Chill Out: How to Make Iced Coffee at Home

For many of us, homemade iced coffee just means taking adding lots of ice to hot coffee. Problems abound with that method, most glaringly, the fact that you’re almost guaranteed to have a super watered-down drink in mere seconds. That all changes when you learn the true secret of how to make iced coffee at home – doing it with cold-brewed coffee.

It takes a little forethought, but it’s worth it in the end.

Here’s the drill: Before you go to bed, combine 2 ½ quarts water with 5 ounces ground coffee in a large pitcher (or French press if you’ve got one), cover it, and let it get to work on the counter. In the morning, pour the coffee through a cheesecloth or coffee filter and funnel into another pitcher, and voila, fresh, not-hot. Pour in a glass with some ice and you’re good to go.

Want to get fancy? Invest in a cold brewed coffee maker like the Toddy T2N Cold Brew System or the Bodum Bean Ice French Press.

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