How To: Make your own Iced Coffee Concentrate



Hello! I would like to proudly declare my love of coffee! I absolutely need my two cups of coffee in the morning in order to start my day. Hot coffee is great, but during the day and especially during the Summer I love to drink iced coffee. I used to spend a ton of money on iced coffee until I decided to make it at home. After spending too much time on Pinterest I realized that I could make my own iced coffee concentrate at home and have it in the fridge whenever I got in the mood for a cup of iced coffee. Iced coffee concentrate is really easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients, ground coffee and water! Here's the super easy recipe: 

Ingredients: 
  • ground coffee (I recommend using as much coffee as you would use to make a full 12 cup pot of coffee but its really up to you)
  • water
3 super easy steps:

1) Add the ground coffee to an empty glass container. You can make as little or as much as you like so the size of the container is up to you. You can use as much or as little coffee as you like, but remember that the coffee will be diluted by the ice so make the concentrate a little stronger than your average cup of coffee. 

2) Fill the container with water and then stir (or in my case shake because I used a mason jar) to mix the coffee and water. Let this sit out on your counter for at least 6-8 hours or preferably overnight. 

3) Then strain the coffee to remove the coffee grounds. 

That's all there is to it! Once you have strained the concentrate you can store it in the fridge and have it ready for whenever you are in the mood for iced coffee. Just add some ice to a cup and then add your coffee concentrate along with your favorite creamer/sweetener. I love my coffee really strong so I don't mind drinking the concentrate on its own, but you can add whatever you would like to your iced coffee. I have had a lot of fun making my own iced coffee so now I am thinking of trying to make some other drinks at home. Have you ever made your own iced coffee? What is your favorite Starbucks drink/coffee drink? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly 



22 comments

  1. Ooh, this is super useful! The best thing is you can put a drop of peppermint or ginger for a zing of flavor!

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  2. Wow that is super easy! I would so much rather drink iced coffee than hot when the temperature is warmer. Thanks for this tip!

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  3. What a great idea, kind of like a French press in a way!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE coffee! And even on these hot days I drink it... I can't wait to try this iced coffee concentrate! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We have a VERY SPECIAL PARTY planned this week, and we'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/08/13/home-matters-linky-party-50/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I will definitely check out your linky party!

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  5. Awesome! I have to try it myself. Thanks for great tips! Xo

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! I hope you try it out!

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  6. LOVE iced coffee!! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  7. I have made my own iced coffee so many times. So easy and so much cheaper!

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  8. I tried this once but you definitely need cheesecloth or something good to strain it with because that was the hardest part for me!

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  10. My best friend makes coffee exactly like this and it is delicious!

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  11. Yum! Delicious! I love making the iced coffee extra strong.

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  12. Fun! I have a heck of a time getting good coffee drinks as I am lactose intolerant but this would be totally manageable. Can't wait to try!

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  13. This sounds so good and a great way to save some money too!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE iced coffee, but I'm pregnant! Can't wait to try your coffee in a few months :) Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Lara

    www.pepperandstyle.com

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  15. It's super easy. I like your recipe! I'll try it soon.

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  16. I love iced coffee!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  17. I definitely need to do this and its so easy thanks so much !!

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  18. My friend does something like this (the leaving it sit all night). She swears by it! I will definitely be trying this as I spend way too much time at coffee shops! Thanks for sharing!

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