I love iced coffee, especially vanilla iced coffee! Making cold brew coffee is easy, but does require a little planning as the brew will need time to steep.
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Cold Brew Iced Coffee

I love iced coffee, especially vanilla iced coffee! Making cold brew coffee is easy, but does require a little planning as the brew will need time to steep.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time1 min
Total Time8 hrs 1 min
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced coffee
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 19kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz ground coffee
  • 2 quart pitcher
  • Fresh water approximately 2 quarts
  • Lid or foil
  • Cheesecloth
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • 1 cup Vanilla creamer
  • Sugar or sweetener optional

Instructions

  • Grind enough coffee to measure 4-ounces, I use a simple kitchen scale. Place the ground coffee into a 2-quart pitcher and fill the pitcher with fresh water. Stir the mixture to make sure all the beans are wet.
  • Now for the hard part. You have to wait. Cover the top of the pitcher and let it sit at room temperature for at least 8-hours, I just leave mine overnight.
  • The next morning, run the steeped coffee through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Discard or compost the coffee grounds.
  • Finally, run the coffee through the strainer again, only this time add a layer or cheesecloth to make sure you are catching any small grounds that might have snuck through the first time.
  • Now you are ready to add the finishing touch! I use vanilla coconut milk creamer for my iced coffee. The vanilla flavor is already slightly sweetened, so I don't need to add sugar.
  • This batch makes about 8 cups of iced coffee, so I split mine into 4-cups each. I added vanilla creamer to the first half and original creamer to the second half. I didn't need to add sugar to my vanilla batch, but the original version needed sweetening. This is a personal preference and you can adjust the sweetness according to your tastes.

Nutrition

Serving: 18-oz cup | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sugar: 1g