I love making my own Iced Coffee at Home, exactly what I want without having to get dressed and leave the house!
Iced Coffee at Home
Y’all I know your wondering why I’m talking about Iced Coffee in the middle of winter, right? I have some serious issues if I forget to get my coffee ready to go the night before. I’m not at all capable of getting it together or making it in the morning. I wish I was kidding when I say that every time I’ve tried bad things happen. I’ve forgotten to add the water, or the coffee grounds. On one memorable occasion I forgot to put the carafe where it goes and came back a few minutes later to find coffee all over the counter and the floor.
This takes a little preplanning, which works great for me. I can throw it together in the afternoon when I’m actually awake and have it ready when I need it. All you need is a big container, ground coffee and a bunch of water.
I like to add the coffee grounds first, then pour the water over them. I have a theory that it works better that way, which doesn’t mean it does just that I think it does and that totally works for me. A quick stir to mix it all together then I plop the top on it and set it aside until the next day (or the day after that if I forget about it).
When I eventually remember it, I grab a strainer, a coffee filter and a pitcher to pour it in. I love using a coffee filter inside my strainer, it gets so much more of the goo out AND unlike cheesecloth I don’t even have to attempt to clean it before pitching it in the garbage! I usually strain it twice, because I am a messy pourer and without fail I wind up getting the grounds between the edge of the strainer and the pitcher…it’s a gift ya’ll.
Once I get all the grounds out, I pour it in a cleaned creamer container and hide it in the back of the fridge. On “coffee emergency” mornings I fumble around for it, pour it over ice, add some coffee syrup and a little whipping cream and slurp it down.
The possibilities of this amazing liquid are limitless. It saves my life on mornings I’ve forgotten the coffee, I have it around when I need an afternoon pick me up and it’s always there for those days that I need to use coffee for a recipe. That last one is huge because I never have leftover coffee. Y’all, this is absolutely worth the space it takes up in the fridge and one of the best things I’ve ever found on Pinterest.
- 3/4 Cup Ground Coffee
- 6 Cups Water
- Flavorings of Choice
- Add water to container and mix in ground coffee.
- Cover mixture and leave on counter for 24 hours.
- Pour mixture through fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter to remove all grounds.
- Refrigerate coffee mixture until ready to use.
- To serve fill glass with ice, pour in coffee and add the flavorings of your choice.
- Stir and enjoy!
Recipe adapted and reprinted with permission from The Housewife in Training Files