You have probably heard and read about saving the small money on spent on Starbucks coffee every morning. Home brewed cold coffee not only saves the environment, but saves you around $ 2000 year. Money you could add to saving for the family vacation. Below are the different ways to make home brewed cold coffee.
- You can start with making your own simple syrup; equal parts of sugar and water on the stove, store in a jar. You could add a splash of vanilla and different flavors of creamers. Store the jar in the fridge. Add to your coffee every morning.
o Let it sit in the fridge overnight.
o Strain the coffee using a coffee filter over another mason jar.
o Add whatever flavors and creamers you like. Easy right?
- Make some cold brew, in a pitcher
- using 2/3 cup of coarse ground coffee
- fill to the top with cold water
- Then let it sit in fridge overnight and press in the morning.
- Then add Starbucks flavored syrups (if you use them) you can find them at nearest grocery store and Starbucks cafes.
- Your good to go.
The pioneer woman blog has a home brewed cold coffee recipe many people rave about. Below is the recipe.
- 1 pound ground coffee- any good rich roast will do
- 8 quarts cold water
- half and half (healthy splash per serving)
- sweetened condensed milk (2-3 tablespoons per serving)
Note: you can also use skimmed milk, whole milk, sugar, syrups etc
Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.
You can read about the her whole post about home brewed cold coffee here