Summertime is when I love iced/cold coffee. But getting it everyday can get expensive! I have made coffee and placed it in the fridge over night and it works. But I was looking for more a cold brew/stronger option. So I thought I try to make my own. After looking through Pinterest for ideas, here is how I made it:
I used the ratio of 1 cup of water to 1/4 cup of coffee grounds. I mixed about 4 cups of water with 1 cup of coffee grounds in a jug. Then placed it in the fridge overnight to steep (at least 12 hours).
The next morning I strained the coffee into a pitcher. Steeping the coffee creates a cold brew concentrate. After straining the coffee, I add one cup of the concentrate to my Yeti, 3/4 cups of water and then some cream and sugar. Sometimes I even froth my cream! If you want it stronger, add less water. It’s not Starbucks level, but it has turned out to be a great at home cold brew and a cheaper option LOL! The only part I don’t like is the mess and straining process. But then I found this pitcher below at Aldis (on sale this week $12.99) and it has changed my life!
This has made the process so much easier and I highly recommend!!! I still measure out my water so I knew how much coffee to add in the center filter. I fit about 6 cups of water and 1.5 cups of coffee grounds in the filter. When you place the filter down into the water, do it slowly to make sure the water doesn’t overflow. I still steeped it overnight (12 hrs.).
But the next morning is now soooooo much easier! I removed the filter, dumped the coffee and washed the filter. It is such easy clean up! It comes with another lid that you use when you remove the center filter. The second lid filters when you pour and keeps it sealed for storing. It still makes a concentrate, so I do the same ratio of 1 cup of cold brew, 3/4 cup of water and then some cream. My favorite is to froth the cream for a foam cold brew!
If you love cold brew and want an at home option, I highly recommend going to Aldis and getting this pitcher – it is life changing! If you get this pitcher or try your own cold brew, I’d love to hear your tips and experience!
Live to Drink,