Cold Brew Iced Coffee is smooth, refreshing, doesn’t need a lot of sugar….. and definitely worth the wait.
Congratulations to me. I’m very very happy to say that I am well-caffeinated these last three weeks. Ever since little Twinkle came out, sleep has been almost non-existent. I feel like I am awake round the clock all day, everyday. It’s crazy and there are times when I feel like yanking my hair to keep awake throughout the night as I can only drink so much coffee.
Don’t get me wrong, I love every second of being a mom to two gorgeous princesses. It’s just that I already forgot the adjustments, pain, and the sleepless night in caring for a newborn. Add the fact that I also have a school girl to take care of come 5am! Now I remember why my tag line at MommyPeach.com is the mommy who never sleeps…hah!
I think I’m recovering well, though. I was able to attend a blogger event with the fambam last week and although I haven’t gotten my groove back, I always manage to steal a few hours and blog my heart away. Yay!
Today, I even managed to take Ykaie to school! Oh, I am itching to be back to “normal” but I guess this is my new normal. As Cold Brew Iced Coffee is my new afternoon coffee drink… Yes, you’ll have to wait 12-18 hours before it gets done but I find it smoother and less acidic than when it’s brewed in the coffee maker. You need less sugar too. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a healthier drink for me, yes?
Now who wants to have a tall glass of Cold Brew Iced Coffee? Cheers!
Cold Brew Iced Coffee
- 1 cup medium roast ground coffee, (I used Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend)
- 4 cups filtered water
- Milk and sugar for serving
- Pour water into french press and stir in ground coffee. Cover (but do not press) and refrigerate for 12-18 hours.
- Press the french press plunger down, and then pour coffee through a filter into a jar. Cover and refrigerate.
- To serve, pour cold brew coffee over ice, and stir in coffee creamer or milk and sugar to taste.
- If you don’t have a french press, you can just mix the water and coffee in a 4 cup glass jar and cover with plastic wrap. Catch the coffee grinds with a coffee filter when pouring into your pitcher or serving glasses.
This seems better and cheaper than buying Starbucks. Can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Oh of course, it is. I also used Starbucks Whole Beans but a bag is worth P400 and it can make a lot of cups.
Iced coffee is great any time of the year. Love this recipe, and I can’t wait to try it.
Iced coffee is so good in hot weather, isn’t it? This looks great! Thanks so much.
Yes it is. Thanks John!
Love this post and I love your blog lol
I’m adding you to my reading list 🙂
damn refreshing drink!!!
a little bit of booze made it better
I think so too!
This is just perfect for my caffeine fix! I’ve always preferred cold drinks than hot, plus your recipe seems easy enough to make myself! Will try it out soon! Thanks!
I really hope you do. It’s very easy to do.
I stopped drinking coffee a long time ago but with my current lifestyle (being nocturnal), I gotta say, I’d trade anything for a cold brewed coffee.
heehee.. you’ll love a good cold brew!
I like hot coffee more but this one looks irresistable.
I’ll recreate your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing. And I hope you recuperate fast and well. 🙂
Ive been loving Iced coffee ever since highschool days, very refreshing especially under a warm weather.
You’ll love cold brew iced coffee, I’m sure.
I’d rather add cream than leave it brewed. HAHA!
It’s also good with cream and sugar.
I love iced coffee! I can’t get through a day without it. Seriously, I NEED it.
Iced coffee is my favorite. I love it on a super hot day. I ALSO love it in the dead of winter. It’s perfect any time.
Yeah, I have to agree. It is perfect any time.
I have never tried cold brew coffee before. I may need to give it a try!
Oh I’m sure you’re gonna love it.
I love a good iced coffee. This is my go to drink in the summer when it’s hot and I need a caffeine pick me up!
Cheers to that Lisa!
Add some unsalted butter and coconut oil into that and I would drink it down hard! I drink coffee every day on the bulletproof diet
Hmmmnn.. I want to try that bulletproof diet.
This would be a fun drink to make for the hubby! He loves coffee and iced coffee. I am going to have to make this for him.
I’m sure he’ll love it.
Wow it looks so delicious and refreshing in the mason jar like that. I could definitely go for one in the morning to wake me right up.
Thanks Liz Mays!
Iced Coffee is my absolute favorite! i WILL need to try to make my own! Love how you are drinking it out of a mason jar 🙂
I usually love my coffee hot, but during hot weather, I love to drink it cold. Now that I read your post, I think I’m more motivated to try this any time of the year. I didn’t know that cold coffees can be so refreshing with your recipe. 🙂
Oh you have got to try this
i am not a coffee drinker but my husband surely is! i will have to try to make this for him. thanks for sharing.
Wow great pics! You’re making me crave coffee even though I should be going to bed, not staying up 😉
Thank you Reichel!
Easy to make and looks so refreshing. I was just wondering if I can use the left over coffee in the coffee maker. I will have to try that too. Thanks for sharing!
you’re welcome 🙂
I have never had a cold coffee. Hmmn, I wonder how it tastes like?
This looks like a great cold brew recipe!! I am always on the lookout for great recipes and I will definitely bookmark this one!!
I am addicted to COFFEE it is my life lol So I am going to try this Cold Brew Coffee out some time. Thanks!
I am sure you will adore this.
I am not a coffee drinker. My husband made his own version of an ice coffee this past summer when it got quite warm out. He enjoyed it.
Can you share his recipe?
Well that would be refreshing. I was without caffeine for two weeks and loved it. But I went back to my old ways (I was not quitting, just had an operation and didn’t want any for a bit). 🙂
Same here when I was pregnant.
Both the hubs and I are coffee addicts. Looking at your photos make me want to have a cup of coffee right now. 🙂 Can’t wait to try your recipe.
I’m sure both of you will love it Lynndee!
Oooooo this iced coffee totally looks like a dream drink for hubby! He’s coffee obsessed.
I’m sure he will love this.
ha… i can totally relate to the adjustment period that you’re in… praise God for coffee right? this sounds so good! my husband loves iced coffee!
I’m not a huge fan of iced coffee in the fall, but love your recipe! Will be trying it!
I do hope you like it Claudia!
I love drinking frappuccinos and frappes… so cold brew iced coffee is definitely something I love. Once in a while I may try hot coffee, but this stuff… I go gaga over.
Same here Nile.
Wonderful recipe! I seldom drink coffee, but I do love cold brew iced coffee every now then.
I guess I am the only blogger on the planet not fueled by coffee, my mother didn’t drink it so I guess I never developed a taste for it. I do like the smell for some reason but don’t really care to drink it.
Lucky you for not acquiring the habit.
Well that looks simple enough!! I’m definitely making that happen this week
Yeah! You’ll love this.
My husband is such a coffee addict. He will really enjoy this. Definitely trying the recipe.
I’m sure he will.
I’ve never made Cold Brewed Iced Coffee before. Sounds like a drink I’d like to try.
you’d love it.
I love cold coffee year round, I don’t think it can ever get to cold for it. I’m cutting back on spending money for coffee at shops so this is great for me to budget!
Oh this is really a great replacement.