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How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate

How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Beverages

Ahh. Iced coffee. Deep, rich, cool, and creamy. Even chocolaty. There’s nothing like it. And it’s so easy (and inexpensive!) to make at home. I even created a handy-dandy little infographic to show just HOW easy and inexpensive!

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Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee

Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Beverages

I’m proud of myself. In 2014, I’ve really cut down on my Starbucks habit. I drop by maybe once per week, which is a huge improvement over my previously daily habit. Okay, maybe twice per week. Okay, okay – occasionally three times.

But still! I’m doing better.

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Orange Spice Iced Coffee

Orange Spice Iced Coffee

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Beverages

I really, really wanted to save this recipe for fall. But dangit, I am excited about it now! So excited, I want to all-cap this from the rooftops and use copious amounts of exclamation points.

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Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate Mocha

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate Mocha

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Beverages

My first foray into coffee anything was many, many years ago. Okay, well before that, as a kid, I took a sip of my Gran’s black coffee and thought I was going to hurl. How could something that smelled so great taste so vile?

But then at around age 17 or so, I discovered iced mochas.

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Maple Vanilla Iced Coffee

Maple Vanilla Iced Coffee

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Beverages

How did I live life before iced coffee? Granted, with a young toddler in my life, I sleep less than ever these days (yeah, I totally know that’s the 500th time I’ve mentioned it), so maybe that’s why I can’t imagine a life (and especially a morning) without a frosty glass of the stuff clutched between my desperate hands.

Who knows, though. Maybe the sleep deprivation thing is an excuse. I mean, either way, I just plain love the stuff.

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Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Posted on Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Beverages

This is a fairly new blog, but my love for coffee is already solidly documented. I mean, it’s delicious, it’s versatile, and it gives you a good jolt. What more can a long-time caffeine addict (and sleep-deprived new mom) ask for?

Iced coffee is pretty much an obsession of mine. When March rolls around, it’s not spring that’s around the corner. It’s Iced Coffee Season, and I’m a happy bean. Conversely, when autumn closes in, I clutch my glass of iced coffee a bit tighter, not ready to let it go.

This year, I decided to ease myself into the transition to hot coffee and lattes by making Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee. My beloved cold-brewed iced coffee spiked with all the  cozy flavors of fall. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon … perfection.

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Iced Coffeetini

Iced Coffeetini

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Beverages

It’s official, I guess … I am on even more of an iced coffee kick than usual. This time I’ve whipped up a beverage that’s more for the PM than the AM: an iced-coffee-inspired martini. It’s just as rich and creamy as its tamer, non-alcoholic namesake, just with less caffeine. And, you know, alcohol.

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Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Beverages

Update 4/2014: Be sure to check out my new, improved cold-brewed iced coffee tutorial with step-by-step instructions and lessons learned since first posting about cold-brewed iced coffee.  

I started making my iced coffee this way a couple of years ago, thanks to this New York Times recipe that convinced me to do so. You add coffee grounds to cold water and let it sit at room temperature for several hours. Then you strain it through a coffee filter, and the result is a deep, rich, dark, and caffeine-packed glass of iced coffee. It’s a concentrate, so you’ll want to dilute it with water unless you’re in need of a serious buzz. And trust me – this stuff can pack a serious wallop.

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Coffee Ice Cubes

Coffee Ice Cubes

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Beverages

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s the time of year for iced coffee. And if you’re anything like me, lots of it.

I love iced coffee. Creamy, smooth, robust, a hint of sweet, and a healthy dose of caffeine. But what a bummer when you get to the end of your glass and all you’ve got  left is gross pale brown water.

Solution? Coffee ice cubes!

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