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Best Iced Coffee Recipe

best-iced-coffee-recipeHow to Make Iced Coffee.

In the winter, iced coffee seems like a horrible idea. Steaming hot seems like the only way coffee could possibly be served and summer seems like a distant dream. Then 90 degrees rolls around and, without fail, I always rediscover the majesty of iced coffee. Whatever season it may be, iced coffee is refreshing and pretty and always a treat. Being your own barista and making iced coffee isn’t hard and about a million times less expensive than buying iced coffee at coffee shops. I’m telling you, make a vat of this stuff and keep it in your fridge because you won’t be able to resist slurping it down. Here is how to make iced coffee right.

Iced Coffee Recipe

To make iced coffee you will need:

  • Coffee (duh) 
  • Ice -  If you are 100% in this, set a little coffee aside to make coffee ice cubes. They won’t dilute the coffee!
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Straw (optional, but for some reason extremely satisfying.)

Iced Coffee Instructions

1. Brew Your Coffee

Using a regular coffee maker, brew six to eight cups of coffee using two tablespoons of coffee for every six ounces of water. It’s way easier to drink cup-fulls of iced coffee than it is hot coffee so consider using half-decaffeinated coffee if it’s the refreshment you’re looking for, not the caffeine. 

2. Chill 

After you brew the coffee, pour it into a large, glass pitcher and let it chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. If you’re feeling impatient or don’t have a fan to sit in front of while you wait, you can just add ice but it might end up watering down the coffee.

3. Add cream

Add milk, half and half or cream and admire the magical mystery swirls that dance in your special new concoction. 

4. Mix in Sugar

Use a couple teaspoons of sugar to sweeten up some of the coffee’s bitterness.
Kathleen Costanza

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Hello! My name is Kathleen Costanza and I’m studying journalism at Columbia College in Chicago. I’ve written for publications both online and in print and have aspirations to one day write full time for magazines. When I’m not busy with journalism classes or my job as a writing tutor, I love learning Spanish, running next to Lake Michigan and exploring Chicago. I’m excited to be working at WomensForum.com!