cold-brewed iced coffee concentrate
are you a fan of summertime iced coffee drinks but don’t always want to run past your favorite shop to pick it up? no worries, i’ve always got your back with a do-it-yourself cold-brewed iced coffee hack. more chill for the dog days of summer.
this iced coffee hack takes 5-10 minutes of effort to put together and 8-12 hours of waiting as it brews. beware, it’s a high octane concentrate that could potentially knock your caffeine loving socks off if you’re not careful.
been there. done that. do not prefer it. and for those of you that prefer no caffeine at all, if you remember back in february i shared a dandelion root latte recipe.
during the summer i’m a fan of brewing a large batch of the roasted dandelion root tea, storing it in the fridge, and serving it with a little cashew almond creamer or coconut almond mylk over ice or coconut milk cubes for afternoon enjoyment.
but back to the caffeine. the concentrate is best mixed in a ratio of 1:3 (1/3 concentrate, 2/3 water) and served over ice in a clear pint glass or mason jar.
because my cube game is out of control i obviously use the cold-brewed concentrate for cubes too. it’s been enjoyable to add the cold-brew cubes to my favorite chocolate ‘milk’shake for an iced mocha if you will or to an instant chocolate almond milk recipe i’ve shared before. the cubes add a little buzz.
how-to make the coffee concentrate
stir 1 cup ground coffee bean of choice in 4 cups of water well. cover and set aside for 8-12 hours. strain the mixture and reserve the liquid. store in the refrigerator.
4 cups of concentrate will make 6-8 cups of iced coffee. the concentrate will last about one week in the fridge.
and, just a heads up, i’ve been adding the concentrate to chocolate and test driving it on a few massage clients following their session. so far, thumbs up!