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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Iced Coffee....at Home

I love coffee!!!!!

I love going out for coffee!!!

I love all of those fancy coffee drinks at the fancy coffee houses!!!

I don't like the prices, however.

That is why I have played around with making my own iced coffee at home.  Last summer, I tried making really strong coffee and pouring it over ice.  That worked okay, but I couldn't get the coffee cold enough, for my liking.

I was excited when I found the website, I Need Coffee, because Melanie explained how to make cold-brewed iced coffee at home.

Just as Melanie suggested, this is what I did:

*1/4 cup coffee (up to 1/3 cup---I used decaf)
*1 1/2 cups water (she suggests room temperature)

Mix this together in a glass jar.  Let sit on the counter for several hours.  When it was ready, I placed a coffee filter in my wire strainer and set it on top of my plastic container.  I poured the coffee and grounds into the filter.

After it drained, I poured the coffee over ice into a glass, and added a little sugar and cream.  Yum!!!

I tried it, and was very pleased with the results.

So if you liked iced coffee, all you really need is a little time....if you want some in the afternoon, you need to set it up on the counter in the morning.  

After adding a little sugar, and my half and half, it tasted really good!  And cost me pennies, instead of dollars!!!  :)

Have you had success making fancy coffee drinks at home, iced or hot????

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