Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
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Serves: 6
A simple way to make cold brewed coffee to serve over ice.
  • ½ lb of ground coffee (the courser the better)
  • 4½ cups of cold water
  • large container with lid to hold coffee and grounds
  • For filter:
  • strainer
  • coffee filter
  • OR cheesecloth
  • OR regular coffee maker with filter (not a Keurig or similar type of coffee maker)
  1. Pour coffee grounds into large container then add cold water to the grounds. Use spoon to stir up grounds with water. This will not look pretty! Cover with lid.
  2. Let container sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours. Then filter grounds out using one of the following methods:
  3. Place a strainer over a bowl with either a cheesecloth or regular coffee filter in it and slowly pour the contents of the large container into strainer through cheesecloth/filter. Be patient because it may take some time to filter through.
  4. OR
  5. If you have a regular coffee maker that uses filters simply put filter into coffee maker basket as if you were to make coffee, then slowly pour contents of the large container into filter. Make sure the coffee pot is in place to catch the filtered coffee otherwise you will have a large mess!
  6. After filtering: refrigerate the cold brewed coffee until chilled.
  7. To Serve: Dilute the coffee with equal parts milk, creamer, or water.
You can adjust the ration of coffee grounds and water based on how strong you want your coffee to be.
Recipe by Kinda Sorta Simple at