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I love a great iced coffee, and have seen many cold brew recipes floating around on Pinterest. I love the convenience of having this right in my fridge and pouring myself a glass in that afternoon lull after the girls are up from their rest time and I need to power through the rest of our day. 

IMG_6713Notes on this recipe: It keeps for at least a month in your fridge so make a big batch. It’ll go fast anyways if you like iced coffee like me. Also, make sure you mix in at least a little bit of milk with this. It’s stronger than a strong cup of coffee that comes out of your coffeemaker. This boost in strength accommodates for adding ice which will dilute it a bit. On this day at my parent’s house, I added some almond milk (I don’t do sweeteners in my coffee). But add whatever you like! On this day, I used Trader Joe’s French Roast, but use whatever bold, strong coffee you have. This really isn’t the time to use a super fancy, expensive kind. Use up that older stuff you’ve got lying around because you’re going to add milk, ice and possibly a sweetener. 

Read on for the recipe.

Perfect Cold Brew Coffee
An easy recipe to make at home and skip that trip to Starbucks!
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Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. ground coffee (use whatever you like; I used Trader Joe’s French Roast)
  2. 5 ¼ cups room temperature water
Instructions
  1. Mix the coffee and water in a large container, and stir until everything is well incorporated. (I used a plastic drink container) Place the lid on and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. After its sat overnight, place cheesecloth over a fine mesh sieve. Pour the coffee mixture through the strainer and into a clean container. Once that’s done, you’re ready to make your favorite iced coffee! Add syrups, milks or anything else you like!
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