Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

I’m an avid coffee drinker. My dad used to pour me a teeny cup of it as a kid. It was mostly milk, but he called it a mocha. I felt grown up.

But let me tell you, I just can’t drink it right now. I can’t drink hot coffee when I’m already hot. I just can’t.

So I cold-brewed some French roast, not French toast.
(Although now I want French toast…)

We made this type of chilly-goodness back when I was a barista.

It’s meant for summer, it’s meant for me.

And it’s such a breeze! Just put water and coffee in a jar, top it off, and set it on the counter.

BOOM. Brewing.

And then the next morning, instead of drinking hot coffee and feeling like a sweaty-betty, you can chug ice-y cold coffee.

It just might make you feel good about summer, despite the fact that it’s been a major bully lately.

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee { makes 4 drinks}
Adapted from The New York Times via Smitten Kitchen


  • 2/3 cup coffee,¬†coarsely ground
  • 3 cups water
  1. In a jar, stir together coffee and water. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, strain twice through a fine-mesh strainer, a coffee filter or a cheese cloth. Fill a glass with ice and top with coffee concentrate. Taste and dilute with water if it’s too strong, or top with milk and let the ice dilute it. Enjoy!
Elliot doesn’t care that it’s hot. He still wants to lounge with me.

13 thoughts on “Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee”

  1. dude, my grandpa would make me a tiny cup of coffee when i was a kid too! it’s was like 99% milk and sugar, but whatevs, i acquired my taste for it young.

    this summer has totally been a bully…fo realz! cold brew is the way to go. luxe doesn’t care that it’s hot either…even though she’s covered in fur…those dogs be crazy!

  2. Grandpas and Dads know what’s up!

    And yeah man, can you believe our pups are so cuddly even though it’s so toasty!? I love it though!

  3. I made some coffee in my french press this morning so it would cool by afternoon. I got real impatient and threw in a few ice cubes to speed up the process. Best idea ever.

  4. Yeah man! Can you believe I finally just got a French Press today?! It’d totally work instead of a jar for this cold-brewed biznass.

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