Make Your Own Frosted Coffee (and other diy recipes with cold brew)

Cold Brew Recipes

 

Coffee concentrate, or cold brew, is both a delicious standalone and a versatile ingredient. Brewed over a period of several hours in cool water, cold brew develops a smooth, balanced expression of whatever beans are used, and delivers a rich & creamy result. However, bear in mind that it is a concentrate, and designed to be diluted, so drinking this stuff neat is a little intense!

Either way, it’s incredibly easy to do at home. Grab some of your favorite beans and give it a try!

 

THE DIY APPROACH

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Coffee
  • Container for steeping
  • Sieve
  • Filter to fit sieve

INSTRUCTIONS

Grind 1 pound of coffee on the coarsest setting, and add to a glass or plastic container. Gently pour 72 ounces of cold water (not hot!) over the grounds, making sure that all are evenly saturated. Cover and steep for 12 hours. Place a fine mesh sieve over a large mixing bowl and pour cold brew mixture through, separating out the grinds. Cover the sieve with a paper or cloth filter and re-pour, this time to sift out the fine sediments. Pour the freshly-refined cold brew into an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Discard grounds (or for tips on recycling, check here, here, or here!).

 

THE TODDY SYSTEM

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1lb. Ground Coffee
  • Water
  • Toddy Brewing Container
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Filter
  • Container to Drain into

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the filter in the bottom of the steeping container, press down into the little divot provided. Plug with the rubber stopper from beneath.

Grind 1 pound of coffee on the coarsest setting, and add to container. Gently pour 72 ounces of cold water (not hot!) over the grounds, making sure that all are evenly saturated. Allow it to steep for 12 hours, then remove the stopper and place container over the draining receptacle; it should take roughly an hour to fully drain.Pour the freshly-refined cold brew into an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Discard grounds (or for tips on recycling, check here, here, or here!).

 

Now that you have your cold brew coffee concentrate, let’s make some tasty drinks!

Iced Coffee Recipe using Cold Brew

 

The most common use for cold brewed concentrate is in iced coffee. Simply mix a 1:1 ration of cold brew and cold water, and add ice. Add cream or sweetener to taste!

A little tip: if you sweeten with sugar granules, the temperature won’t allow them to properly dissolve. We like to mix the sugar with a tiny tot of hot water to fully dissolve before blending into the drink. Adjust the amount of cold water added accordingly.

For a more decadent version, mix with milk!

 

Hot Coffee recipe using Cold Brew

 

Pioneered as a solution to serving a large group of people without sacrificing quality, cold brew mixed with hot water has been the answer, especially as it can be prepared up to two weeks in advance. Simply brew up a batch and refrigerate, pulling it out to serve when needed! We do recommend allowing the brew to reach room temperature first, otherwise the resulting cup risks being lukewarm.

 

Cold Brew Float recipe using Cold Brew

 

If a thing is good, it’s better with coffee. Pour a few ounces of cold brew over a scoop of ice-cream!

Vanilla is the obvious choice if you want the coffee to be the star, but there are some beautiful pairings out there as well. Chocolate? Caramel? Strawberry? Yummm.

 

Frosted Coffee recipe using Cold Brew

 

Combine your ice-cream of choice and a few ounces of cold brew in a blender. We suggest a 3:1 ratio of ice-cream to cold brew, or three scoops for every six ounces. Blend that baby up and top with some whip for extra luxury!

 

A batch of cold brew is the perfect ingredient to have on hand for whenever you’re craving some refreshing sips. Mix it up or keep it simple: the choice is completely up to you!

Wanna do some adulting with your cold brew? Here’s some great cold brew cocktails to get inspired from (and where you can order them)!

Happy sipping!