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This Magical Recipe Will Change the Way You Make Iced Coffee

28 Dec , 2014  

Food52 Review: One of those recipes that’s a great concept rather than a precise formula, ErinH’s iced coffee takes inspiration from both her local coffee house and the New York Times. Adding a teaspoon of cinnamon and a few spoonfuls of dark brown sugar to the coffee as it cold-brews gives it a lush sweetness and a hit of warmth. After a night in the fridge, you strain the coffee and pour it over ice cubes. Then comes the cream. (Or milk, depending on your mood.) And then, as ErinH says, you “die of happiness.” We loved this iteration and think her “Scandinavian version” (using almond extract and fennel) sounds like a winner too.

Serves 2-4

Coffee Base

  • 2/3cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 3cups water
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3tablespoons dark brown sugar
  1. Put ingredients in a quart jar and stir.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The Finished Drink

  • Milk, half and half, or cream
  • Ice
  1. Pour the coffee base through a sieve or strainer into a bowl, then strain back into jar for easy storage.
  2. For each drink: Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Pour in coffee until glass is about 3/4 full, and add milk/half and half/cream to taste.
  3. Die of happiness.

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