It’s no secret that I really love coffee. And I don’t discriminate. Hot, cold, frozen… you name it, I’ll drink it! In the summer, when it’s blazing hot in Missouri, I prefer to drink iced coffee most days.
I used to always just buy the iced coffee pods for our Keurig, but ours bit the dust after six years. We replaced it with a regular, ol’ coffee maker. I thought my days of having quick and easy iced coffee were over! Until I spoke with my friend Christine who is a coffee guru (a.k.a. Manager at Starbucks). With a little help from her, I came up with the best way to make iced coffee and it takes no time at all!
| What You Need |
1.5 – 2 cups of strong coffee
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of white sugar
Coffee creamer of your choice
| What You Do |
I brewed about 4 cups of coffee like usual in my coffee maker. I then poured it into a cup and refrigerated it overnight.*
Pour about two cups of coffee into a glass. Mix in both sugars until they are mostly dissolved.
Fill the glass with desired amount of ice. I like LOTS!
Pour in your favorite coffee creamer until you get the ratio you want. I use about 1/4 cup of french vanilla creamer.
Mix it up and enjoy! It’s that easy!
I think my favorite thing about this method (besides how quick and easy it is) is how you can customize it and change it up.
You can use different flavored creamers, add in flavored syrups, use more or less coffee for strength. You can even change up the flavor of coffee you use! The sky is the limit people!
*Christine says she cold brews coffee in the fridge overnight to have a jar of coffee cold and ready to use. She simply puts the grounds and water in a mason jar, lets it soak in the fridge overnight. Then, in the morning she filters out the grounds and has a jar of cold coffee ready for drinking! My friend is so brilliant!