Have you tried a cold brewed coffee recipe? It produces a smooth, less acidic coffee concentrate that is perfect for cold coffee drinks. If you have been trying to recreate coffeehouse drinks at home and are disappointed in the quality, you should try this easy coffee brewing method.
I first learned about cold brewing from The Pioneer Woman and her method was confirmed by my barista sister. All you have to do is combine the coffee concentrate with milk or water and your choice of flavored syrup or sweetener. (You can also make hot coffee drinks; just add warm milk or water to the cold concentrate.)
I make a pitcher of coffee concentrate every few weeks in the summer and enjoy cold coffee drinks for a fraction of the coffeehouse price. A few of my favorite coffee drinks made with this coffee concentrate include: lattes, iced Vietnamese cafe latte, Japanese coffee jelly “Frappuccino” and coffee jelly latte, and Hong Kong Yuanyang.
I’m not kidding when I say that this recipe (made into Vietnamese coffee, recipe below) got me through my second year of graduate school… one needs a lot of coffee when attending graduate school as the mother of a first and third grader!
I hope you try cold brewing coffee and sample a few of these recipes!Print
Cold brewing coffee produces low acid coffee that is delicious on its own and perfect for making coffeehouse style drinks. Find recipes for iced lattes, Vietnamese iced coffee, Hong Kong Yuanyang, Japanese coffee jelly and more on BrenDid.com
- 6 oz good quality coffee (my favorite is Seattle’s Best Level 4)
- 2 liters cold water
- Fill a 2 liter pitcher with cold water.
- Add 6 ounces of quality ground coffee.
- Stir to combine and refrigerate for 8 hours to 3 days (the longer you refrigerate the stronger the concentrate).
- Gather a second pitcher and mesh strainer.
- Line strainer with coffee filter and slowly pour coffee mixture through to remove grounds.
- Don’t forget the dregs (last of the coffee grounds), they contain lots of coffee concentrate!
- Pour all grounds into filter and gently press to remove remaining liquid.
- Store in fridge.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 1
Keywords: cold brew coffee
Cold Brewed Coffee Recipe Beverages
Black Coffee (Hot or Cold)
Combine coffee concentrate with hot water to taste. I use 2/3 cup of concentrate to 1/2 cup hot water.
Combine coffee concentrate with hot water to taste. I use 1/2 cup of concentrate to 1/2 cup hot or cold milk.
Vietnamese Cafe Latte
Pour sweetened condensed milk over ice, top with coffee concentrate and cold milk, stir to combine . I use 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of concentrate, and 1/4 cup cold milk.
Tip: If you love coffee, check out my Japanese Style Coffee Jelly recipe. It kicks your iced latte up a notch!
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