Summer is here! There's no better pick-me-up for those sluggish Monday mornings than a delicious iced coffee to start the day. But don't bother stopping at Starbucks on your morning commute; iced coffee is easily made at home. Here are two different ways:
This is easy and effortless. Here are the steps:
- Add a little less than double the amount of ground coffee you'd use for hot coffee to your French press.
- Fill the press with cold or room-temperature water and give it a stir.
- Cover your French press with the top of the press (without plunging), and leave it on the counter overnight.
- In the morning, plunge your press to strain your coffee, and pour over ice. That's it! Delicious.
Having coffee ice cubes handy makes last-minute iced coffee easy, more concentrated, and super delicious.
- Brew a few cups of strong coffee, let it come to room temperature, and pour into ice-cube trays to freeze overnight.
- In the morning, let your freshly-brewed strong coffee cool to room temperature (or as close to room temp as you have time for -- try letting it sit in the freezer for 45 minutes), then slowly pour into your coffee-ice-cube-filled mug. Yum!
For some other time-saving iced coffee tricks, try using almond milk or sweetened condensed milk instead of sugar (sugar takes a while to dissolve in cold drinks), shake your coffee in a martini shaker to blend and cool quickly, and never add ice to hot coffee (it will immediately become watered down!).
Post by Kelly Shetron for Massage Williamsburg