An easy to make cold brew coffee DIY recipe is a money saver and you can make your favorite “Frappuccino” and “Mochachino” at home as well without breaking the bank.
Easy To Make Cold Brew Coffee DIY Recipe
I’m an iced coffee fan and I usually save the leftover brewed coffee. When it reaches room temperature I put it in the fridge. That is what my dad always did – he was also an iced coffee fan. Over the years I’ve been saving the brewed coffee to make my summer iced coffees.
That is until I found an easy to make cold brew coffee article in allrecipes.com magazine. I was not going to pass up the opportunity to give this cold brew coffee a try. The cold brewing method makes the coffee more mellow and less acidic than if the coffee is boiled.
No special equipment is needed to make cold brew coffee. Right there this recipe is a money saver. All you need is ground coffee beans and cold water poured into a pitcher. The result is a coffee concentrate that makes a delicious tall glass of iced coffee.
To serve your coffee all you need is a tall glass. Fill it half way with the coffee concentrate. Then add your cream if you wish. The ratio is usually a 50/50 blend of coffee and cream. This ratio can be modified depending on how strong or light you prefer your iced coffee. I always add ice cubes to my cold brewed coffee glass. The ice also dilutes the cold brewed coffee concentrate.
All you need to make cold brew coffee is your favorite brand of ground coffee (or grind your own), coffee filters, cheesecloth, a rubber band and a pitcher.
This is one of those ‘prepare in advance’ recipes. You can make this anytime, it only takes a few minutes for the prep, and the cold brew coffee is ready for the next day. The recommended brewing time is 12-24 hours.
Easy To Make Cold Brew Coffee DIY Recipe
Easy to Make Cold Brew Coffee DIY Recipe you can make anytime. The recipe calls for only 2 ingredients, ground coffee and water. I’ve adapted this recipe from allrecicpes.com magazine. This yields about 1 quart of cold brew coffee.
- Prep Time: 5-10 min.
- Total Time: 15-17 hrs. to cold brew
- Yield: 1 quart
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup of ground coffee beans
- 4 cups of filtered water
- 2-4 coffee filters
- 1 large square of cheesecloth
- 1 rubber band
- Add the coffee grounds into the coffee filters – you may only be able to place ¼ cup of grounds per coffee filter. Twist the coffee filters closed so the coffee grinds do not leak out.
- Wrap the cheesecloth around the filled coffee filters and tighten with the rubberband.
- Fill a pitcher with 1 quart of filtered water and place the wrapped coffee grinds in the water.
- You will need something to weigh down the coffee so it’s submerged fully in the water.
- Let it sit at room temperature 12 to 24 hours. Taste after 12 hours and you can discard the coffee grinds when you are satisfied with the flavor.
- Keep it refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Keywords: cold brew coffee, DIY Ice Coffee, easy ice coffee recipe
I can say without a doubt, all the times I’ve made cold brew coffee, the longest it brewed was for 17 hours. For me the 17 hours was enough but it depends on your personal preference. The 2 variables are: #1- how strong you like your coffee AND #2-the type of coffee you use. Keep in mind this is not rocket science, it’s just a matter of personal preference.
In photo above natural light from the left of the photo is shining through the pitcher making the cold brew coffee looks light.
To prepare your tall glass of Iced Coffee fill a glass half way with the coffee, add in ice cubes and your desired cream. Taste as you go and add in more cream, ice or more coffee as desired. As you can see in the photo below I have a pitcher of the cold brewed coffee with ice at the ready waiting for you!!!!
I made myself a caramel iced coffee. A little caramel sauce drizzled into the glass, pour in the coffee and add a little more on top of whipped cream.
Save money and make your own delicious iced coffee specialty drink any time you wish. Keep a pitcher of this easy to make cold brew coffee DIY recipe concentrate in the fridge for those times you need a pick me up!
Making your own cold brew coffee at home will save you lots of money. Over the course of a week you could buy pizza and bagels for the kids on the weekend. Just think, no cooking!