Iced Coffee Concentrate

Iced Coffee. edit

Summertime is here and with that comes the desire for cold, delicious, satisfying drinks! Now my favorite and what I recommend is WATER (especially infused which adds a delightful twist) but iced tea & coffee are next on the list!

Coffee is a controversial subject. Read some health benefits here. And here. I like this article too. Obviously you want to stay away from the sugar laden, fat free crap. That being said: having a cup of black, or adding some raw cream (my favorite), or having a low (or no) sugar iced one is OK in my books! Moderation though my friends! I personally don’t drink it daily, but if you do, make sure and go a day or two without every so often to make sure you are not addicted! 🙂

Please buy good quality coffee! I know it can be more expensive but it is so much better for you! Also, if you are buying decaf, make sure it is SWISS WATER PROCESSED. Other decaf is made by using chemicals such as chlorine to extract the caffeine. Do you want that in your body? Eeeks!

Onto the RECIPE which has become my favorite way to make iced coffee!! This is a basic concentrate recipe. Feel free to add stuff! My go-to is: 8-12 ounces of concentrate, top with 6 ounces of unsweetened almond or cashew milk. This method of “brewing” it for so long, takes away the bitterness. I recommend doing if for 24 hours but 12 works if you’re desperate 😉 If you need to add some sweetener I recommend maple syrup, coconut sugar, raw honey, xylitol or stevia. Adding some pure coconut, almond or vanilla extract is also delicious! *Making coffee iced cubes to add instead of regular iced cubes will help keep the flavor instead of it getting watery. (Check it out here)

Iced Coffee Concentrate

Iced Coffee Concentrate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee grounds (use whole beans than grind for best flavor) (dark or espresso roast)
  • 4 cups cold water

Instructions

  1. Mix grounds and water together.
  2. Refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  3. Strain.
  4. Add desired amount to cup with ice. Top with milk of choice
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