Hey friends! Idriss here, coming to you from Montreal Canada, where summer finally decided to show up and with it the inevitable but still welcome, thirst for cold refreshing drinks. This is an oldie but a goodie, it’s my easy iced coffee recipe.
Let’s get into it cabrons and cabronitas. #Notaword
The most common mistake when making iced coffee:
Believe it or not a lot of people think of iced coffee just as regular coffee with ice. You know? They would just make coffee, dunk some ice into it and then go like: “Damn it doesn’t taste like the one I get at the store!”
The reason is very simple, even if you make a super strong coffee, pouring big quantities of ice onto hot coffee, makes the ice cubes melt and naturally waters down your coffee and makes it pretty hard to drink.
It seems like a no brainer, right? Well it happens more than you think my friends. This is where I tell you about cold brew, bro. Get it? Moving on.
The lazy cold brew:
The classic way to make cold brew coffee is to brew a strong batch of coffee, usually by just putting ground coffee and boiling water in a jar, and letting it chill in the fridge for a few hours. Once cold, you would strain your coffee with a cheese cloth and that would give you a nice batch of cold brew coffee.
Here is the thing though, I am lazy and I have a French Press (AKA my morning drug dealer).
Having a French press makes the whole process of making cold coffee so much easier. All you have to do is make some coffee and put the French press in the fridge for 6-8 hours. After that time elapses and your coffee is cold, all is left to do is to press it down and voila! you got yourself some fine cold brewed coffee.
Voila. I speak French. Don’t pardon my French.
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- 6 Tbsp of ground coffee.
- 2.5 Cups of boiling water.
- Almond Milk to taste.
- Place your ground coffee in a French press.
- Add your boiling water.
- Do not press your coffee just yet. Place your French press in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
- Place the lid on and press your coffee.
- Pour into your favorite cup or glass.
- Add about 4-5 Ice cubes.
- Add a splash of Almond Milk.
- Stir and enjoy.
Cost per recipe : 1.5 $CA
Cost per coffee : 0.5 $CA
The cost of my recipes is based on the average cost of ingredients I use. It's mostly provided as a guideline for you to understand the true savings you can make when you choose to cook at home.
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