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I Don’t Care If It’s Still Cold Out: I’m Making This Easy Iced Coffee Recipe

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Credit: The Cookie Rookie

I don’t think of iced coffee as a seasonal beverage. If the weather is below zero and everything is covered in snow, I will still want iced coffee instead of hot. I’ll just carry it around in my giant ski gloves and pull down my scarf whenever I want to take a sip. As much as I love ordering iced coffee from a coffee shop — because sometimes it’s just nice to have a drink that someone else made for you — it’s really easy to make iced coffee at home. This recipe is so easy, you don’t even have to boil water for it. 

“Even though it’s still chilly outside, one of my biggest pregnancy cravings has been iced coffee,” says Becky Hardin from The Cookie Rookie. “These days I make it decaf, but it’s just as refreshing and comforting first thing in the morning.” 

According to Becky, all you need to do is sprinkle your favorite kind of coffee grounds over water and cover the containers you’re making it in. After about half an hour, you’ll give the grounds a stir and then cover the containers again, and leave them out overnight at room temperature. In the morning, strain the coffee through a coffee filter or two layers of cheesecloth.

You can pour the resulting coffee right over regular ice cubes, or if you are very hardcore about coffee, you can make coffee ice cubes. That way you’ll be able to have a really cold glass of iced coffee without having to worry about it getting watered down.  Becky serves her iced coffee with a sweetened homemade creamer, which she makes with heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. But you do you.

Get the recipe: How to Make Iced Coffee from The Cookie Rookie

Credit: Guy Ambrosino

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