Hop on the band wagon, Friends! It seems this year you’re a nobody if you aren’t drinking cold brew coffee! In my house, I’m the only iced coffee drinker, so I set my sights on creating an easy small batch cold brew coffee recipe that will make you wonder how you lived without it!
What’s all the fuss surrounding cold brew coffee? From the small amount of research I’ve done, it seems that the cold brewing process is gentler on the coffee and delivers a far less acid product than traditional heat brew methods.
I picked up my favorite ground decaf coffee and a carton of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. These are the only ingredients in this recipe. Yep, an 8-ounce serving will have 30 calories! Can you believe that? Imagine the calorie content of some of the fancy iced coffees you’ve had from your local coffee shop…yikes!
For me, the grind of this particular blend works well to deliver the flavor that I like. If you’re a bit more of a connoisseur, you could certainly purchase and grind your own beans. Be sure to grind them for a french press.
Open the coffee canister, that sounds so 80’s! You’ll measure three tablespoons of coffee into a mason jar.
Add one cup of filtered cold water to the jar.
Notice how the coffee floats to the top?
This part is VERY important…stir with a wooden chop stick or the end of a wooden spoon. From the research I did, I learned that metal spoons can alter the flavor. Be sure to mix it well ensuring that all of your coffee is wet. Put the lid on your mason jar and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours.
Once the cold brew process is complete, grab a glass pitcher, funnel, and a paper coffee filter. You’re going to pour the coffee mixture into the filter and watch as your liquid gold drains out the bottom.
And that’s it! You’re finished and ready to enjoy this delicious treat!
Fill a clean mason jar with ice and add 6 ounces of cold brew coffee.
Top with 6 ounces of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Pop a straw in and enjoy!
This recipe is so simple and yields such a delicious drink. You can change-up the flavor of your coffee by adding spices into the coffee or choosing a coffee that is already flavored.
This recipe should keep up to a week in the refrigerator. I like the small batch method because I can keep just enough on hand for me without being wasteful.
Have you tried Cold Brew Coffee? Do you love it or hate it?