Friday, August 26, 2011

{Perfect} Iced Coffee

{Perfect} Iced Coffee
I've read about this coffee long enough. When I came across it again yesterday on The Pioneer Woman Cooks! I knew I was going to make it. All I can say is this stuff ROCKS!

Make sure you have a large container. I thought I did but it turns out I didn't. I had to divide my coffee and water between two containers. I started the process about 2:30pm yesterday. I was just going to let it sit for the eight hours Ree recommends in the recipe. Instead, I let it sit overnight. I strained it this morning and refrigerated it. I'm so glad I was gone for awhile today so the coffee mixture could chill. If I would've been home it would have drove me crazy to wait.

This stuff is so delicious! I will definitely try to always have this ready to go in the fridge.
{Perfect} Iced Coffee2
I made mine a mocha. I added a little chocolate syrup and I used some low-fat sweetened condensed milk for the sweetener. I also used fat-free half and half. Next time I might try my almond milk. I love hazelnut coffee so I may try using that in place of the regular coffee sometime. I think adding hazelnut syrup would also be delicious.

This stuff is so freakin' good! I'm glad I finally tried it!

My husband rarely tries anything I make as far as beverages or baked goods. He only eats what I cook for dinner. That's just because he has no choice: he can't cook. When he came home today, I begged him to take a sip of my iced coffee. He did. He made a yucky face! He has no taste!

Perfect Iced Coffee (from The Pioneer Woman Cooks!)

1 pound Ground Coffee (good, Rich Roast)
8 quarts Cold Water
Half-and-half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
Note: Can Use Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Syrups...adapt To Your Liking!

(Adapted from Imbibe Magazine)
In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.

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.

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8 comments:

Mandi said...

Mmm mm mmmm!!!!! I loooove iced coffee! And to have some at my home, ready to go whenever I want it, well that's just heaven! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Friday Potluck! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi!

Mandi at boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

Patty said...

If you make it, you'll love it! Thanks for stopping by!

readwatchrelax said...

easy iced coffee?! this looks perfect..will be making this tonight, guaranteed!! :)
visiting from friday potluck

happydays525 said...

Yay Patty! I love how clean your blog looks now...are you going to make a new banner now too? :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Patty,
I could really use a cup of your great iced coffee right now. It just looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Susie McGuire said...

Hi Patty, although I don't care for ice coffee, I am liking that nice white background you got there. lol

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your Red Plate and have a wonderful week end!
Miz Helen

Lovetomakepurses/ourtrippintravels said...

We have been making iced coffee for the last month now, it is 113 here in Arizona. we just make a pot of regular coffee and let it cool on the counter, then put sugar free syrup (your choice of flavor), stevia, and half and half, stir and put it in the fridge. In the morning, we put ice in the glass and our coffee is ready to go...

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