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!
- 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.