I have always preferred my coffee/espresso cold, so finding this recipe made my day.
I found the recipe here at amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com.
But first, let's talk about my new favorite way to make coffee-the cold brew method.
First I grind some of my beans. I always buy whole beans instead of ground coffee, because I like to grind it fresh for each use. And, I use Decaf Major Dickinson's. It is a flavor of Peet's coffee, by far the best coffee I've ever tasted. There isn't a Peet's Coffee in the midwest, but Great Harvest Bread Company does sell it for retail.
Next, I put 6 scoops of coffee grounds into my french press and then fill it up with COLD water.
I let it sit up to 24 hours in the fridge.
Then I press it...
...and pour myself a cup.
My french press makes about four cups of coffee, so this lasts me four drinks.
Next I add some Dark Chocolate Almond Milk.
It is SO rich and creamy, and of course chocolatey!
I add a little less than one cup-I like my coffee strong.
For added creaminess, and only a few extra calories, I like to top it off with some whipped cream.
It is such a tasty treat!
If I do not want to wait overnight, and I have already used up the iced coffee, I just pull three shots with my sweet espresso machine right over a cup of ice. You could also just make a cup of coffee and pour it over ice. It works just as well, but I suggest making ice cubes out of coffee because regular ice cubes water down the coffee. And, no one like watered-down coffee.
How do you like your coffee?