How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Publish Date May 2, 2024 1 Minute Read
Author MyMagazine Staff

It’s easy to enjoy coffeehouse-style drinks at home. With a batch of this DIY cold brew coffee concentrate, you can mix up deliciously cool creations.

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Pouring ground coffee into large glass jar.

1. Add the coffee

Pour 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee into a large glass jar.

Pouring water over coffee grounds in large glass jar.

2. Add the water

Pour 2 cups of cool water over the coffee grounds. Cover and shake until the coffee and water are thoroughly combined. Let stand at room temperature at least 12 hours.

Straining brewed coffee mixture into glass jar.

3. Strain the mixture

Place a fine mesh strainer over a second large jar or pitcher. Line the strainer with a coffee filter. Slowly pour the coffee mixture through the strainer. Wait for all the liquid to drain through, pressing down on the grounds, if necessary. Discard the grounds. Refrigerate the liquid coffee concentrate in a sealed container up to 2 weeks.

Pouring milk over glass of cold brew coffee.

4. Enjoy!

Add milk and ice to make a traditional iced coffee.

Chill Drinks Using Coffee Concentrate

Raspberry Mocha Freeze and Caramel-Almond Iced Coffee drinks

Raspberry Mocha Freeze

In a blender, combine 1 cup ice, ⅔ cup concentrate, ¼ cup half-and-half, ⅓ cup raspberries, 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup and 2 tablespoons sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, garnishing with whipped topping, chocolate syrup and fresh raspberries.

Caramel-Almond Iced Coffee

In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons caramel sauce and ½ cup sweetened almondmilk. Fill a glass almost full with ice. Pour in caramel-milk mixture and ½ cup concentrate. Stir to combine. Finish with whipped topping and caramel sauce.

Serve beverages immediately, refrigerating any leftovers.

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