my new fave!

Cold Brew | Next up, a very simple cold brew recipe. This option takes a little more work but it’s so delicious and worth the wait.

  • 1 cup coarse ground coffee. You’re going to want to grind your own beans. You need coarse grounds for this cold brew.
  • 4 cups filtered water — for stronger concentrate use 3 cups of filtered water ( I usually go with 4 )
  • Add your coarse ground coffee to a large mason jar. Pour your cool water over top and give it a little stir. You’ll want to give it another stir or two within that 24 hour period as well.
  • Place your lid on and put in the fridge for 15-24 hours
  • Once you’ve let it sit, take a fine mesh strainer (I also line it with cheese cloth or you could use a coffee filter) and pour your mixture over the strainer into a bowl or large mason jar.
  • Your cold brew is done! I personally just like adding ice and pouring some creamer over top, but you could easily make a brown sugar simple syrup, vanilla simple syrup or another simple syrup flavor you like. This recipe will make 3-4 cups of concentrate depending on how much water you used and how strong you like your coffee.

There you have it folks, 2 simple cold coffee recipes for your warm summer days! I’ll link my coffee maker, creamer and favorite coffee below for anyone who would be interested. You cold brew coffee should last for about 7 days in the fridge — though if you’re like me it won’t because you’ll drink it all before then, haha.

Coffee Maker linked HERE | Creamer linked HERE | Coffee linked HERE | Also I haven’t yet, but I’m hoping to order and try THIS coffee soon. This company is called The Holy Roast and they are a Christian conservative coffee company + they donate to so many awesome organizations. Definitely worth checking out and supporting!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by,

Bree

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