You of course can use what ever dairy or nondairy product you prefer. I have enjoyed iced coffee with coconut milk and it is very good.
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1 quart mason jar
- water to fill
To Make a Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate
- Measure 1 cup of coffee grounds into a quart size mason jar
- Cover the coffee grounds with cold water.
- Shake the jar so all of the grounds are saturated.
- When the coffee grounds settle top off the jar with more water.
- Allow to steep for 24 hours.
Strain Coffee Grounds
- Place a plastic fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Line the strainer with a coffee filter.
- Pour half of the jar contents into the strainer. Allow all the liquid to drain.
- Pour the remaining coffee concentrate and grounds into the strainer. Allow to drain completely.
- Swish about a 1/4 of a cup of water in the jar to get the last bits of coffee grounds out of the jar. Pour into the strainer.
- Press the grounds with the back of a spoon to push all the liquid out of the coffee grounds.
- Wash and rinse the jar.
- Pour the coffee concentrate back into the clean jar.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to make a glass of cold brewed iced coffee.
To Make a glass of iced coffee
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Add enough coffee concentrate to fill the glass about 1/3 full.
- Add sweetner of choice.
- Fill glass with milk and stir.
I first learned of the cold brew method of iced coffee from the Pioneer Woman's blog. She makes a much larger amount of cold brewed coffee concentrate. I've adjusted her directions for my own use making a smaller amount of coffee concentrate that lasts me about a week.
- Serving Size: 1 pint glass